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can i get kidney stones from drinking 1000 miligrams of creatine a day?

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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 creatine.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
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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 recommend making sure an adequate amount of fluid is also being ingested.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: As an athlete, you know to stay well hydrated.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014

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