A 40-year-old member asked:
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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose hyperparathyroidism and follow it after treatment.?

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Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Need more info: - is primary (ie caused from single enlarged PTH gland) - blood: pth, calcium, phosphorus, creatinine; 24hr urine calcium collected properly, -if sig elevated PTH level, u/s or nuclear medicine scan to look at gland. If adenoma, then surgery. After surgery, check levels, replace calcium, maybe vitamin d. (i only get 400 characters to respond).
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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