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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My husband had a CT done and it showed prostate calcification. What could that be? He is 36 years old
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
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
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
What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tender: It feels tender. You cannot generally feel the deposit. ...Read more
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
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
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
I m suffering from chronic calcific pancreatitis with secondary diabetes and my medical test report showed microalbumin level of 117mg/l. Please help.
117: Not too bad but with your concern have your primary doctor refer you to a nephrologists for exam and advice. ...Read more
F age 60
right side paralyzed.
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia
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
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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