Kidney Stones are entities responsible for the excruciating pains in the lower abdomen known as renal colic.
They are commonly seen in males. Multiple causations ranging from simple dehydration and certain dietary excesses to infections and metabolic diseases, lead to varied types of renal stones.
Kidney stones of any of these various types may occur in all kinds of population.
They are crystal deposits ranging from 3 mm. to as large as 8 mm. which may be symptomless or they may cause the characteristic excruciating pains of renal colic. These paroxysms of renal colic are associated with many other symptoms.