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Renal ultrasound showed small hyperechoic foci in both kidneys. what can cause multiple small stones in both kidneys in a 33 yr. old male? could taking high vit d daily with calcium long term cause it

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how high the doses.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Kidney stones: The question is why are you taking vitamin d and calcium (c) at all? Your stones could certainly be due to taking those agents. Have a physician order a 24 hour urine collection for uric acid, c and phosphorus levels. If your calcium is high in it, you may need to be on diuretics to reduce the c there. Have a doctor discuss with you the reasons you should or should not be on vit d and c. Good luck.

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