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Are prostate calcifications a serious problem?

Are prostate calcifications a serious problem?

No: Prostate calcifications are very common and generally do not pose a problem. These are usually calcifications from prostate secretions within the prostate and do not indicate any specific problem. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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I was wondering what does calcification of the prostate mean?

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I was wondering what does calcification of the prostate mean?

Here are some ...: Calcification in prostate has been commonly seen on prostate US exam, which is formed by depositing calcium on the proteineous core - corpora amylacea (essential amyloids) of prostate glands along the demarcation between central and peripheral zones of the prostate & found most times incidentally, but its significance, especially with prostatitis, has remained nonspecific & unclear. . ...Read more

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How do you treat enlarged prostate with calcification?

Prostate calcificati: Calcifications of the prostate per se are not treated. If you have prostate obstructive symptoms you treat the symptoms. They may be related to prostate infections at times. ...Read more

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Did K.U.B US and prostat-ocystitis was the findings. Bladder wall thickness, coarse echo pattern prostate and small calcification. It s it curable?

Did K.U.B US and prostat-ocystitis was the findings. Bladder wall thickness, coarse echo pattern prostate and small calcification. It s it curable?

Here are some...: For your best interest, it would be most logical to ask and review the specific findings after KUB x-ray, and ultrasound. All your reported findings are not specific but suggesting: bladder hard work leading to its wall thickening; coarse pattern in prostate maybe equating tissue heterogeneity to suggest some change in tissue texture but still nonspecific; stones- same, nonspecific & insignificant ...Read more

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I am 34 years old...Will prostatic calcification lead to cancer? Can I eliminate the prostatic calcification/

I am 34 years old...Will prostatic calcification lead to cancer? Can I eliminate the prostatic calcification/

Need more info: Prostatic calcification in of them selves will not lead to cancer. Not knowing your medical or family history leads me to also advise that you talk to a urologist for more information as to the future of prostate problems as they are many not necessarily because of calcifications. ...Read more

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At chiropractor and X-Ray showed calcification on prostate. 45 years old. Any idea?

At chiropractor and X-Ray showed calcification on prostate.  45 years old.  Any idea?

Common: Almost half of men get calcifications in their prostate at some point. Theory is that inflammation in prostate from a variety of possible causes attracts calcium deposition during healing. As long as calcium is not preventing prostate from functioning it is usually not a problem. ...Read more

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My husband had a CT done and it showed prostate calcification. What could that be? He is 36 years old

My husband had a CT done and it showed prostate calcification. What could that be? He is 36 years old

Benign: Prostatic calcificaions are common and are not indicative of prostate cancer. They may occur following infection trauma or they may occur developmentally. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan and a little calcification was found in my prostate. Is that bad?

No: Prostate calcifications are almost always idiopathic (no known cause) and benign. It is nothing to be concerned about in an otherwise normal-appearing prostate. ...Read more

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Prostate calcifications are signs of what?

Prostate calcifications are signs of what?

Mostly benign: So called incidental finding in most cases & due to small concretions (collections) of calcium in calcified blood vessls. However, large ones can also be due to prostate stones & found in some males with neurogenic bladders & if infected will cause recurrent UTIs. These can not be eradicated until stones are removed usually by trans urethral resection of portion of prostate containing stones. ...Read more

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Can prostatic calcifications cause blood in the semen ?

Can prostatic calcifications cause blood in the semen ?

No, ...: There has been no documented relation between blood in semen called hematospermia, which at best can be speculated of resulting from vessel-bursting somewhere inside seminal vesicles or along ejculatory ducts secondary to unclear causes like infection, and prostate calcification or stones. which has no firm connection with any imaginable causes. More? Ask your urologist timely. ...Read more

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What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....

What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....

Pancreas: You should be taking pancreatic enzymes supplements and pain medicine. Talk to you doctor about the most mild pain medicine that will work best for you. Rarely this condition may need surgical or endoscopic intervention. ...Read more

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Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Calcified node: Usually calcification in hilum on chest xray represent a calcified lymph node related to old non active infection such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis. This sometimes is associated with calcified nodule in the same lung, particularly tb. Other less common causes are in patients with lymphoma who have been treated successfully. Usually there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve. ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chronic calcific pancreatitis be cured?

Managed not cured: chronic calcific pancreatitiscan be managed but not cured. ...Read more

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Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance. ?

Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance. ?

Calcium in lung: How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal.
Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply : Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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I would like suggestions for a patient with chronic calcific pancreatitis.?

Low fat diet: Will also likely need to take pancreatic enzymes to help with fat malabsorption. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. how was that can how to cure it ?

There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. how was that can how to cure it ?

Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more

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Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more

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What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

Other treatments: if painful, the use of NSAIDS, might help.
or corticosteroid injections if painful ...Read more

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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray.  Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

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 such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read more

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia ?

F age 60
right side paralyzed.
Done echo
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia

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ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder strain aggravate calcific tendonitis?

Can a shoulder strain aggravate calcific tendonitis?

Yes: This is very possible. If you are having pain that is effecting your sleeping or activities of daily living, see an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more