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?
- 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.
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.