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Convenient Care for Kidney Stones Available in Waterbury, CT

A man clenches his back in pain to show that he is suffering from kidney problemsKidney stones—also called renal calculi, urolithiasis, or nephrolithiasis—are hard deposits that form within your kidneys. Made of minerals and salts, these stones can be caused by factors that range from diet and excess body weight to medical conditions and taking certain medications. Kidney stones can be quite painful, but professional medical care is available when you need it at PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Waterbury, Connecticut, location. Open 365 days per year during extended hours, our walk-in center is your source for reliable kidney stone treatment that works for you.

Understanding Kidney Stone Symptoms

The first step in terms of care is knowing what signs and symptoms to look out for. When it comes to kidney stones, the symptoms can include:

  • A sharp pain in the back below the ribs (where the kidneys are located)
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Severe pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and may come in waves
  • Urine that is pink, red, brown, cloudy, or that has an unpleasant odor
  • A persistent need to urinate
  • Urinating more frequently than normal or in small amounts

In some cases, symptoms may also include nausea and vomiting or fever and chills (if an infection is present). Typically, kidney stones will not show symptoms until the stone has shifted within the kidney or has passed into one of the ureters.

Kidney Stone Treatment

While kidney stones can pass on their own without causing any permanent damage, some instances will require professional treatment. If your symptoms are severe, you should seek care before your condition worsens. Your doctor can use advanced diagnostic techniques and recommend the right treatment, which may include drinking water, taking pain relievers, prescribing medication, or recommending sound waves or surgery if needed.

If you suspect that you have a kidney stone that needs to be treated, PhysicianOne Urgent Care can help. Come into our Waterbury walk-in center today, or feel free to schedule a Virtual Visit to speak with us from the comfort of your home.

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