Tag: kidney stones

Each of us has two kidneys. Although they seem small and only represent less than five-tenths of one percent of a human’s body weight, they are complex, specialized organs with a great responsibility. Knowing the ins and outs of your…

Below are numerous questions that are frequently asked about kidney stones. The information has been divided into three articles – one focused on the types and symptoms of kidney stones with accompanying kidney stone pictures; the next on the causes…

While there are a number of treatment options for kidney stones that work in most cases, there are times when a more invasive treatment may be required. This page discusses the parameters for determining if kidney stone surgery is needed…

While there are telltale signs of kidney stones including sharp pain in the side and back, frequent urination, blood in the urine, and vomiting/nausea, these symptoms may also be present in many other medical conditions. Because the timing and severity…

Earlier, I had a post about the importance of drinking water to prevent kidney stones. However, that’s just one of a number of strategies to reduce your chances of getting a stone. Though kidney stones can be common and recur…

I haven’t had a kidney stone in a while, but I often find myself thinking: How do I know if my kidney stone pain is a single episode? What qualifies as chronic kidney stone disease? I don’t have them often—maybe…

In an earlier post, I talked about the four types of kidney stones: calcium, uric, struvite, and cystine. After a bit more research, I realized that a certain condition, Cystinuria, causes Cystine stones—the rarest but often largest types of kidney…

Harvard Health Publication’s Faculty Editor, Robert H. Shmerling, MD., has warned that kidney stones are on the rise. In an article published on the publication’s blog, Shmerling writes that, until recently, the typical person experiencing kidney stone issues was male,…