High blood calcium problems

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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 To lower the serum calcium levels, you have to find the cause. High calcium can be due to parathyroid gland problems, cancers like multiple myeloma, breast, lung and headand neck cancer. Sarcoidosis, excess vitamin D fortified diet, certain high blood pressure drugs (if you are on any, please get this issue checked), or taking too many antacid gels can also increase calcium levels. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar n tn I ask him about the PTH level being 46 with the high calcium levels. He just said that the parathyroid was not the cause of the high calcium. He said the best case scenerio would be MGUS. I guess my question is twofold. First, even though I have this monoclonal protein would it still be possible for the parathyroid to be causing the high calcium levels? Second, If it was the monoclonal protein or myeloma causing the high calcium levels wouldn't the PTH level be very low?
219609 tn?1210351714 I have high calcium levels both blood and urine,,Did PTH test Endo said was fine at 26 with calcium level at 10.1.My kidney stone problems is getting worse, and I'm drinking lots of fluids and taking water pills as well .I had a TT many years back, my stone problems started after that..My calcium was high after surgery so they stopped the normal OsCal treatment you get after removal..
Avatar f tn C. Sometimes a high Calcium in the blood can mean you are excreting too much of it from your bones. - The only thing I found about high Calcium in my med. books has to do with the lungs. That's why I suggested a pulmonologist. Low Vit D levels do usually indicate a problem with the parathyroid. - My friend takes mega doses of Vit. D for a week at a time then rests about 2 months from it then takes it again. They don't think it's her parathyroid either - but don't know for sure.
Avatar n tn Hi: I had high blood calcium but not extremely high. It was around 11. I also had a "slightly" high PTH reading. I would recommend to find an excellent Endocrinologist who specializes in parathryoid and metabolic disorders. You will need at least a series of the same panel for calcium and PTH along with a 24 hour urine test.
Avatar n tn the parathyroid regulates blood calcium levels. If your blood calcium is high, then the parathyroid (PTH) should compensate by going down and be in the low normal range. If it's not compensating and high (even high normal) then it should be further investigated with a sestamibi scan. My blood calcium is always in the 10.2-10.8 range, not scary high, but I am on a low calcium diet, so it is abnormal. And my PTH was only 38 the last it was checked and my doctor still wanted to investigate.
216703 tn?1277682777 PTH is the most important regulator of the body's calcium and phosphorus levels. Release of PTH is controlled by the level of calcium in the blood. Low blood calcium levels cause increased PTH to be released, while high blood calcium levels inhibit PTH release.You mention you have symptoms based off his site. What symptoms? might want to take a look at the court document and compare : - http://www.phillipsandcohen.com/CM/NewsSettlements/NewsSettlements516.
Avatar n tn That's what's so frustrating, they know it's there, but won't take it out until the tests show the calcium is high and PTH is high. I finally found a doctor who is going to push for the surgery as he knows I'm having severe depression and bone issues. Get an ultrasound and then when they find the tumor, they may order a MRI.
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 www.parathyroid.com 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 n tn I did that but i had some really bad days some better, while lying down i feel its easier to breath but gets worse while sitting or standing. Blood tests were done again and calcium levels were high again. I was given prednisolon (short course) to take as they thaught it might be allergic astma. Not sure if the medicine has helped or not but i am better then what i was before.
Avatar m tn Vitamin D deficiency is very common with Lupus (one study showing 96% of lupus patients deficient in vitamin D) however the body will lower vitamin D when calcium is high as a protective mechanism to prevent extra calcium being absorbed from the diet. Anaemia is a frequent occurrence in SLE and causes include inflammation, renal (kidney) insufficiency, blood loss, dietary insufficiency, medications, hemolysis, infection, hypersplenism, myelofibrosis, myelodysplasia, and aplastic anaemia.
Avatar m tn Hi all, I'm new to the forum but am wondering if anyone is dealing with a similar situation. My doctor has ran blood work for 6 months. My calcium levels are consistently high each time tested (basic met. panel levels were 9.4, 9.7 and 10.3; calcium serum was 9.2; iodized calcium was 5.5 and 5.4.) My PTH levels were tested twice and were 14 and 28. Vitamin D is low at 27, normal range of 30-100 (ng/mL). Blood platelets on a CBC were high at 400. Creatinine in urine was 96.
Avatar n tn I was taking 2000 mg of calcium with vitamin D in split dosages and was told to decrease to 1000 and have my blood calcium levels rechecked in a couple of months. Last month I had an annual ultrasound of my thyroid to track the growth of a nodule in my remaining left lobe and it had decreased in size. If there was a parathyroid problem, would it have shown up on the ultrasound? Also, is the wait and recheck calcium levels in a couple of months the proper way to go?
Avatar m tn Did the whole blood test thing again and guess what? Calcium level was high again. This doctor tested for Ionized calcium instead and it was 5.35 showing as slightly high. I still have all the same symptoms and have kidney's hurt like hell because of all the stones. Lower back and flank pain like crazy. So then to my question, In order to diagnose Hyperparathyroidism does the PTH level and Calcium level have to high at the same time? Everything I read seems to suggest that it does.
Avatar n tn Everything I have read about hypercalcemia talks about high calcium with high PTH or hypocalcemia with low calcium and low PTH. Anybody have any experience or knowledge about conditions that might arise in a generally healthy person with high calcium and low PTH? Thank you!
Avatar n tn I went to specialist who has not ruled out gout but has found other problems with my blood work. She found that I had a slightly elevated calcium level in my blood 10.2. I also had a slightly elevated phospherus count and white blood cell count. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
Avatar m tn My calcium score has been high for the past 7 years and no problems whatsoever, however, I am on medication, proper diet, exerecise, etc. and have not had any bad days since a heart attack 7 years ago. So you aren't doomed, and you are doing everythin right. Thanks for sharing, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to resdpond.
Avatar n tn He also took my blood and the first time, the calcium count was pretty high. They drew blood again and it was high. They then took more blood to check my PTH level in my blood but it was normal. This really started to upset me because I was sure I knew that I simply had to have a bad parathyroid removed and I would be all better. On 11/19/06, I started to have some pretty severe heart palpitations.
Avatar n tn I had a parathyroid adenoma a couple of years ago myself, so I was familiar with the problems of high calcium and requested some tests. They have come back and shown a calcium level of 10.; 10.2 and 10.6. However, his PTH was 10. 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.
Avatar n tn My total score was 1207, and a risk for heart event within a year was high. As ed stated it serves no useful purpose just to view the degree of calcium because the information provided is what would be assumed an treated without a ct scan. Your score is very good if total, but it is marginal if that score is one of the 4 arteries viewed. However, included with the scan of my coronary arteries was a view of the pulmonary system, ascending, arch, and decending aorta.
Avatar f tn Hi there. My dog has white stool now and again. Portions of it break apart and crumble. I was told that too much calcium in the diet causes this. She's had them consistently throughout the years & sometimes she is nauseous when they last for a few days to a week @ a time. Her daily calcium intake is around 100g a day, & that's on the high side. Maybe it's an imbalance of nutrients and not too much calcium. I can't relate this to her diet. Any comments or recommendations?
Avatar f tn I got a stent put in. Probably a problem from the high blood calcium, treatment, and blood pressure all mixed together. Getting ablation, too.
Avatar n tn Routine blood test revealed an elevated calcium level. Second blood test to verify & test PTH revealed calcium of 10.5 (norm 8.6-10.2) & PTH of 12 (norm 10-65). Contraindicitive of parathyroid? I have an appointement next month with Endocrinologist but I keep worrying about what's up? I feel fine. A little tired but have been traveling a lot & don't sleep well in hotels so not really unusual. Any one else have the same? What did Dr. say?
Avatar n tn 3 is lower than we typically see in primary hyperPTH but w/ the increase in urine calcium and the elevated PTH, this is the likely diagnosis (presuming you don't have chronic renal disease or other rare calcium/bone metabolism problems). Would look also at ionized calcium - this is sometimes high even when the total calcium is normal. Vit D therapy can in some cases increase the blood Ca levels.
Avatar n tn There is evidence now that low oxygen tension stimulates the sympathetic tone (adrenalin) leading to increased vascular tension and increased fluid absorption from the kidney. Some patients who live in high altitudes develop high blood pressure accompanied by lower extremity swelling. Obviously not everyone who lives there develop hypertension, however, some people are more susceptible than others. Your husband must be one of them.
Avatar f tn It depends. High blood pressure can have many etiologies. The reason for the high blood pressure must be determined. Unfortunately, in modern medicine, physicians jump to prescribe a pill. A certain percentage of patients (as many as ten percent) can solve their blood pressure problems by a D3 supplement and adding calcium to their diet. Those test results came from a study involving a thousand patients from a company seeking a new drug application for calcium channel blockers.
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?
696393 tn?1254432807 If a high PTH level will leach calcium from the bone, would that NOT show up as HIGH CALCIUM level in the blood? I have done a few 24-hour urine calcium/phosphate labs and they are normal. Please advise on the PTH levels staying exceedingly high, with normal calcium levels. HOW to check if calcium IS leaching from the bones (bone density is fine, bone scans are fine due to cancer screenings)...