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What about your serum calcium and vitamin D levels?
Any medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?
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I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.Let me at the outset tell you that there is no emergency; though your PTH is significantly raised. This means that your parathyroid glands are working more than normal. These are likely to be responsible for your kidney stone formation too. You would require parathyroid scan (which is a nuclear scan). There are 4 parathyorid glands in the neck (under the thyroid gland). The scan would determine which gland is functioning more and that may be removed by the surgery.
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As we discussed; there are 4 parathyroid glands. Usually only one is hyperfunctioning. The gland which is working more than normal is determined by the nuclear parathyroid scan. That one gland is removed and rest of the three are able to take care of the normal parathyroid functions of the body.
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There is a saying about the parathyroid glands hyper functioning;
1) abdominal groans
2) Psychic moans
3) Fatigue overtones
4) Kidney stones.
Removal of the parathyroid may help you in reducing your many medications.
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