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What is passing a kidney stone like?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Flank pain & colic.

Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth.
There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty.

In brief: Flank pain & colic.

Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth.
There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty.
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