A fact sheet that gives a brief overview of kidney stones, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Written at a six-grade reading level for improved comprehension of patients.
Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract.
The medical term for kidney stones is nephrolithiasis. The medical term for stones occurring in the urinary tract is urolithiasis.
Each year, more than 500,000 people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. Kidney stone disease is one ...
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