I'm an 18 y/o male. My father and grandfather have had kidney stones ( My father has had 3 yet). From what I've heard, they can be really unpleasant. My question is: Can I prevent them? If I take preventive measures. Can I avoid them, even if they run in my family?
Hereditary kidney stones: I'm an 18 y/o... - Men's Health Forum
The ureter, tube that runs from the kidney to the bladder, is very small. Kidney stones are crystallized formations of calcium and salts with very sharp jagged edges. You may see blood in your urine as the "stones" cut into the side wall of the ureters (one for each kidney). Kidney stones vary in size.