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Hyperparathyroidism - secondary
General symptoms may include:
Other symptoms relate to the underlying cause of secondary hyperparathyroidism. See the specific article for symptom information:
Blood tests will be done to check calcium, phosphorus, and PTH levels. A urine test is done to determine how much calcium is being removed from the body.
Phosphorus levels will be low if you have absorption problems, and high if you have kidney failure.
Bone x-rays and a bone density test can help detect fractures, bone loss, and bone softening.
Wysolmerski JJ, Insogna KL. The parathyroid glands, hypercalcemia, and hypocalcemia. In: Kronenberg HM, Schlomo M, Polansky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2008:chap. 266.
Bringhurst FR, Demay MB, Kronenberg HM. Disorders of mineral metabolism. In: Kronenberg HM, Schlomo M, Polansky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2008:chap. 27.
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