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What are Kidney Stones?

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone probably knows the pain that often accompanies them. These small, yet hard crystal-like deposits form over time in the kidney. Kidney stones are made up of tiny crystals of various compounds, mostly calcium, in the urine. If they remain small enough they will pass easily out of the urinary system. If the stone stays in the kidney and more crystals join it, forming a large stone, it may get stuck in the ureters (tubes from kidneys to bladder). This can be extremely painful.

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