Certain kidney stone symptoms and changes in symptoms may indicate the need to consult with a primary care provider or visit the emergency room.
You should go to the hospital or seek medical attention for these kidney stone symptoms:
If you encounter any of these symptoms you should always consult with your physician so that you can be properly diagnosed and the condition of your stone can be understood. When patients experience excruciating abdominal pain, fever, chills, or sudden changes in urinary patterns, this can mean that the stone is causing a blockage in the patient’s urinary tract or is possibly infected.
A blockage or an infected stone may cause additional health issues, worsen current symptoms, and bring additional symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Should this occur, patients must visit the emergency room immediately. The patient will likely require some type of medical intervention such as medication or surgery.
Types of kidney stone surgery and recovery include:
At the end of the surgery, once the stones are removed, the surgeon may insert and leave a tube in the kidney or a stent in the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney and the bladder) to help drain urine from the kidney. A stent is a thin, semi-rigid plastic tube that helps allow urine to pass from the kidneys to the bladder. However, the stent may cause some discomfort and will normally be removed 4 to 10 days after the procedure. Some patients may experience some discomfort or blood in urine when urinating due to the fragments of the stone exiting the patient’s body.
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