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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week?the only other calcium i get is in 16oz almond milk/day.

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Unlikely: The differential for high calcium, or hypercalcemia, includes problems with the parathyroid glands, cancer, sarcoid, or ingestion. The most common is from a parathyroid adenoma. The parathyroid glands increase calcium levels by secreting parathyroid hormone (pth). If you have an adenoma, you have autonomous PTH secretion, and thus hypercalcemia.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2015

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