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Avoiding the pain of kidney stones

If you’ve had a stone, the problem is likely to recur — but it doesn’t have to. Use these strategies for prevention. The pain associated with kidney stones has been described by some as more excruciating than childbirth. Kidney stones are small, hard stones, formed when high levels of minerals in your urine start to crystallize in your kidneys, forming a pebble-like mass. The pain comes when these stones migrate from your…

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