Kidney stones begin as small grains of calcium that form in one of the kidneys and get stuck there. Sometimes they may pass the kidneys and become lodged in the ureter. More calcium and other minerals slowly adhere to the speck of calcium until it grows large enough to start causing symptoms. We will look at the ten most common of these symptoms.
Painful and frequent urination. This is usually the first noticeable sign. Initially, the urge to urinate will come with increasing frequency regardless of liquid intake. Urination becomes increasingly more painful as the stone grows. This pain can become excruciating. In fact, opioids were once used to treat the pain from this condition.