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i have blood work that came back with a calcium level of 12 i

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i have blood work that came back with a calcium level of 12
i have read that this probably means i have a problem with my parathyroid gland
i have all the symptoms for the last 2 years i have had no energy at all my bones hurt and no one seems to think anything is wrong. i had thyroid surgery 7 years ago and removed one thyroid and take no medication becuase my levels are normal
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Hello. I would like to help you find an answer.


Have you seen an endocrinologist yet and had PTH checked?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

i have seen an endocrinologist about my thyroids.

this blood work was done by gynecologist and showed high calcium, sodium high, chloride low i read that the parathyroids can affect electrolytes.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Yes, you definitely need this worked up.


The place to start is by having PTH level done as well as ionized calcium.


You should make an appointment with the endocrinologist as well.


This sounds like primary hyperparathyroidism to me.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How is it cured
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.
Surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands.
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