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What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

The main symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which can be felt in the side and back, below the ribs. The pain often comes in waves and can spread to the groin. Some of the other symptoms of having a kidney stone include nausea and vomiting, pain when passing urine, blood in the urine and a feeling of needing to urinate often.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease


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