I'm looking for some information on my kidney stones, specifically any genetic conditions that predispose someone to get them chronically. I am a 21 year old male, and have had chronic stones since age 15. (at least 5 a year). I have changed my diet, exercise and hydration habits completely, yet the stones seem to be getting more frequent and painful.
I recently found out that my great-uncle died of "brights disease" at age 25 after having chronic stones. Also, a younger cousin of mine (20, male) is displaying the same symptoms as mine for about two years.
I know that stones occur in a significant portion of the population, but having them so young seems unusual to me and my doctors. I am also worried about the prevalence of this condition in my family. Is there anything you have learned about genetic conditions that might lead me and my doctors in the right direction?