10 Warning Symptoms Of Kidney Stones

Simply speaking, kidney stones mean the stones in the kidneys. There are many dissolved minerals and salts in urine. When the levels of these minerals and salts are high, stones are formed. Kidney stones can be tiny at first and cause no symptom, but they can grow larger. Some stones will stay in the kidney and won't cause any trouble, while some stones will travel down the ureter, which is the "bridge" between the kidney and the bladder. If the stones reach the bladder, they will be eliminated from the body in urine. However, if the stones are stuck, they will block the ureter, thus causing pain. The symptoms of kidney stones are various and scroll down to take a look.

Symptom #1: Pain

The location of the pain is usually between the dermatomes of T10 (umbilical level) to the groin level, radiates, and comes in waves. The pain caused by kidney stones can be divided into three phases. The first phase, also called acute phase, is steady and can become increasingly severe and painful. The second phase, also known as the constant phase, reaches the maximum intensity. This phase is mostly seen in the emergency department. The third phase, also named the relief phase, means that the pain has been resolved.


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