A member asked:

When i was about 2 i had a kidney stone due to calcium. i'm 17 now so if i drink protein shakes with 480mg of calcium, can i get one again?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Kidney stone: Hi, taking enough calcium in diet prevents Oxalate to build up in body and can prevent Calcium Oxalate stones to be formed. But make sure not to exceed more than 1000mg a day including your diet, try to get most of ur calcium from diet. decease your Animal protein intake.Drink plenty of water, avoid food high in Oxalate and Phosphate.

Answered 8/16/2014

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Electrolyte status?: It is important to know more about why the original stone happened. Is there a metabolic error in how your calcium gets excreted in the urine, or concentrated in the bloodstream? Are there other concerns (i.e. renal disease, hyperparathyroidism) that affect your calcium balance? I would avoid any excess/supplemental calcium for now in favor of a regular balanced diet and more data from past PCPs.

Answered 2/20/2019

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