Need more advice on stone prevention? Visit this great site.

We know that finding good advice on kidney stone prevention can be a challenge. Some information you’ll find on the internet is not based on good science and other information may be too hard to understand or apply in real life.

For an excellent resource on the prevention of kidney stones that is based on the latest scientific information and is also easy to understand, we recommend you try the University of Chicago’s Kidney Stone Prevention website. It was founded by and is run by Dr. Fredric Coe, a leading expert in kidney stone prevention with decades of experience in the prevention of stones, both as a clinician and as a researcher.


Visit the site and you’ll find articles on the science behind how stones form and how to best prevent them. You’ll also find advice from dietitians on how to successfully increase your fluid intake or change your diet.

There is an abundance of other great information there for both new and experienced “kidneystoners” including Dr. Coe’s five steps to stone prevention so while you’re waiting for your stone to be treated or for your painful stent to be removed, why not spend some time learning how to prevent another stone from forming in the first place?

About Dr. Mike Nguyen

Mike M Nguyen, MD, MPH, is a urologist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in the treatment of kidney stones with both surgery and dietary prevention and the in the treatment of kidney and prostate cancer using the latest robotic surgical approaches. He sees patients at clinics located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and La Canada, CA. He is the founder of the website.
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10 Responses to Need more advice on stone prevention? Visit this great site.

  1. Great information . My grandfather had 24mm kidney stons. Thanks for providing a great site link.

  2. Mark says:

    Any news on prevention via Hydroxycitric acid?

  3. Daniel says:

    Hearing pad and get into position that works best and do not move works better than any pain killer I’ve had over 20 stones not a joke use to get every 3 months then started much less soda and more lemon side and balanced everything else know only get one or two a year almost becomes routine sadly

  4. ilaj Upay says:

    i got to know some helpful knowledge about kidney from Dr. Fredric Coe’s Kidney Stone Prevention site.

  5. Robin franklin says:

    Trying to pass 3mm stone and I have had small amounts of white looks like soft toilet tissue consistency what is that no hard stone

  6. Shelly says:

    Multiple stones bilateral kidneys seen on CT and ultrasounds every six months. 24 hour urine revealed nothing as to type of stone. Caught a stone and it was sent to a special lab. They could not identify anything :
    After repeated analysis, we were unable to
    identify the constituents of this material.
    Stone Weight 0.0012 g
    Are these kidney stones or what else could they be? What tests or next steps?

  7. Archana says:

    Hi Doc. My dad is having 20*13.8mm large calculus in left kidney along with few calculi in upper pole calyx out of the, largest measuring 4.2*4.2 mm.
    From last 11months he was on TB medications, still on the same for one more month,.
    What type of treatment do you suggest for stone in this case?
    Kindly suggest some options as per the prevailing condition.

  8. Barrie Goodwin says:

    My kidney issues manifested themselves in January. During various tests it was also discovered I have prostate cancer. Was due to have a prostatectomy in March and then had kidney stone problem. Emergency admission to hospital – stent fitted which, thankfully will be removed this Friday. Hopefully, this will then allow me to proceed with the prostate treatment. Have found the stent very debilitating – particularly walking, standing and peeing. But hey ho – just looking forward to getting it removed.

  9. Elena Gomez says:

    On Monday I ended up in the ER with an excruciating kidney stone attack. I’ve now seen a urologist & the plan is to do a Litotripsy. I have several stones in each kidney. I have a 9mm & 7mm together that are still attached to kidney but are blocking the ureter. However, it looks like the 20th before I can get in for procedure. I can’t miss that much work. What would you suggest?

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