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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High calcium : I am not sure what you mean by "carbon monoxide" and you want to know about hypercalcemia (h) and heart burn, i can help you. H causes your stomach to ... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
High calcium: Have you been tested for hyperparathyroidism? It’s easy to do but many generalist don’t think about it first. Ask you doctor to simultaneously test c ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not helpful: It's always a mistake to look at labs in isolation from the patient and from each other. Creatinine is most often low because the person has less musc ... Read More
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
No connection: The lab values you quote can fluctuate and do not have any definitive relationship to colon cancer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcium: Hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, excess vit d intake.
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Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: In the outpatient clinic true chronic elevations of calcium may be due to hyperparathyroidism. However, there are many causes once spurious causes as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Bohannon
48 years experience Endocrinology
Wrong direction!: Testing calcium in the blood is helpful in evaluating parathyroid function but in the case of hypo (low) parathyroidism, one would expect calcium to b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hypercalcemia: It can be caused by many medical conditions. See an endocrinologist for work up and treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
? For high calcium: No real remedies for high calcium, except you can avoid taking calcium containing food products such as milk etc. High calcium may also indicate serio ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on cause: The most common cause for a persistently elevated calcium level is primary hyperparathyroidism. This is especially common in women after menopause. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: High calcium concentrations could be dangerous. It is important to take in a healthy amount of vitamin d and calcium for bone health. Not knowing more ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ries
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hypercalcemia: Corrected (for albumin) calcium above the upper lot of normal. Causes include sarcoidosis, myeloma, volume depletion and excess calcium intake, cance ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood calcium levels: I suppose you meal that your calcium (c) was high. Everyone has c in their blood. If you have a high or low c level, see an endocrinologist to see if ... Read More

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