Blood calcium reading

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Avatar f tn The only thing I saw (doctor did not think it was a problem) was my blood calcium had crept up from 9.7 in December of 2012 to 9.9 in December of 2013. Note: I do take hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg/day. My Vitamin D was 32 in June 2013 and was 29.5 in December 2013. She told me to take supplements to increase it after 29.5 reading. Is 9..9 too high? No parathyroid or thyroid test done. Doctor thinks this is perfectly normal.
1611319 tn?1378618399 If your pth is inappropiately high at the same time as the calcium it could be a problem. Regardless, I am almost CERTAIN that a one time calcium reading of 10.8 means you have hyperparathyroidism. The problem is most docs other than Dr. Norman won't even mess with it unless its way higher. My calcium was 10 (10.1) being normal and pth 55, and Dr Norman told me I needed a lot more testing. His website does say though that even ONE reading of a high calcium is enough to diagnose you.
Avatar n tn If you are taking 4x/day then that would be 80 mg not 60 mg, which is not alot of extra calcium/day. Adults need between 1000-1500 mg of calcium/day. You definitely don't need to be taking any extra if your level is high at this time. I would ask your physician for recommendations about what else to take instead of the Peri-colace. Exactly how high was the level?
2046116 tn?1330102721 Yes my blood work is fine. Haemoglobin is good, blood count is good, white blood cells good and blood pressure is normal. No cancer. I am not anaemic. There is no problem showing, but there is obviously one. I can tell you when one is going to start. I get immense pressure in my head, eyes and gums, then out of no where bleed. After bleeding, due to so much blood loss, I get a headache and really dizzy. They have no explanation. can you think of anything?
237039 tn?1264258057 Since the doctors were hammering me about this, I got a CT Scan at the same time and had to pay for it out of my own pocket. There was no Agatston Score then, but they considered the Calcium Phosphate deposits negligible, but I took the Statins anyway - your doctor knows best. Ten years later I did another Scan. It turned out, I had extensive plaque with a score of 1242. I quit the Statins then for good because of the terrible side effects I had.
Avatar n tn I think your doctor meant Trousseau's sign. Did your doctor do some blood tests? Trousseau's sign is a symptom hypocalcemia (low blood calcium). A blood test would verify whether or not you have low calcium. You may want to ask your doctor about taking a calcium supplement.
Avatar m tn With hypoparathyroidism, low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the blood will cause low levels of calcium, low levels of vitamin D, and high levels of phosphate. Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism are related to hypocalcemia. Typically, hyperphosphatemia is asymptomatic (no symptoms).
Avatar n tn I have POTS and just discovered that i also have high blood calcium (11) and high calcium in my urine... After reading about hyperparathyroidism at i felt like if I have the parathyroid tumor removed (that i am guessing i have from what the sight says) my POTS might go away???????? Mayo just did the tests on me (an endocronologist) and said that i need to come back for a nuclear scan and surgery consultation.... I am thinking about going to florida for the surgery...
Avatar m tn 1- is it true that calcium might be affected if he has low vitamin D even though the blood tests showed nothing concerning calcium ? 2- is there any relation between both ? 3- should he take calcium needles even though his blood tests were normal ? p.s , he is already on track on solving his vitamin D deficiency .
Avatar n tn why would one have a high calcium level in a blood test? Mine was 11.2. My doctor sent a note to stop taking calcium supplements - I never take any calcium supplements and I hate milk. Should I follow up on this or is it just something that happens from time to time? thank you.
Avatar n tn I have been running a high serum calcium level for several years now. I have had the following reading on serum calcium from 2007 to 2009. 10.5, 12.9, 10.9, 10.7, 11.0, 11.4, 10.6. I have had one PTH level done about a week ago and it was 46. I just had an ionized calcium level done and it was 5.7. I had a parathyroid ultrasound done last week and it did not show any parathyroid problems. I had a chest xray done and a test for sarcoidosis, it was negative.
Avatar n tn What could it mean if I have too much calcium in my blood? I guess it is just slightly more than regular, but my doc is monitoring it. Also, do small goiters usually go away with Synthroid?
Avatar n tn OK, just received results of blood test & says high calcium (10.8). Well.......All winter I've been very well, no colds, no brochitis even when the rest of the family was ill. I believe Vit D3 helped keep me well. Been taking about 5000 iu per day. Think that could be causing trouble with the calcium?
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 m tn Serum Calcium was 10.9 mg/dL (8.7-10.2 Listed as the normal) Serum PTH was 7 pg/mL (10-65 Listed as normal) Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy was 25.4 ng/mL (32.0-100.
Avatar n tn Vague symptoms Weakness Fatigue Depression Aches Severe forms have other symptoms: Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Constipation Abdominal pain Excessive thirst Excessive urination Bone pain Muscle aches High blood pressure Confusion Emotional behavior Impaired thinking Impaired memory Delirium Stupor Coma Thinning bones Risk of fractures Hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels) Symptoms from underlying cause Tiredness Mood changes Confusion Kidney stones Bo
1093351 tn?1317810854 Anyone had High Calcitriol (85) and High PTH (78) ? ? This time, calcium was 9.1 but I gave up all calcium last month and drink tons of water. Nurse told me the only way to lower calcium levels was to flush it out. I had some lasix back in February and it worked. Dropped my 10.5 calcium to 9.6 in 2 days. Feel better too.... but no calcium intake isn't good either. Still fatigued and achy but headaches, nausea, most of flank pain, and occasional vomiting have stopped.
Avatar f tncalcium levels can fluctuate so perhaps reading too much into this is not a good idea.” This was your response to another’s question. Should I take that same advise? Or is mine too out of range, where I should be more concerned? I take calcitroil and calcium. Not sure if I should just increase the supplements (I fear damage to the kidneys), pursue more/other medical help or interrupt this reading as an average fluctuation and ignore it.