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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits In Liver

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What causes liver calcium deposits and do they hint at an underlying illness?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are calcium deposits in the urine?

What are calcium deposits in the urine?

Sometimes the level: Of calcium in the urine or blood is so high that it precipitates and forms deposits in the kidney called nephrocalcinosis. The is related to, but not the same as kidney stones. It can be caused by several genetic syndromes, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D toxicity, certain meds, TB, renal tubular acidosis, etc. It is usually managed by treated the underlying condition. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

Old infection?: This can happen after an infection. Most commonly, histoplasmosis, which can be asymptomatic. The calcifications occur after infection is gone. Old tuberculosis can have calcifications as well. The lining of the lung (pleura) can also have calcifications (plaques) from asbestos exposure. ...Read more

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Do you handle calcium deposits around the hip?

Do you handle calcium deposits around the hip?

Yes I do: Some times a cortisone injection is helpful
in general I would stay away from any calcium supplement except calcium citrate which should not increase the risk of kidney stones or heterotopic calcifications. ...Read more

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What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

Calcium deposits.: They can be called calcium deposits, calcification so, calcification myosotis, metastatic calcification, or even in extreme cases calciphylaxis. ...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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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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How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

Depends on where: Calcium deposit is usually from another disease condition often associated with inflammation. If that's the case, controlling or preventing the inflammation would likely reduce calcium deposit. Can you tell us which organ you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Is the medicine Neosporin safe to use on calcium deposits? We used it recently on same "wound" and it seemed to help release the deposit. Now it is a

Is the medicine Neosporin safe to use on calcium deposits? We used it recently on same "wound" and it seemed to help release the deposit. Now it is a

Calcium deposit???: On wound? I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by this. Neosporin is an antibiotic that can help prevent infection in wounds, but I don't think that it has any effect on calcium, and I can't think what is meant by calcium deposit on wound? Did you perhaps mean a "scab" (which is not calcium, but coagulated serum and dead cells)? That is a good biologic dressing and should not be removed. ...Read more

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Can virus cause calcium deposits in fetus?

Can virus cause calcium deposits in fetus?

Yes: When it infects a fetus, cytomegalovirus can cause damage to developing brain structures which will show up as calcifications. ...Read more

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Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

ON Drusen: Optic nerve head drusens are common and cause some visual field defect in some, but more often than not, it is benign. Not much one can do anyway. Follow our ophthalmologist recommendation as they have more details. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about calcium deposits on optic nerve?

Please tell me what to do about calcium deposits on optic nerve?

Optic nerve: It depends on where the calcium deposits are located. If they are in the optic disk, then the calcium deposits are likely due to optic disk drusen, which are by-products of metabolism and there is nothing you need do about them as there is only a small likelihood they would cause any vision problem. ...Read more

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How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

Read the instruction: Hard water deposits will accumulate in humidifiers that use heat to create the humidity. The manufacturer's directions should recommend a household mixture or a product you can purchase to attempt to remove the deposits. Only use what the manufacturer recommends, or you may damage the humidifier. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have calcium deposits in your feet?

Could you tell me what happens when you have calcium deposits in your feet?

Where?: First off, calcium deposits seldom form in feet, except for calcification of blood vessels. Bone deposits can develop in areas of pressure or traction from ligaments. These can hurt due to local inflammation and usually respond to relieving the formative stress. ...Read more

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What should I do about the calcium deposits in my lower back, hips and shoulders?

What should I do about the calcium deposits in my lower back, hips and shoulders?

Endocrinologist: The question is why?

We all have calcium deposited in our bones. That is normal. Otherwise, it must be addressed. ...Read more

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Just because I have some calcium deposits on the skin, it doesn't necessarily mean I have Scleroderma...or does it? They're not clusters.

Just because I have some calcium deposits on the skin, it doesn't necessarily mean I have Scleroderma...or does it? They're not clusters.

It does not: You are right. There is a clear set of criteria to confirm the diagnosis of scleroderma. Until then is only suspected/ possible/ likely. A rheumatologist should be able to confirm or rule it out based on symptoms, history, physical exam and review of diagnostic data. ...Read more

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Ma has marble like hard (calcium deposits) around her scapulas and I can massage her and make them click audibly. To much pain she cant work anymore?

Ma has marble like hard (calcium deposits) around her scapulas and I can massage her and make them click audibly. To much pain she cant work anymore?

Needs examination: Your mother needs to be examined by a physician and preferably an orthopedic surgeon. 'Deposits' on the scapula could be many things including " trigger point" muscle 'knots', benign osteochondromas, lipomas, and a host of other things. Best to have her looked at... Best of a Luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

Find the cause.: One calcium deposit is pretty common - but multiple? The real question is, what are these deposits doing there? Either existing skin structures have calcified, or there is an excess of calcium in your blood that is depositing in the skin. Either way, you need to find the cause. This could be a significant problem; see your doctor and get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read more

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What causes calcium deposits in or on the ovaries? My obgyn mentioned it today during my exam and I just want some more information. Thanks.

What causes calcium deposits in or on the ovaries? My obgyn mentioned it today during my exam and I just want some more information. Thanks.

Ovarian cyst and cal: If this was found by ultrasound, the two most common reasons would be that you have a dermoid cyst (benign cystic teratoma) or a serous cyst with psammoma bodies (calcified cells). With those findings, I presume your gynecologist will suggest a laparoscopy to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Brain sand: All adults have some calcium deposits in the brain. The most common locations are the pineal gland and the choroid plexus. Calcium deposits in the brain matter on both sides and symmetrical (basal ganglia) are fine but if there is a focal area on just one side, it should be further evaluated with an MRI. Common causes of asymmetric calcium deposits include old infections and even some tumors. ...Read more

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Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Yes.: After soft tissue trauma or inflammation, imaging findings of calcifications may be seen in various regions of the body such as a calcific tendinitis of the shoulder or with hip bursitis as well as in the neck. They are secondary findings as a result of the inflammation &/or trauma and do not cause actual symptoms typically. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...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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Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Nodule?: Hi. We usually consider "microcalcifications" in the setting of a thyroid nodule. You wouldn't know about the "calcium deposits on thyroid" without an ultrasound, but I hate to guess and assume, and you don't mention a nodule. So just let me say, if this is a thyroid nodule (often hypodense) with microcalcifications, do the FNA that was obviously recommended. Don't ignore it! Do the FNA! ...Read more