The nurse is assessing a patient suspected of having hypoparathyroidism. Which of the following signs and symptoms should the nurse be alert for?


• Paresthesia occurs from an alteration in nerve conduction due to hypocalcemia.

• Other common signs and symptoms include muscle cramps and spasms, fatigue, bone pain, abdominal pain, and insomnia.

• Diarrhea, excessive thirst, and gastritis are not associated with hypoparathyroidism.

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