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Ribs fractured, spot on thyroid, high blood calcium, low vitamin D. What should I do?

I seem to fracture my ribs so often with out a real injury that shoud cause it. I did have one doctor telll me a few years back I have a spot on my thyroid that causes high blood calcuim and low vitamine d and if I kept hurting my ribs he would need to take the spoyt off my hroid but nothing has been done and I still fracture my ribs so eay that it seems like my ribs are all the time hurting. What should I do I really do not want to go back to a doctore that dosen t seem to do anything about it.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Good day. From your symptoms, I suspect that you have hyperparathyroidism and the spot in your thyroid may be an enlarged parathyroid gland. This can cause fracture. There are a number of factors to be considered before we can suggest surgery. A diagnosis need to be established by doing PTH levels and then an ultrasound of neck and possibly a Nuclear scan of your Prathyroid glands. How are your kidney functions like? What is your age? .
You should certainly go back to your doctor who can refer you to an endocrinologist. They can fix your problem


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