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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?

My daughter has a calcified lymph node in her neck. Anything I can do to get rid of it and what are the causes?

No; Multiple: There are multiudinous reasons why lymph nodes may calcify, most of them secondary to some infection that your child had awhile back. Ask yourself, does it bother her or does it bother you? If it really really bothers her take her to the best pediatric surgeon you can find and he'll cut it out and send it for a biopsy. The reason for a pediatric surgeon is he'll be meticulous about the suturing. ...Read more

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Xray of right hip shows unusual coarse calcifications adjacent to the femoral neck and lateral aspect of the ischium. Is that just CPPD? Worry?

Xray of right hip shows unusual coarse calcifications adjacent to the femoral neck and lateral aspect of the ischium. Is that just CPPD? Worry?

It is difficult: To tell based on limited info. The differential of soft tissue calcification is extensive. CPPD is a potential etiology but there are many others, including calcium hydroxyapatite deposition (HADD). ...Read more

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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have 5-6 mm calcified lump in the posterior neck, doctor recommend imaging. Should do MRI with and without contrast or CT w/ contrast? Benefits/risks?

Have 5-6 mm calcified lump in the posterior neck, doctor recommend imaging. Should do MRI with and without contrast or CT w/ contrast? Benefits/risks?

Neither!: If you know the lump is calcified, you're best off not doing any imaging. If you want to know what it is, go to a surgeon or pathologist who can manage a simple biopsy, probably in his office, to figure out what it is. A FNA (fine needle aspiration) may work out for you. If you REALLY need to know if it is solid or a cyst, then ultrasound is better. CT involves radiation. MRIs are $$. Avoid them. ...Read more

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I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

I have just had a CT scan for, routine cancer check up, was clear. My oncologist said I have calcified lymph nodes in my neck, but not worried. What?

Common: Lymph nodes will frequently calcify as a result of various prior infections and are of no particular concern. Ct is very sensitive to such calcifications and may show them when plain x-rays will not. ...Read more

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Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Lab results: Hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retro-pharyngeal calcific tendinitis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retro-pharyngeal calcific tendinitis?

Inflamed and calcifi: Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the longus colli muscle and associated inflammation. Classically, the calcification affects the superior oblique portion of the longus colli muscle at the c1-c2 level.
Treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...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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Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, which is better than ct in visualizing the thyroid, and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

You can't: An anomaly primarily in Asians. No way to prevent or avoid. If becomes a problem, can be surgically treated. ...Read more

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Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there?

Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there?

Build up of calcium: The abnormal build up of hard calcium occurs in several situations. In this case it is likely that the calcium has been drawn in due to unequal mechanichal forces on elements of the spine. We call this dystrophic calcification. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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Had xrays done show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri something about it could be some kind of calcification?

Had xrays done show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri something about it could be some kind of calcification?

Maybe: The issue is complex, and depends on age, symptoms, medical problems, history, and exam. An MRI should easily help sort this out. Getting the MRI doesn't indicate anything, so don't worry, and wait for the results. Be sure all your questions are answered afterward by whomever ordered the MRI, and whether or not a referral is necessary to a specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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6 months pregnancy. 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

6 months pregnancy. 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss further testing to confirm or rule out a problem. ...Read more

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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC (needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more

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I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more

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Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse

Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse

See your doctor: None of us can answer this question without looking at the scans and examining you in person. This is best answered by your oncologist and surgeon. I highly recommend that you make an appointment and get evaluated and have a conversation with them. Good luck with everything. ...Read more

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What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

What does thickening of the thyroid and calcification of the thyroid mean?

Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a description ...Read more

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What does calcification of thyroid tumors mean?

What does calcification of thyroid tumors mean?

It can be..: A sign of a cancer rather than a benign growth- need a fine needle aspirate=biopsy to decide. ...Read more

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What does calcification of of thyroid tumour mean?

It depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more

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What does right thyroid lobe enlarged with calcification mean?

If you mean: Calcifications in a thyroid nodule, you need routine lab, a serum thyroglobulin determination and probably a fine needle biopsy. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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. What is a 6mm anechoric structure with through-transmission in thyroid gland. At the int extent has focal course calcification mean?

. What is a 6mm anechoric structure with through-transmission in thyroid gland. At the int extent has focal course calcification mean?

Lesion in thyroid: That should be monitored to make sure it doesn't grow

now too tiny to biopsy
recommend repeat umtrasound in 6 m to see if it changes in size. ...Read more