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A 43-year-old female asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Folks with a history of kidney stones generally benefit from drinking plenty of water. I'm sorry anyone suggested that a simple water filter was a problem.

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