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  • About Kidney Stones
    Are you looking for information about kidney stones? This selection from the eMedTV archives gives a quick overview of this topic, with details on symptoms, treatment, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Causes of Kidney Stones
    This section of the eMedTV library discusses possible causes of kidney stones and risk factors for the condition. While not actual causes, age, certain medications, or family history may play a role in the development of kidney stones.
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
    This eMedTV article describes extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in detail. Also called ESWL, this is the procedure most often used for the treatment of kidney stones, which uses shockwaves to them break up.
  • Information on Kidney Stones
    Kidney stones form when certain chemicals clump together instead of being eliminated through the urine. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at kidney stones, with information on how a diagnosis is made, as well as a list of possible symptoms.
  • Kidney Stones
    Kidney stones develop when certain materials clump together instead of being eliminated in urine. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition can be due to diet or certain medical conditions. Common symptoms and treatment options are also discussed.
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