A kidney stone is a hard uninhibited crystallized mass, often composed of calcium and oxalate or phosphate chemical combination. These renal stones are one of the most common urinary tract disorders, notoriously passing out of your body without medical intervention.
A kidney stone moving out of the kidney and into the urinary tract is when you may feel your first symptom, noticed by a sudden, extreme and sharp, cramping pain in the kidney area of your upper back and side. During the stones passing, this pain may spread down to your lower abdomen and groin area.
As kidney stones move down the ureter, blood may appear in the urine, making your pee pink. As a stone gets closer to the bladder, you may feel the need to “go” more often with burning sensation urination. If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms, an infection may be present. As such, contact a doctor immediately.
During your kidney stone’s passing, drink 2 to 3 quarts of water a day to help it move along. Saving your stone(s) for testing assists in making a determination of creation causes and future prevention. Consult your physician for renal stone catching method.
The simplest, yet most important, lifestyle change to prevent kidney stones is to drink more liquids, water is best. If you have a tendency to form these painfully passing stones, then you need to be peeing at least 2 quarts of urine a day.
In the past, those who formed calcium stones were advised to avoid dairy products and other foods of high calcium content. Recently, contrary studies reveal that foods high in calcium may actually help prevent calcium stones. However, calcium in a pill form may increase your risk.
If you have family and/or personal history of kidney stones, i.e more than one stone, you are more likely to be a stones “manufacturer”. Certain blood and urine tests can help you determine which factors need altering in order to reduce that risk, or you may need medicine to prevent their forming.
Kidney stones “manufactures” ~ a medical consult may assist with a prevention plan for the suddenly sharp upper back side pain and burning urination of pink pee mass passing through your body’s fluid elimination system.
Now go have a drink of water!