First, thanks much for everyone's time in reading and in advance for any responses!
What is the definition of low-normal versus normal on the PTH INTACT blood tests? My level came up as 17 with a normal range of 10-65. My calcium topped 11 last week, but has been 10 and above with possibly related symptoms and worsening GERD for the last two years.
Also, if one has a parathyroid tumor (benign or otherwise), can the area swell intermittently, thus one would have an intermittent "lump in the throat" feeling?
Finally, how many rounds of tests with high calcium levels are needed before doctors finally get down to business in solving the problem versus "watching it"?
Any ideas would be appreciated.