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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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I have several lumps (and keep noticing more) on my abs, legs and arms. I've also worked out a lot in my life. What could they be? Calcium deposits?

I have several lumps (and keep noticing more) on my abs, legs and arms.  I've also worked out a lot in my life.  What could they be? Calcium deposits?

Need more info: Depends on the lumps and how they feel on exam, as well as your history. With this information there simply is not enough to guide you. You should consider seeing a physician for full evaluation - both history and physical. ...Read more

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Can calcium deposits form in the tongue? My friend has little hard rocks coming out of the side and tip of the tongue.

??, calculus?: I have never seen or heard of calcium deposits forming in the tongue. Two thoughts come to mind. The less likely one is small calculi coming from the ducts of the submandibular salivary gland. The more likely scenario is pieces of calculus dislodging from the teeth. Have your friend see a dentist to find out which one it is. ...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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What causes liver calcium deposits and do they hint at an underlying illness?

Uncommon: One must distinguish calcium deposits in the liver (not common) from deposits in the blood vessels going into the liver (rare), or calcium in the gallbladder (common). Depending on the clinical scenario, deposits in the liver can occur in certain infections and tumors. Diabetes and kidney failure are risks for calcium in the vessels, while gallstones often contain calcium. ...Read more

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