Be aware of kidney stones’ signs and symptoms.
Kidney stones can develop without causing symptoms until they move around within the kidney or pass from the kidney into the ureter on the way to the bladder. When that occurs, you could experience any of a variety of symptoms that are often the initial (and unforgettable) signs that you have a kidney stone. These include:
- Severe pain in the side and back
- Pain radiating to the lower abdomen and groin
- Pain when urinating
- Pink, red, brown, cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Persistent need to urinate or more frequent urination
- Reduced urine output
Avoid or resolve kidney stones with help from DNA.
To prevent kidney stones from reoccurring, DNA nephrologists in our Dallas-Ft Worth kidney stone management programs will likely recommend specific diet modification, increased fluid intake and sometimes medications. You may be successful in expelling the kidney stone through the urinary tract. However, our kidney doctors may recommend surgery to remove the stone if it:
- Blocks the flow of urine
- Causes an infection
- Damages the kidney
For surgery to remove or fragment the stone, DNA nephrologists will refer you to a urologist.
For more about kidney stone management at Dallas Nephrology Associates, call 877-654-3639 or reach us via our convenient online form.