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A 46-year-old member asked:

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

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Dr. William Poston
43 years experience
Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones.
India
A 19-year-old male asked:

Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
1-2 Liters of water: 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily. May add coconut water 4-5/week. Plenty of fresh vegetables & greens should help constipation.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones. See: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/six-ways-to-keep-kidney-stones-at-bay-from-the-harvard-health-letter.Aspx.
Australia
A 43-year-old female asked:

Could the filtered tap water i'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone.
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A 64-year-old male asked:

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?
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