Parathyroid Frequently Asked Questions

Negative Parathyroid Test

What causes primary hyperparathyroidism? Primary hyperparathyroidism is caused by a condition that affects one or more parathyroid glands causing exaggerated release of its hormone (parathyroid hormone, or PTH). This condition could be a benign tumor of the parathyroid gland called an adenoma, benign enlargement affecting multiple glands (hyperplasia), or very rarely carcinoma (malignant tumor).  The…

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