Many people have no symptoms. The condition is often discovered accidentally when blood tests are done for another medical reason.
Symptoms that may occur include the following:
- Muscle pain
Signs and tests
Blood tests are done to check the levels of parathyroid hormone,
A 24-urine test is done to check for increased calcium in the urine.
Other tests include:
- Bone density exam
- Kidney x-rays (may show kidney stones)
MRIor sestamibi neck scan (may show swelling of the parathyroid glands)
- Neck ultrasound
- Kidney ultrasound or CT (may show kidney stones)