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A 45-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my father has kidney stone, but i want to buy calcium supplements for him?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Biology!: Hi. How about you get the reason for the stone DIAGNOSED before you put your Dad on calcium supplements?! Some stone forming states are made WORSE by calcium supplementation! Some aren't, but don't risk your Dad's health! No rush on calcium supplements!
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A 48-year-old member asked:

My dad has kidney stone, but I want to buy calcium supplements for him. Can he take them with the kidney stone?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Kidney stones: NO! Before making that decision your dad needs to collect urine for 24 hours and measure a number of chemicals in the urine such as calcium, sodium, oxalate, and a few other metabolites that vary among doctors. There are also blood values to collect. .
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