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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits On Bones

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Can too much calcium cause calcium deposits in previous broken bones like legs?

Can too much calcium cause calcium deposits in previous broken bones like legs?

No: Dietary calcium if adequate is used normally. If excess, it is excreted. It is of no help[ to the bones if it is more than normal. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...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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What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...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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Does the parathyroid control bone density and teeth?

Does the parathyroid control bone density and teeth?

Yes/No: Parathyroid hormone controls bone density by regulating the level of calcium in the blood, but teeth are formed objects and so does not affect tooth density. ...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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My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

What's the context?: Was the calcium deposition in liver vasculature, in a cyst, a tumor, in granulomas? Was it generalized or localized (e.g. At a site of trauma, surgery, biopsy)? Was the sonogram performed for symptoms or follow-up of underlying liver or systemic disease? Lots to consider before rendering an educated guess. ...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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Is dark spot appearing on bones by bone scan cancer?

Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read more

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What are calcium deposits for arthritis?

What are calcium deposits for arthritis?

Chondrocalcinosis!: Calcium deposits occuring in cartilage can cause a painful inflammatory condition called pseudogout. Treatment is variable, but Colchicine can help. Calcium deposits can occur in inflammatory bursitis and other conditions. See a rheumatology specialist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder.Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells(bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...Read more

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Does strontium ranelate help the discs or just the bones?

Does strontium ranelate help the discs or just the bones?

Bones: Although there is at least one study which suggests that strontium ranelate may have a beneficial effect on the degeneration of spinal discs, by far the most well documented effect of strontium is on bones. Be aware that in europe, the use of strontium has been restricted due to evidence of increased cardiac risks with its use. ...Read more

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Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?

For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more

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How much calcium to prevent bone thinning diseases?

How much calcium  to prevent bone thinning diseases?

Her it is: Children (4-8 years) 800 mg adults (51or older) 1200 mg teenagers (9-18 years) 1300 mg pregnant or nursing women 1200 mg adults (19-50) 1000 mg postmenopausal women 1200-1500 mg. ...Read more

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Can too much calcium cause calcium deposits in previous broken bones like legs?

No: Dietary calcium if adequate is used normally. If excess, it is excreted. It is of no help[ to the bones if it is more than normal. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more