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Why does the pain of passing kidney stones tend to come in waves?

Kidney stones are hard stone-like lumps that have been created from the accumulation of crystalic waste products in your kidneys. After their formation, your body will try to pass them out through the urinary tract. The location of the stone and its progress from your urinary tract can affect the symptoms you experience. Many patients experience a sharp pain that comes and goes in waves, as the irregular shape of the stones makes them to frequently change positions against the inside ureter walls.

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