Symptoms of Kidney Stones

Symptoms of kidney or renal stones vary.  Often kidney stones do not give any symptoms and are found incidentally.  Sometimes kidney stones can cause repeat urine infections, pyelonephritis, vague abdominal pain, back pain and flank (side) pain. Other symptoms of kidney stones are:

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  • blood in urine
  • UTI (urinary tract infections)
  • pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
  • kidney pain, renal colic
  • back pain
  • flank pain
  • weakness, malaise, poor appetite



Symptoms of Ureteral Stones

Ureteral stones usually give symptoms, most frequently pain, when they pass. Sometimes ureteral stones may sit in the ureter blocking it without causing any symptoms or only mild vague symptoms.

Typical symptoms of ureteral stones are:

  • abdominal, flank pain
  • back pain
  • kidney pain
  • urine infection (UTI)
  • blood in urine
  • frequent urination

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms suggestive of kidney stones, make an appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger, an expert in kidney stone care.




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