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Hypercalcemia: Introduction

Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels. See detailed information below for a list of 54 causes of Hypercalcemia, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypercalcemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypercalcemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hypercalcemia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hypercalcemia:

Causes of Types of Hypercalcemia:

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Hypercalcemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hypercalcemia may include:

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Stories from Users for Hypercalcemia

Real-life user stories relating to Hypercalcemia:

Message Boards for Hypercalcemia

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hypercalcemia or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hypercalcemia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hypercalcemia. Some of these are listed below :

  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes, including calcium and phosphate levels ( elevated phosphate levels are common with hyperparathyroidism)
    • Renal function tests
    • Liver function tests, including albumin level
    • PTH level - If increased this would suggest parathyroid tumor, parathyroid hyperplasia or ectopic PTH secretion.
    • Alkaline phosphatase level - Elevated calcium and elevated alkaline phosphatase without elevated PTH suggests bone metastases, Paget's disease and other bone tumor. Elevated calcium without elevated alkaline phosphatase suggests multiple myeloma and elevated protein due to other causes.
  • more tests...»

Hypercalcemia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hypercalcemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypercalcemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypercalcemia

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Hypercalcemia:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypercalcemia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hypercalcemia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hypercalcemia

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Hypercalcemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Hypercalcemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hypercalcemia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hypercalcemia:

Abnormally high concentration of calcium in the peripheral blood. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

The presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally high level of calcium in the blood; manifestations include fatigability, muscle weakness, depression, anorexia, nausea, and constipation.
- (Source - CRISP)

Abnormally high blood calcium.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Hypercalcemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hypercalcemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hypercalcemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypercalcemia. Of the 54 causes of Hypercalcemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 46 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypercalcemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypercalcemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypercalcemia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hypercalcemia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Hypercalcemia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypercalcemia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Hypercalcemia:

    Hypercalcaemia, Calcium levels raised (plasma)
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hypercalcemia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hypercalcemia:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hypercalcemia:

    Calcium symptoms, High blood calcium (43 causes), Low blood calcium (36 causes), Urine calcium, Increased parathyroid hormone, Increased vitamin D, Increased thyroid hormone, Paget's disease, Multiple myeloma (2 causes), Metastatic bone tumour, Sarcoidosis

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