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Kidney stones, also known as renal calculi, are hardened deposits of minerals that form in the kidneys. They can cause pain as they pass through the urinary tract. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Types of Kidney Stones:
    • Calcium Oxalate: Most common, caused by high calcium or oxalate levels in urine.
    • Calcium Phosphate: Result from high urinary pH.
    • Cystine: Rare, due to hereditary disorder.
    • Struvite: Associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs).
    • Uric Acid: Caused by elevated uric acid levels12.
  2. Symptoms:
  3. Treatment:

Remember, early recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!