Is Back Pain a Symptom of Having Kidney Stones?

Q:
Is back pain a symptom of having kidney stones?

A:
Back pain is a possible symptom of having kidney stones. Kidney stones are not the real stones, they are hard deposits which are made of salts and minerals in your kidney. If the stones are very small, they may not cause symptoms, but when they grow to more than 5 millimeters, there will be some symptoms.

The common symptoms of kidney stones includ:

  • Severe pain in your back
  • Pain spreads to the lower abdomen
  • Pain radiates to groin
  • Pain on urination
  • Red, pink or brown urine
  • Hematuria
  • Urinating small amounts
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Urinary urgency
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

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