Why do stones form?

Stones form due to many reasons:

  • Fluid loss : Commonly known as dehydration, makes concentrated urine which in turn precipitates salts which result in stone formation.
  • Certain Foods : Contain high amounts of the chemicals which in particular situations crystallize and grow into stones.
  • Kidney Infection : Foster stones due to the process of precipitation of certain chemicals.
  • Abnormal Urinary Tract Anatomy : Results into obstruction and stagnation of urine resulting into stone formation e.g. horseshoe kidney, ectopic kidney, obstruction.

Identifying Kidney Stones:

Kidney stones are identified by their size, shape and composition.