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Milk-alkali syndrome

  • Symptoms

    The condition usually has no symptoms (asymptomatic). When symptoms do occur, they are often related to complications, such as kidney problems.

    Symptoms include:

    • Back, middle of the body, and loin pain (related to kidney stones)
    • Excessive urination
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Other problems that can result from kidney failure

    Signs and tests

    Calcium deposits within the tissue of the kidney (nephrocalcinosis) may be seen on:

    • X-rays
    • Computed tomography (CT scans)
    • Ultrasound

    Other tests used to make a diagnosis:

    • Electrolyte levels
    • Kidney function blood tests
    • Blood gas
    • Blood calcium level