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Have You Experienced Kidney Stones?
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Kidney stones are small "pebbles" of salt and mineral in the urine. The most common symptom is severe pain. Most stones pass on their own, but medical procedures may be needed to remove some kidney stones. (For a visual guide to kidney stones see this slideshow.)




Symptoms of kidney stones
include pain that starts in your side and radiates toward the groin, nausea, blood in your urine, & the frequent urge to urinate.

Because the symptoms of kidney stones can also be signs of other urinary problems, your doctor confirms that you have a kidney stone with an evaluation that includes blood and urine tests .

Unfortunately if you have had kidney stones in the past you are more likely to have them in the future. But there are a few things you can do to help prevent kidney stones in the future.

Have you experienced kidney stones? Share what your symptoms felt like and what type of treatment worked for you. Or, leave your questions about here for the community.

Best of health,

~Andie
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