Kidney stones are very common and can also be very painful. If you suspect you have a kidney stone, we are here to help. Call us at (843) 847-4818. Our clinical team is available 24/7 to help you get relief.
Signs and Symptoms
Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms, but when they do it is often intense pain in the side, back or groin. The pain often comes and goes and can seem to move down the body. You may also have blood in your urine, nausea or vomiting, urinary tract infection or just generally feel bad. When a stone moves lower down in the urinary tract it can cause the need to urinate frequently and burning when urinating.
Where to Seek Treatment
Please go directly to one of our four ERs if you:
- Have uncontrollable pain that you can't manage
- Can't keep food or fluids down due to severe nausea and vomiting
- Have a fever associated with the symptoms above
- Have a history of kidney problems
- Cannot urinate
If you are unsure, please call our care team 24/7 at (843) 847-4818.
Our Kidney Stone Clinic
If your symptoms are less severe, please call our care team at (843) 847-4818 and we will schedule you for the next clinic morning to be seen and evaluated. Once you enter the clinic, we will expedite your care. That morning you will:
- Be seen by a urologist who specializes in kidney stones
- Have blood drawn
- Have imaging performed that will allow us to find the stone and see how best to treat it
- Meet with a physician to discuss treatment options
Whenever possible we will do the above evaluation and schedule your treatment for the same day.
A person who has had a kidney stone in the past may likely form another. However, there are changes that you can make that may minimize this risk. Our care team will work with you to identify what type of kidney stone you have, analyze it and help you to understand dietary or other change you can make to limit your risk in the future.
The Kidney Stone Clinic at Trident Medical Center i located just inside the main entranced of Trident Medical Center. Parking on campus is free, and valet parking is available 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.