What you need to know about your kidney stone
It's estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives. Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re part of that group. Learning more about kidney stones is a great next step on your path to treatment and recovery.
Get to Know the Basics
Your kidney stone
Explore how a kidney stone forms, what it’s made out of, and why location is important.
Causes and risk factors
See why you may be more (or less) likely to develop a stone based on your diet, health, family history and other factors.
Symptoms and diagnosis
Learn which symptoms to look out for – and what happens when your doctor diagnoses your kidney stone.
Learn how physiological changes that occur during pregnancy may increase (or decrease) your chances of developing a stone.