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Is having breast lumps caused by microcalcifications?

Is having breast lumps caused by microcalcifications?

No: They are 2 separate processes in the breast. Breast lumps are areas of more prominent breast tissue. Microcalciifcations are small deposits of calcium that can not be felt by palpation. However, there are situations where the microcalcifications are associated with a breast cancer and as the breast cancer grows, a breast mass will be noticed. ...Read more

Microcalcifications (Definition)

Microcalcifications are tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium), that can be scattered throughout the mammary gland, or occur in clusters. When found on a mammogram, a radiologist will then decide whether the specks are of concern - usually, this is not the case. Commonly, they simply indicate the presence of tiny benign cysts, but can signify the presence ...Read more


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What causes microcalcification in thyroid nodule?

What causes microcalcification in thyroid nodule?

Hmm: Microcalcifications in a thyroid nodule are from small calcium deposits in the cells. Thyroid cancer can be associated with this finding, however, benign nodules can also have them. A nodule with microcalcifications should have a fine needle aspiration to help diagnose which it is. ...Read more

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What causes breast lumps and microcalcifications?

See below: Breast lumps may be cysts (small bags of fluid) or tumor or normal breast tissues. Microcalcifications can be benign or malignant. Benign calcifications may be from fibrocystic changes. Malignant calcifications typically come from tissues produced cancerous breast ducts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: microcalcifications?

What is the definition or description of: microcalcifications?

See below: Microcalcifications are tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium), that can be scattered throughout the mammary gland, or occur in clusters. When found on a mammogram, a radiologist will then decide whether the specks are of concern - usually, this is not the case. Commonly, they simply indicate the presence of tiny benign cysts, but can signify the presence of early breast cancer. ...Read more

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Round density in the inferior mile third of the bres. No suspicious microcalcifications. What does that indicate?

Round density in the inferior mile third of the bres. No suspicious microcalcifications. What does that indicate?

It could be Fibroade: A fibroadenoma is a benign tumor of the breast, commonly see in young women. The diagnosis can be made by clinical breast examination complemented with a mammogram. You should be under the care of a physician who is familiar with breast conditions like fibroadenoma. ...Read more

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In a pathology report, what exactly is "rare microcalcification"? Is there a difference compared with "microcalcification"

In a pathology report, what exactly is "rare microcalcification"? Is there a difference compared with "microcalcification"

Not really: The little calcium chunks were probably what got spotted on mammography and how you ended up getting biopsy. The pathologist is letting your surgeon know that he/she got the right piece of breast. ...Read more

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Dr is bilateral testicular microcalcification dangerous?My dr says nothing to worry.Is my dr right?Does it affect man's life?Is it spreadable disease?

Dr is bilateral testicular microcalcification dangerous?My dr says nothing to worry.Is my dr right?Does it affect man's life?Is it spreadable disease?

Yes, possibly: Testicular microlithiasis is currently thought to be a feature of testicular dysgenesis syndrome. This carries a possible increased risk of testicular cancer and can be associated with decreased fertility. Ultrasound followup is considered appropriate as is testicular self examination. See a urologist. ...Read more