10 doctors weighed in:
Why is hyperparathyroid disease so hard to diagnose?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to diagnose.
HPT is hard to diagnose in its early stages because tumors are small, PTH levels are lower, and PTH and calcium levels can fluctuate from day to day or even within the same day.

In brief: Hard to diagnose.
HPT is hard to diagnose in its early stages because tumors are small, PTH levels are lower, and PTH and calcium levels can fluctuate from day to day or even within the same day.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No symptoms.
Most time asymptomatic.
Usually found b/o calcium levels are high several times then we order the pthintact ( intact parathyroid hormone high).The problem is that high calcium may be caused by cancers and many other entities like multiple myeloma, familiar hypercalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism. We also order 24 urine collection of calcium to assess the excretion.

In brief: No symptoms.
Most time asymptomatic.
Usually found b/o calcium levels are high several times then we order the pthintact ( intact parathyroid hormone high).The problem is that high calcium may be caused by cancers and many other entities like multiple myeloma, familiar hypercalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism. We also order 24 urine collection of calcium to assess the excretion.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Not hard
It's not a hard diagnosis to make.
Sometime it's hard to localize the growth but the initial diagnosis is not difficult.

In brief: Not hard
It's not a hard diagnosis to make.
Sometime it's hard to localize the growth but the initial diagnosis is not difficult.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: It is not hard to di
It is not hard to diagnose Hyperparathyroidism if you visit your doctor for regular check up.
Most of the time it is discovered by finding high level of Calcium in the blood and is confirmed by doing a parathyroid hormone level which is also elevated.Putting the two together you have the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and by doing VitD level you can differentiate if it is Primary or Secondary HP

In brief: It is not hard to di
It is not hard to diagnose Hyperparathyroidism if you visit your doctor for regular check up.
Most of the time it is discovered by finding high level of Calcium in the blood and is confirmed by doing a parathyroid hormone level which is also elevated.Putting the two together you have the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and by doing VitD level you can differentiate if it is Primary or Secondary HP
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Minimalism
Routine chemistry panels include calcium levels, making diagnosis easier, but diagnoses are not made unless the possibility is considered.
If the physician is minimalistic in their approach and does not workup findings, it can be missed. This should not be a problem for conscientious physicians.

In brief: Minimalism
Routine chemistry panels include calcium levels, making diagnosis easier, but diagnoses are not made unless the possibility is considered.
If the physician is minimalistic in their approach and does not workup findings, it can be missed. This should not be a problem for conscientious physicians.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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