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What are symptoms of a kidney stone?

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You may have one or several of these symptoms. It depends on the size and location of the kidney stone:

The only way to know for sure if you have a kidney stone is to see a doctor.

  • Pain in your back or side
  • Pain that moves into your lower belly
  • Lots of peeing
  • Pain while you pee
  • Pee that is cloudy or is pink, red, or brown
  • Nausea with stomach pain
  • Fever and chills

From: How Do I Know If I Have a Kidney Stone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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