I was going to post this on the Kidney Stones Expert Forum, but I don't see an option to post.
I recently passed my first kidney stone ever at 40--it was 4mm. Before it passed, my urologist suspected a stone and put me on Rapaflo. Pain was very mild, which surprised me. I just had an ultrasound today, which showed I have 4 more stones from the same kidney (left) ranging from 6 to 9mm. No obstructions or masses noted. Right kidney was clear. Incidental finding was I have some gallstones, which have not bothered me yet.
I have concerns this is related to possible hypercalcemia--which can indicate hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. Has anyone else had similar experience with elevated calcium? Are there other causes I may not be aware of?
Most of my recently metabolic test results are in the reference range. Summary Metabolic Panels Results below from these dates: 3/21/2013 - 7/9/2013 - 8/29/2013
Calcium - 9.6 / 9.9 / 10.2 (trending up--to top of reference range)
Corrected Calcium Level - 9.44 / 9.82 / 9.8 (seems ok--but this is just an estimate based on a calculation)
Total Protein - 8.2 / 8.0 / 7.9
Albumin - 4.2 / 4.1 / 4.5
Globulin - 4.0 / 3.9 / 3.5 (first two high--but trending down)
Alkaline Phosphatase - 23 / 27 / 28 (well in or below range--but trending up)
BUN - 13 / 12 / 11
Creatinine - 1.1 / 0.9 / 0.9
BUN/Creatine Ratio - 12 / 13 / 12
Potassium - 4.1 / 4.4 / 4.6
I have read low LDL and TC are a bad sign. However, I changed my diet significantly (from red meat and starches to broiled chicken or fish and fruits/veggiest/less starches)--and started simvastatin. I have dropped 90 pounds.
Cholesterol from 3/21 / 7/9
Cholesterol, Total - 222 / 127
HDL Cholesterol - 34 / 34
Low Density Lipoprotein - 157 / 70
Triglyceride - 157 / 119
I had chest CT and colonoscopy this 6 months ago--both were ok (4 benign polyps in colon).