stones that stay in the kidneys are usually painless and asymptomatic. You may
start noticing pain and other symptoms once they move around within the kidney
or travel into the ureter, a tube that lines to the bladder from the kidney.
pain usually will get worse when the stones are large enough to cause a blockage
in the urinary tract, blocking the flow of urine from the kidneys.
stone size matters. The larger it is, the more symptoms (more painful) you
would experience. Also, larger stones are likely to cause irritation and
infection, provoking more pain.
again the pain may fluctuate. It may change in frequency, duration, or
intensity as the stones move or travel down your urinary tract.
can go to your bladder, you may pass them out of your body in urine. The good
news, they can pass without causing damage or serious after effects. But they
usually pass ‘not’ without causing pain, including for small ones.
can help a lot to deal with, especially for small stones. They are often
prescribed to help pass small stones a bit painless. Also, drink more water
(2-3 quarts a day) to flush the stones out of your body. If necessary, your
doctor may suggest extra therapy – for example prescribing certain medications
to help relax your ureter’s muscles so the stones are likely to pass out of the
body with less pain and more quickly.
large ones, more intensive treatments are usually necessary especially for some
that lead to lasting symptoms or serious complications. Even surgery is
probably suggested in more severe cases.