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kidney stones/ check parathyroid

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  • Posted By: rad-skw
  • March 11, 2009
  • 08:41 AM

I have a friend who has suffered from kidney stones all his life and they are just now figuring out the he need a parathyroidectomy. Which I had a couple of years ago. Sometimes a little tumor will grow on a parathyroid gland and will excrete hormones signalling that your blood requires calcium. So you blood Ca levels go up. A convenient place to rob calcium is from your bones. Which causes them to ache. But you don't really need all that calcium in your blood so you excrete it and it forms kidney stones. It's called the moan, groan, bone and stone disease.

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  • I also went through many many years of torture with kidney stones. Two years ago i also had a parathyroid removed. In the mean time my body was severly robbed of calcium, and at the ripe old age of 50, i have to be extremely careful not to frature any more bones.
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  • I also went through many many years of torture with kidney stones. Two years ago i also had a parathyroid removed. In the mean time my body was severly robbed of calcium, and at the ripe old age of 50, i have to be extremely careful not to frature any more bones.I am dealing with parathyoid. I've had history of kidney stones, however, my doctor never bothered with the scan. Only had blood test and then was told nothing to worry about while I was 40 overweight which is unusual for me. misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia instead. All the signs were there...all in my med records. Only when I fell this past summer in my own carpeted livingroom suffering left wrist and back fracture landed me in hospital several days when a bone specialist informed me I have sever osteoporosis at age 50. I am waiting to have tumor removed from one of my thyroid glands. 3 months now and I'm only deteriorating as the days go by. Should I be returning to work? My doctor wants to send me back to work in a few weeks! What is that about? Trying to kill me off and I am really deparately looking for answers here. Please advise. arlinator@gmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2009
    • 01:08 PM
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  • I just got my labs from a routine office visit and my blood calcium levels are high. Do I need to worry? And what should I do?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2009
    • 04:23 AM
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  • Need to know if I need to worry with a 10.5 blood calcium Level????? :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2009
    • 04:38 AM
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