Very small kidney stones are unlikely to cause many symptoms. They may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you pee.
Larger kidney stones can cause symptoms, including:
- severe pain in the side of your tummy (abdomen) or groin that comes and goes – men may have pain in their testicles
- a high temperature
- feeling sweaty
- feeling sick or vomiting
- blood in your urine
- urine infection
Blocked ureter and kidney infection
A kidney stone that blocks the ureter can cause a kidney infection. The ureter is the tube that connects your kidney to your bladder.
This is because waste products are unable to pass the blockage, which may cause a build-up of bacteria.
The symptoms of a kidney infection are like symptoms of kidney stones, but may also include:
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