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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Nephrocalcinosis

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Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Yes: If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis or receiving a transplant. ...Read more

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My dad's gfr is 60 & he's taking in ketoanalogues. Is his slightly increase renal parenchymal echogenicity & tiny nephrocalcinosis the cause?

My dad's gfr is 60 & he's taking in ketoanalogues. Is his slightly increase renal parenchymal echogenicity & tiny nephrocalcinosis the cause?

Your Dad: has significant renal failure the imaging discloses what i think is polycystic renal disease which indeed may explain his situation! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I'm wondering if nephrocalcinosis can have any impact on your breast milk supply, or cause any complications in your pregnancy?

What to do if I'm wondering if nephrocalcinosis can have any impact on your breast milk supply, or cause any complications in your pregnancy?

Should not: Nephrocalcinosis can be caused by a variety of things and is usually asymptomatic, chronic and slowly progressive. It is usually an incidental finding. There should be no impact on your breast milk supply. I would coordinate with your physician if you anticipate becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis. What diet should I take so the disease does not get worse?

I was diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis. What diet  should I take so the disease does not get worse?

Nephro-Ca++ Diet: Nephrocalcinosis can be caused by different conditions which in turn guide specific dietary modification. Increasing fluid intake to produce > 2 l/day of urine, restriction of animal protein & sodium intake to. ...Read more

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Does nephrocalcinosis have any impacts on pregnancies? Please, need some answers?

Does nephrocalcinosis have any impacts on pregnancies? Please, need some answers?

Nephrocalcinosis: Nephrocalcinosis is likely to worsen during pregnancy. Kidney stones happen easily during pregnancy. If nephrocalcinosis is associated with renal insufficiency or kidney impairment, it can worsen and then pregnancy may be adversely impacted. ...Read more

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Should patients with nephrocalcinosis avoid calcium sources such as milk?

Should patients with nephrocalcinosis avoid calcium sources such as milk?

No evidence for this: In nephrocalcinosis, measures may be taken to reduce urinary concentration and increase the solubility of the substances (calcium, phosphate, or oxalate) contributing to the disease. However, restricting dietary calcium intake is not recommended unless it is excessive (>2000 mg/day). More important is liberal fluid intake, modest restriction of animal protein, and restriction of dietary sodium. ...Read more

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Is nephrocalcinosis a type of kidney disease?

Is nephrocalcinosis a type of kidney disease?

No: Nephrocalcinosis means calcium has deposited in the kidney. This condition can occur from disease or damage or even some drugs. Treatment involves identifying the underlying problem. Sometimes it can resolve; other cases are permanent. ...Read more

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A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

Stone formers: Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk). ...Read more

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Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Medullary: nephrocalcinosis refers to deposition of calcium salts in the medulla of the kidney. They are like tiny stones. There are many causes, including medullary sponge kidney, hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, milk alkali syndrome, renal tubular acidosis, Cushings, hyperuricemia, and more. So you need to discuss the results with your doctor to determine what it might mean in your case. ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with ooomedullary nephrocalcinosis she has continued pain and hematuria. what test should I request. ?

My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with ooomedullary nephrocalcinosis she has continued pain and hematuria. what test should I request. ?

Nephrologist: Trust the doctor who diagnosed to select appropriate tests or referrals to a specialist. It would be a mistake for a non-trained person to do that. But you certainly can ask for a clear explanation of the condition and step-by-step process of Dx and Tx - what to expect and watch for, etc., etc. Best wishes for a good outcome! ...Read more