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Avatar f tn I really appreciate the answer I received. Thank you But I don't think it was completely understood. I will rephrase this ...The number 9.9 falls into the normal range...but i am worried that it crept up in a year from 9.7 to 9.9. Is this a level to be concerned about and the fact that it went up in a year's time? Could the HCTZ (25mg/day) play a part in the increase? Why does my primary feel this is nothing to worry about? The phosphorus and magnesium were normal..
Avatar f tn My cholesterol is now great (143 LDL and 73 HDL) and kidney function is also good. The only problem I had with my blood test (done on 12/5/2013) was that my calcium has crept up from 9.7 ti 9.9 from December 2012 to December 2013. They did not tell me about the calcium - I always ask about it since calcium was part of what was clogging my artery. They said the calcium level (9.9) was no problem. My Vitamin D was 29.5 and she did say to increase my supplement to raise to level.
Avatar f tn There is a very informative website. parathyroid.com I have 2 blood test that show my calcium level is elevated so I started to research the causes. I found this site and it was very helpful. Dr. Norman is the Dr. who developed this site and he is a world renound expert on parathyroid diesease. I think you will be amazed with what you will learn on this site. Hope this helps....
Avatar n tn What does it mean to have a calcium level of 10.6? I was told that it was high and should stop all calcium supplements.
Avatar n tn 10.7 Range 8.5-10.5 Calcium Ionized Whole Blood - 2.2 PTH test Phosphate, BLD, QN 3.4 -Range 2.1-4.5 mg/dl Creatine - 0.9 - 0.7-1.5 MG/DL Parathyroid Hormone Intact -16.93 - Range 15-65 pg/ml My drinking was roughly at 6-7 beers per night or 1 1/2 - 2 bottles of wine per night. I have since cut out alcohol completely and have another LFT panel scheduled for 2 weeks from now. I have also been scheduled for a CT scan of chest and abdomen.
Avatar f tn A recent blood test showed I have high levels of calcium in my blood, what problem would that might indicate?
Avatar n tn Did they do a blood calcium test or a urine calcium test? Calcium in the blood is all well and good as it shows you have calcium, BUT if you have a high level of calcium in the urine that means your Vit D is not doing its job, and is sending it bye-bye. Yes, see an endocrinologist. Too many doctors have too little knowledge in this field. I am having severe low calcium (rather than high) and low Vit D issues (even after taking supplements) so I know where your concerns come from!
Avatar n tn I have been slowly trying to work myself back along with my Endocrinologist to have at least a slightly functioning parathryoid, but so far it has been pretty tough. My blood calcium level recently was 7.3. I am slightly hypoparathyroid now, but I am being treated only with Oscal with D, as taking the Calcitriol causes the transplant to not function as well. I also had a stress test recently and had a positive result.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had a blood test this morning, and for the first time, it didn't stop bleeding for over an hour. My friend who's a nurse asked if my calcium level is low. Has anyone else had this experience?
Avatar n tn A cysto exam Monday showed I have many blisters in the bladder. My test results on blood and urine show that my calcium level is too high, double the normal, which my doctor says indicates a parathyroid gland problem. I produce kidney stones and have passed many for years and had lithotripsy 3 times. I have an appointment with a general surgeon the 20th to check this out. What problems am I looking at, and what questions should I ask?
Avatar n tn 10.7 Range 8.5-10.5 Calcium Ionized Whole Blood - 2.2 PTH test Phosphate, BLD, QN 3.4 -Range 2.1-4.5 mg/dl Creatine - 0.9 - 0.7-1.5 MG/DL Parathyroid Hormone Intact -16.93 - Range 15-65 pg/ml My drinking was roughly at 6-7 beers per night or 1 1/2 - 2 bottles of wine per night. I have since cut out alcohol completely and have another LFT panel scheduled for 2 weeks from now. I have also been scheduled for a CT scan of chest and abdomen.
Avatar f tn hi i have had some private tests done and it has come back that i have verry high calcium in my blood cells and was wondering what this could mean?! the doctor told me that it was becouse of low magneseum levels but a friend doctor seems to think he may be going down the wrong root, and may be a diffrent matter. i have been treated for graves disease and have taken the radiocative iodine could this have anything to do with it?
Avatar n tn PTH (parathyroid hormone) regulates calcium in the blood.
393419 tn?1228450993 For 4 days I was on a calcium iv drip, had my blood tested every 6 hours and took supplements. When I was released, my calcium was back up to 10.0, but I am now on 4 500mg calcium pills 4 times a day and 4 .5 calcitrol capsules twice a day. Is this too much? Do you think I will have to take this much forever? My surgeon said that none of the parathyroids were removed, and that he transplanted 1 or 2 (i can't recall) and that all I need to do is be patient.
Avatar m tn One question after taking all these meds, how long do I wait to check on my blood test to see if my Calcium level is increased?
Avatar n tn Further tests have shown hypocitraturia (199 mg in 24 hr. urine test); 24 hr. urine volume of .97; PCR .6; and normal calcium level in urine. One stone was evaluated as 60% calcium oxalate monohydrate and 40% calsium oxalate dihydrate. He has been bounced around between a gastro doc and internist, looking for gastric causes of his stomach complaints. Our family doc did a simple urine test in the office and found he had considerable blood in his urine.
1068422 tn?1293687853 Hi... I have been miserable for quite some time. I just received my calcium level after a blood test. It is 10.3, is this high? So far my Endo does not think it is anything to worry about.
Avatar m tn my left leg calf BECAUSE they don’t have any strength. After showing him he said its due to lack of calcium. He did blood test. See below the results. And I had to go through ultra sound physiotherapy for 5 days. Haemoglobig : 11.6, Nutrophlis 51, Eosinphlis 02, Lymphocyte 45, Monocyte 02, ESR (westergren): 17, CReactive Protein:<6mg/I, Calcium CA++ 8.47.
Avatar f tn The doctor said that she thought that was unlikely and wanted to run routine blood work. Blood work came back as high calcium; she wanted a repeat. This time however she asked for a PTH as well. Both came back as high. I researched parathyroid disease on the internet, she sent me a letter saying we should wait and check in 6 months! I then called my family doctor who said to wait 2 months to recheck my bloodwork. What am I waiting for?? a slow death?
Avatar n tn There's lots of things that can cause elevated blood calcium levels...if the PTH (parathyroid hormone level) and the calcium level are both elevated, it's usually caused by primary hyperparathyroidism...(This is usually caused by a tumor on a parathyroid gland) All the four parathyroid glands do are regulate the blood calcium levels...When the blood calcium is high, the PTH should be low or near normal...
Avatar f tn My calcium levels are high in both blood test results for the last month and I am wondering if anyone has experienced this as a result of treating Lyme? My previous blood test was 5+ years ago so I don't have a good idea how long it might have been creeping up. I am hoping maybe it's a temporary elevation from who knows what to do with my Lyme treatment... if not then I have to pursue the parathyroid surgery route and I'm just so not up to adding that to the pile right now. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I would assume that I have had high calcium for some time and am producing stones (stone analysis indicated calcium stones). I have continued to have right flank pain (side of lithroscopy) and blood in urine, also lots of stomach pain, nausea, fatigue, etc. Endoscopy indicated small stomach lesions. I feel generally lousy. Can anyone tell me what the next logical test would be for elevated calcium and low PTH?
Avatar n tn I had initially gone to my doctor for heart palpitations and mild chest pains which were probably a result of stress/anxiety. My blood test came back with elevated proteins and calcium as well, so he ordered an electrophoresis. That came back showing a mild increase in my alpha-2 globulins, and that my other proteins were within a normal range. Also, my a/g ratio was low (1.0) He sent me to a hematologist and now i'm awaiting the results of tests that will look deeper into my immunoglobulins.
Avatar n tn If you are worried at all, you should go to the doctor. Get a bone density test and bone scan. Get your calcium level tested, also.
Avatar n tn A year and a half later, I'm down to 2000, and the lowest dose of calcitriol (0.25). My calcium level has remained stable at the low normal range. What does your surgeon say about your parathyroids? Are they still in, or how many did you lose? Do you have measurable parathyroid function? What is your PTH level? It may be too early to test that. Hang in there! It will improve.
Avatar n tn Mty surgeon had no clue why I went into hypocalcemia so quickly after my TT and why my calcium level wouldn't come up. My endo realized that because I had Graves Disease (along with thyca) that I was more prone to hypocalcemia. If I didn't have such a good endo who knows what could have happened to me??? As is, I had to stay in the hospital for 6 days before my calcium came up to an acceptable level. I then had to take 2 types of calcium supplements for about 2-3 months.
Avatar m tn my left leg calves BECAUSE they don’t have any strength. After showing him he said its due to lack of calcium. He did blood test. See below the results. And I had to go through ultra sound physiotherapy for 5 days. Haemoglobig : 11.6, Nutrophlis 51, Eosinphlis 02, Lymphocyte 45, Monocyte 02, ESR (westergren): 17, CReactive Protein:<6mg/I, Calcium CA++ 8.47.
Avatar m tn my left leg calves BECAUSE they don’t have any strength. After showing him he said its due to lack of calcium. He did blood test. See below the results. And I had to go through ultra sound physiotherapy for 5 days. Haemoglobig : 11.6, Nutrophlis 51, Eosinphlis 02, Lymphocyte 45, Monocyte 02, ESR (westergren): 17, CReactive Protein:<6mg/I, Calcium CA++ 8.47.
Avatar n tn It's when you form calcification of plaque that this test will reveal problems. Even testing for antibody activity isn't a good test, as they do with cancers, because you could have a small infection somewhere giving the reason. There does seem to be some contradictory results shown between other types of scans, such as nuclear and CACS. Maybe this is due to the problem that the disease hasn't sufficiently calcified to show concern?