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I have hyperparathyroidism....had thyroid cancer in 1987 and had a total thyroidectomy...my parathyroid calcium level is 188. what should i do?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Find source.: In order for Ca++ to be elevated from parathormone, a parathyroid lesion must be present. If total thyroid performed usually the 4 parathroids are removed unless op report describes which of the 4 glands remain. Here a scan of the neck should be performed and a sestimibii scan also carried out to find origin of the symptoms.

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