Kidney stones are deposits of acid salts and minerals that form stones in your kidneys. They may not cause any symptoms if they are very small or if they stay in your kidney. However, when they start moving through your urinary tract, you may start to notice pain and other symptoms.
1. Even small stones can cause symptoms for some people, while for others, there is no pain. Kidney stones do not cause any permanent damage, but they can be very painful, so treatment is essential. Men and women both have similar symptoms. But, women are more likely to start getting them when they reach about 50 years of age.