Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones - a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine. Typically these crystals (kidney stones) are small enough to pass along with the urine unnoticed. Sometimes they are too big to get through the urinary tract and cause dangerous blockages of the urinary tract.

Types of Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones Risk Factors

Kidney Stones Causes

Causes are not always identified, but generally the following reasons are considered:

Doctors do not always know what causes a kidney stone to form.

Kidney Stone Symptoms

While kidney stones may not have any symptoms, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme, sharp and sudden pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen, from a stone in the urinary tract blocking the flow of urine, possible causing Oliguria.

Testing and Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones Treatment

Surgery is not usually necessary. Most kidney stones can pass through the urinary system after drinking plenty of water. Important lifestyle change to prevent stones

If diet and drug treatments do not help and the pain persists without passing of the stone, surgery may be an option. Kidney stone recovery periods do not tend to be too long.

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