Kidney Stones Symptoms In Men

Kidney Stones Symptoms In MenKidney Stones Symptoms In Men

Men have you ever felt serious pain in your side and back? If you have, then there is a possibility that you may be suffering from kidney stone symptoms. Kidney stones can be really troublesome and painful.

 

Mayo Clinic has provided us with the different symptoms that men would experience whenever they suffer from kidney stones. According to Mayo Clinic, a kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, these signs and symptoms may occur:

 

  • Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain on urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Urinating more often than usual
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present

 

Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity — as the stone moves through your urinary tract.

 

The following are the things that you will feel that would tell you that you already need to see a doctor:

 

  • Pain so severe that you can’t sit still or find a comfortable position
  • Pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting
  • Pain accompanied by fever and chills
  • Blood in your urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

 

Source: Mayo Clinic

 

According to several studies, the propensity of men to suffer from kidney stones is much higher than those of women. In fact, in an article published in Bupa.com, it stated that about half of people who have had a kidney stone go on to get more within 10 years.

 

In most people, there is no obvious reason for what causes kidney stones, although you may be more likely to get them if you:

 

  • have a family history of kidney stones
  • are aged between 30 and 50
  • are taking certain medicines – for example, protease inhibitors (such as indinavir) and certain diuretics (such as triamterene)
  • are taking too many vitamin C or calcium/vitamin D supplements, or antacids
  • have a condition affecting the shape or structure of your kidney
  • have a lot of salt or protein in your diet
  • don’t drink enough fluids
  • have certain conditions, such as hyperparathyroidism, high blood pressure or Crohn’s disease
  • have cystitis – the bacteria that cause this infection can break down the a substance found in urine called urea, which can lead to kidney stones

 

Source: Bupa.co.uk

 

Kidney stones, if left to worsen without any treatment can wreak havoc to your overall health. So make sure that when you feel any of the symptoms above, seek medical attention so that you may ascertain whether you are indeed suffering from kidney stones symptoms in men, and find the appropriate cure.

 

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