Kidney stones are more common in men than women.
You may also have other issues with your diet or metabolism that need to be addressed.
Kidney stones are often caused by not drinking enough water.
Prevalence increases when a person reaches his or her 40s. For women, kidney stones reach peak prevalence at age 50.
Kidney stones run in families and can come back over and over, so it is important to try to prevent them from forming before you have pain or need surgery.