Emergency Kidney Stone Treatment in Dallas
Advance ER Can Treat Kidney Stones with 24-Hour Care
Kidney stones can be extremely painful to pass. In some cases, they can cause serious complications that require medical attention. If you think you are suffering from a kidney stone and have severe symptoms, or something just feels wrong, then please come to Advance ER right away. We have two emergency care clinics in Dallas with no wait times, so you can get the medical attention you need when you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Call (214) 494-8222 if you have any questions about our emergency kidney stone treatments in Dallas.
Kidney Stone Symptoms
A kidney stone is a mineral build-up that travels from inside the kidney and through the urinary tract to the bladder, where it can be expelled through urination. As the kidney stone passes through each organ and down the urinary tract, it can irritate soft tissues and trigger a variety of symptoms.
Common kidney stone symptoms include:
- Severe or sudden pain down the back and side
- Sharp pain in the lower abdomen or groin
- Radiating pain in the abdomen
- Pain or burning feeling while urinating
- Discolored urine
- Odorous urine
- Need to urinate often
- Feeling the need to urinate but cannot
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever and chills
Kidney Stone Complications
Kidney stones can pass on their own, but they don’t always do. Some kidney stones can become lodged in the urinary tract, causing damage to it and surrounding tissues. Other kidney stones can damage the kidney, ureter, or bladder, causing serious complications.
Emergency medical care may be needed for a kidney stone if you suffer or notice:
- Severe pain that never gets better
- Sharp pain that makes it impossible to sit comfortably
- Blood in your urine
- Difficulty urinating, especially after several attempts
- Nausea and vomiting with other symptoms
- Fever and chills with other symptoms
Emergency Treatments for Kidney Stones
When you come to Advance ER, you can expect no wait times. Our emergency care team can get right to work to figure out what is ailing you and how we can help. Both of our Dallas emergency care centers are equipped with the tools and medication needed to treat the symptoms of severe kidney stones and related complications.
Your emergency treatment for kidney stones might include:
- Imagining scans to determine the size and location of the kidney stone.
- Medication to reduce pain and vomiting.
- IV to ensure you are hydrated.
- Catheter use to assist with urination if needed.
If our tests determine that the kidney stone is severe, has become lodged in place, or has damaged soft tissues, then we may recommend surgical treatment. At that point, we will work to ensure you are safe and comfortable before discussing surgery options. More information may be needed from your primary care provider and healthcare insurance provider, such as which hospitals can admit you for kidney stone surgery.
Get Medical Care Right Away for Serious Kidney Stone Symptoms
Do not hesitate to seek emergency medical treatment if you are experiencing sharp abdominal pain or can’t urinate. If a kidney stone cannot pass on its own, then it could cause unsafe complications. By coming to Advance ER right away, you can let our medical professionals diagnose the issue and provide medical care before symptoms worsen. Remember: We are open 24/7/365 and never have any wait times for our emergency care patients.
Visit one of our Dallas emergency kidney stone treatment centers now. Or call (214) 494-8222 if you have any questions about kidney stone treatments.
Kidney Stone FAQ
What is a kidney stone?
A kidney stone is a hard deposit of minerals (mostly salt and calcium) that build up inside the kidneys. They are naturally occurring but can be more likely in people with high sodium diets, who are medically obese, who have a family history of kidney problems, or who recently had gastric surgery.
Can kidney stones be prevented?
The simplest way to prevent a kidney stone from forming is to drink plenty of water or beverages without sugar or sodium. Each day, the average person should drink about 12 cups of water to keep a good level of hydration that reduces the risk of kidney stones.
Will I need hospitalization for a kidney stone?
Most kidney stone patients do not need hospitalization, only IV treatments and painkillers. If your kidney stone is severe enough to require surgery, though, you could be hospitalized.