What Does It Feel Like When You Have A Kidney Stone?

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What are the first signs of kidney stones?

Here are eight signs and symptoms that you may have kidney stones.

  • Pain in the back, belly, or side.
  • Pain or burning during urination.
  • Urgent need to go.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Cloudy or smelly urine.
  • Going a small amount at a time.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Fever and chills.

How long does it take to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take to pass a kidney stone? Most kidney stones eventually pass through the urinary tract on their own within 48 hours, with ample fluid intake.

What to do if you think you have a kidney stone?

Treatment

  1. 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.
  2. Pain relievers. Passing a small stone can cause some discomfort.
  3. Medical therapy. Your doctor may give you a medication to help pass your kidney stone.

How bad does a kidney stone hurt?

The kidney stone starts to hurt when it causes irritation or blockage. This builds rapidly to extreme pain. In most cases, kidney stones pass without causing damage-but usually not without causing a lot of pain. You can help if you strain out a piece of the stone in your urine and bring it to your doctor.