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I had a calcium level of 10.6 and then 10.4 on a recheck a week layer. PTH is 58. I am 56 years old. I will discuss with doctor. He might say it is normal and to monitor. Any thoughts?

Deva Boone
Answer authored by Deva Boone
Deva Boone, MD is the founder of the Southwest Parathyroid Center. As one of the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the U.S., she has treated thousands of patients with parathyroid conditions.

Thanks for posting your question! From the information that you have given, it looks like you have parathyroid disease.

At your age, calcium levels of 10.6 and 10.4 mg/dl are definitely not normal, and usually indicate primary hyperparathyroidism.

To diagnose this, we also need the PTH level. Your PTH level is in the higher end of normal, which means that you have primary hyperparathyroidism. A high calcium, combined with a high or high-normal PTH, is diagnostic for the disease.

Primary hyperparathyroidism is caused by one or more diseased parathyroid glands. It can cause significant symptoms and health problems long-term, which is why I recommend getting it treated sooner rather than later. If your doctor says that your labs are normal, then you may want to consult with someone who has more experience with this disease.

You can read more about the condition here: Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Diagnosis Primary HPT