Kidney stones symptoms in women

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones symptoms in women

There are no definite known causes of kidney stones that can be recognized with certainty. Several factors usually affect the formation of kidney stones. Commonly kidney stones form due to urine becoming too concentrated, often containing more uric acid, calcium and oxalate then fluid. Such substances then can become crystallized, which leads to the formation of stones when deposited in the kidneys. If the excretion of urine is blocked by any factor, this can also enable kidney stones to form. Struvite stones are a type of kidney stone that sometimes form due to frequent urinary tract infections

A diet high in protein, a family history of developing kidney stones, gastric bypass surgery, excessively consuming a diet high in oxalate foods, consuming vitamin D in high doses, conditions such as metabolic disorders, gout, hyperuricosuria, renal tubular acidosis, hypercalciuria, cystinuria, hyperoxaluria, hyperparathyroidism and some medications such as protease inhibitors, diuretics and antacids containing calcium are all major risk factors when it comes to developing kidney stones. Another main risk factor of the development of kidney stones is dehydration

Symptoms of Kidney Stones in Women

In both men and women the symptoms of kidney stones are fairly similar. Pain felt in the groin area, flank and back is a very typical symptom of a kidney stone. Muscle spasms of the uterer and/or the dilation of the renal pelvis and uterer can be caused is a very large stone causes a blockage of the uterer. This often manifests as a type of cramping pain felt in the groin area and the lower abdomen. This condition is medically known as renal colic. As the body tried to expel a stone, it can often cause tearing of flesh within the body, leading to infection and bleeding. This in turn can cause a slightly red or pink color to appear in the urine. Following are some symptoms most common to women with kidney stones:

  • Cramping in groin and lower abdomen
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain during urination
  • Urge to urinate frequently
  • Hematuria, the medical term for blood in the urine
  • Smelly Urine
  • Sharp pain in back
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sharp pain in the groin
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Abdominal pain while menstruating