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What is the difference between gall stones and kidney stones minerals?

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In brief: Big difference

Gall stones are most often composed of cholesterol and bile pigments whereas kidney stones are composed predominantly of calcium oxalate, but also calcium phosphate, uric acid, magnesium ammonium phosphate and rarely cystine.

In brief: Big difference

Gall stones are most often composed of cholesterol and bile pigments whereas kidney stones are composed predominantly of calcium oxalate, but also calcium phosphate, uric acid, magnesium ammonium phosphate and rarely cystine.
Dr. Andrew Siegel
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Cholesterol v crysta

Gall stones are mostly condensed cholesterol and bile which are the primary secretions of the liver. Kidney stones can be calcium, oxalate or uric acid and rarely others.
They are mode from crystallized solutes, things that dissolve in water, rather than fatty materials.

In brief: Cholesterol v crysta

Gall stones are mostly condensed cholesterol and bile which are the primary secretions of the liver. Kidney stones can be calcium, oxalate or uric acid and rarely others.
They are mode from crystallized solutes, things that dissolve in water, rather than fatty materials.
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