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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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What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

What effects can losing a kidney have on the body-can it cause fatigue, or affect the immune system?

Single kidney: Loss of one kidney should have no effect on bodily functions. You can live a normal life with one kidney. The one exception would be of you had faling kidneys. In that situation every bit of healthy kidney tissue is needed to maintain kidney functions, so loss of an entire kidney could have a significant consequence. Fatigue and even immune dysfunction could occur with more severe kidney failure. ...Read more

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Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Could be ...: The negative rheumatoid factor does not completely exclude rheumatoid arthritis but given the tests and symptoms you mention, it could be lupus erythematosus. You need to see a rheumatologist. Joint pain at your age is not "normal" and the liver and kidney abnormalities could be related. ...Read more

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Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Could the loss of a kidney be a possible cause of cronic fatigue?

Chronic fatige: This is unlikely. Chronic fatigue has a whole lot of possibilities. Most peolpe do well with only one kidney ie kidney donors. Certailnly if your remaining kidney is failing and not working correctly this can cause fatigue with often swelling, sob and lab abnormalities. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

No: The most common cause of kidney stones in women is not drinking enough water. When the urine is concentrated, crystals, which can become stones, form more easily than when the urine is dilute from a higher intake of water. ...Read more

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Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Does low kidney function  cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Kidney: Depends on how poorly the kidney function is. It can lead to anemia and sometimes low platelet count. Sounds like you have more going on and should continue seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Can a decreased kidney function (30%) cause tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling faint?

Symptoms kidney : At age of 18 if your kidney functions are 335 nprmal you have other issues to worry about as to what is the cause of it and if the causal disease is causing the symptoms .As such reduced renal function down to 33 5 does not usually create too many symptoms but as they reduce further you may see these appear kidney function is just one measure you should be seeing a good nephrologist if this is you. ...Read more

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Will having kidney stones cause me even greater issues because I also have Multiple Sclerosis? I'm in pain and extra fatigued.

Comments: Kidney stones are miserable and probably one of the most intense pains that humans can encounter, but will not make MS worse or trigger a relapse. If the stones are a nidus of infection, this could be an answer for your bladder infection. There is no causal relation between kidney stones and MS, and you could consider lithotripsy to deal with these. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in kidney when i cough? I have been dealing with kidney issues. Buff in urine, nausea, vomiting, a lot of pain, and fatigue. Now

What could cause pain in kidney when i cough? I have been dealing with kidney issues. Buff in urine, nausea, vomiting,  a lot of pain, and fatigue. Now

Get evaluated.: Your physician will need to perform a detailed history, physical exam, and lab tests to work up what sounds to be a complicated medical history with prior kidney issues. Pain, nausea, & vomiting are often symptoms of an obstructed kidney, and though renal colic transmitted by coughing is rare, can also be due to obstruction. After evaluation, you may need to see a kidney or urologic specialist. ...Read more

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What causes missed periods, pain when peeing, had lower back pain along with kidney pain, and tiredness (with no prior sexual experience)?

What causes missed periods, pain when peeing, had lower back pain along with kidney pain, and tiredness (with no prior sexual experience)?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be severe and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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