Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Renal Calculus Incidence

Facts about kidney stone:

  • About 1 out of 10 people in the US will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life.
  • About 2 million people suffer from kidney stones each year in the US.
  • Kidney stones are twice as common in men.
  • The most common type of kidney stone is made of calcium.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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