Kidney stones are hard collections of salt and minerals that form in your kidneys and can travel to other parts of your urinary system.
Stones cause symptoms like pain, trouble urinating, cloudy or smelly urine, nausea and vomiting.
Some stones will pass on their own.
nausea, vomiting, fever, or chills with the pain.
How do you know if you are passing a kidney stone?
At that point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:
- Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs.
- Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin.
- Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.
- Pain on urination.
- Pink, red or brown urine.
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine.
- Nausea and vomiting.
What does passing a kidney stone feel like for a woman?
Some people say it’s a pain worse than childbirth. Sometimes kidney stone pain starts as a dull ache, but it can quickly escalate to severe cramping or sharp, wincing pain. You usually feel it in your back or side, underneath your rib cage. The pain can radiate into your lower abdomen or groin.
How long does kidney stone pain last after passing?
However, pain may subside even if the stone is still in the ureter, so it is important to follow up with imaging if you do not pass the stone within 4-6 weeks.
How can I pass a kidney stone quickly?
You may be able to pass a small stone by:
- Drinking water. Drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 liters) a day may help flush out your urinary system.
- Pain relievers. Passing a small stone can cause some discomfort.
- Medical therapy. Your doctor may give you a medication to help pass your kidney stone.