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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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What else could cause elevated pth but normal calcium other than parathyroid?

What else could cause elevated pth but normal calcium other than parathyroid?

Low Vitamin D: Low vitamin d can cause secondary hyperparathyroidism (high PTH level due to something outside of the parathyroid gland). Low vitamin d levels can make someone's calcium lower than it should be (even if it's still in the normal range). The parathyroid glands make more PTH to try to get the calcium back up where it should be. ...Read more

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Besides hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Besides  hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Nothing: Primary hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed by demonstrating simultaneous high serum calcium and high pth. In some patients there is a low vitamin d because PTH increases the metabolism of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Other than hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Other than hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Hypercalcemia: A full answer is beyond the space limitations imposed in this space. A full discussion of the causes of high serum calcium levels can be found at this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes this will give you the answers you are looking for. ...Read more

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For years, calcium & magnesium always normal but vit.D always low (<15) & phosphorus moderately high. Parathyroid OK. Poss causes? On D3 50,000units

For years, calcium & magnesium always normal but vit.D always low (<15) & phosphorus moderately high. Parathyroid OK. Poss causes? On D3 50,000units

Low Vitamin D: If you are taking 50000 units of vitamin D once a week and have done so for a while there must be something wrong with you ability to absorb you pill. This is an uncommon finding and you should have your doctor refer you to a specialist -- kidney or endocrine doctors. ...Read more

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What is the cause of calcium 10.3, TSH 4.780 , vitamin d 18 and parathyroid is normal?

What is the cause of calcium 10.3, TSH 4.780 , vitamin d 18 and parathyroid is normal?

Hyperparathyroidism: The question is... Is the PTH too high for this level of blood calcium. You may have very mild hpt. Just follow the blood levels for now. Tsh is on the high side. ...Read more

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My dr. Won't check pth because my calcium levels are consistently normal. Will calcium always be elevated in parathyroid disorders?

My dr. Won't check pth because my calcium levels are consistently normal. Will calcium always be elevated in parathyroid disorders?

Parathyroid test: Parathyroid levels are very closely reflected by your calcium levels my impression is you are concerned about over active and general totally normal calcium is enough there are rare cases where actual assessment by direct measurements is of value in a fair number of patients with vitamind insufficiency we see high PTH levels which is a costly way to decide all of us need calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What causes low serum phosphate other than parathyroidism? PTH & calcium are constantly normal. Normal D vitamin because of high dose supplements.

What causes low serum phosphate other than parathyroidism? PTH & calcium are constantly normal. Normal D vitamin because of high dose supplements.

Low phos: Phos metabolism is intake /shift/ losses. I am assuming you have good intake. So the other two are the reason, either shift inside the cells or losses from the kidney. How low is the phos? Your medication list shows no meds that can cause losses. A lab doesn't need to be treated, so rpt lab and then get a urine fractional excretion if still low. Talk to your MD. ...Read more

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My cousin has low vitamin d, high calcium levels, but has normal parathyroid hormone levels. What could cause this? Doesn't make sense to me.

My cousin has low vitamin d, high calcium levels, but has normal parathyroid hormone levels.  What could cause this?  Doesn't make sense to me.

many possiblities: While hyperparathyroidism is by far the most common cause of elevated serum calcium, there are many other possible causes. Hopefully your cousin does not have cancer, the next most common cause, but there are still many other possibilities. It is important for your cousin to see a good doctor to find the cause. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Calcium high at 10.7, alkaline Phosphatase very low at 10. Negative parathyroid, not anemic, celiac, copper level is normal. What could be the cause?

Calcium high at 10.7, alkaline Phosphatase very low at 10. Negative parathyroid, not anemic, celiac, copper level is normal. What could be the cause?

Watch it: You may have hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, with probably isn't worth the workup as it's not something worth treating. I trust you're not taking a thiazide or dolomite pills, or overdoing milk / antacids. Unless you also have a low albumin, this is unlikely to impact your life. Low alk-phos is never worrisome. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What vitamins in a persons body can affect breathing.Muscles if calcium and magnesium are good but have elevated parathyroid hormone?

What vitamins in a persons body can affect  breathing.Muscles if calcium and magnesium are good but have elevated parathyroid hormone?

Whoa: Your breathing muscles need no special vitamins beyond what you'll get with a halfway reasonable diet. What concerns me is your having an elevated parathyroid hormone. Either you have a parathyroid adenoma / hyperplasia which is really serious, or you are vitamin d deficient. You need to address this. You'll feel much better. Again, please forgive my frankness & do right by yourself. ...Read more

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I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

Parathyroid: It is unlikely that an overactive parathyroid would have an effect on your periods. With your high calcium and parathyroid levels you should have any parathyroid nodules surgically removed. Recovery is usually early and straightforward. You may be in the hospital for 24 hours after surgery. That would be a good day for a gynecologist to see you in the hospital about your periods. Wish you well! ...Read more

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How does one function when parathyroid is removed? How will calcium be regulated?

How does one function when parathyroid is removed? How will calcium be regulated?

Remaining parathyroi: It sounds like you had a parathyroid adenoma removed because of hyperparathyroidism. Typically this is a problem of one parathyroid. You have 3 others that will function fine after removal of the overactive one. Calcium levels which were high, should return to normal and stay normal. ...Read more

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I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

Other causes: Other conditions such as too much vit d, a condition known as sarcoid, or if you have tumors in your bone from some other tumor for example breast. ...Read more

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How important is your parathyroid? Where a parathyroidectomy is recommended due to high calcium.. How will you function without parathyroid?

How important is your parathyroid? Where a parathyroidectomy is recommended due to high calcium.. How will you function without parathyroid?

You will improve: Criteria have been established when to operate on an overactive parathyroid. It is recommended for all under age 50 as well as older people with bone loss, a very high calcium and those with kidney stones. Generally this is due to one overactive gland which is removed and the remaining 3 glands will allow the blood calcium to remain in the normal range. Many people have less fatigue afterwards. ...Read more