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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is a constant blood calcium level of 10.1 and constant kidney stones a possible parathyroid problem with a normal pth level?

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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: There are some patients with mild hypercalcemia and high normal PTH levels that do have hyperparathyroidism. I would not, however, quickly turn to surgery. An endocrinologist could do further workup to help support the diagnosis and i would be sure to have specifically locallizing imaging studies before i would proceed with surgey in this rare case.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Stones and Calcium: With a calcium level of 10.1, it is unlikely that you have primary hyperparathyroidism (hpt), as your calcium (c) is not elevated. You can have your doctor order a parathyroid hormone level, to confirm you have no problem with your parathyroid glands. I would get a 24 hour urine collection for c and uric acid to see if there are medication you can take to prevent your stones. Good luck.

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