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Is kidney failure a common complication of kidney stones ?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
If not: Treated appropriately, kidney stones can damage your kidneys severely.
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
Urology 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Most kidney disease/kidney failure comes from longstanding, poorly controlled high blood pressure and/or diabetes. Nowaadays, it is rare for kidney stones by themselves to cause kidney failure unless they are left in a blocking location for a long period of time.

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