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I have slightly elevated blood calcium so what could cause this?

I have slightly elevated blood calcium so what could cause this?

Many things: Dehydration, increased serum levels of Albumin may give increased total calcium without any ill effects. Parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia, renal disease, multiple myeloma, metastases in the bone are some of the other reasons. You should consult your doctor for a proper workup, if your calcium is abnormally elevated. ...Read more

Elevated Blood Calcium (Definition)

Blood calcium levels above the normal range of 9-10.5 mg./dl. Can be due to excess skeletal calcium release, increase intestinal calcium absorption, or decrease renal calcium excretion. Some effects are; renal or biliary stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: elevated blood calcium?

What is the definition or description of: elevated blood calcium?

Hypercalcemia: Blood calcium levels above the normal range of 9-10.5 mg./dl. Can be due to excess skeletal calcium release, increase intestinal calcium absorption, or decrease renal calcium excretion. Some effects are; renal or biliary stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, polyurea, depression/anxiety/cognitive deficits/insomnia. ...Read more

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I have slightly elevated blood calcium. Tell me what could cause this?

I have slightly elevated blood calcium. Tell me what could cause this?

Different things: Commonly, a slight anomaly in the calcium level could a machine error. In that case, its' prudent to repeat it. A little dehydration can cause the machine to read higher than normal levels. If there's excess parathyroid hormone, that can cause elevation, but usually the values are quite high. ...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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Pth blood level was elevated. Ekg showing short qt interval. Does this mean my calcium blood level is too high?

Pth blood level was elevated. Ekg showing short qt interval. Does this mean my calcium blood level is too high?

Maybe: Hypercalcemia can cause a short qt interval but the best way to answer the question is to measure blood calcium. High PTH could also be a consequence of vitamin d defieciency and kidney failure. ...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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Why does a baby of diabetic mother has hypercalcaemia i mean what's relationship between hyperinsulinemia and calcium level? How does insulin affect c

Why does a baby of diabetic mother has hypercalcaemia i mean what's relationship between hyperinsulinemia and calcium level? How does insulin affect c

Mother: Why was blood drawn on your baby, and if the baby does indeed have hypercalcemia why aren't the doctor's looking after this? Something doesn't sound right! Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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