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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...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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Help! Can beet powder in my vitamin cause kidney stones?

Help! Can beet powder in my vitamin cause kidney stones?

Beets and oxalate: Beets contain oxalate - and oxalate excess can cause stones; but it is unlikely that beet powder in your vitamin is going to promote oxalate stones - does not seem like enough - Many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, dry beans; drinking 3 liters fluid /day helps ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause kidney stones?

Can vitamin C cause kidney stones?

Don't abuse it: Vitamin C gets metabolized to oxalic acid which is a component of many common kidney stones. However, studies show little risk unless you use it foolishly (several grams a day). ...Read more

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How much is too much vitamin c to cause kidney stones?

How much is too much vitamin c to cause kidney stones?

Vitamin C: Too much of a good thing can be bad as you imply with your question. The important factor with kidney stones is fluid intake. When the kidneys have too many solids to filter, microcrystals will begin to form stones. Excessive vitamins contribute to this problem. I would say 500-1000 mg/day is reasonable, but if you have a FH for stones, use caution here. Drink more, especially in the summer! ...Read more

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Does vitamin b50 complex help with the prevention of kidney stones?

Does vitamin b50 complex help with the prevention of kidney stones?

Likely not: There is limited data for role of vitamin b50 in prevention of kidney stones. Modification and addition of certain dietary supplements and vitamins to the diet may increase or decrease the risk of kidney stones. There are various forms of kidney stones (oxalate, calcium, uric acid, etc.). Some of the products in b50 may be helpful in reducing kidney stones, but not at the levels contained in b50. ...Read more

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Can a 500 mg dose of vitamin c give you kidney stones or is it unlikely?

Can a 500 mg dose of vitamin c give you kidney stones or is it unlikely?

Yes: Kidney stones are comprised of various minerals, and chemical factors of an individual's urine will affect which minerals can precipitate out to form stones. For instance, increased urinary concentration of oxalate can increase the risk of calcium oxalate-based stones. The body metabolizes Vitamin C into oxalate, so theoretically Vitamin C supplementation can increase one's risk for stones. ...Read more

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I get kidney stones but I am also very low on active vitamin d. Will taking active vitamin d cause an increase in calcium thus more stones?

I get kidney stones but I am also very low on active vitamin d. Will taking active vitamin d cause an increase in calcium thus more stones?

D3 and stones: Vitamin D3, when activated by the liver and kidney, does enhance calcium absorption across the intestine. So, your kidney's excretion of calcium may increase. It is essential to know why you form stones. The standard prevention is high intake of citrate and fluids - get citrate from ReaLemon extract, 5 tblspn / day - and drink 4 liters fluid per day, avoid salt, reduce meat. Add 1000 IU D3/day. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d supplement increase possible kidney stones?

Does vitamin d supplement increase possible kidney stones?

Vit D toxicity: If you take a lot of Vit D, and I mean A LOT for a prolonged period of time, you can get vit D toxicity, which can raise blood calcium and potentially cause kidney stones. A normal daily supplement is not a problem. The treatment regimens typically used to treat low Vit D are not a problem. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more

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1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps I need my protein 2?

1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps I need my protein 2?

Magnesium, Vitamin K: Magnesium has been proven to dramatically reduce recurrence of kidney stones- research shows that taking magnesium reduces incidence of kidney stones 90-92%- it probably works best combined with vit b6 try about 600 mg of magnesium as glycerinate, citrate or taurate and 50-75 mg of b6.
I feel everyone taking d should also take vit k, at least 1 mg/day- vit k makes sure calcium goes to your bones. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D - 7 High parathyroid- 133 Recurrent kidney stones Low normal ionized calcium 4.65 Calcium 10.3 Are kidney stones due to low vitamin D?

Low vitamin D - 7 High parathyroid- 133 Recurrent kidney stones Low normal ionized calcium 4.65 Calcium 10.3 Are kidney stones due to low vitamin D?

No: Hi. Nope, stones NOT due to low vitamin D. You should do an accurate 24-hour urine for creatinine (for validation), calcium, oxalate, citrate, phosphate, and sodium; UA for urine pH. Your total calcium looks a tad high; confirm total calcium and albumin, and ionized calcium. You should see an experienced endocrinologist or nephrologist for a thorough evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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What is causing my hypocomplementemia? I have low TSH and vitamin d. I've had kidney stones. My blood pressure and heart rate have all been higher

Not enough info: Why was the test done in the first place? The conditions you list are not an indication for this test. Unless you have lupus, angioedema or an unusual type of vasculitis, it probably means nothing. ...Read more

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Does barley water help with kidney stones?

Does barley water help with kidney stones?

It may, but the idea: Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones I can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...Read more

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How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

Drink enough water: So that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Depending on your size, muscularity, physical activity, and weather, the amount of water intake needed to keep urine dilute will vary. ...Read more

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Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

D3 and water: Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. ...Read more

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Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

Save "speck": The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter. Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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Been visiting country in east africa. I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days. Tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Been visiting country in east africa. I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days. Tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Stop worrying: The locals drink it all the time. So do the animals. They are fine. You cannot eliminate every possible toxic exposure. Your body is surprisingly tough. People who tell you to worry yourself over every trivial exposure at not your friends; they are actually trying to make you feel sick. I hope you enjoyed Africa and her wonderful people. ...Read more

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Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital I have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass? Please help thx

Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital I have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass? Please help thx

Well: It varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving. Stones can also stay in one place for years. Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...Read more

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Here are some. ..: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read more

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Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention. ...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


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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