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rea721 (@rea721)


Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: Jan 2 4:47pm | Replies (13)

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Hello @rea721

Whenever the parathyroid hormone level is checked, the doctor should always test the calcium level as well. The parathyroid hormone level always needs to be paired with the calcium level. Please check and see if this was done. Often the parathyroid level can be OK, but if the calcium level is high then that shows a need for a closer look at the functioning of the parathyroid.

I would encourage you to take a look at the test results and see if the calcium level was checked and if so if it was normal or elevated.

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic's website about hyperparathyroidism, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20356194. I would suggest that you look at the list of symptoms and see how many apply to you.

Is this the first kidney stone you have had? Do you have any bone loss (either osteopenia or osteoporosis) or have you had any fractures? (These can also be symptoms of a parathyroid problem.)

If you feel, after looking at this information, that you should get another opinion, please do so. It is often valuable to go to a multi-disciplinary medical center like Mayo Clinic or a university medical school. They have a lot of research and medical staff that have great skills at diagnosing hard-to-solve health puzzles.

Will you keep in touch and post again?

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Thank you for the information. I looked at the list of symptoms and yes I have several. Elevated calcium, osteopenia, kidney stones, tiring easily, forgetfulness. My doctor did some blood work and I am waiting for the results, so ,I will see what that turns up and if he still don't think its hyperparathyroidism, I will seek another opinion.

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