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does creatine cause kidney stones

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adeq ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blocked kidney: We look at BUN and Cr when evaluating kidney function. If a kidney stone is blocking the flow of urine (obstructing) and resulting in abnormal kidney ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
May contribute: Large amounts of creatinine may lead to relative dehydration, which in turn can lead to stone formation. Drink plenty of water if you choose to take ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Yu
25 years experience Urology
Perhaps: I've seen patients who develop protein "stones" from high protein diets due to lack of adequate water intake so if you are using supplements i would r ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: As an athlete, you know to stay well hydrated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Yes!: You should not take creatine if you have a history of kidney disease or you have conditions such as diabetes which increase the risk of kidney proble ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not a good idea: Not a good idea.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not the key: Your history indicates you've already had kidney stones. The key for you will be staying well-hydrated. Creatine's great for a man putting on muscle, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Creatinine : From the American Journal of Hypertension from April of 1988 they did a longitudinal study of creatinine levels. They varied from 14 to 20% over time. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metaboli ... Read More
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