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Is it easy to feel a parathyroid tumor?
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Dr. Jose Dutra
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Parathyroid tumors are rarely palpable.
The diagnosis of a parathyroid tumor is based initially on the presence of elevated calcium associated with high or high normal parathyroid hormone.

In brief: No
Parathyroid tumors are rarely palpable.
The diagnosis of a parathyroid tumor is based initially on the presence of elevated calcium associated with high or high normal parathyroid hormone.
Dr. Jose Dutra
Dr. Jose Dutra
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Almost never can a parathyroid tumor be felt.

In brief: No
Almost never can a parathyroid tumor be felt.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: No
The parathyroid glands secrete parathyroid hormone which helps to maintain calcium levels.
Majority of primary hyperparathyroidism is detected in asymptomatic patients on routine laboratory screening panels. The parathyroid glands are quite small even when enlarged. It is not easy and very difficult to feel a parathyroid tumor.

In brief: No
The parathyroid glands secrete parathyroid hormone which helps to maintain calcium levels.
Majority of primary hyperparathyroidism is detected in asymptomatic patients on routine laboratory screening panels. The parathyroid glands are quite small even when enlarged. It is not easy and very difficult to feel a parathyroid tumor.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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