HEALTH RESEARCH

Kidney Stones Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
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March 21, 2017

Take the Kidney Stone Quiz

Kidney stones are one of the most common problems of the urinary tract—and one of the most painful disorders. How much do you know about kidney stones? Try your hand at this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

1. Most kidney stones pass through a person's urinary tract without any medical intervention.
2. Anyone can develop kidney stones.
3. A kidney stone forms from chemicals that the body is trying to get rid of.
4. A urinary tract infection can put you at risk for developing kidney stones.
5. The pain from a kidney stone comes on gradually, growing more and more intense.
6. Most kidney stones large enough to cause pain must be removed surgically.
7. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones.
8. Some kidney stones can be removed by using shockwaves.

Updated:  

March 21, 2017

Sources:  

Diagnosis and acute management of suspected nephrolithiasis in adults. UpToDate., Interpretation of kidney stone analysis. UpToDate., Kidney Stones: A Global Picture of Prevalence, Incidence, and Associated Risk Factors. Romero, V. Reviews in Urology. 2010;12(2):86-96., Options in the management of renal and ureteral stones in adults. UpToDate.

Reviewed By:  

Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP,Latif, Walead, DO