- Q What are kidney stones?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe Rolling Stones aren't the only stones that can change your life. Another type will make you keel over like a rugby player who's been kneed in the groin. Kidney stones form when urine becomes concentrated, forming small crystals and then stones. They... Full Answer
- Q How are kidney stones diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose your kidney stones (and rule out other possible causes of your symptoms) with urine and blood tests. You may also have a sonogram or computerized tomography (CT) scan so that your doctor can obtain images of your stones. Most... Full Answer
- Q What causes kidney stones?
Kidney stones are formed when certain materials in your urine accumulate to an unhealthy level and your body is unable to dilute the materials with fluid. This is often caused by a combination of factors such as diet, dehydration, family history,... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
Kidney stones can cause pain in the lower abdomen, especially the lower back, sides, and groin area. Other symptoms include blood in the urine, vomiting or nausea, painful urination, and an urge to urinate frequently. You might also experience chills... Full Answer
- Q What foods should I eat to help prevent new kidney stones?
Alberta Scruggs, Nutrition & DieteticsA tailored nutrition assessment that compliments medical care is most beneficial in the prevention of new kidney stone formation. Dietary interventions should include: Increased fluid intake (approximately three liters with half coming from water).... Full Answer