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Follow-up should be discussed between the patient and the physician. If medical management or observation is the plan of action, regular visits a few months apart should be scheduled, with immediate assessment if symptoms worsen.
If surgery is planned, preoperative assessments will be necessary, in addition to imaging studies to localize which parathyroid gland is involved. Postoperatively, visits are frequent in the first few months. Once stabilization has been achieved, follow-up visits will be less frequent.
There is no prevention for hyperparathyroidism.
In the case of primary hyperparathyroidism, the outlook is positive with both medical and surgical management.
Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
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