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What causes calcification of the placenta

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No connection: The bottom line is that there are no actual studies linking TUMS or calcium consumption to placental calcifications. Many midwifes, Bradley instructor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anneen bianca Venter
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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
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
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
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
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