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pth is borderline high ca is 10.7 do i have hyperparathyroidism. i had it 1991 surgery removed i par gland with adenoma. have thyroid nodule monitor?

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Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
It is highly likely: While it is very likely you do have hyperparathyroidism, it is much more difficult to decide if watchful waiting is the best approach. If you have no signs or symptoms that are likely to be due to hyperparathyroidism, most experts would not suggest surgery if the calcium stays under 11 mg%. It would be reasonable to see an endocrinologist on a yearly basis to revisit options as time goes on.
Answered on May 14, 2015
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
May/May not: This calcium value is slightly high. So it should be repeated one more time to see if it is real or progressive. If it is still high, you should go back to your previous doctors who helped with your prior operation for the parathyroid adenoma.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
32 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Recurrent HPT: You have Hyperparathyroidism again. I would see an experienced endocrine or head and neck surgeon who will confirm the diagnosis, order appropriate imaging, and describe your surgical options.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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