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what medicine do you take?
what were the exact values of both? what was your albumin level?
Okay. basically the calcium is low because the albumin is low
so a corrected calcium would be normal
So we need to figure out why your albumin is low
It could be that you are leaking protein in the urine or not making it in the liver
It could also be not absorbing
You could have someting like celiac that is making you not absorb protein
Only if you had severe liver disease would this happen
you would have to have cirrhosis
I would think that would be unlikely in a 46 year old unless you had hepatitis or something
you need a CBC to rule out lymphoma
I'm sure your doctor ordered that
liver and kidney ultrasound
no looking for cirrhosis and kidney problems
simply that it can cause a low protein level
blood tests are done for celiac
the ultrasound only checks for liver disease and kidney issues
It is relatively common and the seriousness depends on the reason so I can't say for sure
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