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I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

Low calcium: There are many causes for low calcium so you need to talk to the doctor who ordered the lab that showed the low calcium to complete the workup and find out the cause.The most common cause is low parathyroid hormone: either by destruction of the parathyroid glands due to past surgery or failure of the glands to form during fetal development. Sometimes you can get antibodies against the parathyroid. ...Read more

Hypocalcemia (Definition)

Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more


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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed low calcium. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed low calcium. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Hypocalcemia.: Hypocalcemia is low serum calcium (less than 9 mg/dl). This can have many causes, like hypoparathyroidism, and renal failure. This usually has symptoms (muscle spasms) and abnormal readings like high phosphate. In children, it is likely from vitamin d dependent ricketts type i or ii. Intesinal malabsorptoin can also cause it. Treatment is Calcium Chloride or gluconate, and Calcitriol (vit d). ...Read more

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What does low calcium levels mean?

What does low calcium levels mean?

Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30iu per pound and measure level in 3 months and adjust dosing, low magnesium level. Have a doc check for the above and come up with a managment plan. ...Read more

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What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

Muscle/nerve effects: Calcium is an important component of normal cell motion. Low levels tend to have the most clinial effect on nerves and muscles causing tingling, numbness and muscle twitching respectively. Since the heart is also a muscle, low calcium levels can lead to heart rhythm abnormalities resulting in heart palpitations. ...Read more

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What could happen if you have low calcium levels?

Low calcium levels: Low calcium levels (hc) can cause increased neuromuscular irritability. Tetany may be as a result. Other symptoms of hc may be numbness. A person with these symptoms should see a doctor, as hc can be a serious and life-threatening disease that is why it is important to diagnose it and have a plan in place for its prevention and/or treatment. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12  what causes it to be low and is this normal?

High: A calcium of 12 is high, not low. Not sure who told you it's low. If you have questions about your labs, best person to talk to is the physician who ordered the labs. ...Read more

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What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

Low calcium: Hi. Has the patient had neck surgery? Is the patient eating? Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium) is closely guarded against by the parathyroid glands. If calcium is low (considering serum albumin), check PTH, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and kidney function. Get an endocrinologist or nephrologist involved. Good luck to the patient. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood ?

What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood ?

Dangerous: If blood calcium gets low enough, your heart won't work properly. You can get seizures also. Many people with low calcium get muscle spasms and tingling in hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

Low calcium: A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium What other conditions do you have? Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more

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What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

Needs more work-up: Low blood calcium level with elevated PTH (parathyroid hormone) result from a variety of conditions, ranging from simple low calcium or vitamin d intake (rare in us) to poor absorption thereof from intestine caused by malfunction of liver, pancreas, or kidneys. ...Read more

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Is there is a delay in conceiving because of low calcium?

Need evaluation: Hypocalcemia or low calcium level can be dangerous especially if very low (seizures, heart rhythm problem) so i encourage that you get evaluated before any attempt to become pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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Tingling lips and no thyroid....Is my calcium too low? What are the dangers of super low calcium?

Low calcium: Tingling or hypoesthesia of the fingers, nose, toes, and or lips is a sign of low calcium. This can also be accompanied by leg and loot cramps, especially at night. This can be temporary 10-30% of the time after total thyroidectomy and permanent 1-3% of the time. Can be treated with calcium, rocaltrol, (calcitriol) and or rarely Natpara. You should have labs drawn that examines calcium and related levels. ...Read more

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What causes low calcium in the blood?

What causes low calcium in the blood?

Low calcium: Not enough intake from food, problems with the parathyroid gland, vitamin d deficiency, not enough or too much magnesium etc... ...Read more

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What to do if I have found with low calcium level?

What to do if I have found with low calcium level?

Depends on severity: How low is the calcium? Are there symptoms, like tingling around the mouth, muscular twitching? Low Ca can be caused by many things, but it is also important to know what the blood protein/albumin levels are since they affect the interpretation of low Ca. ...Read more

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What are the effects of very low calcium in elderly people? Will they get hurt easier?

What are the effects of very low calcium in elderly people? Will they get hurt easier?

Hypocalcemia: Low calcium affects everyone in similar fashion. Check out http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/hypocalcemia/Default.htm & https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/hypocalcemia-low-level-of-calcium-in-the-blood. If you're asking about osteoporosis, check out http://goo.gl/ITQ3aN. ...Read more

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I was told that I have low calcium level of 15 what is normal I am a 49 year old woman?

I was told that I have low calcium level of 15 what is normal I am a 49 year old woman?

Low calcium levels: I am not sure what you calcium (c) level of "15" means. Normal levels of c are between 8.4-10.4. Low c levels can be seen in patients in the late stages of chronic kidney disease (ckd) due to their kidneys not making the active form vitamin d needed to transport c from the intestine to the blood. At 49 you may have ckd. See either an endocrinologist or a nephrologist for the answer. ...Read more

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