Kidney Stones

Stones causing a blockage to the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder cause pain which most people know as renal colic. This pain can be quite severe and unrelenting and often makes people nauseated and sweaty. The pain of ‘passing a stone’ occurs when the stone pops into the bladder giving relief of the obstruction. Passing the stone out of the body often goes unnoticed if the stone is small and if the urine can be strained and the stone caught, it can be sent for analysis.