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dave9136 (@dave9136)

Worrying About My Hyperparathyroidism

Diabetes & Endocrine System | Last Active: Apr 27, 2020 | Replies (6)

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Hello @dave9136 and welcome to Mayo Connect.

I also have elevated PTH levels. along with slightly elevated calcium levels and low Vit D levels. I have recently started taking Vit D twice a day and that brought my D levels up from 17 to 30. Sometimes it is good to break up the amount of D into two different doses (at least this is what my endocrinologist suggested).

Are you seeing an endocrinologist? Have you had a nuclear scan of the parathyroid to look for nodules?

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HI Theresa.. Yes, I'm seeing an endocrinologist. She was the Dr. who recommended I start taking the vitamin D. No, I haven't had a nuclear scan yet to look for nodules. Is the nuclear scan the same as the sestamibi scan? I heard that those scans are not always accurate. I did have an ultrasound during an endo visit about 5 months ago and it didn't show any nodules.