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How Does Hyperthyroidism Cause High Calcium Levels
Not usually: Hypercalcemia (High calcium in the blood) is seen in just a few people with hyperthyroidism. It not normally seen in people with hypothyroidism. Are you confusing hyperthyroidism with hyperPARAthyroidism? The parathyroid glands are the main controllers of calcium levels, and are usually right next to the thyroid. Hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hi. High blood calcium is not a manifestation of hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Don't confuse the thyroid gland with the parathyroid glands...no relation other than anatomical proximity. The parathyroids run the blood calcium show, and parathyroid tumor(s) is/are the leading cause of high blood calcium. If you have high blood calcium, see an endocrinologist. All the best to you! ...Read more
My daughter has had high calcium levels since birth she is now a year old and nothing has changed. What can cause this?
Familial?: There are many possible causes for high calcium levels, though they typically occur in adults rather than children. There is a disorder called "familial hypocalcuric hypercalcemia), in which various family members have a mild defect in eliminating calcium through the kidneys. Blood calcium levels are high, PTH levels are typically high normal. One of the parents should have the same problem. ...Read more
What could cause really high calcium levels, carbon monoxide, & heartburn? Esophageal cancer already ruled out.
High calcium : I am not sure what you mean by "carbon monoxide" and you want to know about hypercalcemia (h) and heart burn, I can help you. H causes your stomach to secrete gastrin which increases the production of acid in your stomach. Causes of h are, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, sarcodosis, among others. Have the physician who dealt with your esophagus to give an opinion of the cause of your problem. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if it is osteoarthritis, achondroplasia, osteoporosis, hypocalcemia, hyperthyroidism, or hypercalcemia?
Can taking caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?
Depends on cause: The most common cause for a persistently elevated calcium level is primary hyperparathyroidism. This is especially common in women after menopause. If present, this would require surgical correction in your age group. There are many other possible causes for high blood calcium. An endocrinolgist can help figure it out. ...Read more
Wrong direction!: Testing calcium in the blood is helpful in evaluating parathyroid function but in the case of hypo (low) parathyroidism, one would expect calcium to be low or lower normal range, not high. The parathyroid gland puts out parathyroid hormone in an effort to help keep calcium levels in the bloodstream up, so when it's under active the calcium tends to fall. ...Read more
My pth levels are low they say 9... They found high calcium levels in my blood 11.7 . How concerned should I be?
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