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Hx of kid stones, high protein dt , calcium high in 24 hr urine, serum calc 10.3 at highest .Vit d low norm intact pth 41. Nodules in wrist w pain. ? Asked this before but put TSH instead of pth !

Hx of kid stones, high protein dt , calcium high in 24 hr urine, serum calc 10.3 at highest .Vit d low norm intact pth 41. Nodules in wrist w pain. ? Asked this before but put TSH instead of pth !

Primary hyperpara: A PTH of 41 with a concurrently high calcium of 10.3 is not normal. Pth and calcium level correlate (inversely) very closely with each other. If ur calcium is high at 10.3, there shouldn't be any PTH around & the level should drop to 5 or 10 but not 41. I would have a frank discussion with ur doctor about possibility of primary hyperparathyroidism (high calcium, kidney stone, high urine calcium). ...Read more

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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones.  I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

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Hx of kid stones, high protein dt , calcium high in 24 hr urine, serum calc 10.3 at highest .Vit d low norm intact pth 41. Nodules in wrist w pain. ? Asked this before but put TSH instead of pth !

Primary hyperpara: A PTH of 41 with a concurrently high calcium of 10.3 is not normal. Pth and calcium level correlate (inversely) very closely with each other. If ur calcium is high at 10.3, there shouldn't be any PTH around & the level should drop to 5 or 10 but not 41. I would have a frank discussion with ur doctor about possibility of primary hyperparathyroidism (high calcium, kidney stone, high urine calcium). ...Read more

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Have RA large armpit lymph nodes and 2+cm thyroid nodule found nausea night sweats fatigue. High pep ab IgG pth gamma epg protein uibc abs neut AST rdw. Low iron mono lymp hgb hct calcium MCV MCH pota?

Have RA large armpit lymph nodes and 2+cm thyroid nodule found nausea night sweats fatigue. High pep ab IgG pth gamma epg protein uibc abs neut AST rdw. Low iron mono lymp hgb hct calcium MCV MCH pota?

What is your most pr: You need to figure our your most pressing problem that i could try to help you with . When you have so many issues then your primary care medical professional is your best source of help. So go see the doctor who gave you you all this long laundary list of concerns/problems. But do not get overwhelmed as most of these issues/concerns may not be anything serious. ...Read more

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What is Intact PTH Test? Why is this test conducted?

What is Intact PTH Test? Why is this test conducted?

PTH: PTH is parathyroid hormone, made by the parathyroid glands in the neck (typically there are 4 small glands in back of the thyroid). PTH draws calcium out of your bones and keeps the blood level constant. If you have an overactive parathyroid gland, PTH is too high, and blood calcium is too high. There are various clip products of the PTH protein in blood; "intact" measures the main protein. ...Read more

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Low pth, serum calcium 10.9 intact calcium 5.8 osteoepenia (62 yrs). Slightly low vit d feeling great. Could there be any other cause besides cancer?

Low pth, serum calcium 10.9 intact calcium 5.8 osteoepenia (62 yrs). Slightly low vit d feeling great.  Could there be any other cause besides cancer?

Many possibilities: A serum calcium of 10.9 is not far out of the normal range. High calcium that is related to calcium is usually quite a bit higher. I would recommend testing the level of calcium in your urine collected over 24 hrs as well as repeating your labs, including an ionized calcium, which is the amount of calcium in your bloodstream not bound to any proteins. ...Read more

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Now that my IONIZED CALCIUM is low and my INTACT PTH is high, does it mean or does it confirm that I have kidney disease?

Now that my IONIZED CALCIUM is low and my INTACT PTH is high, does it mean or does it confirm that I have kidney disease?

Not diagnostic: Hi. Low ionized calcium and high PTH (a condition called secondary hyperparathyroidism) is in no way diagnostic of kidney disease. Secondary hyperparathyroidism may be seen in kidney disease. Kidney disease is usually diagnosed by an elevated serum creatinine and sometimes by other things like protein or blood in the urine. There are common non-kidney causes of secondary hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidney diseases can present with normal creatinine and an increase in urinary protein, increase in blood pressure, blood in the urine, etc. Please see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to be evaluated. They are excellent physiologists and physicians. ...Read more

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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

Parathyroid Hormone (Definition)

Parathormone or parathyrin, is secreted by the chief cells of the parathyroid gland. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium ...Read more