What Are the Symptoms of Parathyroid Disease?

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I had a ultra sound of my thyroid, the findings were a nodule. I had blood work the parathyroid levels were elevated. I go to a surgeon in s couple weeks for a biopsy. All the things I read in this article apply to me. What I’m wondering is do they take out the parathyroid glands or is the nodule the cause of  elavated blood work.
What is your postoperative pathology? If it is benign, you only need to check it regularly after surgery. Thyroid nodules are not directly related to your parathyroid mass. It is very common for the parathyroid gland not to be found. Because the parathyroid glands are particularly small and closely adjacent to the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are generally reviewed on a regular basis.
I had a CT scan with contrast and it shows a thickening on both sides of my throat.  It's hard to eat and swallow. I feel like there's a weight pushing down on my throat. What exactly is a thickening?? Whatever this is causes me to cough ALOT. Nothing comes up usually it's like a dry cough. Doesn't make any sense to me. Any advice
Did not the CT report say what it is? If no, probably a biopsy of the thickening should be considered to definitively know the nature of the thickening.
Can  excessive tremors also be a symptom of parathyroidism . I have a adenoma tumor on my parathyroid gland. And  have excessive headache with shaking and  very cold.
you should have function test of thyroid and parathyroid though blood, including: Calcinm, Phosphorus, magnesium, FT3, FT4, TSH, PTH.
I am taking Levothyroxine 125m for a number of years. Through the yrs. I have experience on to of both hands, skin gets shiney, then after few days, itches real bad, then it starts peeling. I put Cortisone cream, what is it?
Skin rash and dry skin is one of the common side effects of Levothyroxine, of course it doesn't mean the skin condition that you've had is caused by Levothyroxine, but it is one of the possible causes.
I have no thyroid and is on the same medicine and my hands started to do the same thing except it hurts for the air to hit them every doctor I have seen doesn't now what it is. I'm still searching for someone who does
I could not think up another explanation except drug side effects. Or maybe it is caused by another totally irrelevant disease, such as some kind of neuropathy. You need to see a neurologist.
Do you have diabetes or other conditions? Have you regularly checked your thyroid functions? I guess the symptoms could probably be caused by hypo- or hyper-thyroidism, if the amount of levothyroxine is not tailored regularly based on thyroid function tests.
my Dr took me off HTH because my blood calcium was too high.

Parathyroid disease is an umbrella term. It involves many conditions, including hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, primary hyperparathyroidism, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperthyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, and parathyroid cancer. The symtoms vary with the specific condition.

  • Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium level): Most of the time there are no symptoms. When the blood calcium level is above 1 mg/dl, thirst and frequent urination occur.  High blood pressure, heartburn, and mild mental disturbances may also be present.
  • Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level): This condition causes tingling, numbness of body parts (especially around the mouth and fingertips) and muscle twitching.
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism (overproduction of parathyroid hormone): Brittle bones, kidney stones and decreased kidney function, heart disease, pancreatitis, and other signs could occur.
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism: The symptoms are similar to those of primary hyperparathyroidism. There can also be calcium deposition in the fat, severe itching of the skin, and open non-healing wounds. 
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism: The symptoms are also similar to those of primary hyperparathyroidism.
  • Hypoparathyroidism: Tingling or burning in the fingertips, toes and lips, muscle aches or cramps in the legs, feet, abdomen or face, twitching of the muscles around the mouth, hands, arms and throat, fatigue, painful menstruation, patchy hair loss, dry skin, and brittle nails are common signs.
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism: Dental problems, cataracts, numbness, seizures, muscle twitches, and hand and foot cramps are the symptoms.
  • Parathyroid cancer: Weakness, tiredness, loss of appetite, trouble swallowing, thirst, constipation, pain, and a lump in the neck are common signs.
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