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hi

I have been having ongoing tests with my GP. I had a low Hb as well as a low calcium level. Further bloods were taken for ionizing calcium, parathyroid levels and Vit D. I had a phone call yesterday saying GP needed to see me. I have
just gotten back and my ionizing calcium is low, my Hb remains low, parathyroid normal and Vit D willl take a further 4 weeks.

My GP would not speculate as to why these levels were low but said she wanted to wait until I have seen the rheumatologist next Tuesday. A Dr Plant at James Cook Middlesbrough Anyone heard of him?

Anyway was just wondering if this could be part of Lupus or not..........

Many thanks

Janet
 

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It looks like no one knows the answer to your question. It sounds like some good tests were run (vitamin D and checking the parathyroid levels) as the parathyroid by and large controls blood calcium levels. That's about as much as I know and the doctor has already looked into that - so let's hope your rheumy can help get to the bottom of it.

It seems sometimes like anything is possible with lupus, but if lupus is the cause of your high blood calcium levels then it's one of the more "rare" things for lupus to do as far as I know at least!

Write back when you get some more answers, you may need to see another specialist other than the rheumy too.
 
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