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Doctor insights on: Parathyroid Hyperplasia

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What are parathyroids?

What are parathyroids?

Endocrine glands: Two on each side in most people. They secrete PTH and control the blood calcium very accurately. ...Read more

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Can sick parathyroids be fixed?

Can sick parathyroids be fixed?

Yes: Depends on what the problem is but the most common problem is overproduction of parathyroid hormone due to a growth. There are treatment options. Surgery will typically cure it. Otherwise, a pill can be used to control it if surgery is not an option. You can also inject alcohol into the gland to "ablate" it (not commonly done). ...Read more

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What's the thyroid vs. The parathyroid?

What's the thyroid vs. The parathyroid?

Anatomy: The thyroid gland is a major regulator of many functions of the body by producing thyroid hormones. It sits in the lower neck on both sides. The parathyroid glands regulate calcium metabolism. There are 4 of them and they lie behind (and often in contact with) the thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the risks benefits of parathyroid removal?

Limited risk: Benefits are return of an elevated calcium to normal, if the problems is a parathyroid adenoma. The only risks are problems w/surgery like bleeding, infection, etc. Which are generally small. Best surgery is endoscopic if it's available in your area. Occ calcium can drop suddenly after removal, but usually normalizes easily w/calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What can I expect from a parathyroid removal surgery?

You need to clarify : Are you asking what to expect in terms of the recovery period or pain associated with surgery? Or are you asking how you will feel differently after surgery. Unless there is reason to suspect that you have men you should only have one gland removed and then the iopth level will confirm that you are cured. ...Read more

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What is the surgery cure rate of parathyroid operation?

What is the surgery cure rate of parathyroid operation?

High: Assuming one parathyroid adenoma in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism (one gland disease) , the surgical cure rate can be as high as 95%. One gland disease is usually found in younger patients so younger patients will typically have a higher surgical success than older patients. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of removing the parathyroid ?

None if 1 is taken.: If an abnormal parathyroid gland is removed there should be no side effects, if one normal gland is removed during thyroid surgery there also should be no side effects. If all 4 normal glands are removed a very low blood calcium will occur causing tingling and cramps and rarely seizures. This can be treated. ...Read more

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What happens after parathyroid surgery to keep you even?

What happens after parathyroid surgery to keep you even?

Other glands job: Most people have 4 parathyroid glands. In over 85% of cases of hyperparathyroidism, only one is englarged and problematic. So when removed the other 3 glands take over and maintain balance in your body. ...Read more

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Are there any relation between parathyroid and numbness?

Are there any relation between parathyroid and numbness?

Numbness: If your parathyroid levels are normal there should be no numbness. If you have numbness you should see a Neurologist. You should probably not need more than 1000 or 2000 mg of vitamin D a day ...Read more