What other symptoms might occur with high blood calcium?
You may experience other symptoms with high blood calcium, and they vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.
Symptoms that may occur along with high blood calcium
High blood calcium may accompany symptoms related to numerous body systems including:
- Abdominal pain
- Bones that fracture easily
- Feeling very thirsty
- Frequent urination
- Lower back pain
- Malaise or lethargy
- Muscle twitching or weakness
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Psychological or neurologic symptoms that may occur along with high blood calcium
- High blood calcium may accompany symptoms related to the nervous system or psychiatric conditions including:
- Irritability and mood changes
- Loss of memory
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, high blood calcium can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Bone fractures
- Chest palpitations
- Difficulty with memory, thinking, talking, comprehension, writing or reading
- Stupor or loss of consciousness
What is high blood calcium?
High blood calcium (hypercalcemia) is a condition of too much calcium in your blood. You may become aware of high blood calcium through a laboratory test or you may experience one or more nonspecific symptoms, including abdominal pain, flank pain, frequent urination, muscle weakness, or mood changes.... Read more about high blood calcium introduction
What causes high blood calcium?
The most common cause of high blood calcium is primary hyperparathyroidism, which results in overproduction of parathyroid hormone by the parathyroid glands. The parathyroid glands play a role in the body’s regulation of calcium levels in the blood. In most cases, the causes associated with primary hyperparathyroidism disease are not known.... Read more about high blood calcium causes