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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones.  I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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


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Obstructing 4mm kidney stone & hydros. Symptoms gone 24 days, but no passage. Pain recurred yesterday & persistent. Same stone? Cause for concern?

Obstructing 4mm kidney stone & hydros. Symptoms gone 24 days, but no passage.  Pain recurred yesterday & persistent. Same stone? Cause for concern?

Kidney stone: You need to see your doctor. Stones are tricky and unpredictable. They can also have serious complications so get an appointment with your doctor very soon and have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?

Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. thx ...Read more

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I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by your primary or urologist until you have discussed it with them unless you are having bad side effects to the medications. There is no significant harm in taking it for an additional night and discussing it with your doctor in the AM. Be well. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stone ?

What causes kidney stone ?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues.. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...Read more

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How is kidney stone treated?

How is kidney stone treated?

Small pass,big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously . If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more

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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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more