Introduction: Kidney stones


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Kidney stones: Stone-like calcium deposits in the kidney.

Kidney stones: A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney out of substances in the urine.

A stone may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. A small stone may pass all of the way out of the body without causing too much pain.

A larger stone may get stuck in a ureter, the bladder, or the urethra. A problem stone can block the flow of urine and cause great pain. 1

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1. excerpt from What Are Kidney Stones: NIDDK

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