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

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i have read that this...
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
help!
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 years ago
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Hello. I would like to help you find an answer.

Have you seen an endocrinologist yet and had PTH checked?

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Customer reply replied 6 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.

Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 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.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
How is it cured
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 years ago
Surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands.
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