Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Yes and no. Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone.

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What do I do about dairy if my kidney stone analysis showed calcium?

Don't worry dairy OK. Calcium containing stones means that ca. Salts have precipitated in your urine for various reasons, dehydration, urinary stasis or high urinary ca. Excretion.Not affected by intake unless intake abnormally high(gallon of milk or 1-2 lbs cheese/day)u need to drink lots of water, avoid salt & get 24 hr urinary calcium excretion, if high may well need to take hydrochlorthiazide to reduce ca. In urine. Read more...
Oxalate. Most of the time ca containing kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones. Oddly enough these stones are actually prevented by taking dairy products as the dietary calcium binds oxalate in the gut and that is what actually causes the stone. Read more...
Here are some… The concept and practice of stone prevention have evolved and changed tremendously over the last 15 years. Without specific data from comprehensive stone work-up to specify the underlying reason for stone recurrence, I would not offer specific advice, but maintaining daily urine output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy product by > 50% are helpful & decent. Read more...

What foods should I avoid or minimize if I'm a vegetarian and have a kidney stone (calcium)?

Kidney stones. Do you know the composition of your stone? If it's a cacium stone,avoid dairy products which are high in calcium. Uric acid stones are a different matter. Blood tests are recommended if you continue to form kidney stones.Your physician is best to advise you as he/she knows your findings. Read more...
Here are some ... Without stone work-up, I wouldn't provide a specific recommendation for stone prevention, but I urge my patients with recurrent stones to maintain daily urine output >2,500 cc and to decrease oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by >35-50%, because the cause for stone is chiefly hereditary.The whole bottom line of stone prevention is keep urine diluted enough not to form crystals. Read more...

Is calcium citrate for kidney stone patient safe?

Relatively safe. The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of binding oxalate in the gut which is a beneficial effect. If using calcium citrate, need your doc to evaluate your 24 hour calcium excretion in urine to ascertain that the total calcium excretion in urine is not elevated. Read more...

I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement I s best if any?

two are okay. Calcium citrate and calcium lactate. Both ultimately could increase citrate in urine which is a good thing. But need to have 24 hour urine follow up to make sure calcium excretion in urine is not substantial. Read more...
Need workup. occurrence of kidney stones, needs evaluation to find out the underlying etiology, likely primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalciuria etc.

Recommendations will depend upon findings of the investigation.
Recommend evaluation by endocrinologist. Read more...

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...