Tag: Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones and their symptoms

Kidney Stones and their symptoms

As soon as people talk about kidney stones most of us squirm at the thought of having to pass them. Women who have had their children say that the pain experienced when passing a kidney stone is not dissimilar to childbirth. A kidney stone is a mass that is made up of crystals that have [...]

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Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones

Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is caused when chemicals in the urine crystallize and in the beginning are smaller than a grain of sand. Over time, however they can become larger and if they fall from the kidney into the ureter, will act like a dam, preventing urine from passing. The kidney will continue to function and [...]

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Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are hard salt crystals that form in the urinary tract. Stones that remain in the kidneys often do not hurt or cause problems. But kidney stones usually break apart and are flushed from the kidney into the urine. They eventually block the urinary tract, which can kill a person [...]

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