6 Common symptoms of Urinary Tract Stones;
The urinary tract stone began to form in the kidney and get bigger when reaching to bladder or ureter. Depending on the location, they may have called kidney stone, ureter stone or bladder stones.
Sometimes they do not cause any symptoms and drain out of the body when it is small in size. In other cases, it causes pain and other symptoms.
The stone varies in size and it is made of mineral in the urine. Most of the stones are made up of calcium, some are made of uric acid, cystine and struvite.
Urinary tract Stones classification;
The processes of stone formation are called Urolithiasis, Nephrolithiasis and Cystolithiasis depending on the location. Depending on the location of stones, Urinary tract stones are classified as
• Nephrolithiasis; (Kidney Stones) When the stone is formed in the kidney.
• Ureterolithiasis; (Ureters Stones) When the stone is formed in ureters.
• Cystolithiasis; (Bladder Stones) When the stone is bladder.
Common signs and Symptoms;
The small stone may not show major symptoms and by using some home remedies it can dilute even and flash out.
The stones in the bladder may cause pain the lower abdominal. the stones that obstruct the ureter cause pain in the back and may feel pain between ribs and hip bones which extend in the abdomen. The other sings may include;
Pain in the abdomen, lower back and sides;
The patient experience the pain, Renal colic which is sewer pain when the stone moves from kidney to ureter and cause a blockage. The pressure activates the nerve fibre in the spinal cord and it sends a pain signal to the brain. The pain starts suddenly. The pain comes in the wave as some people compare that pain with childbirth condition. Large stones cause more pain than smaller stones.
Some urinary tract stones inflect pain the lower abdomen and groin, Women feel pain in lower belly whereas men feel the pain in penis and testis.
burning sensation during urination;
the patient with urinary tracts experiences pain and burning sensation during urination. One reason is the blockage in the kidney, as a result, the function of purification is hindered. The urine becomes concentrate and patient feel pain and burning during urination. Some patient UTI also experiences burning and pain, a person may have stones and UTI at the same time.
Blood in the urine (Gross Hematuria);
The blood in the urine is very common in urinary tract stones. Different conditions are associated with blood in urine including bladder infection, bladder stone or kidney stone or urinary tract infection.
If the color of the urine is pink, red or brown or some blood clot is present in the urine. It is a common indication of stones in the urinary tract which is painful for patients.
The patient feels the urgency to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometimes this happens when the stones have moved lower in the urinary tract. the patient might feel incomplete of half empty bladder. This condition creates discomfort in the evening because the frequency increases at night time.
The urine is with foul smell and bubbly as well. the bubbly urine is an indication of the high level of protein in the urine.
The other common signs of Urinary Tract stones are Vomiting and Nausea. One reason for these symptoms is because of kidney and GI tract shear the same nerve. Some other symptoms include poor or loss of appetite and diarrhoea. The vomiting and nausea is the reaction of GI tract toward pain it is experiencing due to kidney stones.
The patient may experience chills and fever due to infection of the urinary tract. the UTI might be in the result of urinary tract stones. The high fever is followed by chill and shivering in many cases.