Symptoms Of Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard crystalline substance in the shape of stones. They are also known as nephrolithiasis or renal calculus. These crystals are usually made of calcium oxalate, struvite, cystine, and uric acid. These kidney stones can form in the kidneys, ureter, urethra, and urinary bladder. When there is too little urine due to dehydration or increased stone-forming chemicals, crystals are formed. They attract other elements in the urine and begin to crystallize more and get bigger in size unless and until passed out through the urine. Whenever the renal stone moves down during urination, the patient experiences severe pain. Symptoms include severe low backache, loin-to-groin pain, frequent urination, difficult urination, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Small stones pass through the urine, but bigger stones need lithotripsy.

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Why am I getting severe left-side stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I have a severe stomach pain on the left side. I went to the doctor and they did a USG of the whole abdomen. I am attaching the reports. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Girish C Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a stone in your ureter (the tube-like structure connecting the kidneys and the urinary bladder), because of which you are getting the abdominal pain. Please consult a urologist u...  Read Full »

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