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Kidney Stones - DRHC Dubai Urology clinic

Kidney stones are formed from the deposits of salts and mineral acids and the urine does not contain any substances that help to get rid of some acids – salts such as uric acid and calcium. The presence of a defect in other substances that dissolve the sediment substances prevents the formation of stones. It is important to know that there is a large number of people who have kidney stones at a certain stage in their life.

The percentage of people who have kidney stones in countries ranges from 1% to 20% but it increases to 37% in some countries, especially in the Arab world. As we know, there are no accurate statistics in our world, therefore this percentage in Arab countries might be much more.

Reasons or factors that lead to stone formation:

  1. Geography (hot places more than cold places).
  2. The eating system.
  3. Inheritance (the percentage to a family member increases when one of the members has kidney stones).
  4. Temperature and lifestyle.

Stones are divided into different types depending on the components formed:

  • Calcium stones are considered the highest.
  • Uric acid stones.
  • Gravel consists of magnesium.
  • Others

There are other types that result from infection or from taking some medication. People are at high risk of developing stones if one of these factors is identified:

  • When a person gets stones early in life.
  • When family members get kidney stones.
  • Stones due to infections.
  • Malfunction of some glands (e.g. thyroid, parathyroid).
  • Diseases of the intestine or after gastric or intestinal surgery.
  • Defect in the filtering of salts and minerals.
  • A congenital defect in a part of the urinary system.
  • Vitamin D deficiency.


  • Pain in the abdomen, back, lower abdomen, and pubic area.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Recurrences of UTI.
  • Feeling of sudden, frequent urination.

We do have excellent experience in diagnosing and treating (medically and surgically) patients with kidney stones.

 If you had a kidney stone, we also recommend you evaluate the reason why it is happening to avoid any recurrences.

DRHC urology clinic in Dubai has treatment for Kidney Stones and all kinds of urinary problems.