How do I differentiate kidney stones from other causes of abdominal pain?
Recently I started experiencing pain at the right side of my stomach. I am concerned that this could be kidney stones as I do not drink a lot of water during the day. What should I do?
Hi there. One crude but simple observation you can make is to look at the colour of your urine.
If you experience a sharp pain originating from your right loin towards your right groin during urination and the urine colour turns dark brown or red, the chances of you having urinary tract stone is high.
If you are not sure, a quick visit to your GP with a dipstick urine test may reveal some helpful information. Right sided abdominal pain may also be due to gallstone disease or gastric related problems.
If your symptoms are getting worse or happen more frequently, pay your doctor a visit.