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Urogenital systemKidney stones

A kidney stone is the hard, crystalline, mineral material formed within the kidney or the urinary tract. One in every 20 people develops kidney stone at some point in their lifetime.

The indications of developing a stone in the kidney include: 

• Dull, " tooth achy " pain originating in the lower back or pelvis, may be the first indication that something serious is developing.

• Dark colored urine associated with sharp pains in the kidney region in the most important indication of emergency (deep orange color of urine indicates dehydration).

• Sudden and unexplainable high, mild or moderate fevers.

• Feeling that urine is trying to get through a blockage, while urination.

• Urine may be cloudy (due to pus) or blood tinged and foul-smelling .

• Reduced urinary volume caused by obstruction of the bladder or urethra by stone.

• Worse pain experience (sharp, stabbing pain concentrated on one side) in the lower back area.

• Pain to recover from bent position and while reaching height above head.

• Unusual sweating, and pallor occur with pain at times.

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