Up next in Digestion & Stomach Problems (24 videos)
Find out what's causing your stomach or intestinal distress, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from happening again, with these videos.
You Will Need
- Awareness of irregular urination
- Awareness of physical pain
- Awareness of nausea
- Chills and fever
- Water (optional)
Pain may not occur
Know that pain and symptoms may not occur if the stone is small.
Recognize the symptoms
Be aware that pain may occur during urination or you may have a persistent urge to urinate. Your urine may appear dark, bloody, or cloudy, and may have a foul smell.
Look for abdominal pain
Recognize pain in the abdominal area, groin, below the ribs, or on the side of the back. The pain occurs because the stones are blocking the kidney.
Be aware of nausea
Recognize that vomiting, nausea and feeling sick to your stomach are all possible effects of kidney stones.
Be aware of chills and fever
Be aware that chills and fever can occur if an infection is present. Call your doctor if this occurs.