Types of Kidney Stones

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Types of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones produces from various chemical reaction and contain several combinations of chemicals in which the most common type is of calcium that format stones with the combination of either oxalate or phosphate. These chemicals are part of a person's normal diet and make up important parts of the body, such as bones and muscles.

Sometimes infection in the urinary tract can cause another types of stone called 'struvite' stone. Another lesser type of stones are uric acid stones and cystine stones (very rare).

Kidney Stones in Medical Terms

According to the position of deposition, these stones are called from different names like Urolithiasis is the medical term used to describe stones occurring in the urinary tract while ureteral stone-or ureterolithiasis is called when stones are found in the ureter.

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