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Doctor insights on: Calcium Crystals In The Ear

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How can a dr tell if you have calcium crystals in your ear for vertigo?

How can a dr tell if you have calcium crystals in your ear for vertigo?

Otoliths are normal: The tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear are called otoliths. They sit in a small pouch called a utricle or saccule and move in the fluid inside the ear when you move, sending a message via "hair cells" to the vestibular nerve that helps you sense where you are. When otoliths get stuck or slip out of the pouch, the nerve gets the wrong message and you feel dizzy. ...Read more

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Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Don't overtake Ned's: While calcium is frequently beneficial, it like all meds, need to be taken according to necessity and proper dosing. Too much of anything is bad. ...Read more

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How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

Probably not at all: "calcium" in the ear takes two main forms: scarring in the tympanic membrane from old infections and injuries, and bony growths in the ear canal called exostoses that are usually caused by swimming in cold water. Neither generally requires any treatment. ...Read more

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Can antacids cause a build up of calcium in inner ear and cause bppv or vertigo or dizziness?

Can antacids cause a build up of calcium in inner ear and cause bppv or vertigo or dizziness?

Calcium deposit: No, there are no reported cases of high calcium leading to deposits on the inner ear, and vertigo. Bppv is also not caused by high calcium levels. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of body, frm ear, neck, arm, abdmen to butt and thigh.Scans & blood work show excess calcium in kidney & stones.Whats wrong with me?

Pain in right side of body, frm ear, neck, arm, abdmen to butt and thigh.Scans & blood work show excess calcium in kidney & stones.Whats wrong with me?

Workup needed: High calcium can cause diffuse pain (especially in abdomen) and kidney stones. The issue is why the high calcium? Depending on how high, you may need further tests by your doctor. Make sure you're not taking anything with calcium in it like antacids (e.g. Tums). ...Read more

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4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

Biopsy done?: Have you had one of the lymph nodes biopsied? I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist for further work up. Perhaps an infectious disease specialist also. ...Read more

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I have headaches caused by calcium buildup in my head. What can be done for this and is it dangerous ?

I have headaches caused by calcium buildup in my head. What can be done for this and is it dangerous ?

What?: If you actually have been given that diagnosis, confirmed by more than 1 specialist, then you should be getting routine management and complete explanation from those doctors.
If this is atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease, then the deposits are of the cholesterol type, and can be treated. ...Read more

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Sir, I have spondylitis.After masturbation i always feel neck and head pain.Is the pain cause of calcium deficiency?

Calcium deficiency: As a young man, neck and head pain after any physical activity are unlikely related to calcium deficiency. There may ongoing muscle and tendon problems in your neck contributing to the pain. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my head they hurt I have it for years they say its overgrown hair or calcium deficiency or vitamin d which one is it?

I have bumps on my head they hurt I have it for years they say its overgrown hair or calcium deficiency or vitamin d which one is it?

Not calcium or D: Deficiency of calcium or vitamin d will not cause bumps on your head. Ingrown hair can do that but so can other things, so have it checked by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head.  What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

She is: The bald ring on her head most likely has nothing to do with calcium, but more that she is lying on her back and rubbing her head. If she is a term child and is drinking the proper amount of formula daily, she is getting enough calcium. ...Read more

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I get bad headaches because I have calcium buildup in my head. Ct scan confirmed calcium buildup. I am scheduled to see a doctor. How bad is this ?

"Calcium buildup": in the brain is too nonspecific to venture a guess. There are many structures in the brain that can calcify, normally and abnormally. What specifically is calcified? ...Read more

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What are stones or crystals in the ear?

Depends: There are different kinds. One common one is made of cholesterol, but your doctor can likely tell you for sure what it is, and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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If someone is experiencing vertigo, does that always indicate there are loose crystals in the ear? Vertigo without crystals possible?

If someone is experiencing vertigo, does that always indicate there are loose crystals in the ear? Vertigo without crystals possible?

Vertigo: It is a type of dizziness where u experience the perception of spinning motion, caused by dysfunction of the inner ear or vestibular system, or central lesions in brainstem or cerebellum. It is usually associated with nausea, vomiting & lack of balance. ...Read more

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Calcium Oxalate crystals present in my urine what does this mean ?

Unless...: Unless you have kidney stones, this has no meaning....
Drink a lot of water based fluids, and you will be just fine ...Read more

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The hospital found calcium oxalate crystals in my urine. What does this mean?

The hospital found calcium oxalate crystals in  my urine. What does this mean?

Here's...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in routine urinalysis isn't uncommon at all, largely this is considered as unremarkable with no clinical importance as long as being free from stone passage. So, it is a good practice always referring to individual medical background before jumping into the pit of unnecessary worry and anxiety. More? Ask a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you still have dislodged crystals in ear if hallpike test is negative? Having spinning with head movement.

Can you still have dislodged crystals in ear if hallpike test is negative? Having spinning with head movement.

Vertigo: Vertigo brought on by head motion is typical of inner disorder. If this is a recurrent problem for you and an otolaryngologist has ruled out an inner ear or labyrinthine cause, seek a second opinion by one who specializes in vertigo or consult a neurologist for an opinion. ...Read more

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Last test showed r.B.C 12x10^6 ( normal up to 5x10^6), crystals: calcium oxalate (+2), creatinine 0.85... I am worry about high rbc. Pls advise?

Last test showed r.B.C 12x10^6 ( normal up to 5x10^6), crystals: calcium oxalate (+2), creatinine 0.85... I am worry about high rbc. Pls advise?

Need evaluation...: From what reported, you have significant microhematuria.

For someone at your age, a run of evaluation with imaging study (ct.Ivp) and cystoscopy is reasonable, but likelihood to find something significant probably not more than 3-5 %. ...Read more

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What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

Depends: Many people make innumerable tiny crystals that continually pass out in the urine. If they stick together, the conglomerate becomes a kidney or ureteral stone. If it isn't too large (generally up to 5mm), it may pass with urine. If it does not, or if it is large, a procedure may be necessary. Stone formers are best served by preventing more stones by hydration +/- medication. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed calcium phosphate crystals ++ and amorphous phosphates.Causes? Advice?

Urinalysis showed calcium phosphate crystals ++ and amorphous phosphates.Causes? Advice?

Means nothing: These are normal stuff in your urine that crystallizes out when it cools outside of you. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to keep ear crystals in place if after 1year of therapy has done no good?

Can anything be done to keep ear crystals in place if after 1year of therapy has done no good?

Maybe not bppv: If you are referring to benign positional vertigo, it always has the potential to return, it really can't be 'cured' for good. If it has been constantly there despite treatment maybe it's another diagnosis all together. Did an ENT diagnose you? Make sure you have a full work up before giving up. Treating the wrong thing coil be a reson it's not working. ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not : Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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I have a uti.I'm on cipro (ciprofloxacin) not feeling better on day 5.Culture showed trace blood and calcium crystals and mixed flora.Should i go back to dr?

Urine Cultures: Not necessarily. I would phone and let them know you are not any better. On day five they may have the culture results back telling them what bacteria you have and they may need to adjust the antibiotic that you are using. ...Read more

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Do ear crystals plug your ears up?

Do ear crystals plug your ears up?

No: There are small calcium crystals inside of the inner ear located behind the eardrum called otoliths. These crystals can become dislodged, and every time you turn your head, the crystals shift causing momentary dizziness: a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. These crystals shift with movement and can clump together but do not per se "plug" up the ear canal. ...Read more

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Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric ...

Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric ...

Normal urinalysis: All these findings are normal in urine, especially if it was not a good "clean catch" specimen. Nothing to worry about, in particular no evidence of infection. ...Read more

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My urine has large urine amorphous sediment, small urine calcium oxalate crystals, small bacteria, small mucus , trace protein and sp grav 1.030?

My urine has large urine amorphous sediment, small urine calcium oxalate crystals, small bacteria, small mucus , trace protein and sp grav 1.030?

Sounds normal: All these are common and normal. Your urine is quite concentrated, probably due to limited fluid intake before it was collected; this probably explains the trace protein, which is the only thing mentioned that might be considered slightly abnormal. Discuss with your doctor, but I see no cause for worry. ...Read more