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What Are Calcium Oxalate Crystals?

Calcium oxalate crystals are hard, crystalline mineral formations in the kidney or urinary tract

Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. Calcium oxalate crystals can form when your urine has high levels of these minerals and salts. Calcium oxalate crystals can start small but can grow larger in size, even filling the inner hollow structures of the kidney.

Crystals in urine symptoms and calcium oxalate stones causes
Crystals in urine symptoms and calcium oxalate stones causes

Crystal in urine symptoms – Some crystals stay in the kidney, and do not cause any problems. Sometimes calcium oxalate crystals can travel down the ureter, the tube between the kidney and the bladder. If the crystal reaches the bladder, it can be passed out of the body in urine. If the crystal becomes lodged in the ureter, it blocks the urine flow from that kidney. 

In the following pages, we will discuss calcium oxalate stone causes and what are symptoms of high oxalates and crystals in urine symptoms.