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Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Is it true that too much elemental calcium in the blood (over 2500 mg) may cause calcium toxicity?

Yes: That dose is dangerously high. They is little reason to take any calcium supplements, especially that high a dose. This dose can cause kidney stones and accelerate arteriosclerosis among other side effects. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ionized calcium in the blood is low?

What does it mean if my ionized calcium in the blood is low?

Hypocalcemia: You should see your physician. Hypocalcemia has many causes, lab error, Vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, kidney disease or end stage renal disease causing vitamin D deficiency, critical illness, drugs, post-parathyroidectomy, malabsorption, etc. Signs to watch for are muscle spasms, parenthesias, numbness around the mouth. Http://tinyurl. Com/p22ebrx ...Read more

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I have too much calcium in my blood what are the negative affects? Stones?

I have too much calcium in my blood what are the negative affects? Stones?

Many symptoms: High blood calcium level is usually caused by hyperparathyroidism, where excess parathyroid hormone because of benign tumors called adenomas. Common symptoms include fatigue, depression, kidney stones, bone pain, insomnia, headaches, heartburn and palpitations. Please see http://parathyroid. Com/parathyroid-symptoms. Htm for more information. The ultimate treatment is surgery to remove the adenomas. ...Read more

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I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

I have too much calcium in my blood and it is not my thyroid or parathyroid. What is it?

Other causes: Other conditions such as too much vit d, a condition known as sarcoid, or if you have tumors in your bone from some other tumor for example breast. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have high calcium in ur blood?

What exactly does it mean if you have high calcium in ur blood?

Parathyroid problem: Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood. The main cause of hypercalcemia is overactivity in one or more of parathyroid glands in the neck near the thyroid gland. Excdssive intake of calcium and vitamin d supplements as well as rarely some types of cancer.Signs/symptoms include renal stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my calcium blood level was mildly low?

What does it mean if my calcium blood level was mildly low?

What was the level?: Blood calcium is present in two forms, ionized and bound to albumin. Ionized calcium is the physiologically active form. Low levels of Albumin will result in low total calcium without any effect on the physiology. It would require knowing the actual calcium level and serum Albumin level to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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I had some blood tests done and they came back saying that I had high calcium levels in my blood. What does that mean?

I had some blood tests done and they came back saying that I had high calcium levels in my blood. What does that mean?

Blood calcium levels: I suppose you meal that your calcium (c) was high. Everyone has c in their blood. If you have a high or low c level, see an endocrinologist to see if you have any problem with your parathyroid glands. I also suggest that you speak to the physician who ordered the blood test that you are speaking about to see if there is a problem that you have to deal with. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does blood test of ionized calcium mean? What does it measure? What does it mean if the ionized calcium is below the normal range?

What does blood test of ionized calcium mean? What does it measure? What does it mean if the ionized calcium is below the normal range?

Can't tell: By itself any one blood test, normal or abnormal, means absolutely nothing unless there is some context. You can't determine the significance of this without knowing when it was drawn, why it was drawn, and whether there are any other abnormal tests. Sometimes it means absolutely nothing. Ask the doctor who drew it. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much

I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much

More than OK-needed: The vast majority of calcium in our body is in our bones. You can maintain a normal blood calcium even if grossly deficient. Vit. D deficiency significantly increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, depression, influenza, osteoporosis etc. Vit. D will not raise blood calcium (this is regulated by parathyroid hormone) but will reduce risk of disease. I advise 5000 units/day. ...Read more

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What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

Several possibles: These tests need to lead to other tests including a serum electrophoresis and other studies to determine why both are elevated. ...Read more

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I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv. What these terms mean?

I am 25 yrs old. I had my blood test and got report low calcium and high in mchc; mch; mcv. What these terms mean?

Not enough info.: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's symptoms and her past medical conditions. ...Read more

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If one has low calcium level in blood, does this mean they will also have low vid d levels or the first problems is caused due to low vit d?

If one has low calcium level in blood, does this mean they will also have low vid d levels or the first problems is caused due to low vit d?

Look for cause: Calcium levels in the blood drop only late in vitamin d deficiency -- a majority of your neighbors are likely deficient yet low calcium is rare. Most often, it's due to relatively low Albumin (which binds calcium) and the effective / ionized calcium remains normal. Hypocalcemia that's symptomatic is impressive clinically -- you'll feel it. Hope a cause can be found if it's truly low. ...Read more

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Does Having high calcium of 10.3 in blood mean thyroid problems?

Does Having high calcium of 10.3 in blood mean thyroid problems?

Calcium 10.3: No it's not the thyroid but might be the parathyroid. Sounds similar because of the name but has a different function. ...Read more

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I recently went to the doctor and was informed that I had high blood calcium. What does this mean? Can this be the cause of my dizziness for so long?

Many causes, no but: The most common cause of high serum calcium is hyperparathyroidism, a benign growth of the parathyroid glands. Mild elevations cause no symptoms but higher levels can cause fatigue ; depression. Dizziness is not a known symptom. See
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000365.Htm
a good doctor should have explained this to you; if yours did not I advise you find a new one if possible. ...Read more

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I am 61. I take calcium 500mg coverysl, crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, diamicron 30mg.. urine test show trace blood. Please advise what it means and further test need.

I am 61. I take calcium 500mg coverysl, crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, diamicron 30mg.. urine test show trace blood. Please advise what it means and further test need.

Repeat X 2-3: You are taking medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol & diabetes--not an uncommon combination in middle age. I don't believe any of these medications are causing a trace of blood in urine. Usually, only a trace means nothing...a few red blood cells from urinary tract voided with urine. At minimum: repeat urine test 2-3 times. If blood persists, do bladder/kidney/prostate tests. ...Read more

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Does low ionized calcium level in the blood mean having kidney disease? Please explain.

Does low ionized calcium level in the blood mean having kidney disease? Please explain.

Not necessarily: There are other more common causes, like Vitamin D deficiency. Typically if someone has checked your calcium they have also checked your kidney function (specifically creatinine), so if you are worried about your kidneys you could ask your doctor. ...Read more

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42yo male, blood test ->higher than normal estradiol levels & GI stool test ->high beta-glucaronidase - what's this mean? Take calcium D glucarate?

42yo male, blood test ->higher than normal estradiol levels & GI stool test ->high beta-glucaronidase - what's this mean? Take calcium D glucarate?

Get a consult: Most of this stuff about beta-glucuronidase in the stool comes from "independent medical thinkers" focused on gut flora and isn't mainstream. The scientific papers I've seen come from obscure institutions. And why are you having your estradiol checked? Reference ranges on labs are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd get a second, mainstream opinion. ...Read more

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Pth blood level was elevated. Ekg showing short qt interval. Does this mean my calcium blood level is too high?

Pth blood level was elevated. Ekg showing short qt interval. Does this mean my calcium blood level is too high?

Maybe: Hypercalcemia can cause a short qt interval but the best way to answer the question is to measure blood calcium. High PTH could also be a consequence of vitamin d defieciency and kidney failure. ...Read more

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In urine analysis, hemoglobin --- trace, red blood cells --- occasional, becteria --- few, calcium oxalate cryst --- +2. What does they mean?

In urine analysis, hemoglobin --- trace, red blood cells --- occasional, becteria --- few, calcium oxalate cryst --- +2. What does they mean?

Crystalluria: Concerning the crystals and the blood, this can be due to poor water intake and a predisposition to develop crystals and kidney stones. For bacteria, sometomes it is a simple contamination other times it is urine infection (but usually you have other signs and symptoms). ...Read more

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I have blood test results that show low calcium levels, low PTH levels, and confirmed hypothyroidism due to high TSH. What does this mean?

Calcium PTH, Thyroid: Confirmed hypothyroidism s a clear message that the TSH is working hard to increase thyroid hormone but without success.
Treatment will have to be with thyroid hormone taken by mouth.
Unlikely, but the surgeon might want to remove your thyroid gland since it is not working properly. ...Read more

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Urologist sent me for tests because of kidney stones. Parathyroid hormone level is at 85.8. Calcium in blood is 8.6. What does this mean?

Kidney stones: I am a little surprised that you have kidney stones with the numbers you present. Calcium is a bit low and PTH a bit high.
If the Urologist has not discussed this with you please call him! If the Urologist did discuss this with you but you are still not sure how good or bad this is (independent of kidney stones), you must see the Urologist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my parathyroid hormone is high (87.8pg/mL) and my blood calcium is normal (9.7mg/dL)? My vitamins D is slightly insufficient at 27.8ng/mL, and I do supplement it as I was directed to by my physician.

What does it mean if my parathyroid hormone is high (87.8pg/mL) and my blood calcium is normal (9.7mg/dL)? My vitamins D is slightly insufficient at 27.8ng/mL, and I do supplement it as I was directed to by my physician.

High pth: High pth with normal serum calcium level occasionally occurs with parathyroid adenomas. In these cases one theory is that it may be that calcium is sucked from the bones in an effort to maintain normal serum calcium levels. Have you been checked for osteoporosis or had your urinary calcium level checked? An endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate you and answer your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my blood test shows high ast, alt, vitm b12, calicum, bun/creati, neutrophils & sed rate. Low hct, hgb?

What does it mean if my blood test shows high ast, alt, vitm b12, calicum, bun/creati, neutrophils & sed rate. Low hct, hgb?

Insufficient info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. It would also help to know the actual values of the test results. ...Read more

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What causes low calcium in the blood?

Low calcium: Not enough intake from food, problems with the parathyroid gland, vitamin d deficiency, not enough or too much magnesium etc... ...Read more

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What causes excess calcium in the blood of a teenager?

What causes excess calcium in the blood of a teenager?

See below: Hypercalcemia is found in many different conditions. The five major categories are: hyperparathyroidism; hypervitaminosis d; familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia; immobilization; tumors involving bone. ...Read more

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What can prolonged low ionized calcium in the blood do to one's body? How dangerous is it?

What can prolonged low ionized calcium in the blood do to one's body? How dangerous is it?

It's not good: Low calcium levels cause a lot of problems, and can eventually be extremely serious. You might notice twitching and spasms or cramps. ...Read more

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Read gabapentin is a ca channel blocker. I've had low vit d raising pth w/ low ca. Does ca ch blocker raise or lower calcium in the blood?

Read gabapentin is a ca channel blocker. I've had low vit d raising pth w/ low ca. Does ca ch blocker raise or lower calcium in the blood?

Neither: Calcium channel blockers work to block the flow of calcium in/out of cells but no not affect the calcium level in the body or the blood in general. ...Read more

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Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones. Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more