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

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 between normal and high.


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What is the definition or description of: high calcium levels in blood?

What is the definition or description of: high calcium levels in blood?

Above 10.5 mg/dl.: 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 between normal and high. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
51 doctors shared insights

High Calcium Levels In Blood (Overview)

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 between normal and high.


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How do you reduce high calcium level in blood?

How do you reduce high calcium level in blood?

Talk with MD: High calcium levels are ought to be investigated thoroughly. I suggest you talk with an endocrinologist before making any changes in your diet. ...Read more

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How can you reduce high calcium level in blood ?

How can you reduce high calcium level in blood ?

High Calcium level: You need to see a doctor, endocrinologist (e), to find out what is causing your calcium (c) to be high. Unfortunately, the causes of high c are not good. You may have vit. D intoxication, hyperparathyroidism or hyperthryodism, sarcoidosis, or a bone tumor, among other causes. Good to a e and get the answer to your question. A high blood level of c is no joking matter. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can a high calcium level in blood be reduced?

How can a high calcium level in blood be reduced?

High calcium: It depends on what is causing the high calcium and there are several possibilities. It is necessary to see your physician for an evaluation of why you have high calcium in the blood, so that you can have proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) can increase the calcium in your blood levels. When taken with meals, it acts as a binder of phosphorus and does not add as much to your blood. When taken without food, it increases calcium levels in your blood. ...Read more

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I had some blood tests done and they came back saying that i had high calcium levels in my blood. What does that mean?

Blood calcium levels: I suppose you meal that your calcium (c) was high. Everyone has c in their blood. If you have a high or low c level, see an endocrinologist to see if you have any problem with your parathyroid glands. I also suggest that you speak to the physician who ordered the blood test that you are speaking about to see if there is a problem that you have to deal with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could high calcium levels in my blood cause my upper eyelid spasms?

Could high calcium levels in my blood cause my upper eyelid spasms?

No: Hi, it's usually abnormally low calcium levels that cause neuromuscular irritability as manifested by tetany and muscular twitching. ...Read more

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Could the high calcium level in my blood prevent me from losing weight?

Could the high calcium level in my blood prevent me from losing weight?

See below: There should not be a high calcium level in the blood.The cause needs to be investigated it is not related to prevention of weight loss. ...Read more

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What could cause a high calcium&magnesium level in blood tests since my diet is extremly poor?And I have all the magnesium deficiency symptoms.

What could cause a high calcium&magnesium level in blood tests since my diet is extremly poor?And I have all the magnesium deficiency symptoms.

RBC: The best test for magnesium deficiency is an RBC magnesium level, not a serum. If you are low in magnesium, your body will pull what it needs from your bones and tissues. See a doctor to make sure nothing is seriously wrong, improve your diet, and consider supplementing with magnesium and K2. More info here: drfairchild.blogspot.com ...Read more

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High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is off. Is this cancer.?

High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is off. Is this cancer.?

Not necessarily: Primary hyperparathyroidism and malignancy are the most common causes of increase serum calcium , accounting for more than 90 percent of cases. There are ways to differentiate one to the other ( check intact pth, PTH related peptide etc) . You should see your doctor and have further blood work-up and discussion in management of the problem. ...Read more

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High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is -3. Is this symptoms of cancer.?

Many causes: There are many causes of high serum calcium. In your case it is not due to hyperactivity of parathyroid gland but it is not feasible to say why your calcium is high without additional information. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

Inconsistent info: The data you provided are not in the usual fomat and it is not feasible to provide an interpretation. Especially the calcium levels are likely not reported correctly. All tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss the results with the docor who ordered the tests as s/he has other information as well. ...Read more

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Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

No: Any calcium product taken in large amounts can increase calcium levels in susceptible people. Pyruvate is the major component of calcium pyruvate. Large amounts of the supplement is likely to cause nausea instead of high calcium. ...Read more

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For hypercalcemia I have read that one should increase rather than decrease calcium. A little insight please?

For hypercalcemia I have read that one should increase rather than decrease calcium. A little insight please?

High Calcium Levels: The most important part of your question is the word "hypercalcemia". You need to go to a physician to find out the cause of your high levels of calcium (hc). You need to be investigated for hyperparathyroidism and need to have metastatic cancers of the bone and breast, among others, ruled out. Patients with hyperthyroidism can have hc as well. Thiazides can also cause hc. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?

I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?

Too much calcium: Hypocalcemia is too low a calcium and hypercalcemia is to high a calcium on lab tests. Symptoms of hypercalcemia are abdominal pain, constipation, kidney stones, nausea, vomiting, excessive urination and confusion. Symptoms of low calcium are cramps, tingling around the mouth, muscular irritability. The symptoms are related to calcium's key role in muscular contractions and function. ...Read more

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Can taking caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?

Can taking  caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?

Md evaluation: High intake of calcium can cause elevated levels in the blood. This often occurs in the setting of associated kidney dysfunction. Other causes like hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis must be investigated.. ...Read more

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What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

Lots of things: You also list a ruptured esophagus. Is this your daughter also? If so, how did that happen? At the top of my list is a parathyroid adenoma (high calcium, fatigue, bone pain); most teens have some palpable lymph nodes and many teenaged girls are a bit anemic. It's a mistake to ask for interpretation of labs apart from clinical information ; actual values. Insist her physician explain. ...Read more

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I have constant headache with flank pain left sided pain, with constipation for days.Im taking calicum supplement could I have hypercalcemia?

I have constant headache with flank pain left sided pain, with constipation for days.Im taking calicum supplement could I have hypercalcemia?

Yes, you may: High calcium causes constipation and kidney disease. If you develop kidney disease, your blood pressure could rise and you can get a headache. Avoid dehydration, inactivity, thiazide diuretic. Hypercalcaemia: stones, bones, groans, thrones and psychiatric overtones. ...Read more

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One episode of hypercalcemia @11.2. Bldwk afterward shows high normal. Pcp says no need to worry since w/i normal. Should i continue repeat test?

One episode of hypercalcemia @11.2. Bldwk afterward shows high normal. Pcp says no need to worry since w/i normal. Should i continue repeat test?

Hypercalcemia ?: Hypercalcemia (h) is caused by various entities. It could be due to dehydration, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, tumors metastatic to bone, patients on hydrochlorthiazide and those patients taking large doses of vit. D. You are on Methotrexate and that, rarely, cause h. I think your physician is correct and your calcium level should be checked in 3 months. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is high cholesterol associated with hypercalcemia?

Is high cholesterol associated with hypercalcemia?

No.: Separate systems are controlling your calcium and cholesterol levels, no association. ...Read more

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Hx invasive lobular ca 2006, now hard painful spot on skull, hypercalcemia, anemia & tumor markers elevated after stable for years. What could it be?

Hx invasive lobular ca 2006, now hard painful spot on skull, hypercalcemia, anemia & tumor markers elevated after stable for years. What could it be?

Needs quick attentio: If you have anemia(?Hb level) and high Calcium, you must have a check up and further evaluation to make sure that the cause of these abnormal tests is found quickly. Breast cancer can come back and often relapses into Bone/s. So your painful spot on the skull worries me. A Bone scan is a good test to check your bones, to start with. ...Read more

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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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Is there anyway to reverse hypercalcemia without surgery?

Is there anyway to reverse hypercalcemia without surgery?

Yes: If the cause of hypercalcemia is hyperparathyroidism you will better off having the hyperfunctioning parathyroid removed if symptomatic and other causes and malig symptomaticuse of pamidronate and Furosemide may treat the elevation while the cause is treated. High salt diet and lots of fluids in patients who can be observed and monitored with regular bone scan. ...Read more