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Parathyroid Disease Symptoms

Many times, parathyroid disease does not have symptoms in the early stages. When it does have symptoms, they vary from person to person. If you have symptoms, they will depend on the type of disorder you have.

Hyperparathyroidism Symptoms

  • Low energy
  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Kidney stones
  • Bone loss
  • Broken bones
  • Hypertension

Parathyroid Cancer Symptoms

  • A lump in the neck
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sudden increase in blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Fatigue, drowsiness
  • Urinating more than usual, which may cause you to be dehydrated and very thirsty
  • Bone pain and broken bones
  • Kidney stones
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

Hypoparathyoidism Symptoms

  • Numbness, tingling
  • Muscle cramps or spasms

If you have been diagnosed with parathyroid disease, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • High level of experience with this disease
  • Treatment for both benign and rare, malignant types
  • Accurate diagnosis by specialized pathologists
  • Skilled surgeons, advanced techniques, including minimally invasive procedures
  • Clinical trials of new therapies

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