How Much Do You Know About Kidney Stones?

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Kidney Stones are a fairly common medical affliction. You may someone who had one, or have had one yourself. But, how much do you really know about kidney stones? What are the causes, symptoms, and how can you decrease your chance of getting one?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What percent of men and women will develop a kidney stone?

    • A.

      25% of men, 13% of women

    • B.

      13% of men, 7% of women

    • C.

      7% of men, 18% of women

    • D.

      18% of men, 25% of women

    Correct Answer
    B. 13% of men, 7% of women
    Explanation
    Lifetime incidence is 13% in men and 7% in women, however these numbers goes up drastically once a person has had one stone.

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  • 2. 

    What causes kidney stones?

    • A.

      Being punched in the kidneys

    • B.

      Being in the sun too often

    • C.

      Urine becoming too concentrated with minerals

    • D.

      Drinking too many sugary beverages

    Correct Answer
    C. Urine becoming too concentrated with minerals
    Explanation
    When your urine contains more crystal-forming substances than the fluid in your urine can dilute kidney stones form.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are kidney stones commonly made of? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Calcium

    • B.

      Carbon

    • C.

      Uric acid

    • D.

      Oxalate

    • E.

      Chloride

    • F.

      Potasium

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Calcium
    C. Uric acid
    D. Oxalate
    Explanation
    Kidney stones are commonly made of calcium, uric acid, and oxalate. Calcium stones are the most common type of kidney stones and are formed when there is an excess of calcium in the urine. Uric acid stones form when there is an excess of uric acid in the urine, which can occur due to certain medical conditions or a diet high in purines. Oxalate stones form when there is an excess of oxalate in the urine, which can be caused by consuming foods high in oxalate or having certain medical conditions.

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  • 4. 

    Which foods should you avoid if you have a kidney stone?

    • A.

      Oranges

    • B.

      Pork

    • C.

      Chocolate

    • D.

      Nuts

    • E.

      Beets

    • F.

      Cheese

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Pork
    C. Chocolate
    E. Beets
    Explanation
    Avoid foods high in oxolates, and avoid protein from animal products like beef or eggs. Drink lots of water, eat lots of calcium and avoid salt.

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  • 5. 

    What are some good things to do if you have a kidney stone?

    • A.

      Drink 12 glasses of water a day

    • B.

      Avoid eating salt

    • C.

      Exercise

    • D.

      Drink alcohal

    • E.

      See a doctor

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Drink 12 glasses of water a day
    B. Avoid eating salt
    E. See a doctor
    Explanation
    Surprisingly exercise has not been shown to help pass a kidney stone, just water and time-- or an operation if it is serious.

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  • 6. 

    Common symptoms of kidney stones include:

    • A.

      Pink, red, or brown urine

    • B.

      Leg cramps

    • C.

      Needing to urinate more often

    • D.

      Severe abdominal pain

    • E.

      Headaches

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pink, red, or brown urine
    C. Needing to urinate more often
    D. Severe abdominal pain
    Explanation
    Kidney stones don't usually cause problems until they pass out of the kidney. And remember everyone's experience is slightly different, if you think something is wrong go see a doctor.

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  • 7. 

    What is the medical name for a kidney stone?

    • A.

      Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

    • B.

      Atypical odontalgia

    • C.

      Nephrolithiasis

    • D.

      Medial tibial stress syndrome

    Correct Answer
    C. Nephrolithiasis
    Explanation
    Stones are classified by what they are made of and location. Nephrolithiasis refers to the kidneys.

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  • 8. 

    How do you get rid of a kidney stone? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      You cannot get rid of a stone once you have it.

    • B.

      You pass it out of your body through urination.

    • C.

      A doctor can break a stone into smaller pieces.

    • D.

      You can take antibiotics to fight the stone.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. You pass it out of your body through urination.
    C. A doctor can break a stone into smaller pieces.
    Explanation
    A stone will generally pass on its own or a doctor can help it along if it is a larger more painful stone.

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  • 9. 

    How old must you be before developing a kidney stone?

    • A.

      Any Age

    • B.

      Over 13

    • C.

      Over 20

    • D.

      Over 40

    Correct Answer
    A. Any Age
    Explanation
    Kidney stones can develop at any age, from infants to older adults. The formation of kidney stones is influenced by various factors such as genetics, diet, dehydration, and certain medical conditions. While the risk of developing kidney stones generally increases with age, it is possible for individuals of any age to experience this condition. Therefore, the correct answer is "Any Age."

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  • 10. 

    If your grandpa had a kidney stone, will you get one?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only if your mother/father also had one.

    • D.

      Possibly

    Correct Answer
    D. Possibly
    Explanation
    It is not definite, but a common genetic variation called claudin-14 has been linked to roughly a 65% increased risk in developing kidney stone.

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