Kidney stones generally cause pain in the back, just below the ribs, according to Mayo Clinic. Over time, it spreads to the lower abdomen and groin. The pain often fluctuates and grows worse with urination. More » Health Pain & Symptoms

High-fructose corn syrup, along with foods that contain excessive amounts of salt or sugar are often associated with the formation of kidney stones, according to the National Kidney Foundation. This includes items such a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Drinking plenty of fluids, eating a balanced diet and keeping a healthy body weight are most helpful in the prevention of kidney stones, according to information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Kidney stones only cause pain when they cause blockage or irritation in the renal system. Once they start to cause pain, it escalates to extreme levels fairly quickly. Most kidney stones pass through the system without d... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Although there are no signs present before kidney stones begin to travel through the urinary tract, the earliest signs include sharp pain under the ribs or on one side of the back, says WebMD. Other early signs include a... More »

Kidney stone symptoms include waves of sudden, severe pain in the back, abdomen or groin. Often this is combined with nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine and painful urination, according to WebMD. If a kidney stone is v... More »

Kidney stones are a common cause of groin pain, according to Healthline. Other common causes of groin pain include hernias and muscle, tendon and ligament strains. Less common causes of groin pain include testicular infl... More »