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I have medical report that indicates my calcium Serum is 11.2 (H). Been advised by my doctor that I should have a nuclear scan to see if one of parathyroid glads is overactive. If it is, will I require to have surgery?

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Yes, it was his recommendation for the nuclear scan.

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How did they find out about the high calcium? Did you have any symptoms at all? (kidney stones, etc)?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Through blood test, no symptoms at all, no kidney stones, etc.
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OK.

You may have a decision to make.

The only real intervention for the high calcium from an overactive parathyroid is surgery. There really is no other way to "cure" this.

But, for patients that are completely asymptomatic -- they may be able to wait.

If you have osteoporosis OR

are young (less than 50) OR

have kidney issues (creatinine < 60ml/min) or kidney stones

Then they would recommend surgery.

If none of those three apply to you, then they can wait and monitor you for issues down the road.

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