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Help is Just a Stone’s Throw Away

Kidney stones are probably more common than you think and more painful than you can imagine – unless you can imagine passing an orange through a straw. Aside from the pain of trying to pass a stone that is too large for the tube it must pass through, the most common symptoms of kidney stones are:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Blood in urine
  • Sharp back pain
  • Sharp pain in the lower abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Kidney stones form when certain substances in urine become highly concentrated and crystallize. The main culprits are calcium, oxalate and phosphorus. Some foods may promote stone formation in some people, but there is no evidence that eating any specific food causes stones in people who are not at risk. Not drinking enough water may put you at higher risk by making your urine more concentrated. Many people have small kidney stones that pass easily through the urinary tract without causing any symptoms at all.

Our kidney stones patients come to us from Laguna Hills, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Huntington Beach in Orange County, CA. Learn more about kidney stones and treatment with ESWL. Trust Orange County Urology Associates for compassion and results. Call us at 949.855.1101 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our urology surgeons.