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Kidney Stones Ouch!

Kidney Stones Ouch!

What is a kidney stone?  A kidney stone is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain most commonly felt in the side and the back, between the ribs and hip.
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Painful urination
  • Blood or discoloration in the urine
  • Persistent urge to urinate

If you are having any of the following symptoms it’s time to see a physician.

Pain so severe it is hard to sit or find a comfortable position

Pain accompanied by fever and chills

Nausea or vomiting

Blood in urine

Difficulty urinating

Don’t wait for your condition and the pain to worsen.  Contact Dominion Internal Medicine today @ (540) 878-5408.  Dr. Jennifer Ackerman, Dr. Michael Ackerman, and Dr. Robert Lin specialize in all Nephrology disorders and will diagnose and develop a treatment plan that is just right for you.


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