Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that develop due to a decrease in urine volume. Excess crystallized deposits in the kidney concentrate the urine concentrated, which further makes the body dehydrated. Commonly, the kidney stones are of different types, which include calcium oxalate, cystine, uric acid, and calcium phosphate. Kidney stones are known to cause flank pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. However, the symptoms do not become apparent before the rock begins to travel down the ureters. Some of the symptoms associated with kidney stones include discolored, foul-smelling urine. Other signs are chills, fever, blood in the urine, vomiting, and nausea.
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