Discover where kidney stones come from, the range of causes, and the simple cure for most.
Discover if stress can cause kidney stones, the four types of kidney stones, and childhood prevention.
How big kidney stones get depends on the type of stone. For example, a staghorn stone can grow so large as to fill the entire kidney.
Discover how kidney stones are diagnosed, as well as methods for detection among children.
How long it takes a kidney stone to pass will depend on the size of the stone. The average kidney stone will take 1-3 days to pass. A larger stone will take longer to pass than a smaller stone.
Women CAN get kidney stones. Though men are twice as likely to develop kidney stones, women, especially those over 50, can get them.
Generally, kidney stones are NOT fatal, but the condition introduces the threat of two potentially fatal complications.
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Discover if kidney stones are hereditary, where they originate, and the incidence rate.
Kidney stones are NOT common. Less than three million patients ages 15 and older in the United States were found by physicians and hospital outpatient specialists to have kidney stones in the year 2000. Among children, the incidence is equally low: 177,000 hospital discharges in 2000, 184,000 in 2005, and 135,000 in 2007.
Vitamin D CAN cause kidney stones. Ingesting excessive amounts of vitamin D increases the blood calcium levels that can lead to the development of kidney stones.
Are kidney stones a complication of gastric bypass surgery? See what the studies have concluded.
Discover if too much vitamin C can cause kidney stones, how kidney stones develop, and how much vitamin C is too much.
Discover who gets kidney stones including population risk, lifestyle habits, and medical conditions that increase the risk of developing the condition.
: Kidney stones are NOT always painful. The size of the stone will dictate the pain involved in passing it. Some kidney stones will form and simply pass without ever being noticed. But it should be noted that the condition is considered “one of the most painful of the urologic disorders”