There are urological disorders of all different kinds. Some are impacted by sexual health, others by lifestyle and others by mental health. All of these issues can and will be solved by your South Florida Urologist. However, one of the most painful disorders of all is Stone Disease. Stone disease consists of a deposit of minerals within the kidney or bladder that solidified. This solidified concentrated mineral deposit then has to be removed either by passing it through the ureter or by procedures designed to remove kidney stones.
What are Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones?
Although when passing kidney stones present an unfathomable amount of pain, they may go unnoticed within the kidneys. These stones will remain dormant until they begin their transfer through the urinary tract. The first biggest sign of a kidney stone would be sudden intense, unrelenting and contraction-like pain in the back and side. This pain may also eventually spread to the lower abdomen and groin. This is your main symptom of stone disease. However, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms as well, its best to contact your South Florida Urologist as soon as possible.
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Blood in the Urine
- Painful or Frequent Urination
- Foul-Smelling or Cloudy Urine
Who is Most Likely to Have Kidney Stones?
All human beings have the ability to contract kidney stones. The following are also those who have an increased risk of contracting kidney stones:
- Overweight or Obese Individuals
- Individuals with a Family or Personal History of Kidney Stones
- Individuals that are Dehydrated
- Individuals that Maintain a Diet High in Protein, Sodium and Sugar
- Individuals with Certain Bowel Conditions, such as Chronic Diarrhea or Crohn’s Disease
- Individuals with Other Medical Conditions Including Renal Tubular Acidosis, Cystinuria, Hyperparathyroidism, Certain Medications and Urinary Tract Infections
If you or a loved one is concerned that they may have Kidney stones or are presenting signs of the beginning symptoms of kidney stones, then contact your South Florida Urologist today!