A Trivia Quiz About Hypoparathyroidism

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 226

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This quiz has been designed for spreading awareness among everyone about hyperparathyroidism/ hypoparathyroidism which occurs due to low blood calcium level and obstructs with normal muscle contraction and nerve conduction. There is list of tough questions. So, take your time and attempt all the questions. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Primary hyperthyroidism is due to:
    • A. 

      Neoplasms

    • B. 

      Hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Chronic renal failure

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include Hypercalcemia and Compensatory ____________
    • A. 

      Hypophosphatemia

    • B. 

      Hypophosphatemea

    • C. 

      Hypophosphotemia

    • D. 

      Hypophosphotemea

  • 3. 
    _______ is treatment for hyperparathyroidism
    • A. 

      Surgery

    • B. 

      Surjury

  • 4. 
    Hypoparathyroidism is more common than Hyperparathyroidism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Muscular spasms: _____ Tetany
    • A. 

      Hypocalcemic

  • 6. 
    A patient is recovering from a thyroidectomy. The patient starts to complain of tingling and numbness in the face, toes, and fingers. Which of the following findings below warrants attention?
    • A. 

       Ca+ level: 6 mg/dL

    • B. 

      Na+ level: 145 mg/dL

    • C. 

      K+ level: 3.5 mg/dL

    • D. 

      Phosphate level: 4.3 mg/dL

  • 7. 
    Which of the following patients is MOST at risk for hypoparathyroidism?
    • A. 

      A 75 year-old female who is diabetic and takes Os-Cal daily.

    • B. 

      A 59 year-old male with a Mg+ level of 0.9 mg/dL

    • C. 

      A 85 year-old female complaining of flank pain and constipation.

    • D. 

       A 19 year-old male with a Ca+ level of 8.9 mg/dL.

  • 8. 
    A patient hospitalized with hypoparathyroidism is about to order lunch. Which food selection is best for this patient based on their dietary needs at this time?
    • A. 

      Baked chicken, green beans, and boiled potatoes

    • B. 

      Broccoli salad, cottage cheese, and peaches 

    • C. 

      Roast beef, carrots, and pinto beans

    • D. 

      Hamburger, fries, and sorbet

  • 9. 
    A patient is 6 hours post-opt from thyroid surgery. The patient’s calcium level is 5 and the phosphate level is 4.2. What physical signs and symptoms would NOT present with these findings? (Select-all-that-apply)
    • A. 

      Bronchospasm

    • B. 

      Constipation 

    • C. 

      Numbness and tingling in the face

    • D. 

      Positive Chvostek's Sign

    • E. 

      Absent Trousseau's Sign 

    • F. 

      Hypertension 

  • 10. 
    A physician orders Calcium Gluconate IV as a treatment for a patient with hypoparathyroidism. The patient’s calcium level is 5 mg/dL. Which of the following finding causes you to question this order?
    • A. 

      The patient is taking Digoxin

    • B. 

      The patient complains of muscle cramping and numbness in the face.

    • C. 

      The patient is taking Aluminum Carbonate.

    • D. 

      The patient’s phosphate level is 7 mg/dL.