Kidney Stones- Symptoms and Prevention

Dr. Melissa Stöppler, Editor of MedicineNet.com discusses how kidney stones can be prevented, and what symptoms to look out for.

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Dr. Melissa Stöppler: "A kidney stone is a hard substance formed in the urinary tract. About one in twenty people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. Dehydration is a common condition that can lead to kidney stones, as well as obstruction to the flow of urine. Some people say the pain associated with the symptoms of kidney stones is the most excruciating pain they've ever experienced..."

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