How do kidney stones typically form?

Kidney stones. this is a very complex issue but basically the urine becomes supersaturated with a material that settles out and forms stones. Good discussion in wikipedia.

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How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

No. After endoscopic (surgical) treatment for your kidney stones, the patient is generally discharged home the same day. If there is excessive bleeding, infection, or side effects from the anesthesia, an overnight stay maybe required. Read more...
Hmmmm . You might not need to be hospitalized for stones. Consult your doctor. In many cases they can send you home. If your kidney is obstructed they may wish to do percutaneous extraction of the stones. Read more...

How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

Normally 2 days. The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. Read more...
Variable . It is quite variable and to a large degree depends on which portion of the kidney the stone is lodged in. Some stay unchanged for years while others pass out readily. Read more...

I was diagnosed with kidney stones back in 12/2015. Had ESWL in march. But us showed it failed. I had a ct scan today. What would typically be next?

Here are some... To many, ESWL or laser for urinary stones may portray a hope like a magic, but not as reflected in their success as time-tested. Back in 1980-90s, ESWL was "king"; over the past 20+s years, the tide of popularity reversed, but yet to depend on professional expertise and facility availability. If stone <1.25 cm, I would use laser breaking via ureter to kidney; if bigger, remove it via a puncture... Read more...