The first thing most people think about kidney stones is that passing one can be very painful. But a number of factors determine if you are going to have a kidney stone, how it will make its way out of the urinary tract, and what you can do to minimize … Read More
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Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for upper back pain. But kidney pain isn’t related to muscular issues, or to other causes of back pain, such as the pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis … Read More
Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed.
But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even if … Read More
A kidney stone is formed from substances that are present in urine. Usually these substances are excreted from the body in urine, but if you don’t drink sufficient fluids, they can crystallize and clump together to form tiny stones, creating a sometimes urgent need for kidney stone … Read More
According to the National Kidney Foundation, it’s estimated that 1 in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some point—the prevalence has more than doubled since the late 1970s, and it's nearly double in men compared to women. A few years ago, I had kidney stone … Read More
Kidney stones or renal calculi are a common and unpleasant condition in which small “stones” develop in the kidneys, causing severe pain as they travel through the ureters—tubes between the kidneys and the bladder. They affect around 1 in 11 adults in the United States. Most stones pass … Read More