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How does hyperparathyroid treatment affect kidney stones?

If left untreated, 1 of 3 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism will develop kidney stones. However, after successful parathyroid surgery, 90% of patients will not develop new stones. Kidney stones can cause pain, blood in the urine, urinary tract infections, blockage of the ureter, and even kidney damage. Of all patients who present with kidney stones only 3 to 8% will have primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism decreases the frequency of developing new kidney stones among those patients with kidney stones and primary hyperparathyroidism.  AAES Admin as American Association of Endocrine Surgeons website 

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