Kidney stones (also called renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are small deposits of minerals that form in your child's urinary tract or bladder.

Possible Kidney Stone Causes

  • High-salt diets
  • Not drinking enough water each day
  • Medications
  • Underlying kidney conditions

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

  • Tenderness in the lower back, side, or stomach
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination

Kidney Stone Prevention 

  • Decrease salt and packaged food
  • Increase water intake

Treatment at Arkansas Children's

You will need a referral from your child's primary care physician to the Nephrology or Urology Clinic.

Meet the Experts: Kidney Stones - What Parents Should Know

Join us as we talk with Dr. Rachel Millner, Pediatric Nephrologist, about kidney stones in children. Learn how often children get kidney stones, what causes them, how they are treated and more!