The pain experienced from passing a kidney stone is said to be so excruciating some have even compared it to child birth.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives and each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems.
But what exactly are kidney stones and how do you get them?
In the video above by DNews, Dr. Crystal Dilworth explains everything you've ever wondered about these painful stones, from what they are to who gets them and even the strange activity that can help you pass them.
In a new study published by the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that people who developed kidney stones are more susceptible to chronic kidney disease.