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How dangerous are kidney stones?
The level of danger associated with kidney stones is directly dependent on their size and location in your body. If they create an obstruction in the urinary tract while you鈥檙e suffering from an infection, bacteria may be unable to get out and thus, lead to severe complications.
Can you have a kidney stone and not know it?
You can actually have a kidney stone in your kidney for years and not know it鈥檚 there. However, when it starts to move or becomes very large, you may start to feel a few symptoms. Symptoms of a kidney stone can include: Feeling pain in the lower back or side of body.
What happens if a kidney stone gets stuck in your urine?
These small stones can pass out of the urinary system with the urine and may never be noticed. However, larger stones may not only cause symptoms like pain when urinating but it may also become stuck in the urinary tract. It can block the flow of urine and lead to complications, some of which may be serious.
What are the symptoms of kidney stones in adults?
Kidney stones can cause severe pain that can come in waves in your back or abdomen. Other symptoms can be similar to a UTI, including an urge to urinate, blood in the urine, painful urination, and fever and chills. If you have these symptoms, see a healthcare provider.