Kidney stones and calcium

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Avatar f tn The type of kidney stones I have are calcium oxalate. I am taking calcium supplements. I don't drink milk because it upsets my stomach.
Avatar f tn I've asked a couple specialists about it and they haven't been able to give me the WHY, though I do know there have been studies about abnormal plasma renin and aldosterone activity in dysautonomia, both of which relate to kidneys, so I surmise that may be somehow related. (??????) Sorry you're having kidney stones! I've missed you and I'm glad to see you around!! I hope you're feeling better now! :-) Heather.
212161 tn?1537898045 I had to take 1500mg because of low bone dentesy, I got a kidney stone. Doctor says people get kidney stones whether they take calcium or not. I cut down on the calcium, but still take it. Breaking a hip when falling down due to brittle bones would not be my choice of exercise.
Avatar f tn If you can retrieve the stone, it can be analyzed as to its composition - like calcium. My mom was plagued with kidney stones when she started taking calcium supplements in middle age. Once she stopped taking it, no more stones. Everyone is different though. Knowing what the stone is made of can help you make dietary changes to prevent new ones from forming. If you don't have pain and discomfort, you'll probably just have to drink water and wait.
Avatar f tn Found out I have kidney stones. Now suffering from kidney stones, mental confusion, lack of motivation (mild depression), heart palpitations, dizziness/faint feeling. My urine calcium is 416, my blood calcium is 10.2, and my PTH is 23. Wondering if I have hyperparathyroidism? My urologist put me on thiazide and wants me to watch sodium intake-I'm not a salt person anyway so this is easy. My blood pressure seems to be creeping up a bit as well. I would appreciate any help!
Avatar f tn It is painful, frequent urination of small volumes that are expelled slowly only by straining and despite a severe sense of urgency. Get the size of kidney stones evaluated. Drink plenty of water and talk to your nephrologist regarding the treatment of kidney stones which include pain killers, trying avoiding taking calcium rich foods. If the symptoms persist then surgical intervention is needed. This includes, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent placement, ESWL and percutaneous nephrostomy.
Avatar f tn Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
Avatar f tn i was told i have calcium in my urine and have a possibility of them and my sides and back have been hurting.
Avatar f tn I am at my wits end and have no idea what else to do. I had my first kidney stones when i was 19. They first put a stent inside to help with the passing but later found out that they weren't going anywheres caue they were sitting in a pocket in my kidneys. they did Lipo and they i was sent on my way. Well for the past 12 years i had more stones returned and nothing really done expect given meds to help the pain.(which most times didn't help).
Avatar f tn When I got the kidney stones, they can test them or analyze them to see what type they are and what causes them. I believe there are 3 types of stones. My stones are caused from too much calcium in my diet so I am suppose to watch that! They say once you get kidney stones you are prone to them. I know in my family history my dad had kidney stones, then me, my two brothers and my sister ended up getting them. Then my niece and nephew had a bout with them also..
Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist to determine the type of stone. Treatment modes include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneoud nephrolithotomy. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Of course, we would LOVE for you to be a member of this Forum ALSO. :) We look forward to hearing an update as to how you are going Best Wishes.........
Avatar m tn It is recommended that regular follow-up with your doctor to ensure that kidney stones are controlled and do not return. Additional tests such as x-rays, blood tests, or urine analysis may be done. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Do check your diet. One high in calcium (cheese, milk, yoghurt) and fats can lead to kidney stones. Also you must drink water to keep the kidneys hydrated and efficient. My male friend gets them often and I have watched him go through them and the advice above is what the doctor's tell him every time.
Avatar n tn Hello, There are no medicines as such for melting kidney stones but some medications have been used to increase the passage rates of kidney stones. These include calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine and alpha blockers such as tamsulosin. These are available under prescription. But it depends on the size and site of stone. If the size of the stone is small, it’s usually treated with ESWL in which shock waves are given from outside and stone breaks into small pieces.
Avatar f tn Hi hun, i get kidney stones when im prego and when im not over the last year i have passed 60 of them and thats not a typo. My son was fine, just make sure you drink lots of water and watch for infection you will be fine. I completely understand what your going through!
Avatar n tn Hi, Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball. Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size before passage—on the order of at least 2-3 millimeters—they can cause obstruction of the ureter.
500419 tn?1220128343 As a a doctor myself I would suggest that you do follow your doctor's advice. Taking into consideration the fact that you are pregnant and that too in the early stages it is advisable to do so. At the very least you could discuss it with her and opt for the least expensive tests- an ultrasound and a urine examination. Meanwhile try to drink plenty of water to facilitate easy pasage of the stones. Hope you can work things out and continue to have a safe pregnancy.
Avatar m tn but sometimes you get all cut up inside and the cramps go away but you are pretty sore inside for a few days afterwards after they pass thru and have done their litle exit dance ??? Cheryl (calcium oxalate stones .. currently they say I'm stone free!!!
997798 tn?1250093033 Hi. I have had stones for over 30 years and only over the past 5 years had the symptoms you describe. Is the stone exiting the right kidney? <<<<"along with the pain I now have on my right side" = FLANK PAIN. Please google it and see if it matches up to the pain on the side. Is this your first stone? You need to do 24 hour urines and have the stone analyized, VERY important. DRINK DRINK DRINK ALL THE WATER YOU POSSIBLY CAN FORCE IT.
Avatar f tn Since there are several posts on Kidney stones, Id like to share my research results that could possibly afford relief to kidney stone sufferers. I am a recently retired ICU RN and I did not realize until now how important Magnesium is in our lives. Its important to know whats the right kind to take as well. This knowledge could help so many people out there .. if they only knew so I wanted to help spread the word......
Avatar n tn has anyone else experienced a kidney infection/ stones during pregnancy ... what did u do for the pain .... all my doc told me was heat but my god is this miserable .. last time I passed a stone they dopped me up on pain meds which is obviously not an option this time ... please help me !! ...
Avatar f tn Water may wash out the crystals before they build up leading to fewer stones and keeping the kidney healthy.
Avatar m tn Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.
895634 tn?1283992810 These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The stones take weeks or months to form. •Calcium stones are most common. They are more common in men between age 20-30. Calcium can combine with other substances, such as oxalate (the most common substance), phosphate, or carbonate to form the stone. Oxalate is present in certain foods such as spinach. It's also found in vitamin C supplements. Diseases of the small intestine increase your risk of these stones.
Avatar n tn I have done this for 11 months and had no UTI's and no kidney stones since then. I was always getting 'burning and smelly urine and no infection. Now I get none of that and if I miss 2 night of taking them, the smelly urine is back and the slight burning. My Doctor says that Cranberry is not toxic either and that we urinate what we dont need like most other vitamins. Allow 3-4 days before seeing some effect. Worth a try....
Avatar f tn She was very sick just over a week before she was diagnosed, and they don't know if she was sick from the kidney stones,or if she had the stomach flu,and getting dehydrated caused the kidney stones. However she never really got too "dehydrated" when she was so sick. She did vomit alot, but was still having plenty of urine. So who knows. Any experience on how long these things take to pass? Thanks again.
Avatar f tn Calcium oxalate, struvite, uric acid, and cystine. If you start to feel very unwell and in extreme pain, go to your hospital. Whichever stone you have it is very important to stay hydrated by drinking water. Water will also help to flush the stone out. Keep any eye out for any infections because these will need to be treated by antibiotics. Signs of infection are: pain on passing urine with or without visible blood, smelly urine (like offal) and cloudy urine.