Kidney Stones

Chat

Quiz: Do You Understand Kidney Stones?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
True
False
1

Kidney stones are never genetic.

Explanation:
Sometimes, the predisposition to kidney stones is genetic. There are certain conditions such as hyperparathyroidism or gastrointestinal illnesses that can cause them.
2

Flank pain is a symptom of kidney stones.

Explanation:
Symptoms of kidney stones include flank pain and blood in the urine.
3

Kidney stones will never pass on their own.

Explanation:
Smaller kidney stones may pass on their own. If you do pass one, do not throw it out. Take it to your physician and he or she will send it to the lab to have it ground up and find out what’s inside of it.
4

Treatment of kidney stones depends on where the kidney stone is.

Explanation:
Treatment of kidney stones depends on where the kidney stone is, how big it is and how healthy you are. The surgical removal of kidney stones can include going in surgically through the urethra and using baskets or other devices to pull them out.
5

Drinking water can help prevent kidney stones.

Explanation:
Often, patients need to take medications and/or make dietary changes to prevent or lessen the chance of developing another kidney stone. Patients should also drink lots of water to prevent the urine from getting too concentrated.