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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

Tingling on fingers: Most parathyroid surgeries are performed to removed a parathyroid adenoma, a benign tumor affecting one of the four parathyroid glands. The serum calcium is usually elevated preoperatively and returns to normal quickly after surgery. Sometimes it falls below the normal level causing temporary tingling in the hands and around lips. Oral calcium usually controls these symptoms. ...Read more

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How should I be feeling after parathyroid removal surgery. My heart rate is very fast??

How should I be feeling after parathyroid removal surgery. My heart rate is very fast??

Parathyroid surgery: It usually takes a week or two to feel really better after surgery.If you are still having symptoms after two weeks please go back and discuss this with your surgeon. ...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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Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?

Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?

Maybe: This is changing. Some surgeons do have most of their patients spend the night in the hospital; others allow most people to go home a few hours after their surgery. Some things that may affect this include whether tests have shown the exact location of the parathyroid tumor, a patient's overall health, and how far they live from the hospital. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitamin d while hyperparathyroid, and this will need to be corrected after the surgery. Infrequent complications could include hoarseness, permanent low calcium and parathyroid levels, or hypothyroidism, in the rare case where the thyroid is taken out. ...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 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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25 year old very sick female. Parathyroid tested to see if it was hyper- level is hypo. Never had surgery, what else could cause hypo parathyroid?

25 year old very sick female. Parathyroid tested to see if it was hyper- level is hypo. Never had surgery, what else could cause hypo parathyroid?

Blood calcium?: Hi. I understand your PTH is low. But what's your blood calcium? If your blood calcium is high and your PTH is low, we call that "suppressed"...HUGE difference between hypoparathyroidism and suppressed PTH! If your blood calcium is HIGH, that explains why you're sick. If so, get yourself to a good endocrinologist ASAP! If your calcium is LOW & your PTH is low, that's hypoparathyroidism. Good luck! ...Read more

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