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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

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I have too much calcium in my blood what are the negative affects? Stones?

I have too much calcium in my blood what are the negative affects? Stones?

Many symptoms: High blood calcium level is usually caused by hyperparathyroidism, where excess parathyroid hormone because of benign tumors called adenomas. Common symptoms include fatigue, depression, kidney stones, bone pain, insomnia, headaches, heartburn and palpitations. Please see http://parathyroid.Com/parathyroid-symptoms.Htm for more information. The ultimate treatment is surgery to remove the adenomas. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine could it be that I'm taking calcium? I also had pain on my right upper back I was told it was kidney stone. Is this true?

I had blood in my urine could it be that I'm taking calcium? I also had pain on my right upper back I was told it was kidney stone. Is this true?

Is that so?: If an imaging study was performed that showed you have a kidney stone, then that's probably why you have the blood in your urine. If there's no imaging study, you don't know if it's a kidney stone or not, and getting imaged would probably be worthwhile. Why are you taking calcium? I can't recommend it as a general 'women's health' measure especially if there's a question of nephrolithiasis. ...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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Litholink report shows mild CaP stone risk.Urine calcium 329mg/day.Blood calcium&PTH normal.Causes? Diet advice? No fam history of calciuria or stones

Litholink report shows mild CaP stone risk.Urine calcium 329mg/day.Blood calcium&PTH normal.Causes? Diet advice? No fam history of calciuria or stones

Remember: I've worked with you in regards to your stone questions but the hypercalciuria without evidence of hyperparathyroidism or chronic acidemia(as hasn't been found in your testing) suggests this is idiopathic hypercalciuria(it's rather common in calcium stone formers. ...Read more

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I have a history of calcium oxalate kid stones. Not severe. I tried medifast and did a 24 hr urine for uric acid. It was high around 1200. Blood uric acid is normal. Aren't my kid doing their job ?

I have a history of calcium oxalate kid stones. Not severe. I tried medifast and did a 24 hr urine for uric acid. It was high around 1200. Blood uric acid is normal. Aren't my kid doing their job ?

Diet Sprite: Here's any easy tip. Drink a lot of diet sprite. Why diet? --no calories. Why sprite? Cheap way to get citrates and citric acid which decrease calcium and oxalate supersaturation. Plus the volume increases urine output. Several glasses a day can help. Other rich in citrate drinks can also be used. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of body, frm ear, neck, arm, abdmen to butt and thigh.Scans & blood work show excess calcium in kidney & stones.Whats wrong with me?

Pain in right side of body, frm ear, neck, arm, abdmen to butt and thigh.Scans & blood work show excess calcium in kidney & stones.Whats wrong with me?

Workup needed: High calcium can cause diffuse pain (especially in abdomen) and kidney stones. The issue is why the high calcium? Depending on how high, you may need further tests by your doctor. Make sure you're not taking anything with calcium in it like antacids (e.g. Tums). ...Read more

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If my family medical history contains diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, rhomatide, kidney stones, calcium, what are my chances of getting those.

If my family  medical history contains diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, rhomatide, kidney stones, calcium, what are my chances of getting those.

At risk: You are at higher risk compared to others who don't have similar family history. However, you can decrease the risk by following a low-sodium, low-fat, and low-carb diet. Generally, a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, legumes/nuts, poultry, and fish. Also, maintaining weight close to your ideal body weight can help as well. ...Read more

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Urologist sent me for tests because of kidney stones. Parathyroid hormone level is at 85.8. Calcium in blood is 8.6. What does this mean?

Urologist sent me for tests because of kidney stones. Parathyroid hormone level is at 85.8. Calcium in blood is 8.6. What does this mean?

Kidney stones: I am a little surprised that you have kidney stones with the numbers you present. Calcium is a bit low and PTH a bit high. If the Urologist has not discussed this with you please call him! If the Urologist did discuss this with you but you are still not sure how good or bad this is (independent of kidney stones) , you must see the Urologist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

Other causes: Other conditions such as too much vit d, a condition known as sarcoid, or if you have tumors in your bone from some other tumor for example breast. ...Read more

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Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Yes: That dose is dangerously high. They is little reason to take any calcium supplements, especially that high a dose. This dose can cause kidney stones and accelerate arteriosclerosis among other side effects. ...Read more

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If i take too much calcium will i develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

If i take too much calcium will i develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

You may not...: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much

I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much

More than OK-needed: The vast majority of calcium in our body is in our bones. You can maintain a normal blood calcium even if grossly deficient. Vit. D deficiency significantly increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, depression, influenza, osteoporosis etc.Vit. D will not raise blood calcium (this is regulated by parathyroid hormone) but will reduce risk of disease.I advise 5000 units/day. ...Read more

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Bone pain ( hip, groin, knee, and now heel, both wrists, right shoulder) . Elevated pth, calcium in 24 hour urine, negative scan, normal calcium blood?

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 more

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Bleed old blood for 7 days and continuing. Neg cyst & stones. Preg. Test last week, neg. Neg for kidney & bladder infect. What is causing this?

Bleed old blood for 7 days and continuing. Neg cyst & stones. Preg. Test last week, neg. Neg for kidney & bladder infect. What is causing this?

Irregular bleeding: can be related to many factors: hormonal fluctuations, stress, tension, anxiety, thyroid issues etc. and the old blood is a symptoms which should be evaluated. I suggest a GYN evaluation and also, keeping a menstrual diary. ...Read more