Kidney stones can cause severe pain in your low back, side, lower abdomen, and groin if left untreated. Tame the pain of kidney stones and get help passing them with treatment from the team at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates. Located in Brandon and Riverview, Florida, the team offers effective treatment options to help you feel better. To book a visit, call or use the online tool today.
Kidney stones are small, hard, pebble-like deposits that form when your urine has high quantities of certain minerals and salts. They form in one or both of your kidneys and may not cause any symptoms until they travel into your ureter. Your ureters are narrow tubes that connect your kidneys to your bladder and allow for the passage of urine.
If a kidney stone enters one of your ureters, you can experience symptoms and may have difficulty urinating due to the blockage if your kidney stone is left untreated.
If a kidney stone enters your ureter, you may experience the following symptoms:
When a kidney stone lodges in your ureter and can’t be passed, it may cause urine to back up into your kidneys, which leads to swelling of your kidneys, called hydronephrosis.
Kidney stones may form due to:
Kidney stones are common among family members because of a genetic predisposition to forming kidney stones. This is because family members may metabolize the foods they eat and drink in a unique way that increases their risk of forming kidney stones.
In most cases, kidney stones pass through your ureter into your bladder on their own. If you’re experiencing severe pain and need assistance, medications can alleviate your discomfort, including:
Some large stones may not be able to pass on their own, and require surgery for removal. If this is the case, the team provides referrals for surgical treatment.
Find relief from the discomfort of kidney stones by calling Brandon Riverview Medical Associates or scheduling a visit online now.