Low vitamin D, high normal calcium, low normal pth

by Jimmy
(Pickens, SC, USA)

Thanks so much for this informative website! I'm a little confused with some recent blood work. I've included some recent results and a little of my medical history below.



This is the results of my blood work about 3 and half weeks ago.

Calcium 10.2

Vitamin D 28

PTH 39


Added 1000is of Vitamin D per day (Endo prescribed). A week and a half later blood work looked like this.


High normal Calcium 10.5 (8.4-10.5)

Low Vitamin D 32

Low normal PTH 14.3


Everything I've read says that low Vitamin D normally means low Calcium. Also, low PTH usually means high Vitamin D. The PTH matches the Calcium levels, so it appears the PTH is responding appropriately.

I had a single parathyroidectomy in Jan 2009. Felt good for about 3 months, and then started feeling bad again. Symptoms that have returned are fatigue, frequent urination, hypertension, and bone/joint pain. Also, recent bone scan shows that I have increased in bone density in the wrist and parts of the hip since the parathyroidectomy. However, the femoral neck decreased slightly since the surgery.

I've also had a low Alkaline Phosphatase on several occasions. I am so confused and I'm wondering what is causing these unusual blood levels. Thanks again!

Jimmy

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10.1 calcium, PTH 20, low vitamin D... where is the CA coming from?

by ludwig
(New York)

Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I have many symptoms which resemble parathyroid problems, but my pth is relatively low (20), and my calcium is borderline normal, 10.1. However, my vitamin D is low, <20. I wonder then, where is the 10.1 calcium coming from? should I worry about this? I've had calcium in the 9.9, 10, range most times I checked.

thanks!

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Vitamin D and Calcium Level

How can my calcium be in the normal range and my Vitamin D be insufficient at 20 ng/ml. I always thought if your calcium was in the normal range then your Vitamin D would be sufficient.

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Calcium Levels and Vitamin D Deficiency

by Isma Razzaq
(United Kingdom)

If your calcium levels are normal, can you still have vitamin d deficiency?

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Calcium and Vitamin D 3 deficiency

by msara

I have tested my vitamin 25(OH)D3 level and it is 38 nmol/l and the normal range is written on the result paper to be 80-200 nmol/L. My doctor has Prescribed for me 50,000 IU of Pure crystalline vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 2x week for 4 weeks,once a week after that for 8 more weeks.
and 500mg of calcium daily for 2 months along with D3.

Do I have to take calcium if I'm Vitamin D deficient? My calcium level 2.21 the normal range is 2.10-2.60. I'm confused if my calcium level is Ok why should I take it??

I'm afraid of kidney stones because it's something "genetic" in my family.

Msara

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Do I need to worry about calcium with a vitamin D deficiency?

by Renee
(Havertown, PA)

I was recently told that I have a vitamin D deficiency (my level is 9)and was prescribed 50,000 IU's a week. I have heard that someone's calcium level can rise while taking Vitamin D. Should I be concerned with my calcium intake? My calcium is normal.

I would honestly rather take supplements because I heard this is better. I also heard that whole food supplements are better because they are easily absorbed. Is this an appropriate option for a supplementation if you are deficient?

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Vitamin D3 supplementation and Calcium levels

My name is Ram and I am interested to take Vitamin D3 at 10,000 IU per day for a period of 8 weeks. I have been reading some very confusing information regarding Vitamin D3 supplementation and I really need some genuine advice. If you can answer the following 2 questions I would greatly appreciate that:

1)Does supplementing with Vitamin D3 improve testosterone levels in men? I am 35 yrs old and I have low Testosterone. Whenever I travel back home (India) my libido and erections become better. I am wondering if this is due to the hot climate there? Things take a back seat as soon as I get back to USA

2) Should I supplement with Calcium and Magnesium if I want to take Vitamin D3? The link below entitled The Miracle of Vitamin D says that it is unsafe to take Vitamin D3 without Calcium and Magnesium supplementation. But other websites are telling that Vitamin D3 will actually cause Calcium levels to go up. This is very confusing. Can you please explain to me in non-medical terms?

Thanks much,
Ram

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