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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits In The Thyroid

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Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Nicholas Stratas Dr. Stratas
Psychiatry
57 years in practice
University of Toronto
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Had an x ray of my neck and chiropractor stated I take to my family dr as it appears I have calcium deposits on my thyroid, what can cause this?

Had an x ray of my neck and chiropractor stated I take to my family dr as it appears I have calcium deposits on my thyroid, what can cause this?

Thyroid lump likely: 1/3 of folks with calcium deposits have thyroid lumps which may be benign or malignant. Important you see your doctor or an endocrinologist who will likely have a CT scan done ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. what are the chances they are cancer?

My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. what are the chances  they are cancer?

It depends somewhat: on how the calcium is located and deposited on the ultrasound. If she has nodule(s) with calcification a thyroid biopsy and certain lab are indicated. Have her discuss it with her physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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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

Dr. Amy Levine Dr. Levine
Radiology
19 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh Dr. Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Howard Pomeranz Dr. Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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

Dr. Robin Larabee Dr. Larabee
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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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

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Marius Frasie Dr. Frasie
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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