What are the symptoms of hypercalcemia in multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: May 11, 2021
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Confusion, somnolence, bone pain, constipation, nausea, and thirst are the presenting symptoms of hypercalcemia. This complication may be present in as many as 30% of patients with MM at presentation. In most solid malignancies, hypercalcemia carries an ominous prognosis, but in MM, its occurrence does not adversely affect survival.

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