For most people, going to the bathroom is uneventful — it’s just an average part of daily life. We usually don’t think twice about having to pee, but once in a while that changes.
If you have kidney stones, going to the bathroom can be an excruciating experience. Kidney stones can cause pain, discomfort, and a variety of other symptoms.
Kidney stones, which are urinary tract disorders, are actually pretty common. The stones are typically made of calcium deposits, but there are other types as well.
Calcium stones, which make up 80 percent of kidney stones, often form when people have too much calcium in their urine.
The other types of stones, which make up the other 20 percent, are uric acid stones, cystine stones, and struvite/infection stones.
To learn more about what causes kidney stones, what the signs and symptoms of kidney stones are, how to pass them, and how to prevent these painful, uncomfortable stones, continue reading!