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What does a kidney stone feel like?

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When you have a kidney stone, you may not have any symptoms until the stone starts to move around in your kidney or into your ureter, the tube that connects your kidney to your bladder. The most common symptom is pain. You may feel it:

�In your side or back, below your ribs

�In your groin and lower abdomen

�When you pee -- and you might have to go more often than usual

The pain can come and go and shift around in your body, from your belly or back down to your groin.

From: What Are the Symptoms of a Kidney Stone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “What are the symptoms of kidney stones?”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Kidney Stones.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Stones in Adults.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

UCLA Health Kidney Stone Center: “Kidney Stone Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Kidney Stones.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “What are the symptoms of kidney stones?”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Kidney Stones.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Stones in Adults.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

UCLA Health Kidney Stone Center: “Kidney Stone Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Kidney Stones.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

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