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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

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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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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?

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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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