8 early warning signs and symptoms of kidney stone in men, women and children
Symptoms of kidney stone – Kidneys are the extremely important organ in the body because kidneys flush the unnecessary water from blood, waste and toxins through the urine. The urine from the kidneys go to the bladder and leaves throughout the urethra. However, the wastage or toxins which do not dissolve in our body creates the crystals and stones.
Our body can eliminate the small stones easily but it’s unable to eliminate the larger stones. This is the reason the stone remains in our body and causes numerous types of ailments. When the stone stuck and blocked the way by a kidney stone the affected persons experience and fell the unbearable pain.
Kidney stone are made of salt and minerals and sometime they are a hard collection of calcium and uric acid. These stones are developed in kidney and sometime it travels to other parts of the body which are connected to urination.
Kidney stones are of different sizes. Some are small and some are some are fraction big in size and some are so large in size which can cover u the entire kidney.
Kidney stone developed when there is too much of minerals in the body which accumulates in the urine. Whenever you are hydrated by not drinking proper amount of water, then your urine concentrated with huge amount of minerals. When the minerals are high in level they create the stone in kidneys.
In the world there are 1 out of 10 peoples are suffering from kidney stones. These stone problems are common in men and women those are obese and might be suffering from diabetes.
A smaller kidney stone travels in the body with urination in the body does not cause any bad effect. Most of the time kidney stone are very painful. Most of the time stone passes itself from the body without taking any treatment.
Kidney stone symptoms in men’s and women’s
There is plenty of overlap in the symptoms of kidney stones in men’s and women’s can vary based on the differences in the both gender’s urinary tract.
Kidney stone symptoms in men’s include the abdominal, groin and lower back pain, a frequent urge to the urinate, blood in urine, fever, chills and gastric distress.
Symptoms of kidney stones in the women’s can includes the pain of the vulva, itching of the vulva and discharge, stone symptoms that are similar to ectopic pregnancy (if pregnant), ovulation/menstrual pain, UTI, vaginitis, hernia, cystitis, frequent urination, along with back pain and blood in the urine.
Sign and symptoms of kidney stone in children’s
Children’s may experience the kidney stone symptoms slightly differently than the adults. Common signs and symptoms of the kidney stones in children are including restlessness and constant crying, blood in urine, changes in urine frequency and color, and pain.
Types and include of kidney stone
There are various types of kidney stone in the body. You have to know which type of kidney stone you are suffering from and then understand the treatment of the particular type of kidney stone.
The more percentage of stone in the kidney is calcium stones which are made of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a natural substance which is found in food made daily by your liver. Some vegetables, fruits, chocolate and nuts are having high source of oxalate.
Taking large amount of vitamin D or intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in the urine.
Struvite stones are created by urinary tract infection. These stones grows faster and become quite larger in size
Uric Acid Stones:-
Person who does not drink enough fluids like water, juice or any other liquid can suffer from this type of stone. Those lose too much fluid from the body and eat high protein in diet or those suffering from gout. Sometimes certain genetically factors are increase the risk of uric acid stones.
These types of stones are form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of the certain amino acids (cystinuria).
Today I am going to share 8 symptoms and signs that you may be suffering from kidney stones.
Pain in the bell, back or the side way.
Kidney stone pain is one of the most imaginable pains. Men’s feel this pain like someone stab knife in their back and women’s found it like giving birth or child. it is a very intense pain and over 10 millions peoples around the world visits hospital emergency because of this pain only.
Most of the pain starts when the stone moves to the narrow area and block the urinary process and it build pressure on the kidney. This pain starts most of the time suddenly in the location where stone moves.
Large stones are more painful then small stones but when the pain starts, it does not matter t is started by small or large stone because sometimes small stones goes to the delicate area where it affects more.
Pain or Burning during the Urination.
When stone reaches between ureter and bladder, the affected person can start feel pain, in the medical term doctor calls it dysuria.
The pain can be sharp and burning sometimes. Sometimes peoples don’t know they are affected from kidney stone problem as they think this is urinary tract infection. Sometimes the person affected with both infection and stone problem, better to visit doctor and take proper check-up.
Urgently need to go.
Sometimes you feel to go bathroom urgently or frequently than normal, is a sign that that the stone has moved to the lower part of the urinary tract. You are going to bathroom or need to go constantly all the day and night. Urinary urgency can also be a symptom of urinary tract infection.
Blood comes in the Urine.
One of the most common symptoms of urinary tract stone is blood comes in the urine. In medical language it is called hematuria.
Blood can come in various colors like pink, brown or red. Sometimes blood cells are too small which cannot be seen without microscope, only doctor can test an d check this.
Smelly and Cloudy Urine.
The urine which is clean and does not have a strong odor is healthy urine. Foul smelling urine or cloudy urine could be a sign of infection the kidneys or in other part of urinary tract.
Around 10% of people with kidney stones are suffering from acute urinary tract infection. Smell in the urine comes from bacteria which causes urinary tract infections.
Every time, small amount of Urine.
Large kidney stones sometimes stuck in a ureter. This blockage can slowdown or stops the flow of urine. If you are suffering from blockage, you may only urinate a small quantity each time whenever you go. Urine flow that stops entirely requires a medical emergency.
Feeling of Nausea and Vomiting.
Feeling of nausea and vomiting is a common in those peoples who are suffering from kidney stones. This symptom happens because of the shared nerve connections between the kidneys and the GI tract. These stones in the kidneys can trigger the nerves in the GI tract, setting off an upset stomach.
Nausea and vomiting are the way of your body to give response about intense pain.
Chills and Fever.
Chills and fever are signs or symptoms which show you have infection in your kidneys or in another part of the urinary tract. This is a serious complication to the kidney stone. It can also be a sign or symptom of other serious problems besides kidney stones. If you are suffering from fever then you need an urgent medical attention, consult your doctor and take proper treatment.
These are the risk factors which develops kidney stone in your body.
If someone in your parents or grandparents already suffering from kidney stone, their maybe more chances that you will suffer from this problem too. If you are suffering from this problem, than are chances that your children’s will suffer from this problem too.
Not taking enough fluids or water daily can increases the risk of kidney stone problem. if you are living in warm areas or sweat a lot daily and not taking enough fluids or water can be on high risk of this problem.
Certain/ Particular Diets:-
Taking high protein, too much salt (high sodium) and taking too much sugar can increase the risk of kidney stones.
Huge body mass index i.e BMI, large tummies and overweight can increase the risk of kidney stone.
Digestion Related Diseases or Surgery:-
Gastric problems like acidity, heartburn, indigestion, chronic diarrhea or inflammatory bowel disease which affects the digestive process increase the stone forming substances in the urine.
Other Medical Conditions:-
Diseases and conditions that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, cystinuria, certain medications and some urinary tract infections.
If you find any of the above written symptoms you can call and consult the doctor. It is better to rake proper treatment as quickly as possible because it creates problem while urinating, blood in urine and cause severe pain which put you in uncomfortable situation.