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    Kidney Stone and Creatinine Level
    baltincur posted:
    Does having a kidney stone necessarily affect the creatinine and/or BUN levels?

    I know of someone who has kidney stone lodged in a kidney. But he says his creatinine is fine.

    And, are there foods or drinks out there that will helpt soften calcium stone?
    John-SKPT responded:
    There is no direct relationship between renal stones and renal function/Creatinine. One might indirectly cause the other over time, but it is the reflux urine that is causing damage to nephrons and thus increasing serum creatinine.

    Stones are never just calcium. There are calcium oxalate stones, calcium urate, calcium carbonate, etc. You'd need to know what the other component is, but sometimes dietary modification can lower urine oxalate or urine urate or urine carbonate, etc.

    Increasing citrate supplementation can sometimes help a bit, but this is more for slowing the growth of new stones, not dissolving already formed stones.

    People make all sorts of claims about drinking lemon juice, vinegar, cranberry, but this is mostly wishful thinking. The acidity is not going to make it from the stomach to the urine. The body just doesn't work that way.

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