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Have anemia, and low calcium. Consistently experience excruciating bone pain in legs and ribcage. Have had clear lung scans and spine mris.

Have anemia, and low calcium. Consistently experience excruciating bone pain in legs and ribcage. Have had clear lung scans and spine mris.

You need a workup: Hi. Low calcium is not normal. Bone pain isn't either in absence of a fracture. What is your PTH? Your 25-hydroxyvitamin D? Your alkaline phosphatase? Your 24-hour urine calcium? You need a good work up! Go see my ol' buddy, Dr. Gyan Brard, an endocrinologist in Mesa, or any other good endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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My aunt is 60 yrs old. She has osteoporosis and low calcium in bones. How often she can take methycobal 500 mcg inj? Once every 15 days or once a week

My aunt is 60 yrs old. She has osteoporosis and low calcium in bones. How often she can take methycobal 500 mcg inj? Once every 15 days or once a week

As directed: This medicine is vitamin B12 and is not intended to benefit her osteoporosis, but to treat deficiency of the vitamin which is a different illness. The prescribing physician has discretion about how frequently to inject B12 in any case. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

High calcium: This is probably not MS. The symptoms are not that particular to MS. Calcium levels should be normal in MS. How high is your calcium level? That can lead to several of these symptoms. If this is too high, perhaps treatment and/or referral to an endocrinologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Mom's calcium level 13, renal function 50%, pth a bit low. Magnesium/phosphorus normal. Vitamin D 1000MG bid. Bone pain, tired, confused -any Ideas?

Mom's calcium level 13, renal function 50%, pth a bit low. Magnesium/phosphorus normal. Vitamin D 1000MG bid. Bone pain, tired, confused -any Ideas?

Hypercalcemia: Calcium Lvels are VERY HIGH. Need HOSPITALIZATION to bring down Calcium levels specially if she is confused and symptomatic. IPTH can also be checked, Get CT scan of NECK and Chest as well. But bottom line is that HYPERcalcemia at this level must be investigated soon. ...Read more

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I am on calcium tablets since 2 weeks now. Last 3 days I've been having bone pain all over. Could it be due to excess calcium? No blood tests were don

I am on calcium tablets since 2 weeks now. Last 3 days I've been having bone pain all over. Could it be due to excess calcium? No blood tests were don

Unlikely: Taking calcium pills for two weeks is not a likely cause of bone pain. Why did you start taking the pills? Did a doctor prescribe these?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a lack of calcium in diet cause bone pain?

Would it be possible that a lack of calcium in diet cause bone pain?

Not likely: Unless you were severely depleted of calcium is is not really possible.
Bone pain is common with certain forms of toxicity. Toxic accumulation of cadmium and other poisonous heavy metals in the bone can cause this type of pain. Itai itai disease is a form of cadmium poisoning where even light touching of the bones cause severe pain. It is associated with smoking and with industrial polution cars. ...Read more

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My vit d level is 12ng/ml. Doc prescribed me with 60000 iu per week for 12 weeks with taking calcium daily. How long will it take to recover bone pain?

My vit d level is 12ng/ml. Doc prescribed me with 60000 iu per week for 12 weeks with taking calcium daily. How long will it take to recover bone pain?

I think pretty soon: I expect you to start having more Vitamin D and Calcium in your body within 7-10 days. That is when you should notice improvement. Please give us an update in 2-3 weeks time, keeping in mind the date of starting the medication (enter the start date on your Calendar or in your Diary.
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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I hav bone pain most of the nights n fever can't sleep, also loss of appetite. I'm also once positive to TB hand test I take medicine for iron, calcium?

See a doctor ASAP: Preferably an infectious diseases expert. If you were ppd+ you have at least inactive tuberculosis, but if you are having persistent fevers you need to be evaluated to be certain this has not reactivated. Please go see somebody very soon and hope everything works out well. My best wishes. ...Read more

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Bone pain (hip, groin, knee, and now heel, both wrists, right shoulder). Elevated pth, calcium in 24 hour urine, negative scan, normal calcium blood?

Rheumatologist: I recommend you see a rheumatologist for evaluation of tour joint complaints. A rheumatologist will review your history and perform a physical exam. Most likely, further testing would be done to help come up with a diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis is established, appropriate treatment would be initiated. ...Read more

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What does low calcium levels mean?

What does low calcium levels mean?

Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30iu per pound and measure level in 3 months and adjust dosing, low magnesium level. Have a doc check for the above and come up with a managment plan. ...Read more

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What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

Muscle/nerve effects: Calcium is an important component of normal cell motion. Low levels tend to have the most clinial effect on nerves and muscles causing tingling, numbness and muscle twitching respectively. Since the heart is also a muscle, low calcium levels can lead to heart rhythm abnormalities resulting in heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

High PTH low ca: Yes. The normal physiology has the PTH rise as the calcium is lowered. The next question is why is the calcium low? Diet? Medication? Is this being compounded by vitamin D defficiency? ...Read more

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What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

Needs more work-up: Low blood calcium level with elevated PTH (parathyroid hormone) result from a variety of conditions, ranging from simple low calcium or vitamin d intake (rare in us) to poor absorption thereof from intestine caused by malfunction of liver, pancreas, or kidneys. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Beans, Beans: Beans (black, brown, green, lentils) are high in protein, super low in sodium, moderate/high in fiber and water. They are a healthy source of calories though not quick release (good for diabetic patients) and not high in calcium either. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could meal of burgers and coke cause significant elevated phosphorus and slight low calcium levels 5-6 hours after meal? 3mnts ago both were fine.

No: Stop worrying. Burgers and coke won't ruin your health despite all the talk about "unhealthy eating". The high phosphate might be from mild specimen hemolysis while a slightly low calcium is usually a non-problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

High: A calcium of 12 is high, not low. Not sure who told you it's low. If you have questions about your labs, best person to talk to is the physician who ordered the labs. ...Read more

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What causes low calcium in the blood?

Low calcium: Not enough intake from food, problems with the parathyroid gland, vitamin d deficiency, not enough or too much magnesium etc... ...Read more

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What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

Could mean: Low calcium- low absorption, low vitamin d, low Albumin levels, malnutrition. Low creatinine- decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

Low calcium: Hi. Has the patient had neck surgery? Is the patient eating? Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium) is closely guarded against by the parathyroid glands. If calcium is low (considering serum albumin), check PTH, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and kidney function. Get an endocrinologist or nephrologist involved. Good luck to the patient. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

Dangerous: If blood calcium gets low enough, your heart won't work properly. You can get seizures also. Many people with low calcium get muscle spasms and tingling in hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

Low calcium: A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more

Hypocalcemia (Definition)

Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more