Kidney Stones

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are between the size of a kernel of corn and a grain of salt. If your body large amounts of minerals and don’t have enough liquid, these pebble like objects form.

The stones can be brown or yellow, and smooth or rough. Chances of Men getting Kidney Stones are about double that of women.

How are they formed?

They are created when your urine has high levels of certain minerals. These include:

Uric acid


Symptoms can vary and can range in severity. They include:

Pain in your side or back, below the ribs, which is severe.
Pain in your groin and lower abdomen.
Pain that comes and goes and ranges in severity.
Painful urination and going more often than you usually do.
Urine that is cloudy, pink, red, or brown, or that has a bad smell.
Feeling like you need to pee all the time.
Fever and chills if you have an infection.
Small amounts of urine when you do go.
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