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Recurrence of Kidney Stones

The chance of having recurring stones are about 70-80 percent once a person suffers their first stone attack. After the first kidney stone attack occurs in a person they have a cumulative 10 percent chance per year of forming another stone (if no other stones are present at the time of the first stone attack). This translates into a 50% chance over a 5 year period of time. Family genetic tendencies can increase this risk.

The younger a person is when they have their first kidney stone attack the greater their personal risk of having additional attacks. Those between the ages of 35 and 50 are in their peak stone formation period.

Historically about 60 percent of individuals who have experienced one kidney stone will develop another within 7 years. But whereas just a few years ago recurrence of kidney stones was unavoidable, modern medical science has made recurrent kidney stones a preventable disease. With individualized medical therapy recurrence can be prevented in more than 95 percent of suffers.

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Latest update October 2, 2018