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Kidney stones one of the most painful of the urologic disorders are not a product of modern life Scientists have found evidence of kidney stones in a 7000-year-old Egyptian mummy Unfortunately kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract In 2000 patients made 27 million visits to health care providers and more than 600000 patients went to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems Men tend to be affected more frequently than women Symptoms Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms Usually the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain which occurs when a stone acutely blocks the flow of urine The pain often begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract causing irritation or blockage Typically a person feels a sharp cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur Later pain may spread to the groin If the stone is too large to pass easily pain continues as the muscles in the wall of the tiny ureter try to squeeze the stone along into the bladder As a stone grows or moves blood may appear in the urine As the stone moves down the ureter closer to the bladder you may feel the need to urinate more often or feel a burning sensation during urination If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms an infection may be present In this case you should contact a doctor immediately Possible causes Doctors do not always know what causes a stone to form While certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible scientists do not believe that eating any specific food causes stones to form in people who are not susceptible A person with a family history of kidney stones may be more likely to develop stones Urinary tract infections kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases
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