Uncommon diseases like kidney stones require constant checks out for signs and symptoms especially when the signs are similar to common diseases.
Kidney stones are one health condition that is most common around the urinary system and s risk factor for people with diabetes or obesity.
Kidney stones form when there are too much of certain minerals in your body. When these minerals’ level is high, it is more likely that a kidney stone will form.
Kidney stones are mineral fragments that can form in your kidneys and could become severe when left untreated. If accumulated over time, kidney stones may require surgery.
Here are possible signs of kidney stones to keep your health in check.
1. Pain or burning sensation while urinating
This may happen when the stone reaches the junction between your urine and bladder. Pain like this may be mistaken for a urinary tract infection, so you must visit the hospital for a proper checkup.
2. Cloudy or foul smell of urine
Every healthy urine should be clear and free from strong odors of any kind. Cloudy or foul-smelling urine could be a sign of an infection in your kidney.
The odor may also be a result of urine that is more concentrated than usual.
3. Urinating more than usual or in small amounts
Urinating more than usual shows that the Stine has moved in the lower part of your urinary tract.
4. Blood in the urine
This symptom is also called hematuria. The blood can be red, pink or brown. The blood cells are too small to be seen with the naked eye also.
5. Fever and chills
Fever and chills are signs of infection in your kidney or other parts of your urinary tract. It can be a serious complication of your kidney stone.
This symptom happens as a result of the shared connection between kidney stones and the GI tract. Stones in the kidney can trigger nerves in the GI tract, setting off an upset stomach.
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