May 11th, 2012
The biggest question men typically have when thinking about if they could be dealing with possible kidney stone revolves around the symptoms of kidney stones in men. We have listed below the 7 most common symptoms of kidney stones in men as there are some unique indications for men that are not the same for women, which we will discuss in a future article:
Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection, commonly referred to as a UTI for short, is simply an infection in the urinary tract. In a properly functioning body, bacteria entering the urinary tract are quickly eliminated from the body before they cause symptoms. N some cases, bacteria can overcome the body’s natural defense system to maintain a state of optimal health and cause infection. Bacteria can multiply and infect the kidneys.
It is a common misbelief that urinary tract infections only occur in women, but they most definitely occur in men as well and are the most common symptom of kidney stones in men. Men suffering from kidney stones frequently feel the need to urinate. When observing the urine, it presents such characteristics as a foul smell, and cloudy or red tinged color.
Intense pain, especially while urinating
For any pain who has experienced discomfort while going to the bathroom, this can be quite debilitating from normal everyday activities.
Spasms affecting one or both sides of the back
A spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles. It can feel like a pulsating feeling in the particular muscle group.
Pain in abdomen and genitals
If you experience pain in the abdomen and genitals it is quite alarming and also one of the most common symptoms of kidney stones in men. Pain can occur in both regions at one time or one region and not the other.
Nausea which is really a general term for sensations the body is experiencing such as: motion sickness, feeling sick, or queasy. Basically it is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. There is not always an urge to vomit, but oftentimes if feels like the body wants to eliminate something.
Fever and chills
Having the fever and chills is the body sensation of feeling colder or hotter than when your body is operating at normal levels
Blood in urine
When you go to the bathroom and see that there is red blood, this is a another symptom of kidney stones in men.
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