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Kidney Stones: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about kidney stones.

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are made up of salts and minerals in the urine. They stick together to form small pebbles. They can small like grains of sand or as big as golf balls. They can travel out of your body through the urinary tract or stay in your body.

Kidney Stone Facts – 

There can be various reasons for the development of kidney stones, from what you eat, to genetics to certain medications.


There different types of kidney stones:

  • Calcium stones/Struvite stones/Uric acid stones/Cystine stones

  • Kidney stones are extremely common in both men and women

  • Kidney stones increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease

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