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why would one have a high calcium level in a blood test?  Mine was 11.2.  My doctor sent a note to stop taking calcium supplements - I never take any calcium supplements and I hate milk.  Should I follow up on this or is it just something that happens from time to time?  thank you.
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523918 tn?1244553431
You must see what is causing it, specially that you're not taking supplements and you don't drink milk), briefly: the amount of calcium in the body depends on the amount of:

Calcium you get in your food .
Calcium and vitamin D your intestines absorb.
Phosphate in the body.
Certain hormones, including parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and estrogen in the body.
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586424 tn?1232180259
I have this issue too and the doctors refuse to believe how lactose intolerant I am!  It's weird, but their first response is always to stop taking supplements and drink less milk...hmmmm.  I've never had anyone tell me why, but thanks to estrelinha I think we both found some reasons!  :)  

Good luck and post if you find out why.  
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High Calcium levels can be due to hyperparathyroidism. Check out parathyroid.com. You might have a parathyroid tumor that's producing too much PTH which is causing your blood calcium levels to go high. 11.3 is pretty high and it's never normal. Please check out the website..
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