Patient Comments: Hyperparathyroidism - Treatments

What was the treatment for your hyperparathyroidism?

Comment from: karen2445, 45-54 (Patient) Published: June 28

I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism 5 years ago and underwent surgery to remove 3-1/2 parathyroid tumors. My symptoms were depression, weight gain, irritable bowel, moodiness, nausea, not able to concentrate, I felt like I had alzheimer's disease, high calcium levels, and kidney stones. After the surgery, my voice was raspy and I had to go through 6 months of voice therapy. Even though I had to go through voice therapy to get my voice back, I am glad I had the surgery. I would urge anyone who has high calcium levels with hyperparathyroidism to have surgery to feel better again.

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Comment from: sj, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

My doctors have been monitoring my calcium blood levels for 3 years. I have finally reached a point with symptoms that I couldn't stand it anymore. Intense nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, diabetes, intense fatigue and body aches. I have felt like I have food poisoning for 8 months. Finally my daughter came to town and insisted that more tests be done. The scan and ultrasound showed something on the lower right parathyroid gland. Surgery is scheduled next week.

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