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what does it mean if your calcium level is high

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Parathyroid problem?: If you're referring to a parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia, you may still have other glands with this problem which weren't removed. Please discuss ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Roman
9 years experience Integrative Medicine
Not really: It depends how high it is. There's two types of calcium tests. The regular Ca2+(calcium) test, checking total calcium in blood which is bound to prote ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Have your doctor evaluate it. Your doctor should do tests to see what causes the calcium to be high? This may be something dangerous (cancer) but mo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: 11.2 level of calcium is high but not too high. Still need to find out why. Most common cause is taking calcium supplements. Other causes exist e.g. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High calcium level: You need to have the physician who told you your calcium (C) was high to do some blood tests to find out why it is. There are no good reasons for your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: It depends on the cause. Most people with high calcium levels should see their doctor.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Units: In assuming your lab was measured as mmol/L and a 2.3 mmol/L is normal.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Most commonly: Depending on the cause, hi calcium (hypercalcemia) can cause bone fractures, kidney stones, depression, lack of motivation, various other psychologica ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High Calcium Levels: There are several common causes of hypercalcemia (h). The most common is hyperparathyroidism, (hpt). These patients have a very low phosphorus as well ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: A calcium level significantly above the reference range should prompt a workup for parathyroid adenoma and other possible causes. If your physician ha ... Read More

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