Kidney stones are a "classic" presentation of primary hyperparathyroidism, though only about a third of patients with this condition will develop kidney stones.
I recently had a very painful kidney stone and want to prevent that from ever happening again. I read that primary hyperparathyroidism can cause kidney stones. How can I figure out if that is what is going on?
If you've had a kidney stone, I definitely understand the desire to avoid another one! Primary hyperparathyroidism can cause kidney stones, and it is appropriate to evaluate for this in anyone who has had a stone. The first thing to do is check your blood calcium levels. If you have a high calcium level, then this could be the cause of your kidney stones. You would then want to check calcium an...