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Signs That Show That You Have Kidney Stone And You Need To Consult Your Doctor

Kidney stones can form in one or both kidneys and are most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 60.

They're quite common, with three out of every twenty males and two out of every twenty women developing them at some point in their lives.

Nephrolithiasis is the medical word for kidney stones, and renal colic is the term for when they produce acute discomfort.

Kidney stone signs and symptoms

Kidney stones that are quite tiny are unlikely to produce many symptoms. It could even go undetected and pass out without causing any discomfort when you urinate.

Symptoms normally appear when a kidney stone becomes lodged in your kidney and begins to travel down the ureter (the tube that connects each kidney to the bladder) - the ureter is narrow, so kidney stones can cause pain as they try to pass through, and this can lead to infection.

Symptoms of kidney stones in these cases may include:

-a persistent ache in the lower back, which can also be felt in the groin

-men may experience pain in their testicles and scrotum 

-periods of intense pain in the back or side of your abdomen, or occasionally in your groin, which can last for minutes or hours

-feeling restless and unable to lie still

-nausea (feeling sick)

-wanting to urinate more frequently than usual (dysuria) 

-pain when urinating (dysuria) 

-blood in the urine (haematuria) - this could be due to the stone scraping the kidney or ureter.

Kidney infection and a clogged ureter

A kidney infection can be caused by a kidney stone that plugs the ureter. This is due to the inability of waste items to move through the barrier, which might lead to bacterial growth.

A kidney infection has symptoms that are similar to those of kidney stones, but it can additionally include:

-A high temperature (fever) of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) or more chills and shivering feeling very weak or weary diarrhoea

-Urine that is murky and smells terrible

Content created and supplied by: NurseKike (via Opera News )



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