Hi, my name is barry i have a long history of kidney stones and had my kidney stones (about 20 i collected this year) analyzed and it turns out that they are composed of 100% protein, finally i was able to see a urologist says he has no real answers to give me and has referred me to a kidney specialist who i ll see only next month ( canada...), i ve looked everywhere on the internet for more info on protein stones and this is the only site tha mentions 'kidney stones made of protein' do you have any answers for me, have you heard of them? thanks in advance, barry.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the recurrent kidney stones and the composition of kidney stones.
There is nothing like kidney stones made of protein but a high protein diet has been postulated to increase the incidence of stones as protein from meat and other animal products is broken down into acids, including uric acid. The most available alkaline base to balance the acid from protein is calcium phosphate (hydroxyapatite) from the bones (buffering). Other types of stones in addition to the uric acid stones include the more common calcium stones. Calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate stones make up 75 to 85% of the total stones prevalent.Cystine and struvite stones complete the list of stone types.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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