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What causes hyperparathyroidism? can it cause problems with

Customer Question

what causes hyperparathyroidism? can it cause problems with urination and constipation?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

Hi there. There is primary hyperparathyroidism and seconday hyperthyroidism (i.e. a result of some other primary disease process). How long have you had this? Do you have other medical conditions requiring treatment?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
just recently diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. being treated for urinary infections and excessive urination. also have problems sleeping and frequent constipation, and depression.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

Primary hyperparathyroidism occurs because of some problem with one or more of the four parathyroid glands, such as an adenoma, hyperplasia (enlargement), or rarely a cancerous growth.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

Have your doctors determined the cause of your hyperpara?

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

Symptoms may be so mild and nonspecific that they don't seem related to parathyroid function, or they may be severe. Common signs and symptoms include:

Excessive urination

Abdominal pain

Bone and joint pain

Depression

Constipation

Fatigue

Weakness

Loss of appetite

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

Have you had your calcium, phosphorous and parathyroid hormone levels checked? Do you have normal kidney function?