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What is the reason for high calcium level in blood?

My Primary MDs office called to inform me that he wanted more blood work done on me because my calcium level was high and he wanted that repeated plus a speccific hormone level. I assume it was for thyroid. Among the meds I taKE I take 600mg of Calcium 2x a day.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014
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Why you are taking calcium when already calcium level are high. I mean are you having osteoporosis or weak bones. Another thing, paratharmone and calcitonin increase calcium not thyroid.Patient with high calcium may develp stones or calcification at abnormal site. I would advice you to check with your doctor if you need to take calcium.
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