Anyone can get a kidney stone, but some people are more likely than others to have them. Men get kidney stones more often than women do. Kidney stones are also more common in non-Hispanic white people than in people of other ethnicities. You may also be more likely to have kidney stones if:
· You have had kidney stones before.
· Someone in your family has had kidney stones.
· You don’t drink enough water.
· You follow a diet high in protein, sodium and/or sugar.
· You are overweight or obese.
· You have had gastric bypass surgery or another intestinal surgery.
· You have polycystic kidney disease or another cystic kidney disease.
· You have a certain condition that causes your urine to contain high levels of cystine, oxalate, uric acid or calcium.
· You have a condition that causes swelling or irritation in your bowel or your joints.
· You take certain medicines, such as diuretics (water pills) or calcium-based antacids.
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