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Black Tea and Kidney Stones?

Hi,

I've been drinking black tea for almost 8 years. I drink several cups a day. My doctor told me to just drink enough water to flush out the oxalates to prevent kidney stones.

But the other day my friend told me that water will not prevent the oxalate stones from forming. (I drink 2-3 litres of water a day).

Is my friend right? Will I eventually get kidney stones anyway??.

Thank you so much in advance for any response given!


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replied September 12th, 2018
General Q and A Answer A64386
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Drinking 3-4 liters of water daily is beneficial. If there is tendency of developing oxalate crystals or sediments in urine, then, chances of developing renal calculus or stone are possible. You should consider visiting your Nephrologist/Urologist for further clarification. Get started on treatment measures as appropriate if needed. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms or persistence/recurrence of symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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