what does slightly elevated caclium and albumin levels mean?
Hello! I am a 31 year old female and for two years my doctor has been trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I have bone pain, muscle aches, muscle spasms and lots of other symptoms. Recently my doctor has discovered a slightly high calcium level in the blood and a slightly elevated albumin and total protein level (also in the blood). He did some follow-up bloodwork and nothing else showed up. He is sending me to an endocrinologist.
I kind of wonder if it is a bone disorder because of the pain I have, but it may not be. Does anyone have any ideas? I can't find any info on the internet about what might cause an elevated albumin level other than dehydration, which is not the case. I have a very strong family history of thyroid problems, and I've read that in some cases, certain thyroid problems can affect your calcium levels & cause bone problems...but so far my thyroid tests seem normal. Thanks for any thoughts you may have!
Last edited by Rorie; 03-25-2005 at 04:13 PM.