While taking into consideration your symptoms, past neck surgery and family history:

Diagnosis step

1. Physical Exam

Your doctor may test you for signs and symptoms of hypocalcaemia.

Diagnosis step

2. Blood Tests

Your doctor may ask you to get a blood test to check your levels of calcium, phosphate, magnesium, vitamin D and parathyroid hormone.

Diagnosis step

3. Urine Tests

Your doctor may test your calcium levels in the urine to see how well your kidneys are working.

If tests show that you have low levels of calcium in your blood and/or absent or low levels of PTH, hypoparathyroidism could be the cause of your hypocalcaemia.

 

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