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Take the Kidney Stone Quiz

Kidney stones are one of the most common problems of the urinary tract—and one of the most painful disorders. How much do you know about kidney stones? Try your hand at this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

1. Most kidney stones pass through a person's urinary tract without any medical intervention.
2. Anyone can develop kidney stones.
3. A kidney stone forms from chemicals that the body is trying to get rid of.
4. If you have had gallstones, you're likely to get kidney stones, as well.
5. A urinary tract infection can put you at risk for developing kidney stones.
6. The pain from a kidney stone comes on gradually, growing more and more intense.
7. Most kidney stones large enough to cause pain must be removed surgically.
8. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones.
9. Some kidney stones can be removed by using shockwaves.
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