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.
Discover ways to reduce the risk of another kidney stone forming.
Learn how physiological changes that occur during pregnancy may increase (or decrease) your chances of developing a stone.