Hypoparathyroidism And Hyperparathyroidism: Quiz!

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Hypoparathyroidism And Hyperparathyroidism: Quiz!

This quiz will test your knowledge about Hypoparathyroidism/Hyperparathyroidism, which occurs due to low blood calcium levels and obstructs normal muscle contraction and nerve conduction. There is a 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. 
    Hypoparathyroidism is more common than Hyperparathyroidism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Bronchospasm

    • B. 

      Constipation 

    • C. 

      Numbness and tingling in the face

    • D. 

      Positive Chvostek's Sign

    • E. 

      Absent Trousseau's Sign 

    • F. 

      Hypertension 

  • 8. 
    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.