Urinary stones are hard masses that form in the urinary tract and may cause pain, bleeding, or an infection or block of the flow of urine. The stones may cause no symptoms, but larger stones can cause excruciating pain in the area between the ribs and hips in the back. The intensity of pain is dependent of the stones.
Usually, an imaging test like Ultrasound, CT Scan or MRI and an analysis of urine are done to diagnose stones. Sometimes stone formation can be prevented by changing the diet or increasing fluid intake. Stones that do not pass on their own should be removed by the Urologist with different methods.