Re: How many of you tested for Hypercalcemia (PTH?
yes I saw an endo, & had my blood calcium checked twice.
The first time, it was 10.4 (after a gh stim. test. involving treadmill exercise.
The second time it was 9.8 (which is high) & PTH of 18. That means it's hypercalcemia, since 9.8 is definitely close to the high side. So THAT IN CONJUNCTION with an abnormally low PTH means hypercalcemia.
MINE IS NOT A PARATHYROID PROBLEM, RATHER A HYPERCALCEMIA PROBLEM. IT'S JUST THE PTH WHICH PROVIDES THE *CLUE* THAT IT'S HYPERCALCEMIA. HENCE THE PTH TEST.