Patient Comments: Kidney Stones - Causes

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A Doctor's View on Kidney Stone Causes

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Causes of kidney stones can come from certain foods we eat, not drinking enough fluids, as a result from a urinary tract infection, and metabolic disorders. Certain medical conditions may put you at a higher risk of having kidney stones. Conditions and diseases like gout, thyroid disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure, high calcium in the urine, people with IBD, medications, and consuming a diet high in salt, consuming excessive sugary foods or drinks, and taking too many vitamin D supplements. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: goldp, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I get kidney stones consistently; 3 this month already. I had many blasted, and passed many more. First they said it was tea, so I stopped. Now they are saying it is too much broccoli. In the last 2 weeks I have passed 3 stones. Two months ago I had 2 larger ones blasted and they passed. I am looking for an answer to stop the merry go round.

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Comment from: khoph, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I went to the emergency room last night with pain that radiated from the front pelvic area to the back. The pain would get worse right before I vomited. The doctor did a CT scan and diagnosed a kidney stone. I told him that I have never had a kidney stone before. He said that it was due to the water in our area. I guess I am going to have to switch to bottled water.

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Comment from: k0long7, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I went to the emergency room with pain in my side/back and lower abdomen. I also had vomiting, cold sweats and dizziness. They gave me medicine for the pain and a CT scan to determine if I still had stones in my kidneys. I still had 2 kidney stones (one in each kidney) and 1 in my bladder. I had passed one 2 days prior and one when I had the urinary test. I live on an island that I get constant exercise and due to not drinking enough water, I ended up with 5 kidney stones. I still have 2 small kidney stones and am on pain medication.

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Comment from: kkkkkkk, 55-64 (Patient) Published: May 12

My doctor said he thought hyperparathyroidism caused my kidney stones.

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Comment from: Sandy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I had kidney stone surgery recently. My stones were made of calcium phosphate. I am looking for a diet to help. I want to know what to do or eat to prevent this from ever happening to me again. I suspect my diet played a role in causing my kidney stones.

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