Mount Nittany Medical Minute | Published January 13, 2014

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones

  • A kidney stone is a solid mass formed in the kidney
  • Stones can vary in size from golf-ball sized to small and jagged
  • Typically caused by lack of water
  • More likely to affect overweight or obese men
  • Symptoms may include urination pain, bloody urine, sharp pain, or nausea
  • Small stones usually pass, but larger stones may require physician treatment

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