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High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: What is the calcium?

Upper normal calcium with high PTH could indicate primary hyperparathyroidism as well.
Other possible causes include: low vitamin d, kidney problem or a lab error. You need to sit down with your doctor to look at all values, not just calcium and pth. Good luck.

In brief: What is the calcium?

Upper normal calcium with high PTH could indicate primary hyperparathyroidism as well.
Other possible causes include: low vitamin d, kidney problem or a lab error. You need to sit down with your doctor to look at all values, not just calcium and pth. Good luck.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
The danger in diagnosing calcium and parathyroid issues is incomplete data or different data from differing time points. It is crucial to test total calcium, ionized calcium, intact pth, and creatinine and 25 OH Vit D at a minimum. I also suggest concurrent magnesium, and phosphorus.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: PTH

Low vitamin d or a diet low in calcium can cause PTH elevation in the setting of normal calcium. Also kidney problems can cause a similar process due to difficulties processing vitamin d.

In brief: PTH

Low vitamin d or a diet low in calcium can cause PTH elevation in the setting of normal calcium. Also kidney problems can cause a similar process due to difficulties processing vitamin d.
Dr. Brad Eilerman
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