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My calcium went from a 10.3 to 10.4 my PtH is 52.8 vitamin d

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Hello my calcium went from a 10.3 to 10.4 my PtH is 52.8 vitamin d is 0.22 and my symptoms are prostate pain frequent urinination headache fatigue .. Joint pain .. Anxiety depression I think this is cancer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Not likely at all to be cancer. With the low vitamin D levels your calcium can be elevated and actually 10.4 isn't all that high. The only other possibility here--not at all likely--would be a parathyroid adenoma which is benign, not cancer

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Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

I would respectfully ***** *****

low vitamin d levels itself do not cause high calcium levels.

however overactive parathyroid gland ( due to primary hyperparathyroidism or adenoma or for any other reason ) can cause high calcium levels and can deplete vitamin d levels.

I recommend testing for repeat calcium levels, phosphate levels, alkaline phosphatase levels to further pinpoint the source of high calcium. i would also like to review your medication list , as a number of medications can cause high calcium levels.

I would agree on the part that high calcium due to cancer is highly unlikely in this case as in that case calcium level is very high (usually above 14).

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