Kidney stones are notoriously painful, but a person can live with stone disease and be symptomless for years, says Dr. Mann, M.D.
“They can cause symptoms if they drop down and block the tube that normally drains the kidney,” he explains. “It can cause severe pain.”
While most kidney stones cause no lasting damage, if a stone-related infection occurs, it can be life-threatening.
1. Intense, sharp pain in the back or side that doesn’t go away
2. Blood in the urine
5. Cloudy or odorous urine
6. A burning sensation when urinating
7. Fever and chills
8. Frequent urination