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Kidney Disease Center—Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

General Overview

Kidney stones are pieces of stone-like material that form on the walls of the kidney. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the lower back. Their main function is to remove waste from the body and to balance the water and mineral content of the blood by removing water.

American Urological Association Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org/

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov

National Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org

The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation http://www.ohf.org