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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

X-ray or CT scan: Stones are of different chemical composition. Whether a stone can be seen on a plain x-ray of the abdomen depends on the size of the stone as well as it's composition. A ct scan without IV contrast is more sensitive for smaller or less dense stones. Even a large stone in the kidney that has not moved into the tube that drains the kidney ( known as the ureter) usually does not cause pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...Read more

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Those you body hurt all over when you have kidney stones?

No: Typically kidney stone pain is in back and radiates to the lower abdomen and testis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Depends on size: If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems. They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have kidney stones, what can you eat to alleviate the pain?

Syoned: I don't know of any dietary items that alter the course of kidney stone pain. Typically stones are only painful when they leave the kidney by way of the ureter. See a urologist for therapeutic options. ...Read more

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Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Sure: Eat what you like unless your nephrologist tells you specifically otherwise. Drink plenty of water and comply with instructions depending on your type of stone. ...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


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