The symptoms of kidney stones can vary depending on the size and location of the stone, but some common symptoms include:
Severe pain in the back, side, or lower abdomen: This is often described as a sharp, cramping pain that comes in waves and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Painful urination: You may experience a burning sensation or discomfort when you urinate.
Cloudy or foul-smelling urine: If the stone is causing an infection, your urine may appear cloudy or have a strong odor.
Blood in the urine: This may appear pink, red, or brownish in color.
Need to urinate more often: You may feel an urgent need to urinate, even if you only pass a small amount of urine.
Difficulty passing urine: You may feel a constant urge to urinate but only pass small amounts of urine.