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Kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes...
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Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone-forming substances in the urine. The most common type of kidney...
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Here's a great WebMD overview on kidney stones for you.Basically, kidney stones are formed when minerals normally found in urine stick together...
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Doctors do not always know what causes a stone to form. While certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible, scientists do...
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Kidney stones can form when substances in the urine—such as calcium, magnesium, oxalate, and phosphorous—become highly concentrated due to one or...
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That would not be very likely, since kidney stones can occur in people of both sexes, and certainly people who are not taking estrogen pills. As a...
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Kidney stones are created when certain substances in urine -- including calcium, oxalate, and sometimes uric acid -- crystallize. These minerals and...
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Maybe...but keep in mind that every person with kidney stones is different, so your medical provider really needs to make this patient-specific...
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If you have more than one kidney stone, especially if you have a family history of stones, you are more likely to have kidney stones again. But you...
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Fortunately, surgery is not usually necessary. Most kidney stones can pass through the urinary system with plenty of water -- 2< obr> to 3...
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Home treatment is often the only thing you need to do when passing a kidney stone. Home treatment includes drinking enough fluids, taking pain...
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Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves...
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Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves...
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Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small "pebbles." They can be as small as grains of sand or as...
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If you've had a kidney stone once, you're at an increased risk for another one. A urologist is frequently involved in deciding whether you'll need an...