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Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)

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Kidney stone fragments.

Kidney stone fragments.

What Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are abnormal hard formations in the kidneys that are composed mainly of calcium oxalate, also uric acid, and cystine.

Q: How big are kidney stones?

A: Stones can vary in size from microscopic crystals to several centimeters in diameter.

Some stones that are able to enter a ureter can cause excruciating pain while small stones can pass out with urine unnoticeed. A ureter is a tube that connects a kidney to the bladder for the purpose of removing urine. There are two ureters, one for each kidney.

What Are Kidney Stones In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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