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A 31-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of parathyroid gland to become really active?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
It could be: caused by a benign tumor called adenoma, and it is called primary hyperparathyroidism. Sometimes, when someone is on chronic hemodialysis, secondary hyperparathyroidism can occur. If your calcium level is high, you should have surgical removal of your parathyroid gland.
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