U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can tea really give you kidney stones?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it doesn't: In fact water in tea is good for stone prevention!
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Evidence is scanty: The pop idea is that iced tea is loaded with oxalate the causes stones. Some foods (famously rhubarb) have very high levels & do seem linked with stones. I searched the nih database for the past two decades and found one uncontrolled study in an obscure eastern european journal, two finding green tea drinkers have fewer kidney stones & couldn't find the hyped 2012 "loyola" study.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

Can tea really give you kidney stones?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it doesn't: In fact water in tea is good for stone prevention!
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can tea cause kidney stones?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it doesn't: Water in it good for stone prevention.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 16, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.