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Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidney, states Mayo Clinic. Stones often form when minerals stick together when the urine becomes concentrated. Types of kidney s... More »

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Kidney stone symptoms include waves of sudden, severe pain in the back, abdomen or groin. Often this is combined with nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine and painful urination, according to WebMD. If a kidney stone is v... More »

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Drinking plenty of fluids and modifying the diet are home treatments for kidney stones, according to HowStuffWorks. The majority of kidney stones are small enough to pass in urine, notes University of Maryland Medical Ce... More »

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Kidney stones form when the concentration of minerals, salts, and other substances found in urine increases due to a decrease in water, explains WebMD. Not drinking enough water is the most common cause of kidney stones. More »

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Kidney stones form when the normal balance of water, minerals and salts in the urine changes, explains WebMD. Insufficient fluid intake and certain medical conditions such as gout, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel ... More »

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Kidney stones can be dissolved through a procedure known as lithotripsy, which uses sound or shock waves to break up the stones into pieces small enough to pass through the urinary system, states WebMD. The procedure is ... More »

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Kidney stones occur when urine has a high level of crystal-forming substances that is more than the fluid in urine can dilute out or when urine lacks substances to prevent crystals from sticking together, according to Ma... More »

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