Kidney Stones: 12 Early Signs and Symptoms Shouldn't be Ignored

Kidney Stones: 12 Early Signs and Symptoms Shouldn’t be Ignored

Doctors from Harvard Medical School say you may be able to see the kidney stone in the toilet after peeing. Some kidney stones could look like small black or dark smooth stones in the toilet. Other kidney stones may look like whitish or yellow bits of grit. Kidney stones that you see in the toilet after agonizing urination will probably look like small bits of sharp coral.(source)

If possible, doctors recommend collecting the kidney stones from the toilet to take for analysis. Knowing if the kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones, uric acid stones, or struvite stones can help you prevent recurring bouts of nephrolithiasis in the future.

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