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hypercalcemia + ibs

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  • Posted By: lauren23160
  • March 28, 2009
  • 06:23 PM

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone knew of a link between hypercalcemia and irritable bowel syndrome? Any thoughts would be really appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Ther could very well be a connection with the ibs and hypercalcemia. Do you know what is causing your hypercalcemia? because an elevated calcium level is often indicative of other diseases and you should get a diagnosis if it persists. It can be caused by excessive skeletal calcium release, increased intestinal absorption, or decreased renal excretion. Wikipedia has some good info on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypercalcemia Kiera
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  • Well I'm now getting tested for hyperparathyroidism as the cause for the hypercalcemia, and I'm pretty sure that I do have hyperparathyroidism seeing as how I have every symptom listed. I also know that some of the symptoms from it are constipation and abdominal pain, which I both have. However, I also have IBS, but the thing is, my IBS symptoms and hypercalcemia/hyperparathyroid symptoms began at the same time back in the beginning of November. So I'm thinking what I thought was IBS is actually the hypercalcemia. But the one thing that doesn't fit or I can't connect are my EXTREMELY painful colonic spasms. What I'm really hoping for is some kind of connection between intestinal spasms and hypercalcemia or hyperparathyroidism. :confused: If you or someone else could help me with this, I would be so very very grateful! And thank you for your help so far! :)
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  • Spasms come with the IBS and it can very well be caused by hyperparathyroidism. I have IBD and I have spasms even when my bowel problems are under control. I think it is safe to say that you should wait until you are tested for hyperparathyroidism. If your PTH comes back normal, then you need to start looking into other more serious causes. Kiera
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