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How do kidney stones affect the body?

As they pass through your urinary tract, kidney stones can obstruct urine from exiting your body and be quite painful. If they are quite large, they may cause damage to the kidneys or cause you to have recurrent urinary tract infections. Kidney stones are considered harmless, although you should contact your doctor if you are having serious pain.

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