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Calcium Deposits And Kidney Failure
I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?
Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine...Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. history of calcified dental roots, 2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?
Endocrinologist: I would agree with dr. Balogun. Calcium levels in the body are very tightly regulated. As a dentist, the calcified root part doesn't worry me as much. I would be more concerned about some other sort of systemic issue going on, especially if she has elevated calcium levels on her labwork/blood tests. I would start with either the family physician or an endocrinologist and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If calcium deposits have been found on heart, brain, breast. Kidneys, once low vitd/high calcium are fixed, can damage be reversed itself or with meds?
Calcium deposition : Is not reversible but "damage" is highly variable if there is any at all. ...Read more
76 yrs, female, stage 4 CKD, PTH 285, normal calcium, phospatase levels. Is this close to kidney failure? what to do?
Getting close: Stage 4 CKD is considered severe kidney disease with stage 5 considered end stage and requiring dialysis. The best thing to do is to see a nephrologist regularly and take medications they prescribe regularly. You should also avoid NSAIDs like motrin and aleve (naproxen). It would be good also to avoid salt and drink no alcohol. ...Read more
Can we say that if a person has low IONIZED CALCIUM and high INTACT PTH, that person has already kidney disease?
No: Kidney disease diagnosis requires many more criteria. PTH is only one seen in advanced kidney disease. It is raised on other conditions too. ...Read more
Now that my IONIZED CALCIUM is low and my INTACT PTH is high, does it mean or does it confirm that I have kidney disease?
Not diagnostic: Hi. Low ionized calcium and high PTH (a condition called secondary hyperparathyroidism) is in no way diagnostic of kidney disease. Secondary hyperparathyroidism may be seen in kidney disease. Kidney disease is usually diagnosed by an elevated serum creatinine and sometimes by other things like protein or blood in the urine. There are common non-kidney causes of secondary hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more
I have slightly elevated INTACT PTH and slightly below normal IONIZED CALCIUM, does this confirm that I have kidney disease?
Not necssarily: Elevated PTH can cause kidney stones> Whoever ordered those tests knows you better,and by the way why did they order these lab tests ? That is not a routine tests done on patients unless you presented with some symptoms. Why not ask the doctor who ordered them ...Read more
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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