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what are calcium deposits in the urine?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Sometimes the level: of calcium in the urine or blood is so high that it precipitates and forms deposits in the kidney called nephrocalcinosis. The is related to, but not the same as kidney stones. It can be caused by several genetic syndromes, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D toxicity, certain meds, TB, renal tubular acidosis, etc. It is usually managed by treated the underlying condition. Good wishes:)

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I make sure my baby gets enough calcium?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Breast or formula: A baby who is breastfed will get all the nutrients needed, including calcium, for the first 6 months (with the possible exception of vitamin d). All approved formulas contain adequate levels of calcium and should be used if not breastfeeding for the first 12 months. Homemade formulas or alternative formulas may be deficient in calcium and other nutrients and are not recommended.
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Should I be concerned if my urine is brown?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Brownish urine may be concentrated meaning that you are not drinking enough water. However, i would recommend calling your doctor's office for a urinalysis to make sure that nothing else more serious is going on.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: This suggests most likely that the urine is concentrated and the baby needs more fluids, particularly if the baby is otherwise doing well.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I know dairy foods have calcium, but what are other good food sources?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Several choices: Non-dairy sources of calcium include: calcium fortified soy milk, calcium fortified rice milk, tofu, sardines, beans, almonds, calcium fortified orange juice, bok choy, mustard greens, turnip greens, enriched breakfast cereals, etc... A shopper should always check the food labels to see how much calcium is in a serving. Also, tum's smoothies is often used as a calcium source.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Probably: The use depends on what you are looking for in the urine. This is commonly used for heavy metal testing.

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