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Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Ionized Calcium (Definition)

Most calcium in the blood is bound to a molecule called albumin, and this calcium fluctuates depending on the level of albumin. The rest is "ionized" calcium and this is freely available for biologic processes. Labs used to only be able to measure total calcium - calcium bound to Albumin + ionized. Now we can measure ionized calcium and not be mislead that calcium is low ...Read more


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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

No correlation: I'm assuming you mean can any physical activity you perform cause a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Can taking calcium supplement (600 mg) cause kidney stones?

Can taking calcium supplement (600 mg) cause kidney stones?

Not, but...: For average young healthy persons, calcium supplement is virtually unnecessary, but people buy and use it indiscriminately out of ignorance, anxiety, & fear, and a 600 mg of calcium would not incite stone formation except someone already being prone to develop urinary stone, i.e., genetic factor, for which we do not have scientific means to detect its strength. More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more

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Will my Calcium/Vit D supplement cause more kidney stones? Some were really dark, some off white?

Will my Calcium/Vit D supplement cause more kidney stones? Some were really dark, some off white?

Unlikely : for most calcium oxalate stone formers, it is unlikely that calcium intake in general and calcium supplementation in particular will increase the incidence of stone formation ...Read more

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Will calcium supplements cause kidney stones? I am taking 2mg at night I am supposed to take it twice a day thats 4mg?

Will calcium supplements cause kidney stones? I am taking 2mg at night I am supposed to take it twice a day thats 4mg?

Talk to your doctor: Many people believe that calcium is better to take at nighttime. You only need to take if once a day. 4mg is more than yuu need. Calicum is important for our bone , heart and muscle health. Please talk to your doctor about taking calcium suppliments if you are having kidney problems. ...Read more

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I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

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 more

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I get kidney stones but I am also very low on active vitamin d. Will taking active vitamin d cause an increase in calcium thus more stones?

I get kidney stones but I am also very low on active vitamin d. Will taking active vitamin d cause an increase in calcium thus more stones?

Possibly: If you have calcium based stones, the use of vit d may increase the absorption of calcium from your diet and increase the calcium excreted in your urine. Assuming that your stones are calcium based, this may increase the risk of recurrent calcium stones. To mitigate this risk, one should drink large amounts of fluid. Drugs that inhibit calcium loss in the urne may also be of value. ...Read more

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Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Stones: No. Not likely causative for kidney stones. The risk factors for most types of kidney stones have little to do with calcium consumption. Especially short term as you've described. ...Read more

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Ct scan, 7 kidney stones& calcium build up in right kidney.What causes build up?Could calcium be reason 4 unexplained purple bruises, thigh itchness?

Kidney stones: Most often renal (kidney) stones are the result of dehydration. However, some people are more prone to form stones than others. I would recommend seeing a urologist who can do a complete metabolic workup of your stones, urine and bloodwork. With that info- you and your doctor will have a better idea of why you form stones and how to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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How should I get calcium if i'm prone to kidney stones?

How should I get calcium if i'm prone to kidney stones?

Cautiously: Agree w dr rodriguez. No direct relation. But, much calcium intake leads to much calcium in urine. Calcium with meals is safer than bet meals since it binds to phosphorus in gut leading to loss in stools lowering calcium/phosphorus levels in urine i.e. Cutting phosphorus stones. If use calcium for bone health, use calcium citrate & get 24 hr urine calcium levels, if hi it adds to stone risk still. ...Read more

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What do I do about dairy if my kidney stone analysis showed calcium?

What do I do about dairy if my kidney stone analysis showed calcium?

Don't worry dairy OK: Calcium containing stones means that ca. Salts have precipitated in your urine for various reasons, dehydration, urinary stasis or high urinary ca. Excretion.Not affected by intake unless intake abnormally high(gallon of milk or 1-2 lbs cheese/day)u need to drink lots of water, avoid salt & get 24 hr urinary calcium excretion, if high may well need to take hydrochlorthiazide to reduce ca. In urine. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

Low-salt diet: Surprisingly, avoiding calcium is not the right thing to do and could even lead to bone loss. Studies have shown that the best diet to prevent kidney recurrent stones is a normal calcium, low animal-protein, low-salt diet. Cutting back on store-bought, ready-to-eat food and increasingvegetables might help. Read more at the national kidney foundation. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/diet.cfm. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid or minimize if I'm a vegetarian and have a kidney stone (calcium)?

What foods should I avoid or minimize if I'm a vegetarian and have a kidney stone (calcium)?

Kidney stones: Do you know the composition of your stone? If it's a cacium stone,avoid dairy products which are high in calcium. Uric acid stones are a different matter. Blood tests are recommended if you continue to form kidney stones.Your physician is best to advise you as he/she knows your findings. ...Read more

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Does dessmopressin 2mg pills 2x a day have anything to do with developing calcium kidney stones.

Does dessmopressin 2mg pills 2x a day have anything to do with developing calcium kidney stones.

Concentrate urine: Yes because it cause your urine volume to be reduced and consequently will raise the concentration of calcium oxalate facilitating crystalization if you have a predisposition of excessive calcium absorption of familial nature or a bowel problem with tendency for diarrhea.
Reducing the dose will allow for more dilute urine. ...Read more

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My wife, aged 68, is having kidney stones 3-4 times a week for over a year. She says passing them is very painful. They are calcium stones. ?

My wife, aged 68, is having kidney stones 3-4 times a week for over a year. She says passing them is very painful. They are calcium stones. ?

Here are some...: Be evaluated comprehensively & followed closely by a dedicated urologist since there is no cure but manageable in a proper time and way judged by doctor and agreed by you More than 95% of urinary stones contain calcium and Their causes are multiple More detailed? Ask your urologists. ...Read more

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Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more