Kidney stones are created when concentrated urine causes the creation of hard crystalline minerals in the kidneys. It is a very common condition of the urinary tract, especially between the age of 20 and 40. The shape and size of the kidney can be different.
The function of the kidneys is to cleanse the toxins, the waste and the extra water from the blood and release these substances through urinating. Then the urine goes from the kidneys through the bladder and finally outside of the body through the urethra. If the toxins are not dissolved and excreted, they become little crystals that then form a stone.
Small stones are excreted from the body easily. If they are larger, they can’t be excreted and cause different symptoms because the urethra is blocked. For example, any size of a kidney stone that blocks the urethra can cause a severe pain. We enlist you the signs and symptoms that indicate that you have kidney stones.
If a kidney stone is stuck in one of the kidneys, abdominal pain can occur. That kind of pain is sudden and severe and usually worsens in time. It’s one of the worst pains that you can experience. You can also feel pain in the genitals, groins or back.
This kind of pain can remain, go away or return. The stone moves inside the kidneys and it can cause sweating and sickness because of the extreme pains. The pain will remain in any position of the body.
Blood in the urine
This pain appears in the stomach and is accompanied with blood in the urine and it’s a common symptom of kidney stones. The reddish or pinkish urine is caused by the rubbing of the stone against the urethra.
Pain during urination, common infections of the urinary tract and fever appear in cases of kidney stones.
You should try and analyze the time when the pain appears if you’re not certain that you have kidney stones. More common are morning pains, since you don’t urinate so often when sleeping at night.
Early symptoms of kidney stones
- Frequent and painful urination – this sign is very common and appears very early. It appears as frequent urination and urination of small amounts, even without drinking any fluids.
- Vomiting and nausea – this early symptoms occurs because your body can’t excrete the waste. The function of the kidneys is affected negatively and the body tries to eliminate the toxins through vomiting.
- Smelly, discolored and cloudy urine – this kind of urine which is pungent smelling and cloudy, with irregular color appears because of the remaining toxic and chemical substances in your body.
- Difficulties in sitting and lying – this sign can be caused by large stones. It will be much easier to stand up.
If you’re experiencing some of these signs and symptoms of kidney stones, you should consult a medical professional as fast as you can.