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Other names for kidney stones

Kidney stones have many names which are synonymous:

  • Kidney stones
  • Renal stones
  • Renal calculi
  • Ureteric calculi – when a stone made in the kidney has travelled down the ureter
  • Urolithiasis
  • Renal lithiasis
  • Nephrolith
  • Kidney pebble
  • Kidney concretion

It is important to note that kidney stones are not related to other stones in the body. Having stones in the gallbladder is not a risk factor for developing kidney stones at all. Stones can also occur in salivary glands, stomach, and ear but none of these are at all related to renal stones.