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Having kidney stones. Taken depo shots. Previous kidney stones surgically removed. Advise?

I had a child April 11. , 2012. 4weeks after I had a Depo shot (first time ever) and bled for 5months straight. I did not continue on with the shots after the first injection. In addition, within 6weeks after havin my child, I had two kidney stones in my left kidney. They were surgically removed. As of January 2013, I now have three stones back again. Two in my right and one in my left. I have heard many stories that the Depo shot may cause kidney stones. Is it possible that this one Depo shot has caused my kidney stone appearances?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about these recurrent stones in your kidneys.

Depo shot can cause kidney stones in people who have the tendency to form kidney stones. It does not happen to everybody. Because your occurred during your shot, it have enhanced an already existing predisposing factor to make these stone formed. Also, depo effects should have been long over after you stopped using it. Still having st0nes means we need to explore further.

Factors like not drinking much fluids, increase uric acid levels, increase blood calcium levels, hyperhomocystine levels in urine etc can all favor this. I will like you to meet with your doctor who should look for the predisposing factor(s) and address in order to prevent these recurrent stone. Please, give depo a break on this.

For now, drink large volumes of water, meet and talk out the above mentioned points with your physician. Hope this helps and provides enough information for you to make informed decisions. I wish you good health.
Dr. Ditah, MD.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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