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Thyroidectomy Low Calcium Symptoms
Hi doctor. I had a thyroidectomy 24 days ago and have been on 150mcg of levothyroxine. I was feeling pretty good up until yesterday. I've been very nauseous and feel kind of shaky on the inside. I've exhibited some symptoms of hypocalcemia, do I need to
If your thyroid gland has been removed totally your parathyroid glands have probably also gone. The surgeon who did the work should know this!
Have your primary doctor check your thyroid labs, your serum calcium, and serum parathyroid hormone levels.
If your doctor (s) have ignored this - shame on them. ...Read more
Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more
Hypocalcemia: Weakness, cramping, numbness around lips and tongue. ...Read more
If after 5 weeks of a total thyroidectomy your pth is low a 3 and I been taking 9 calcium 3 vit D3 does this mean there gone or not going to work?
Wait more: 5 weeks is still early so watchful waiting is the way to go. If the parathyroid is truly a problem, you should take Calcitriol (active vitamin d) to decrease the amount of calcium you need to take in a day. Pth is needed for the complete conversion of vit d3 to active vitamin d and hence calcium absorption. ...Read more
I had total thyroidectomy 5 weeks ago and I take 9 calcium 3 vit D3 aday. What does it mean if tour pth is low or a 3. Does it mean three gone or wor?
Hypoparathyroidism: This is one of the complications of surgery. The parathyroid glands help to control calcium levels. Low PTH causes calcium to lower in the blood. This can be dangerous if too low. It can take a long time to recover. In my experience, it seems that a patients body will adjust to the lower calcium and you will not always have to take as much supplementation, but you may need high doses until. ...Read more
I have low PTH and low vitamin D even when on vitamin D supps (thyroidectomy in 2 weeks) but normal calcium levels. What causes the low Pth?
It is bit early to worry about PTH until the thyroidectomy is complete. Only then can your doctors look into your PTH.
Keep me posted please. ...Read more
I have a low HGB, Low HCT, High Mono and Low calcium? What could this represent? I have Wegener’s Granulomatosis
Anemia? Cause? Chemo: Anemia can be caused by blood loss or impaired production of red cells. Wegner's often requires treatment with a chemotherapy drug which can also be the cause of Anemia. Your treating doctor should be able to explain all this to you. Are you taking treatment for your Wegner's Gran.??? ...Read more
Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30iu per pound and measure level in 3 months and adjust dosing, low magnesium level. Have a doc check for the above and come up with a managment plan. ...Read more
Muscle/nerve effects: Calcium is an important component of normal cell motion. Low levels tend to have the most clinial effect on nerves and muscles causing tingling, numbness and muscle twitching respectively. Since the heart is also a muscle, low calcium levels can lead to heart rhythm abnormalities resulting in heart palpitations. ...Read more
Low calcium: Hi. Has the patient had neck surgery? Is the patient eating? Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium) is closely guarded against by the parathyroid glands. If calcium is low (considering serum albumin), check PTH, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and kidney function. Get an endocrinologist or nephrologist involved. Good luck to the patient. ...Read more
Hypocalcemia: Low calcium affects everyone in similar fashion. Check out http://www. Clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/hypocalcemia/Default. Htm & https://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/hypocalcemia-low-level-of-calcium-in-the-blood. If you're asking about osteoporosis, check out http://goo. Gl/ITQ3aN. ...Read more
Low calcium levels: I am not sure what you calcium (c) level of "15" means. Normal levels of c are between 8.4-10.4. Low c levels can be seen in patients in the late stages of chronic kidney disease (ckd) due to their kidneys not making the active form vitamin d needed to transport c from the intestine to the blood. At 49 you may have ckd. See either an endocrinologist or a nephrologist for the answer. ...Read more
Low calcium levels: Low calcium levels (hc) can cause increased neuromuscular irritability. Tetany may be as a result. Other symptoms of hc may be numbness. A person with these symptoms should see a doctor, as hc can be a serious and life-threatening disease that is why it is important to diagnose it and have a plan in place for its prevention and/or treatment. ...Read more
Low calcium: There are many causes for low calcium so you need to talk to the doctor who ordered the lab that showed the low calcium to complete the workup and find out the cause. The most common cause is low parathyroid hormone: either by destruction of the parathyroid glands due to past surgery or failure of the glands to form during fetal development. Sometimes you can get antibodies against the parathyroid. ...Read more
A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more
Depends on context: More information is needed, especially in regards to a correction factor against the serum albumin in hypocalcemia. Ionized calcium is a good measure too, but again, context is necessary. Please see your doctor to help you with clinical context of laboratory values, because the values are not really significant until they are applied to your clinical situation. ...Read more
What's the difference between low ionized calcium and low calcium? Which one is the true measure of hypocalcemia?
Both: If you can measure (rarely done), calculate (complicated formula) or estimate (calcium minus albumin), you will get the ionized calcium. About half of the calcium in the blood is ionized and this is the active form. In real-life, this means that a lot of sick people with low albumin also have low total calcium but needn't worry as the physiologic ionized calcium is what's regulated. ...Read more
Why do I have critically low calcium (1.3) magnesium (below assay range) and and phosphorus (0.1) out of no where, and what should I do?
Needs immediate att: Needs immediate attention. Check with your PCP to make sure everything is ok and immediately repeat the test to be sure test results are ok and it is not lab error. There are several causes that need to be investigated if there is no lab error ...Read more
Low calcium: alcohol will decrease the stomach's ability to absorb calcium. it will also interfere with the pancreas's ability to absorb vit d, which is necessary to absorb calcium. Alcohol affect the liver where vit d is activated. In alcohol is associated with poor diet, in females alcohol can interfere with estrogen which can increase bone loss. Alcohol can raise parathyroid hormone which raises calcium ...Read more
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more
Tingling lips and no thyroid....Is my calcium too low? What are the dangers of super low calcium?
Low calcium: Tingling or hypoesthesia of the fingers, nose, toes, and or lips is a sign of low calcium. This can also be accompanied by leg and loot cramps, especially at night. This can be temporary 10-30% of the time after total thyroidectomy and permanent 1-3% of the time. Can be treated with calcium, rocaltrol, (calcitriol) and or rarely Natpara. You should have labs drawn that examines calcium and related levels. ...Read more
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