Kidney Stones Channel
Topics
Quicklinks
Related Channels

About Kidney Stones

One of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, kidney stones develop when crystals in the urine clump together instead of passing through the body. Kidney stones vary in size; some may be as small as a grain of sand, while others can be as large as a golf ball. Many people with kidney stones have no symptoms. Extreme pain, which occurs when a stone acutely blocks the flow of urine, is often the first symptom a person will experience.
 
Most kidney stones will pass out of the body on their own; however, problem stones may require removal procedures such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
 
(Click Kidney Stones to learn more about what causes them, possible symptoms, and treatment options.)
 

About Kidney Stones

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.