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Parathyroid tumor symptoms would be what kinds of things?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many symptoms

The list is long: bone pain, osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, osteogenesis fibrosis cystica, kidney stones, kidney failure, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, ulcers, depression, fatigue, forgetfulness, insomnia mong others.
The cure is surgery, surgery, surgery!

In brief: Many symptoms

The list is long: bone pain, osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, osteogenesis fibrosis cystica, kidney stones, kidney failure, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, ulcers, depression, fatigue, forgetfulness, insomnia mong others.
The cure is surgery, surgery, surgery!
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Limited early

Symptoms are slight or absent early in the course.
If hypercalcemia worsens, you may see bone pain, frequent urination, mental confusion, stomach problems. Most people, however, are picked up by routine blood testing.

In brief: Limited early

Symptoms are slight or absent early in the course.
If hypercalcemia worsens, you may see bone pain, frequent urination, mental confusion, stomach problems. Most people, however, are picked up by routine blood testing.
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Usually there are no symptoms and blood work discovers the condition with elevated calcium and PTH levels.
This is a benign condition in over 99% of cases. The problems that can develop from hyperparathyroidism are kidney stones, osteoporosis, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, bone fractures, abdominal pain and concentration issues.

In brief: Minimal

Usually there are no symptoms and blood work discovers the condition with elevated calcium and PTH levels.
This is a benign condition in over 99% of cases. The problems that can develop from hyperparathyroidism are kidney stones, osteoporosis, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, bone fractures, abdominal pain and concentration issues.
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank you Dr. Cohen for an accurate and clear answer. One person in 1000 will need surgery for a parathyroid tumor during their lives. While they are 99% likely to be benign, the person generally realizes once the tumor has been removed that it has been making them feel sick for years beforehand.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Fatigue and others

There are many symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, the most common cause of parathyroid tumors.
The most common symptom is fatigue, but others include irritability, memory loss, concentration problems, bone pain, depression, constipation, and general personality changes.

In brief: Fatigue and others

There are many symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, the most common cause of parathyroid tumors.
The most common symptom is fatigue, but others include irritability, memory loss, concentration problems, bone pain, depression, constipation, and general personality changes.
Dr. Eric Whitman
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