Is it possible for a 20-year-old to have a kidney stone?

My friend got a CAT-Scan a little while ago, after being admitted to the hospital with intense stomach pains. Now they are saying that he may have a kidney stone. Which is weird. Because about three weeks ago, his father passed a kidney stone. His case was quite phenomenal because his stone was passed within 4 hours.

What do you think? Is it possible for a 20-year-old to have a kidney stone?

  1. Barb M, 05 July, 2010

    Sure, the youngest our practice has seen is a THREE-year-old female. It is NOT phenomenal to pass a stone in four hours. It depends how large the stone is and where the stone is located, the anatomy of the patient, and multiple other factors. She could have a kidney stone in her kidney for YEARS and never have it cause a problem – in other words, just HAVING a stone is not really a problem. It is when the stone moves and blocks the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder in the ureter that pain is caused.

  2. sheesh, 05 July, 2010

    Absolutely, a 20 year old can have a kidney stone!
    What happens is little, bitty cracks can form in the kidneys, and little bits of minerals (like calcium) can get through, forming dangerous and extremley painful stones!

  3. John, 05 July, 2010

    Yes is possible, anyone can have kidney stone. Make sure you drink lots of water everyday.

  4. macie, 05 July, 2010

    yes it is and it is very painful go see the doctor for sure

  5. True Religion, 17 July, 2010

    Absolutely, a 20 year old can have a kidney stone!

  6. MYSTAKE, 29 November, 2010

    uhm… what is a kidney stone? sorry for my ignorance

  7. Motorola Stereo Bluetooth Headset, 20 January, 2011

    Actually there is no specification like that. But most of the times, kidney stones are most prevalent between the mid twenties and mid forties. The sedentary lifestyle actually plays a major role in the production of the most common types of stone. Drink lots of water and try and exercise on a regular basis. Avoid foods that contain oxalate, an acid responsible for about 85% of stones.

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