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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is hypercalcemia?

Hypercalcemia is a high level of calcium in your blood. Calcium levels are kept in balance by your parathyroid glands. Your parathyroid glands are located in your neck near your thyroid gland.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

What causes hypercalcemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of hypercalcemia?

You may have no signs or symptoms, or you may have any of the following:

How is hypercalcemia diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about any medicines or supplements you take. Your provider may also ask if you have a family history of hypercalcemia. Blood and urine tests will be done to measure your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. Other tests may also be done to find the cause of your hypercalcemia.

How is hypercalcemia treated?

Treatment depends on the cause of your hypercalcemia. You may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How do I manage my hypercalcemia?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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