There are different types of kidney stones which bring about different symptoms, with a difference in pain levels too, which is associated with the stones’ size. However, stone analysis and testing must be done before the type of kidney stone can be determined.
- Kidney Stones Read The different Types
Calcium Oxalate: this kind of stone comprises of calcium oxalate.
Struvite: this type of stone is formed because of urea-splitting bacteria and consists of phosphate, ammonium and magnesium
Urate (uric acid): This stone is formed due to an excess of uric acid inside the kidney and generally caused by a metabolism condition.
Cystine (calcium phosphate): Such a stone is formed because of an underlying condition such as tubular disease. These stones are associated with cystinuria, a condition where cystine accumulates in your urine.
Kidney stones are the most painful condition when it comes to infections of the urinary tract.
- Kidney Stones: The Symptoms
Different signs and symptoms are associated with kidney stones. If you are aware what to watch out for, you may be able to ultimately save a life.
This kidney stone symptom is pain in the lower groin, lower abdomen, in your flank which is extreme and occur suddenly, nausea and vomiting.
With this symptom white blood cells are present in your urine, also called pus.
With this symptom there is blood in your urine. Often hematuria doesn’t cause pain. However it poses to be an indication that kidney stones are developing either in the ureters or kidneys.
This condition is a sign that a dramatically or sudden drop occurs in the quantity of urine secreted.
This symptom is a burning sensation which is experienced whilst urinating.
- More signs / symptoms associated with kidney stones
Losing your appetite
Nausea & vomiting
Obstruction in the ureter – (Postrenal Azotemia)
Chills and fever suggest an infection in your urine
One swollen kidney due to holding back the urine
A strong odour and dark colour of the urine
If you notice that your urine has a dark colour which is accompanied with sharp pangs of pain, it is advisable to consult with your doctor immediately.
When you are observing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, start to increase your water consumption. However, in the case where the symptoms persist, see your physician whilst it is your first warning signals! If left untreated you will suffer extreme pain at a later stage!