Kidney Disease Center—Kidney Stones
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Kidney Stones

General Overview
Kidney stones are pieces of stone-like material that form on the walls of the kidney. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the lower back. Their main function is to remove waste from the body and to balance the water and mineral content of the blood by removing water.


InDepth
 
Resources
American Urological Association Foundation

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Kidney Foundation

The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation




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