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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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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...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)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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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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I was wondering what would elevate a pth with everything else normal?

Everything else: Can not be normal. There is a cause just needs to be found parathyroid glands need to be looked at. ...Read more

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My wife has normal calcium but high pth?

My wife has normal calcium but high pth?

More labs needed: Your doctor will likely investigate her vitamin d levels relative to pth, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Elevations in PTH could be the result of vitamin d deficiency also, as well as other things. She may need to see an endocrinologist or possibly even a nephrologist. Please discuss this with your primary care provider to plan a course of action. ...Read more

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I took levthyrxne 25 mcg.Then ate after 30 min for 3mos. Dr says should have waited 1hr..Will this mess results of pth n calcium test?

I took levthyrxne 25 mcg.Then ate after 30 min for 3mos. Dr says should have waited 1hr..Will this mess results of pth n calcium test?

2 separate things: Thyroid hormone is best absorbed into your system if taken on an empty stomach and waiting at least 40 min before eating or taking any other meds or supplements. However, this has nothing to do with your calcium or PTH levels. ...Read more

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Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

High PTH low ca: Yes. The normal physiology has the PTH rise as the calcium is lowered. The next question is why is the calcium low? Diet? Medication? Is this being compounded by vitamin D defficiency? ...Read more

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High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

What is the calcium?: Upper normal calcium with high PTH could indicate primary hyperparathyroidism as well. Other possible causes include: low vitamin d, kidney problem or a lab error. You need to sit down with your doctor to look at all values, not just calcium and pth. Good luck. ...Read more

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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