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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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. Symptoms of elevated calcium?

    Why: symptoms are usually mild but may include loin pain form kidney stones; frequency of urination; blood in the urine; abdominal pain sometimes from peptic ulceration; bone pain; depression.

  2. Risk factors for bone metastases?

    Why: Bone metastases may cause elevated calcium. The common primary tumors include lung cancer, breast cancer, myeloma, esophageal cancer, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma and renal cell cancer.

  3. Recent history of significant immobilization?

    Why: may cause elevated calcium.

  4. Family history?

    Why: e.g. multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (simultaneous recurrence of tumors involving parathyroid glands, pituitary, pancreas, adrenals and thyroid glands).

  5. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

    Why: e.g. intolerance to heat, sweating of hands, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, heart palpitations, loose bowel motions, emotional lability, agitation, over activity.

  6. Symptoms of Multiple myeloma?

    Why: e.g. bone pain (e.g. backache), bone tenderness, weakness, tiredness, recurrent infections, bleeding tendency.

  7. Symptoms of bone metastases?

    Why: e.g. bone pain, fractures with minimal trauma, possible history of primary tumor (e.g. lung, breast, esophageal, thyroid, prostate, kidney).

  8. Symptoms of Williams syndrome?

    Why: e.g. infants with mental retardation, elf-like facial features. Syndrome is associated with aortic stenosis (heart valve disease), elevated calcium and elevated Vitamin D levels.

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.

 

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