Kidney stones are a hard calcium mass formed in the kidneys. Sometimes they stay in the kidney and cause no issues.
But if they try to pass out of the kidney and get stuck, they can cause extreme pain.
And now they are beginning to show up more and more in children.
Small kidney stones may pass at home with extra fluids. For others you may need medication or shock wave therapy to break up the stone.
But you should not wait longer than six weeks if you’re trying to pass it on your own.
In Healthy Living we explain how you can keep your child from having to deal with this.