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Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

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In brief: Not drinking enough

The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained.

In brief: Not drinking enough

The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained.
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Metabolism + not

Drinking enough. Stone formers need to drink lots of water, & reduce salt itake to a minimum because calcium (most common component of kidney stones) is excreted with salt.
Avoid xs red meat in diet. Inflammatory bowel diease +/or gout as well as kidney infections can all cause stones. Symptoms are flank pain and blood (gross or microscopic) in urine. Always worth metabolic work-up.

In brief: Metabolism + not

Drinking enough. Stone formers need to drink lots of water, & reduce salt itake to a minimum because calcium (most common component of kidney stones) is excreted with salt.
Avoid xs red meat in diet. Inflammatory bowel diease +/or gout as well as kidney infections can all cause stones. Symptoms are flank pain and blood (gross or microscopic) in urine. Always worth metabolic work-up.
Dr. George Klauber
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