Kidney stones color

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What color are kidney stones

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The color depends on what substance makes up the stone. Most are yellow or brown, but they can also be tan, gold or black.
Yes mine are black. I'm still in a lot of pain.
Do not care about the stone color too much. If you have pain, then go to see a urologist and get a urinary ultrasound study to determine the number, size and location of the stones, based on which treatment options could be made.
The shape of kidney stones will be irregular. The size may vary from millimeters to few centimeters. The color, texture etc will also vary from person to person.

The most common colors of kidney stones are yellow and brown. But gold, tan and black may also be the colors of the kidney stones. The normal shape of a kidney stone may be round, jagged or branch like. The texture may also differ according to the composition of the stone.

Different substances comprise each type of kidney stone. Calcium oxalate stones are made primarily of excess calcium while uric acid stones form as a result of too much protein. Struvite stones hold the waste product ammonia and the mineral magnesium.

Calcium and oxalate cause those types of stones to be darker in color while uric acid stones normally show as brownish-white. A dirty-white color develops in struvite collections while cystine stones adopt a shade of pink or yellow.
When can you go back to work after pass a kidney stone
If the renal function is not impaired and there is no blood in urine or urinary tract infection, one can come back to work right away after the stone is passed out.
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Mine was a very large stone and it was over the urethra, they had to zap it, the urologist told me because it was so large I would have to have the procedure twice, however the stone was WHITE, and it was smashed on the first try. I had to wear the shunt for 15 days which wasn’t pleasant. I don’t know if white stones are softer or what.
Probably only your urologist who smashed your stone knows whether it is hard or soft, because stone color is not informative. The shunt is called double J conduit, which is widely used in urological surgeries. It serves as a conduit to keep the ureter patent so as not to be blocked by the smashed stones.