Why do we get kidney stones? Pristyn Care Asked: March 13, 2021In: Kidney Stones There are no definite causes why we get kidney stones. However, lesser intake of water and fluids is believed to be a major risk factor for formation of kidney stones. Certain factors such as diabetes, obesity, family history of kidney stones, etc may increase your risk of developing kidney stones. March 13, 2021 Pristyn Care 1 people found this helpful Was this answer helpful?