Items Tagged ‘calcium levels’

May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe uclaendocrineblogger1

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red hgs3

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it was a very simple and […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormone level, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat kerryfvces

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 pickylady140

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


August 18, 2018

Parathyroid 2.0

By Nie soniecasingal

About 15 years ago, I had surgery on my left upper parathyroid. In December 2017, I had neck pains, stiffness and difficulty swallowing. I went to urgent care and they found nodules on my right side. I saw my endocrinologist in early 2018 and had a number of tests done. A biopsy showed the nodules […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium levels, difficulty swallowing, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, neck pains, nodules, parathyroid, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery


February 26, 2018

Unexpected Occurence

By MissM marshacohen1

I found out my Calcium levels were very high through a blood test, but I really didn’t feel anything different. I figured that since everything felt normal, the long list of procedures following this diagnosis wasn’t necessary at that time. Though, following a second blood test revealing high Calcium levels again, I was encouraged to […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood test, bone density test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, exercising, motion sickness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


December 6, 2017

Round 2

By Martha tinacarlisis

In 2012, I had an adenoma on my right parathryroid gland. I had surgery, the doctor took out the wrong gland. When he went in, he looked at the right but said it looked ok and said the left one looked “a little funk” so he took out the left. 2-3 months later I became […]

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Tags: adenoma, calcium, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, gastroenterologist, parathryroid gland, patient stories, surgery


September 21, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe267

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. Dr. Lihvits took out both […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Masha Lihvits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroidism, patient stories


June 28, 2017

It started with a Kidney Stone

By akatrikh akatrikh

It all started with recurrent kidney stones. My kidney specialist was giving me medications to lower my calcium levels, however this was masking the hidden parathyroid problem that was creating the high levels of Calcium. When I visited Dr. Yeh, I was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. I had no idea I had this condition because […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney specialist, kidney stones, lower calcium levels, parathyroid problem, patient stories, primary hyperparathyroidism


November 14, 2016

Parathyroidectomy a Success

By parathyroidpateient parathyroidpateient

For practically five years my calcium levels have consistently increased. I saw three endocrinologists, none of whom could locate a growth on any scan. The last one said the issue could be found so she referred me to Dr. Yeh. I saw Dr. Yeh and after an ultrasound and seistimebe scan he found the growth […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologists, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, seistimebe scan, ultrasound