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What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

Causes of Hypercal: Causes are divided into outpatients and in patients. In Outpatients the most common cause is Hyperparathyroidism. In inpatients, the most common cause is metastatic cancer to the bones. There are other causes such as medication, vitamin d overdose, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
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High Calcium Levels In Blood (Definition)

Defining a high level depends on the normal range of the laboratory measuring the calcium level. There is variability. Commonly a high value is greater than 10.5 mg/dl. However some patients may have fluctuating values ...Read more


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What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persistent hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia ?

What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia ?

No single cause: You have at least two serious health problems. An evidence-based physician needs to sort these out, starting with a decent history and physical with particular attention to your diet and paying attention to the actual lab values. Nobody here can do anything more than this. ...Read more

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Help please! could diabetic militus caused hypercalcemia?

Help please! could diabetic militus caused hypercalcemia?

Calcium and diabetes: Diabetes does not cause hypercalcemia (h). The most common causes of h are hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. For a more detailed and complete list of the causes of h go to this link: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.Html. ...Read more

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What causes hypercalcemia in a diabetic patient?

What causes hypercalcemia in a diabetic patient?

Nothing directly: That would be a separate problem and can be caused by many things - hyperparathyroidism being the most common. Others include the use of thiazides (a type of water pill), sarcoidosis, excess vitamin d intake and certain cancers. ...Read more

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Could amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination?

Could amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination?

Yes: Hydrochlorthiazide can cause hypercalcemia. Amlodipine does not cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia caused by hydrochlorthiazide should improve in 2 weeks after stopping the hydrocholthiazide- if it does not it may be indicate there could be an underlying condition for the high calcium and overactive parathyroid gland is a possible consideration if that is the case. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination? Need expert opinions!

Can amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination? Need expert opinions!

Yes: It's not the amlodipine. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) reduces urinary calcium excretion and can cause hypercalcemia in susceptible individuals whether given alone or in combination with another drug. ...Read more

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Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Several reasons: Calcium levels in blood are regulated by parathyroid hormone (pth). Some colon cancers make a substance similar to parathyroid hormone, which can increase calcium levels in the blood. Another possibility is that the cancer has spread to the bones, releasing calcium into the blood. ...Read more