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Parathyroid Gland Removal
Regulate calcium: The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that keeps the level of calcium in the blood from falling. It does this by pulling calcium from the bone and by preventing loss of calcium through the kidney. It is also necessary to convert vitamin d into its active form, which in turn increases calcium absorption in the gut. ...Read more
There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced ...Read more
Parathyroid gland: There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced hands usually only temporarily. ...Read more
None: They are both glands that secrete hormones, but different hormones, and a dysfunction of one has no bearing on the other. ...Read more
Usually: If the hypercalcemia worsens,,, the remove surgically ...Read more
1. Ultrasound because it's cheap and can be done by most high volume practitioners in their office.
2. 4D CT. This is new but far superior to the former number 2.
3. SPECT CT Tc 99 sestamibi or other sestamibi based scan.
4. If you go to 4 or beyond, your a special case and make sure you have a really experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Neck: The parathyroid glands are diffierent than the thyroid gland (they share part of the name but their functions are very diffierent). There are 4 parathyroid glands. They are usually located on the back of the thyroid gland but they can also be located around the jaw and neck as well. ...Read more
Parathyroid problems: Hi. Too complex for small space. Primary hyperpara (PHPT) is a disease of parathyroids where too much PTH is secreted, which causes high blood calcium, with symptoms/signs of kidney stones, bone fractures, malaise, depression, high blood pressure, and others. Hypoparathy is a disease of parathyroids where they can't secrete enough PTH, with symptoms of numbness, tingling, and muscle twitching. ...Read more
Over? Underactive?: Not enough detail. Look it up on google or wikipedia. ...Read more
U mean low thyroid?: Low parathyroid hormone is a rare condition, usually caused by removal of too much parathyroid tissue during surgery to treat a parathyroid adenoma. It has no symptoms except the resulting low calcium levels in the blood. Low thyroid is very common and should be treated. It has many psychiatric consequences, including decreased attention and concentration. Your adhd meds will be less effective. ...Read more
No: Never heard of that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me about hormone produced by the parathyroid gland influences the blood level rise of what product?
Calcium: Hi parathyroid hormone (PTH) has the task of preventing low blood calcium. About 99% of the body's calcium is in the skeleton. Blood calcium is tightly regulated. If there is a threat of low blood calcium, PTH is secreted to pull calcium out of bone and put it in the blood and to reduce urinary losses of calcium and to make active vitamin D (calcitriol) to augment GI absorption of calcium. ...Read more
My daughter has a 1.1cm hypoechoic density on the lt. Thyroid gland inferior to the parathyroid gland (hx: hoshimoto's) should we be concerned?
Would biopsy: I would generally biopsy any lump on the thyroid gland 1cm or larger. Hashimoto's does make the results of the biopsy a little more confusing sometimes, but that wouldn't keep me from doing an ultrasound guided needle biopsy. Talk to a surgeon who regularly performs thyroid surgery. ...Read more
What does 'Heterogeneous thyroid glands bilaterally with diffusely increase vascularity' mean? And also what is a 'hypertrophied parathyroid gland'?
Endocrinologist: It means that there is abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which has three zones, symmetrically. An enlargement of a parathyroid gland is called hyperplasia. These findings are abnormal and are considered a multiglandular problem which requires the evaluation and treatment advice from an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can you please tell me, should a blood test of TSH levels show problems with the parathyroid gland?
Subcentimeter complex cystic focus within or immediately adjacent to inferior posterior aspect of left thyroid lobe. Could be parathyroid gland? 8mm
Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that I need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?
Unclear: Talk with your doctor. Parathyroid disease is not contagious, and if your doctor thought you both should get further testing, there is likely part of the story missing. So, just ask. ...Read more
Can a surgeon accidentally removing a 1.5 cm mass of extra thyroid tissue or parathyroid gland cause significant hormone/thyroid problems in future?
Possibly: Damage or excess removal of those tissues may result in underactive thyroid. There are 4 parathyroid glands so damage to one or two should not cause hypoparathyroidism. Either way such a patient should be followed with periodic testing of thyroid function and parathyroid functions such as serum calcium levels by the endocrinologist or head and neck surgeon. ...Read more
Can the parathyroid gland have spasms? How can I stop the esophageal spasms? I have tried everything! Now on omeprazole dr 40 mg! Not working! Even vomit
Not the parathyroid:
The parathyroid does not have spasms. It makes parathyroid hormone fairly continuously, and that controls your blood calcium. If ca is normal, no need to worry about parathyroid.
It sounds like you have rather bad esophageal reflux, and perhaps you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Can bad cough felt in the throat not chest be related to bad parathyroid gland? I had this for couple wks. Went fr chest to feel in throat.
Irritation: Parathyroid glands are small and I don't think that your cough is caused by one. You may have tracheal irritation left over from a recent bronchial infection with a lot of coughing. A chest x-ray should be done to make sure that there is no lung pathology if the cough persists. In the meantime try a mild cough suppressant like robitussindm. ...Read more
Low calcium: Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium concentration in the blood. When you have no parathyroid hormone, your calcium level will drop and your phosphorus level will rise. The treatment is to give back calcium and if you indeed have no parathyroid left, you will also need vitamin d- calcitriol. ...Read more
I just had parathyroid surgery to remove one gland with adenoma. Dr. couldn't find it. I was in surgery 2 hours. Live near Aurora, IL. New dr.?
Yes: It would be better to consult a surgeon at the nearest medical school. ...Read more
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