The pain from a kidney stone can be excruciating. Some patients have described the pain as worse than that of giving birth.

The pain occurs when the kidney stone drops into the ureter and may occur suddenly without warning. Typically, the pain is experienced on one side and may go down to the lower abdomen or groin.

If you suspect you are having a pain from a kidney stone, you should seek urgent medical attention and treatment for the pain. If the pain is not severe, you could consult your family doctor first. If the pain is severe, it may be better that you go the emergency department of a hospital so that you can receive stronger painkillers.

The doctor may arrange for tests to confirm that you have kidney stones. These tests may include urine and blood tests, x-rays or CT scans. You may be referred to a urologist for further assessment.

Usually, the pain from a kidney stone becomes less severe after the initial attack and can be managed with oral painkillers. However, it is important that you consult a urologist to get recommendations for treatment. Kidney stones can obstruct the urinary system and impair the function of the affected kidney. Small kidney stones may pass out on their own, but larger ones require treatment to break them into smaller fragments.

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