Symptoms of stone in the kidney or ureter
Stones in the kidney or ureter do not cause any symptoms
until and unless they obstruct the urinary passage. The nature
and the location of the pain can vary from person to person
depending upon the size of the stone, the position of the
stone within the urinary tract, and the damage it causes to
the urinary system.
It should be however remembered that the size of the stone does not interfere with the severity of the pain. For example even very small stones in the ureter can cause lot of pain whereas large stones which develop in the kidney or urinary bladder may not produce pain at all, or may be associated with a dull ache only.
Stones in the kidney may produce a deep, dull ache in the loin or back which might be mild, moderate or severe. Some stones may cause a dull or sharp pain in the abdomen below the ribs. It may be present throughtout the day and it is difficult to be ignored.
Stones which move down into the ureter (ie) the tube which carries urine away from the kidney cause lot of pain. The pain is usually sudden and might be so severe that the patient is
If urinary tract infection is present, there might be intermittent attacks of fever associated with pain.In some cases, the patient may not have any symptoms at all. They might be diagnosed to have a urinary stone when getting a routine health check up done.