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What causes high calcium levels?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: My blood test came back with high level of calcium, 11.1. I'm doing another blood draw in two weeks. My doctor isn't concerned but I read on the parathyroid website that almost all cases are a parathyroid problem. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, get parathormone levels checked

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The level of calcium is high by a narrow range. Need not worry this is not serious. Yes, it could be a secondary effect of high parathyroid hormone levels. I would consider testing for the same is good but I would also say to wait for two weeks and get the calcium levels rechecked, If found more only then for parathyroid hormone levels checked.

Please do ask if any doubts.

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