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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do beets cause kidney stones?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Possibly: If you have a tendency to form oxalate stones then food rich in oxalates like beets could contribute to stone formation.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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45 years experience
Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Oxalate Levels: Beet juice has high levels of oxalate. If you are prone to forming oxalate stones the beet juice could hasten the stone formation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is causing kidney stones if i'm 24?

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Dr. Neil Halin
Interventional Radiology 40 years experience
Many things: Like chronic low-grade kidney infection, metabolic imbalance, hyper-parathyroidism, medications. You should be discussing this with your urologist who is an expert in managing kidney stones. Stones can often be passed by themselves. Sometimes they need the help of a urologist or interventional radiologist to get them out.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can kidney stones cause a bubonocele?

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Dr. Marc Sedwitz
General Surgery 44 years experience
No : Bubonocele is a groin or inquinal hernia
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A 47-year-old male asked:

What causes black kidney stones?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful.
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A 59-year-old member asked:

What causes kidney stones?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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.
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