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Doctor insights on: Amyloid Deposits In Skin

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Husband finding small lumps all over body right under skin. Not painful. Fatty deposits? All different sizes and shapes.

Husband finding small lumps all over body right under skin. Not painful. Fatty deposits? All different sizes and shapes.

Possible: lipomas, benign fatty tumors under the skin; however, must be examined to definitively diagnose. This condition often runs in families. ...Read more

Amyloid (Definition)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain ...Read more


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What is the cause of hard fat deposits under skin?

What is the cause of hard fat deposits under skin?

Lipoma: most likely lipoma. Please so to wikipedia or to uptodate.com for good discussion. ...Read more

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What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

High cholesterol: Cholesterol skin deposits, called xanthelasma, are associated with very high cholesterol levels in the blood. They can resolve with treatment of the cholesterol abnormality. ...Read more

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Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Focus on Drivers: While xanthomas can be treated in various physical ways, as with most medicine, txs about symptoms, not health. Best check drivers because of many related issues. Rec: NMR particle test, optimize both LDL & HDL particle concentrations, e.g. Ldl 9 ?mol/l (not just chol, a sterol fat made by every cell & carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: dietdoctor, lchf. ...Read more

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What can take away the pain from calcium deposits in and under the skin?

What can take away the pain from calcium deposits in and under the skin?

Find the cause.: If these deposits are painful, they must have been there awhile. Your first priority should be to find out why they are present in the first place. A significant underlying disease, such as scleroderma, could be causing them. Once you find the cause, you can then talk about your treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it ok to squeeze a calcium deposit under the skin and expell the white paste inside? What causes them and how can you keep them away?

Is this a cyst?: It may be more likely that this is a common cyst and the material you express is not calcium. Calcium deposits don't really come out of the skin like that. Seeing your doctor will help determine what you have. ...Read more

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Feel balls under the skin on my chest. Can move them and sometimes they slide and move around. Have very painful chest pain. Just fat deposits?

Feel balls under the skin on my chest. Can move them and sometimes they slide and move around. Have very painful chest pain. Just fat deposits?

Mgt: I would suggest a pulmonary evaluation including an image of your thorax. There are multiple conditions which may cause both skin and pulmonary findings. ...Read more