← Return to Mildly Elevated Blood Calcium (10.3) and Higher End PTH (60) 47y/o F

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@darlajean

My Calcium level was 12.5 and was an indicator of hypercalcemia which can be caused by a number of other things. My hypercalcemia was caused by hyperparathyroidism due to a benign growth on my lower right parathyroid. In my situation, the elevated calcium contributed cognitive problems due to excessive calcium in my brain over a prolonged period of time. I assume that your doctor wants to monitor it for now. If you end up with a situation like mine….make sure that they check that calcium levels have dropped before stitching you up. A friend had the same procedure at a different state and hospital, but the surgeon did not check that the levels during the operations and she had to have procedure again. Also my PtH level was 136 pg/mL and I am 57y/o F.

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I was a little concerned about the 10.3 Calcium, but the PTH of 60 didn't sound too horrible. Although when reading some of Dr. Norman's information, it says that if one is high, then the other should be low. So, if the Calcium was at the maximum, then I would have expected the PTH to be lower, instead of at the high end range… Will be stopping my BP meds with HCTZ and then asking for a retest.

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