5 Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones You Should be Aware of

Concentrated urine creates perfect condition for the creation of kidney stones, or tiny hard crystalline minerals. This is a common problem associated with the urinary tract, and it affects individuals aged between 20 and 40. Kidney stones vary in shape and size.

The main function of kidneys is to eliminate toxins, waste and excess water from blood. These substances are further flushed out through the urine. Urine travels from kidneys to the bladder and eventually leaves the body through the urethra. Undissolved toxins that remain in the body form tiny crystals and stones.

It is easy for the body to eliminate small stones, but this is not the case with larger stones. They remain inside the body and trigger various ailments, because the urethra cannot perform its function and remains blocked. Whenever a kidney stone blocks the ureter, the body goes through a severe pain shock. If you did not know it, ureter is the tube that connects kidneys and bladder. Further in this article you can read more about the symptoms and signs that appear whenever an individual has  kidney stones.

Kidney pain
Abdominal pain occurs when kidney stones get stuck in kidneys. It is usually a severe and sudden pain, and in most cases it gets worse. Moreover, this is the worst pain known to mankind. In some cases one may experience back pain, or pain in the genitals or groin.
Renal colic
The pain is either constant, but usually it goes away and comes back. Every motion of the kidneys causes sweating and sickness, because the patient struggles in severe pain. The pain remains regardless of the body posture.
Blood in the urine
Bloody urine is also a common symptom and it usually accompanies abdominal pain. Red or pink color is the result of the rubbing that occurs between the stone and the ureter.
Painful urination, urinary infections and fever are common in people who have kidney stones.
Pain record
If you cannot say with certainty that you have kidney stones, try analyzing the time when pain strikes. Morning pains are more common, because urination is more frequent during the day.
Early signs of kidney stones
Frequent and painful urination – this is one of the earliest and most common signs. Frequent urination and improper urination still occurs even though you may not drink any fluids.
Vomiting and nausea – these occur because the body is unable to eliminate the waste. Kidneys cannot function properly, so vomiting is the only way for the body to get rid of the toxins.
Unpleasant odor and discolored or cloudy urine – these occur as a result of the remaining toxins and chemicals in the body.
Difficulties when sitting or lying – it is common in cases of larger kidney stones. Standing is usually easier.
If you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, make sure you consult your doctor and do your regular check-up as soon as possible.

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