Diseases and Conditions

Symptoms of Kidney Stones


Kidney stones are not as uncommon as some people believe—and hope. Stones, a hard collection of minerals and salts compacted with uric acid or calcium, that form inside the kidney and can move into other parts of the urinary tract. Many people find out they have kidney stones in the middle of the night when they wake up in excruciating pain.

About 1 in every 11 Americans will experience the pain of kidney stones. While small kidney stones will not cause many symptoms and you might not notice until it is in the ureter, larger stones can be extremely painful.

Since knowing the signs can get you treatment quicker and relieve the pain, here are the symptoms of kidney stones: