Q: Is there a genetic predisposition to kidney stones?


A: Speaking of genetic predisposition in terms of banal kidney stones is not accurate, but rather it is more accurate when speaking about familiarity. If your father or mother has had kidney stones, then the probability of you developing them is much higher. However, this does not necessarily mean that you will develop kidney stones. A different situation involves a rare case of cystinuria in which a enzymatic defect is genetically determined and unfortunately, it is passed down from father to son, although on different levels.