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Hypocalcemia: Introduction

Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Hypocalcemia, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypocalcemia:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hypocalcemia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hypocalcemia:

Hypocalcemia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hypocalcemia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hypocalcemia Treatments

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

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Stories from Users for Hypocalcemia

Real-life user stories relating to Hypocalcemia:

Message Boards for Hypocalcemia

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

Diagnostic tests for Hypocalcemia:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for physical signs of low calcium including Chvostek's sign (gentle tapping over the facial nerve causes twitching of the facial muscles) and Trousseau's sign (inflation of the blood pressure cuff above diastolic blood pressure for 3 minutes causes muscular contraction of the fingers and wrist)
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Electrolytes, including calcium and phosphate levels
  • more tests...»

Hypocalcemia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hypocalcemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypocalcemia 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.

Hypocalcemia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypocalcemia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypocalcemia

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

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

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypocalcemia. 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Hypocalcemia Assessment Questionnaire (10 listings)

Misdiagnosis and Hypocalcemia

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with more »

Calcium disorder a hidden cause of depression-like symptoms: Another uncommon endocrine disorder that can be misdiagnosed as depression is hypocalcemia (low blood calcium), which is usually due to a disorder more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or more »

Hypocalcemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Definitions of Hypocalcemia:

Abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Reduction of the blood calcium below normal; manifestations include hyperactive deep tendon reflexes, muscle and abdominal cramps, and carpopedal spasm.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Hypocalcemia

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

How Common are these Causes of Hypocalcemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypocalcemia. Of the 13 causes of Hypocalcemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypocalcemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypocalcemia' 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: Hypocalcemia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hypocalcemia 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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Classifications of Hypocalcemia:

Medical Conditions associated with Hypocalcemia:

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

Symptoms related to Hypocalcemia:

Actinomycin D, Alendronate, Blood transfusion and complications, Bumetanide, Cinacalcet, Citrated blood sample, Cow's milk, Baby feed, Cystinosis, Edetate disodium, EDTA blood sample

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