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I have high Calcium ranging from 10.2-10.8 I am a 55 year old

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I have high Calcium ranging from 10.2-10.8 I am a 55 year old female.My PTH has been 68-69.Have been seeing and endo and had put me on large does of D3 which was 13.She says this should lower the values.Everything read says exactly the opposite.I also have Hashimoto's which is under control.I am a little scared.

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

I understand your concern.

Mysticdoc :

Low vitamin D level should not cause elevated calcium and PTH levels.

Mysticdoc :

Your PTH levels are mildly elevated.

Customer:

I was asking for and endcrinologist.I hope you can help.

Mysticdoc :

This suggests the likelihood of primary hyperparathyroidism.

Mysticdoc :

Please read above.

Mysticdoc :

Given the possibility of the primary hyperparathyroidism, you should consider a parathyroid scan ( sestamibi scan) to locate any ademnoma or hyperfunctioning gland

Mysticdoc :

Hence, it is better to seek a second opinion from a reputed center specializing in parathyroid gland disorder.

Customer:

I have read loading up on D3 could hurt me.I called and ordered my scan,she refused.I am looking for a new Endo.

Mysticdoc :

Yes you are correct

Mysticdoc :

this in fact can worsen your hypercalcemia.

Mysticdoc :

That is why you need the scan and a different endo or a better center

Customer:

I live in AZ any centers you could recommend.I know the scan is difficult and we have just the local labs.

Customer:

That I am aware of.

Mysticdoc :

Mayo clinic will be better

Customer:

Okay I thought they might be good.Thank you for your time.Will I get an email of this chat?

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Yes you will once you complete the rating process.

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Customer:

Again thank you!

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

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