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what causes kidney stones?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism.
Answered on Dec 7, 2019
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Several: Several theories. Any structural problems in the urinary tract, concentrated urine, infection.
Answered on Feb 4, 2012

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