Your kidneys remove waste and fluid from your blood to make urine. Sometimes, when you have too much of certain wastes and not enough fluid in your blood, these wastes can build up and stick together in your kidneys. These clumps of waste are called kidney stones.
What are the causes and risk factors of kidney stones?
Anyone can get a kidney stone, but some people are more likely than others to have them. Learn more about the risk factors for kidney stones.
What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
The symptoms of kidney stones may vary depending on the size of the kidney stones. Learn more about kidney stone symptoms.
What are the treatments for kidney stones?
The treatment for a kidney stone depends on the size of the stone, what it is made of, whether it is causing pain and whether it is blocking your urinary tract. Learn more about the treatment options for kidney stones.
How can I prevent kidney stones?
The best way to prevent most kidney stones is to drink enough fluids every day. Learn more about preventing kidney stones.
Types of kidney stones
There are four main types of kidney stones. Calcium, uric acid, struvite and cystine. Learn more about these types of kidney stones.