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Elevated Calcium In Urine
Bone pain ( hip, groin, knee, and now heel, both wrists, right shoulder) . Elevated pth, calcium in 24 hour urine, negative scan, normal calcium blood?
Rheumatologist : I recommend you see a rheumatologist for evaluation of tour joint complaints. A rheumatologist will review your history and perform a physical exam. Most likely, further testing would be done to help come up with a diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis is established, appropriate treatment would be initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
We have been told urine creatinine level of 3.3 , calcium 2.4 is not good for 5 yr.Old, is this in normal range or elevated? What is norm range?Confused
My IONIZED CALCIUM is slightly low and my INTABT PTH is slightly elevated. My 24-hr Urine Ca is 105.64 and the normal is 100-240. Problem?
Calcium homeostasis: It depends on the exact numbers, but a slightly low calcium with a slightly elevated PTH is contradictory. If PTH is elevated, your serum calcium should be high. Your urine calcium is normal. Overall , there does not appear to be a problem. You should be seeing an endocrinologist to put it all together. There is not enough information to give you more guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the relation of the results of 24-hour urine calcium test to slightly below normal IONIZED CALCIUM and slightly elevated INTACT PTH?
Here are some ...: Why have you been tested for PTH, 24-hr urine ... ? Of course, I assumed concerning recurrent urinary stone, right? How to interpret the report? All the reports have to be correlated & corresponded with clinical scenario, and slight variation (even off the chart) may carry no clinical significance. Before implementing strict stone prevention, take the general measures to keep daily U-output >2.5 L ...Read more
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:) ...Read more
All the urine x1 day: A person would be given a large jug, and asked to collect all the urine that gets into their bladder during a 24 hour period, usually from waking up one day to waking up at the same time the next day. Then the lab measures the calcium concentration, multiplies this by the total volume of the urine, and reports a 24 hour calcium excretion rate. About 100 - 300 milligrams is considered normal. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of less urine.Cretanine is 0.9 and BUN 10.9 and calcium 8.64.Do one need to worry!!
By "less urine": I presume you mean a reduced volume of urine being voided. The most common cause of this is dehydration...too little fluid intake so the volume of blood falls; less blood to the kidneys for urine production. Typically this would result in creatinine and BUN being elevated; yours are low, but normal, as is the calcium.This could all be ok, especially if you are drinking enough. Further ?'s, see Doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unless...: Unless you have kidney stones, this has no meaning.... Drink a lot of water based fluids, and you will be just fine ...Read more
How do thiazides reduce calcium excretion through urine? And how do loop diuretics increase the excretion of calcium through urine?
you're right: They do exactly what you said: thiazides reduce urinary calcium excretion and are good for stone formers; loop diuretics increase it and are good for people with hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia. The mechanism is complicated. Unless you're taking an exam, this is sufficient information. ...Read more
What can cause high calcium in urine (516mg), blood (10.3)?? I don't eat much calcium but take 2000iu D but my levels are in middle optimal range.
That could be normal: Seeing some calcium oxalate crystals in the urine under microscopic exam is nothing usual and common, and carries no clinical significance for most although calcium oxalate - monhydrate or dihydrate - is known to be the most common composition of urinary stone. So, such finding is usually okay and should be correlated with individual clinical scenario for interpretation. ...Read more
See below: Following website has downloadable calculator for pc's (mac users can view page in html to get formula): imperialendo.Co.Uk/hammersmithcacr-calculator.Xls [hammersmith calcium creatinine ratio calculator] html version shows formula used & gives sample calculation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Seeing some calcium oxalate crystals in urine is common and just incidental; most of times, it carries no clinical significant as long as being free of clinical stone colic or attack. To iron out some concern on daily health-related issues, perusing the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and others in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html will help understand how to handle... ...Read more
Here's...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in routine urinalysis isn't uncommon at all, largely this is considered as unremarkable with no clinical importance as long as being free from stone passage. So, it is a good practice always referring to individual medical background before jumping into the pit of unnecessary worry and anxiety. More? Ask a doctor. ...Read more
Urine calcium test done slightly high do not get enough calcium in diet should I get a 2nd opinion about this as doctor isn't worried. ?
Depends: It depends why calcium checked in the first place- is it spot or 24 hour urine, medication taking, sermon calcium etc. Urine calcium doesn't always correspond strictly with dietary calcium intake. ...Read more
Why is it so hard to find out normal urine creatinine and calcium levels for a 5 yr old if 3, 3 creatinine , 2.4 calcium..What is norm ? Shud i worry?
Worthless number: The total creatinine put out varies primarily with the total mass of skeletal muscle. You'll never find a "normal" value for either. The concentration is even more variable as it depends on how much water was drunk. The urine creatinine is measured only as something to compare with a semi-constant, the creatinine. People aren't numbers, and we do a disservice focusing on labs apart from history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer