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Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

No: Once the adenoma is successfully surgically removed, it is gone but it is possible for another adenoma to develop on one of your remaining parathyroid gland (you usually have 4 glands). A blood test will tell if this is happening. ...Read more

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What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

Many: If the adenoma produces extra parathyroid hormone, you can have high calcium concentration in your blood which can cause many symptoms and conseuquences including: constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. ...Read more

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What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

Parathyroid adenoma: It's basically a growth on your parathyroid gland. XS parathyroid hormones can cause constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. Treatment is surgery if you can locate the adenoma. ...Read more

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I had a parathyroid adenoma removed and surgeon says another may need to be removed. Why wasn't it removed while he was in there?

Need it removed: There are 4 jparathyroid glands one of top and bottom of each thyroid lobe. If you were hypercalcemic and work up revealed an adenoma, removal will correct the problem. At the time of removal of the adenoma all remaining 3 glands had to be inspected to assure a second one was not left behind. If all were inspected and a 4th rmaining gland not identified it might be in the upper chest ...Read more

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My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists: These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists. ...Read more

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How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.

How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.

Depends on bloodtest: The concern with parathyroid adenomas is they often produce too much parathyroid hormone which regulates calcium blood levels. Loss of bone density and high calcium levels result. Some adenomas only cause a slight increase and can be safely monitored with blood tests while others require surgical removal. Highly unlikely to be cause of node. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Possible: Reason for cervical ultrasound is palpable nodule in mid neck. mild lymphadenopathy rarely of concern and question of parathyroid adenoma is usually just adjacent to upper or lower pole of thyroid. Essential to get throid scan to see if cold or functional nodule present. If cold nodule seen and on follow up it enlarges, then resection needed at which time nodes defined. ...Read more

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Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

Hi it's Mayra, I have a cat scan of the neck for mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic  nodule could represent parathyroid adenoma o lymphadenopathy?

See below: After examining the lump in your neck with an ultrasound, the ordering physician believes it to be an enlarged lymph node or less likely an abnormal growth of parathyroid gland. The ct scan will differentiate these 2 causes and help to visualize other nearby lymph nodes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tsh 0.04 Ultrasound shows Mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule. Parathyroid adenoma, lymphadenopathy am I dying?

Neck mass: First you are okay. You need a workup to determine what's going on. A simple blood test for Calcium and parathyroid hormone should let us know whether or not you have a parathyroid adenoma. If those are normal you likely have an an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor may suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) to obtain cells so a pathologist can examine them and help come to a diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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Can parathyroid adenomas come back after surgery?

Parathyroid adenomas: They do not come back after a successful surgery. Here are the possibilities: the surgery was unsuccessful, there was a second unappreciated adenoma, or all 4 parathyroid glands are enlarged and overproducing PTH. ...Read more

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I made osteoporosis scanning and I appeared to be having osteopenia knowing that pth:84 & Ca:10.1 & there is no adenoma in parathyroid.What can I do ?

Parathyroid: 38 F from Lebanon has bone scan with osteoporosis and PTH OF 84 Ca 10.1 no parathyroid adenoma. what can I do? 1. Always include normal range for lab values as they may differ by country. Adenomas can be very small or outside of thyroid. You need to see and endocrinologist. We have good ones here. Such as Dr Katz. Would ask for second opinion. ...Read more

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Pth is borderline high ca is 10.7 do I have hyperparathyroidism. I had it 1991 surgery removed i par gland with adenoma. Have thyroid nodule monitor?

Pth is borderline high ca is 10.7 do I have hyperparathyroidism. I had it 1991 surgery removed i par gland with adenoma.  Have thyroid nodule monitor?

Recurrent HPT: You have Hyperparathyroidism again. I would see an experienced endocrine or head and neck surgeon who will confirm the diagnosis, order appropriate imaging, and describe your surgical options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, bone pain, constipation, abdominal pain, psychological problems...If low, it can cause low calcium in the blood resulting in numbness/tingling, muscle cramps, fatigue, irritability, seizures, uncontrolled movements... ...Read more

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