What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma?

Many. If the adenoma produces extra parathyroid hormone, you can have high calcium concentration in your blood which can cause many symptoms and conseuquences including: constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously.
Hypercalcemia. There are also cardiac issues, increase risk of breast and prostate cancers. Surgical treatment is simple outpatient procedure which can be done with a 3/4 inch incision.

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Can parathyroid adenoma reoccur?

No. Once the adenoma is successfully surgically removed, it is gone but it is possible for another adenoma to develop on one of your remaining parathyroid gland (you usually have 4 glands). A blood test will tell if this is happening.

What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

BenignTumorTreatable. It is a benign tumor of the Parathyroid Gland which are located in neck Yes it can be cured by Surgical Excision. But if the condition is mild some people decide to have regular check ups and may only require surgery if it becomes symptomatic But Surgery provides permanent cure.
Parathyroid adenoma. It's basically a growth on your parathyroid gland. XS parathyroid hormones can cause constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. Treatment is surgery if you can locate the adenoma.

I'm having a parathyroid adenoma removed, will I notice any difference in how I feel in general, or just lower serum calcium?

If you are. Having symptoms due to the hypercalcemia from the adenoma (e.g. weakness, pain, GI problems, thirst, frequent urination, lethargy, fatigue, confusion), they should resolve.

I had a parathyroid adenoma removed and surgeon says another may need to be removed. Why wasn't it removed while he was in there?

Need it removed. There are 4 jparathyroid glands one of top and bottom of each thyroid lobe. If you were hypercalcemic and work up revealed an adenoma, removal will correct the problem. At the time of removal of the adenoma all remaining 3 glands had to be inspected to assure a second one was not left behind. If all were inspected and a 4th rmaining gland not identified it might be in the upper chest.

How is a parathyroid adenoma removed with radiation? Is surgery a better option?

Surgery. The best option to treat a parathyroid adenoma is surgery.
Surgery. Surgical treatment is simple outpatient procedure which can be done with a 3/4 inch incision. Radiation is not an acceptable treatment for benign parathyroid adenoma.

How is a 0.7cm hyperechoic parathyroid adenoma treated? Too small to need removed? Could this be cause of palpable supraclavicular node? Mri this wed.

Depends on bloodtest. The concern with parathyroid adenomas is they often produce too much parathyroid hormone which regulates calcium blood levels. Loss of bone density and high calcium levels result. Some adenomas only cause a slight increase and can be safely monitored with blood tests while others require surgical removal. Highly unlikely to be cause of node.

Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy, small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Possible. Reason for cervical ultrasound is palpable nodule in mid neck. Mild lymphadenopathy rarely of concern and question of parathyroid adenoma is usually just adjacent to upper or lower pole of thyroid. Essential to get throid scan to see if cold or functional nodule present. If cold nodule seen and on follow up it enlarges, then resection needed at which time nodes defined.

My thyroid u/s show mild cervical lymphadenopathy small nodule inferior posterior left lobe of thyroid Additional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopathy?

Specialists. These findings are best evaluated by a Thyroidologist/endocrinologist collaborating with a skilled head and neck surgeon. More than likely a needle biopsy of the thyroid nodule and possibly a ct scan of the neck will be recommended. The radiologist will thoroughly review these images with the specialists.