Kidney stones are a common condition. In the U.S., as many as 1 out of 8 men and 1 out of 20 of women develop stones. Kidney stones may be discovered in different ways. They may present themselves in a dramatic fashion when they cause severe pain, or they may be found incidentally during an imaging study carried out to investigate some other issue. A variety of treatment options are available for managing stones. Learn about The Urology Group: Kidney Stone Center.