I have had elevated PTH levels ( in the 160's) for 4 months with 1 high calcium level and the rest normal. My vitamin d level was low and I took 8 weeks of vitamin d supplements. My pth level is still in the 160's but the doctor is not concerned as my calcium level is normal. Should i worrt
A Dr. Norman in Florida would say, according to his information, that you might be classified as being hyperparathyroid. You should do all the research you can to understand about the parathyroid glands.
I went to a different doctor who repeated all of the testing and said when the calcium level is checked at the same time as the PTh it often comes back normal even though it may not be. She sent me for a scan and I do in fact have a parathyroid adenoma. I am scheduled for surgery a week from today. Thanks
Glad you followed up and got the right diagnosis. Drs today are to quick to look at numbers an not patients symptoms and dismiss us. I have had high normal PTH and calcium levels as well as low Vit D levels. Endo is watching my numbers and my symptoms. Good Luck and Good Health.
first they saw it on an ultrasound and then they did the sestimbi scan. I did not have a CT scan for that. I have had CT scans of the head and neck over the last several years for something unrelated and they never picked up the parathyroid issue