Idiopathic hypercalciuria is the presence of excess calcium in the urine without an identified cause after testing for common causes. This condition can lead to kidney stones, osteoporosis, or in extreme cases, kidney damage and loss of kidney function.
Hypercalciuria - idiopathic
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Review Date 8/20/2023
Updated by: Jacob Berman, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.