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Kidney stones i pass kidney stones every year. urology takes samples but never finds anything wrong. they tell me to stay away from anything containing caffeine. i'm not a pop or coffee drinker. i am always dehydrated and i don't drink a lot of water.

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Dr. Michael Han
Urology 22 years experience
Stones : Stones can be formed because of a multitude of reasons. In your case, it is most likely because of your lack of water intake. Other reasons can include high salt intake, high oxalate intake (usually found in coffee, tea, cola, nuts and spinach) or even high protein diets. You should have a metabolic stone evaluation which includes a 24 hour urine sample and some bloodwork. For starters, i would recommend at least 2 liters of water a day and lowering of your salt intake.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick commented
Urology 36 years experience
Excellent advice. I agree completely
Nov 10, 2013
Dr. Michael Conlin
Urology 37 years experience
You : You have a high likelihood of having a metabolic issue since both your parents have active stone disease. You should have the 24 hour urine studies, and be evaluated by a urologist or nephrologist who specializes in kidney stones. Perhaps your fathers doctor.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Kidney stones: Sounds like your not getting much information from your urologist. Proper fluid intake is the cornerstone of prevention. You should strive to make 2 liters of urine or more daily. A stone analysis will reveal the type of stones formed and a 24 hr urine collection for stone risk analysis may help guide prevention as well.

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