Kidney and ureteral stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits.
Common stone symptoms may appear suddenly and include:
- Sharp, cramping pain in the back, side, or lower abdomen
- Blood in your urine
- Painful urination
- Increased urgency to urinate
- Nausea and/or vomiting
If you suspect you have developed a stone, our Immediate Care Centers, led by board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians, are available to provide care for you today.