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what causes calcification of the placenta

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No Tums do not.: If calcification is noted, it can be from normal aging of the placenta, as the pregnancy progresses. If it is happening too early, it can be from smok ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anneen bianca Venter
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its normal: Calcification of the placenta is normal in the third trimester. It is graded. Once the calcifications form white rings, it is grade III - a mature pla ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't know: There are too many variables involved in your question to give you a certain answer. The elevated BP. as pregnancy induced hypertension, may rapidly e ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibily: There are many different causes for placental calcifications so it's possible that you could have diabetes or hypertension or other medical complicati ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hypothetical cause: Really sorry for your loss and regret that explanations offered to you are rather vague and quite hypothetical. "A week spot in the placenta" is not m ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calcification spots: Calcification can show up as the placenta ages. It can be graded. A highly calcified placenta could be of concern in the second trimester as it cou ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: You did not describe the density's lung location. In the upper part of the lung, it may be a residue from old TB infection. But then you would likely ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold tes ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to say: Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can have many causes. You should see an ENT and have a flexible laryngoscopy and maybe see a gastroenterologist as we ... Read More
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