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what is kidney stones ?

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Dr. Joshua Emdur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stones: The most common type of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Stones form in the urinary system for a number of different reasons. Once the stone is formed they can travel from from the kidney and clog up the urinary system. Pain is caused by blockages in the urinary system.
Answered on Feb 3, 2015
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. Small stones may pass,on their own, but larger ones may require removal or dissolution.
Answered on Nov 3, 2015

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