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  • Posted By: Admin
  • Posted On: Jun 23, 2011
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  • Category: Health Groups » Urology » Others Urology Diseases
  • Description: Kidney stones are solid concretions or crystal aggregations formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine. Kidney stones are typically classified by their location in the kidney (nephrolithiasis), ureter (ureterolithiasis), or bladder (cystolithiasis), or by their chemical composition (calcium-containing, struvite, uric acid, or other compounds). 80% of those with kidney stones are men. Men most commonly experience their first episode between age 30–40 years, while for women the age at first presentation is somewhat later. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size (usually at least 3 millimetres (0.12 in) they can cause obstruction of the ureter.