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A 53-year-old female asked:

I had a parathyroidectomy 2 wks ago having 3 1\2 glands removed. one gland was 1000mg, pth still high. i feel worse now is this normal?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Hi PTH after surgery: 53 F I had a parathyroidectomy 2 wks ago having 3 1\2 glands removed. One gland was 1000mg, PTH still high. I feel worse now is this normal? ANS: If one of the glands had contained a single tumor PTH would not still be high. Must have hyperplasia and remaining piece (or another one) is still there. Check with your team. Get back with us.

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