what is the kidney stone symptoms
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How do you know if you have a kidney stone?
Kidney stones form in your kidneys. As stones move into your ureters 鈥?the thin tubes that allow urine to pass from your kidneys to your bladder 鈥?signs and symptoms can result. Signs and symptoms of kidney stones can include severe pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills and blood in your urine.
Do kidney stones cause severe pain?
This builds rapidly to extreme pain. In most cases, kidney stones pass without causing damage-but usually not without causing a lot of pain. Pain relievers may be the only treatment needed for small stones. Other treatment may be needed, especially for those stones that cause lasting symptoms or other complications.
What is a kidney stone?
A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from chemicals in the urine. There are four types of kidney stones: calcium oxalate, uric acid, struvite, and cystine. A kidney stone may be treated with shockwave lithotripsy, uteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithomy or nephrolithotripsy.
Can a kidney stone cause a kidney infection?
A kidney stone that blocks the ureter, the tube that connects your kidney to your bladder, can cause a kidney infection. This is because waste products are unable to pass the blockage, which may cause a build-up of bacteria. The symptoms of a kidney infection are similar to symptoms of kidney stones, but may also include: a high temperature.