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What kind of kidney stones can develop in my body?

There are four primary types of kidney stones that may require different kinds of treatments. Uric acid stones can form if you eat a high-protein diet. Struvite stones can form if you have an infection. Cystine stones, the most rare kind of kidney stone, occur most often within families. Calcium stones are the most common kind of kidney stone and are caused by an excess of calcium in the kidneys.

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