Kidney Stones | Symptoms


How do I know if I have a kidney stone?

Kidney stones can cause a severe cramping pain in your lower back or side. The pain usually moves down toward your abdomen, groin or genitals as the stone moves down the urinary tract. Other symptoms may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • Fever
  • Feeling like you need to go to the bathroom more often than usual


Medical Management of Common Urinary Calculi by PK Pietrow, M.D. and ME Karellas, M.D. (American Family Physician June 01, 2006,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/06