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Old 04-13-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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I'm a 30 year old female.

I went to the doctor because I was having upper back pain in my spine. (its been hurting for almost a year and increasing in pain) and extreme fatigue. He sent me for an MRI of my back and they didnt find any reason for my spine problems, but they said I had a growth or nodules on my Parathyroid. They sent me for a CTscan and my ENT said I have 2 Parathyroid tumors. I went to a surgeon and he wanted to do blood work. He wasnt able to view my CTscan because the ENT office didn't send it over in time for my appointment. He said if I had tumors my Calcium levels would be high. He was doubtful I had tumors, but he hadnt seen my scan??

My labs were all fine except for my Anion Gap. It is low... normals for the lab are [7-16] and mine was a 5.

I'm still waiting for my Thyroid labs and Vit D lab to come in.

Has anyone ever had a LOW Anion Gap and if so, what was the cause?

My Sodium level was ok- 139... normal [137-145]
Calcium was 8.9 - normal [8.9-10.3]
Chloride 105
Carbon Dioxide 29
Glucose 92
Urea Nit., blood 19
Creatinine .9

Any advise?



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Old 02-22-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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Post Re: Parathyroid, Anion Gap, etc

I am asking the same thing. Mine is 3 and I don't know what that means to my over all chemistry. Please let us know what a low anion gap could be.

Old 03-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: Parathyroid, Anion Gap, etc

hi mandyboo,
How did you make out with your parathyroid?
Did you ever have your ionized calcium and pth checked too?
Hope you are feeling better.
Did the pain in your back ever go away too?

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