Urinary Tract Stones

Stones are hard masses developed from crystals that separate from the urine and can be found anywhere along the urinary tract.  Family history, dietary habits, water consumption and certain abnormalities within the urinary tract or medical conditions may all play a role in the formation of the stones.

Symptoms of stones can vary in severity; ranging from painless bloody urine, to excruciating back, abdominal, or groin pain.  Other symptoms can include pain and/or irritation with urination, nausea and vomiting, or reoccurring urinary tract infections.



Educational Resources:
Kidney Stones; Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by Christopher W. Boelter, M.D.

Kidney Stones by David Buhl, PA-C

Kidney Stones Medical Moment with David Buhl, PA-C

Low Oxalate Diet by Kristin Francois, PA-C

Urinary Tract Stones by Henri P. Lanctin, M.D., FACS