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What causes kidney stone ?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Minerals

A kidney stone is hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract.
Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. Most common type of stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. These chemicals are part of a person's normal diet and make up important parts of the body, such as bones and muscles.

In brief: Minerals

A kidney stone is hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract.
Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. Most common type of stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. These chemicals are part of a person's normal diet and make up important parts of the body, such as bones and muscles.
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