A 78-year-old female asked:
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mom's calcium level 13, renal function 50% , pth a bit low. magnesium/phosphorus normal. vitamin d 1000mg bid. bone pain, tired, confused -any ideas?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypercalcemia: Calcium Lvels are VERY HIGH. Need HOSPITALIZATION to bring down Calcium levels specially if she is confused and symptomatic. iPTH can also be checked, Get CT scan of NECK and Chest as well. But bottom line is that HYPERcalcemia at this level must be investigated soon.
Answered on Apr 11, 2020
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc: Symptomatic hypercalcemia needs treatment. Also need a good explanation for the elevated Ca.
Answered on Jul 6, 2014
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