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Calhoun, GA
A 36-year-old female asked about a 54-year-old female:

Mom had parathyroid surgery to fix high blood calcium. diseased gland was removed but calcium is high again 2 months later. looking in wrong place?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Perhaps: If all 4 parathyroid glands were cleared at surgery, a diligent search for other sources of parathyroid hormone must be undertaken. Certain tumors such as lymphomas, squamous cell tumors, renal, breast or ovarian tumors may secrete a parathyroid hormone related protein that can mimic parathyroid tumor. Needs further eval. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Persistent hi calc: This sometimes happens. If an adenoma was in fact removed, there is likely another. Double adenomas can happen in 5% of cases.

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