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Old 08-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Possibly parathyroid disease

So I'm a little scared. My blood calcium level is 10.6. So far what I've read on the Internet it looks like parathyroid disease but I'm not sure. I just tested again on calcium and the parathyroid but I won't know anything till next week and I'm going out of town tomorrow and I know I won't be able to enjoy myself like I should worrying about this. So I have all the symptoms like painful joints, unable to focus, tired, dizzy, tingling legs and feet and easily set off. But what worries me is that a year ago it was discovered I have an enlarged pituitary gland that I haven't followed up on and I've read something about that. Also I am a smoker so does anyone know if I would feel like this if its cancer. I've had issues with my neck for awhile. It was swollen a couple of years ago to where it gelt like a golf ball in the back. Now it feels tight in the front. Could it be throat cancer? Sorry so long I'm just scared.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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calm down, please. there are lots of things that can cause the high calcium level and other symptoms. reading this stuff online can lead to undue worry. just wait and see what they figure out. \

even if it is the parathyroid, the treatment for the problem is not all that terrible.

when my calcium level was up like that it turned out to be completely unrelated stuff, including a reaction to Lantus insulin.
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So I'm a little scared. My blood calcium level is 10.6. So far what I've read on the Internet it looks like parathyroid disease but I'm not sure. I just tested again on calcium and the parathyroid but I won't know anything till next week and I'm going out of town tomorrow and I know I won't be able to enjoy myself like I should worrying about this. So I have all the symptoms like painful joints, unable to focus, tired, dizzy, tingling legs and feet and easily set off. But what worries me is that a year ago it was discovered I have an enlarged pituitary gland that I haven't followed up on and I've read something about that. Also I am a smoker so does anyone know if I would feel like this if its cancer. I've had issues with my neck for awhile. It was swollen a couple of years ago to where it gelt like a golf ball in the back. Now it feels tight in the front. Could it be throat cancer? Sorry so long I'm just scared.
I see this is your first post.

Can you give us some medical history?

Like the Ranvenrose said, calm down. Dont' jump to conclusions and enjoy your time out of town.

If you didn't follow up on your enlarged pituitary gland for a year, I think a little out of town trip shouldn't shake you up too much!
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