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Small child, milk protein and soy allergy, blood in stools, colitis. Elevated calcium levels. Cause of worry?

My daughter (now seven months) has a milk protein and soy allergy , we found blood in her stool and was seen by a gastrologist and he diagnosed her with an allergy form of colitis . He then ordered blood work and I received a call today that her calcium levels are elevated and we are being referred to an endocrinologist . Is this something I should worry about? I m a nervous wreck!
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

Though you have mentioned that your daughter is allergic to mik protein and soy you have not mentioned the diet that she is receiving. Is she receiving calcium supplements?

I suggest that you proceed with the various examinations and ensure that the growth parameters are well maintained. Calcium levels can be raised in parathormone malfunction and can be managed appropriately once diagnosed.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Allergic colitis is common in infancy and in most of the cases it subsides on its own over a period of time
only by avoiding the related allergens.
Elevated calcium level should be evaluated to find out the cause because low value is more common than raised one. Don't be panic as this may be just transient rise. Consult the endocrinologist for further evaluation to rule out any abnormality.
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