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do you handle calcium deposits around the hip?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
yes I do : Some times a cortisone injection is helpful in general i would stay away from any calcium supplement except calcium citrate which should not increase the risk of kidney stones or heterotopic calcifications.

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How much calcium do I need while nursing?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
1000 mg: Women of reproductive age need about 1000mg of calcium daily. It is best to get your ca through foods rather than in a vitamin. An 8oz glass of milk contains about 300mg of ca. Other good calcium containing foods include cheese, yogurt, green veggies, and oranges.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes, supplement: In addition to a well-balanced diet, calcium may be supplemented. 600-1200mg/day of calcium is appropriate. In addition, many women are deficient in vitamin d. 200-400iu of vitamin d, in addition to prenatal vitamin supplementation, should suffice. Your obstetrician may screen for vitamin d deficiency by doing certain bloodwork. There are many brands that combine calcium and vitamin d together.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Should I be taking calcium while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: Your daily vitamin has a supplement of calcium. The best way to get calcium is through a calcium rich diet.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I choose the calcium supplement that is right for me?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Read labels: Use calcium citrate, it's better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Shoot for around 1000-1200mg a day combined in food and supplements. If you take a supplement don't take any more than about 600mg at a time because you won't absorb more than that all at once. And don't forget about vitamin d3. You can find a supplement with both calcium and D3 in a combined pill. And generics are fine.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the other common areas outside of the pelvis where we find endometriosis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: Endometriosis could affect the colon, the appendix, the liver, very rarely, lungs and brain.

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