Hypercalcemia physical examination
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Physical examination of patients with hypercalcemia is usually unremarkable. Patients may have physical findings due to severe hypercalcemia and other complications.
- Physical examination of patients with hypercalcemia is usually unremarkable.
- Patients may have physical findings due to severe hypercalcemia and other complication.
Appearance of the Patient
- Patients with hypercalcaemia usually appear well.
- Band keratopathy (calcium precipitation in a horizontal band across the cornea in the palpebral aperture); may lead to vision impairment
- Palpitations due to arrhythmias
- Chest pain due to fluid overload form renal failure
- Rales and S3 due to fluid overload form renal failure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fecal impaction (from constipation)
- Epigastric pain and tenderness due to development of pancreatitis
- Flank pain and tenderness due to nephrolithiasis
- Patient is usually oriented to persons, place, and time.
- Patients with severe hypercalcemia and other complications may have:
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