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I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism and I have surgery

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Hello I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism and I have surgery nov 19 my blood work is all normal with the exception of calcium 10.4 pth 52.8 vitamin d 0.22 . I did a scan and it showed the adoma on upper left pole . My concern and question is my ESR
was a 38 ... Can this mean cancer ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.


Not likely

It would usually be higher in active cancer.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor.

we don't use ESR to look for cancer. it is unreliable.

ESR is an old test to look for general inflammation in the body.

many things can cause ESR to be elevated.

your diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism can cause elevation of ESR.

cancer would be very rare at your age.

I hope your parathyroid surgery goes well.

make sure your doctors also check your thyroid hormone levels before and after your surgery.

I'm sure they have

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