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Do beets cause kidney stones?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 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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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 47 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is causing kidney stones if i'm 24?

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Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology 39 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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What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Johanna Figueroa
Urology 24 years experience
Depends what type: Most common cause of stone formation is lack of adequate hydration. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common and can be prevented by diet low in oxalate believev it or not low calcium diet can cause stones too a metabolic work up if you have a history of stones will help. Second most common are uric acid stones. Alkaline urine by increasing urine ph or decrease in high protein diet helps.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can kidney stones cause a bubonocele?

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Dr. Marc Sedwitz
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No : Bubonocele is a groin or inquinal hernia
Palo Alto, CA
A 47-year-old male asked:

What causes black kidney stones?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 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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