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Technology that fragments kidney stones lessens pain of passing them whole

Technology that fragments kidney stones lessens pain of passing them whole

A tell-tale sign of a kidney stone is pain in a person's side, back and below the ribs. About one in every ten individuals will experience the pain of having a kidney stone in their lifetime, said Dr. Mark Redwood, the division head of the Department of Urology at Sinai Hospital. The pain from passing a stone can be so intense that some people compare it to giving birth. But Redwood says there are many treatments for kidney stones.

What is a kidney stone?

When many of the materials and byproducts from the normal function of the kidneys collect into a solid form, they are called stones. Stones can take on many shapes and sizes, it often depends on how long it...

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