Welcome to KidneyStoners.org

In talking with kidney stone patients, we’ve found that many are looking for a reliable, unbiased, and medically accurate resource of information for their condition. We started this website to help address this need and to let patients know about the many effective prevention strategies available.

See our featured content above or take some time and explore the extensive information we have on kidney stones, effective prevention strategies, and treatment options. The site is updated regularly with new information written by our contributors, available in the latest posts section, so check there to hear from leading experts.

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HomeKidneyStoners logo Picture of kidney stones Info Prevent Prevention
About us The urinary system 3 steps to fewer stones
Frequently asked questions How do stones form? Dietary prevention
Ask KidneyStoners.org Causes of stone pain Should I stop my calcium?
Latest posts History of stones The next step: medications

Kidney stone myths Testing for stones
Kidney stone gallery
Treatment options for kidney stonesTreatment options Media related to kidney stonesMisc Picture of a ureteral stentStents
Letting a stone pass Videos & pictures All about stents
Medications to help pass stones Patient handout Stent removal
Ureteroscopy Celeb. kidneystoners  Stent placement
Shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) Stones during pregnancy  Do I have to have a stent 
Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy Soda and stones Stents for tight ureters
Open or laparoscopic surgery Stones and kidney failure  Forgotten stents
Comparing surgery options (chart) Stones in children  Pain after stent removal


This site was started in March of 2011. Our goal is to make it a useful and interesting resource for kidney stone patients and their families. Please let us know how we can make this site better by emailing us with suggestions or comments to: ask@kidneystoners.org