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Kidney Stones and Photography?

One of my favourite sites is Crooked Brains where I found these fantastic images yesterday. They write:

It’s a wonder to know such a beauty in the stone can be a problem in a kidney.

Anyway, personally I find it hard to remember all the types of kidney stones. But with these photos, it should be an easier task:

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Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate.

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Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate with superficial Dihydrate.

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Struvite (Feline).

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Crystalluria

Further reading for your pleasure:

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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. These pictures make my kidneys hurt just looking at them. Ouch.

    September 7, 2007
  2. Anonymous #

    Owowowowowow.

    I just passed one, and looking at these makes the pain come back :P

    April 11, 2008
  3. Andrea #

    my husband in the process of trying to pass one he is in alot of pain I wish i could take the pain away from him.

    May 25, 2008
  4. Anonymous #

    my ct came back to reveal that i have a 12mm stone not looking forward to that. I am having the ultrasonic op done and i hope that it breaks it up in to small ones … real small

    September 1, 2008
  5. bladder stones can be removed with a apple detox and colonic hydrotherapy. fantastic read thanks very much for the information and photos

    September 9, 2010
  6. There is 8 mm stone diagnosised in my left kidney today by (usg) and swollen and severe pain in this region. kindly give me total information for its cure. thankyou From- Vimal Paliwal, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India 313001 m.no.+919413263676

    February 12, 2011
  7. Treatment for kidney stones depends on the type of the stone and the cause of stone formation. Drinking lots of water and making a few dietary changes can reduce chances of kidney stone formation. Sometimes water and dietary control may not enough to reduce formation of kidney stones. Medications may be necessary to reduce the level of certain chemicals like calcium, uric acid, oxalate or cystine. Medicines may also be prescribed to relieve pain associated with movement and presence of big stones.

    December 11, 2011
  8. bladder stones can be removed with a apple detox and colonic hydrotherapy. fantastic read thanks very much for the information and photos

    December 13, 2011
  9. ED #

    Bet those hurt…. heard drinking fresh coconut water is good for the kidneys and for people with kidney stones.

    August 8, 2012
  10. Indigo Cloud #

    May I use the picture of the struvite kidney stone for a fictional work? Of course, credit for the picture goes to you; it’s just that it’s the most effective picture of a kidney stone I’ve seen.

    April 2, 2013

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