Kidney Stone Signs and Symptoms

If you’re living with kidney stone pain in Milford, MA, let Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg of Urology Specialists of Milford help you find the best course of treatment so you can get back to your pain-free life.

Signs of Kidney Stones

Your kidneys play a critical role in your health. They rid your body of waste through urination. Sometimes, though, if there is a build-up of waste or you are not hydrated enough to flush out the waste, it can clump together and cause kidney stones.

In some cases, kidney stones are small and might pass without trouble once you have rehydrated your body. At times such as this, you may have no signs or symptoms, and you might not even realize that you have a kidney stone.

When the kidney stone is large, however, it can be a more painful process. In this case, you might experience several symptoms, which include the following.

  • Mild to severe pain while you’re urinating.
  • Feeling sharp, inexplicable pain in your lower stomach or back below the ribs. This pain may change according to your movements.
  • Noticing blood in your urine.
  • Having strong, foul-smelling urine.
  • Your urine is brown or cloudy.
  • Unexplained nausea and vomiting.
  • Feeling the need to urinate often, but only passing small amounts.

At times, an infection might be present with a kidney stone. If so, you’ll also likely feel chills and be feverish.

Treatment for Kidney Stone Pain in Milford, MA

As kidney stones vary by size, there is no single approach to treatment. Therefore, Dr. Steinberg at Urology Specialists of Milford might run several different types of tests in order to determine the best course of treatment. This can include an x-ray or CT scan, blood tests, uring tests, and more.

According to the results of the test, treatment might require nothing more than pain medication and hydration to help pass the stone. If the stone is too large or is blocking the flow of urine, other treatments are typically required, such as a ureteroscopy or surgery, in severe cases. After comprehensive testing and evaluation, Dr. Steinberg will discuss all of your treatment options to help you choose the best one.

Don’t deal with kidney stone pain in Milford, MA another day. Call (508) 473-6333 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steinberg at Urology Specialists of Milford today.

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