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Causes Of Microcalcifications
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
Are tiny calcium deposits that can occur in various parts of the body, such as the breast and thyroid gland. There are a variety of causes, most benign, but certain cancers can also produce them. Generally, the shape and distribution determine the level of suspicion. Typically benign looking microcalcs can usually be ignored, and more suspicious microcalcs likely ...Read more
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
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
Got mammo results both breasts contain residual fibroglandular tissue. No masses or microcalcification. What is residual fibro and will it cause breas
No!: It does not cause breast cancer. Unfortunately the diagnoses may require more biopsies! ...Read more
Microcalcifications: Are tiny calcium deposits that can occur in various parts of the body, such as the breast and thyroid gland. There are a variety of causes, most benign, but certain cancers can also produce them. Generally, the shape and distribution determine the level of suspicion. Typically benign looking microcalcs can usually be ignored, and more suspicious microcalcs likely need to be biopsied. ...Read more
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
Dr is testicular microcalcification dangerous for man's life? Will it affect in future? Please help me I m worried.
No: If that's the only abnormality found, it's benign and absolutely not worrisome. ...Read more
In a pathology report, what exactly is "rare microcalcification"? Is there a difference compared with "microcalcification"
Age 61... last year mammo benign with microcalcifications-first time- What are chances this year they may have changed? Very nervous about mammo
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
Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more
My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious? Going to see BS
Most are not: An overwhelming majority of women with microcalcifications seen on mammography have no breast disease. A small subset of these women will have microcalcifications that are deemed "suspicious" for cancer, warranting a (stereotactic) biopsy. Of these suspicious microcalcifications, cancer will be found 15-30% of the time. ...Read more
Is it true that a group of amorphous microcalcifications described as "loose", are generally more indicative of a benign entity than a "tight" group?
Yes: Originally a mammogram was used to pick up small stellate breast lesions that couldn't be palpated. Then micro C++ was found and correlated with DCIS only when there is a tight cluster and usually the cluster has 8 or more fine granules tightly packed. A loose area has usually been found to be benign. ...Read more
Go see a doctor: You need to have a clinical breast examination done by a nurse or a doctor. Further, a biopsy of your breast may be needed as clustered calcium deposits can be caused by early breast cancers called ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis). Ask your doctor to help you investigate this further. ...Read more
What things should not be taken while being prostatitis infection and microcalcification in testes?
See below: When being treated for a prostate infection (bacterial prostatitis) or inflammation (non-bacterial prostatitis), best to avoid citrus foood and drinks, hot/spicy foods, caffeine (coffee, tea, pop, energy drinks), tobacco, alcohol or possibly fried foods all of which are potential prostate irritants. Also should avoid prolonged sitting or riding (bicycle, motorcycle, horses) and avoid constipation. ...Read more
Dr I have a prostatitis abacterial whereas ultrasound showed me microcalcification I m taking antiobiotic so what things should be avoided or not done?
Nothing else: No other restrictions are needed or advised. ...Read more
After mamo and u/s showed microcalcifications in wife's breast, had biopsy with benign result. Now radiologist wants another biopsy?! is this needed?
I'm sorry, yes: They must not have removed the calcifications, so they didn't really biopsy the area of concern. This sometimes happens; the breast can be confusing terrain, and calcifications are very tiny. If the radiologist is recommending another biopsy, please have it done. I know from experience how uncomfortable it can be, but this is exactly what a good radiologist does. You want to be sure! ...Read more
Microcalcifications: There are many causes of breast calcifications, most are benign and require no treatment. Some are suspicious and require biopsy, the rest are best left alone. ...Read more
My sister got a mammogram result of "suspicious cluster microcalcifications". Is that a cancer sign?
Biopsy Needed for Dx: A mammographic report of "suspicious microcalcifications" warrants a stereotactic (nonsurgical) biopsy to definitively diagnose the abnormality. This is categorized by radiologists as a bi-rads 4 abnormality, which should be listed on the report. These are found to be cancerous approximately 15-30% of the time. ...Read more
Can I drink whine while being prostatitis infection and microcalcification please help me I have a party so?
Stop alcohol..: It seems like you want to drink alcohol for your party. If your doctor has told you not to do that, you should not do it. Not drinking alcohol will only benefit you. Help yourself by doing the right thing. Many people go to parties and don't drink alcohol for a safe outcome. ...Read more
Are new clusters of faint, amorphous microcalcifications bilaterally that are indeterminate most likely malignant? Bi-rad 4. Waiting to have biopsies
Microcalcs: Just follow your doctor's advice and have the biopsies performed. Once you know what's there you can make an educated decision on how to handle this situation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Is there any difference between "grouped microcalcifications" and "clustered microcalcifications" in breast?
But, either description of the micro calcifications is suspicious and warrants further workup - magnification mammograms at least.
Depending on what those show, a biopsy may be required to make a final diagnosis.
Please complete the workup! ...Read more
I have 2 large clusters of indeterminate microcalcifications in right breast. I'm 49, no fam. History or risk factors for BC. What % is benign?
Most: However, do not lose sight of the fact that most breast cancers are sporadic. That is not family related. A stereotactic core biopsy of these calcification will change from indeterminate to I know what you are. Although most calcification are benign you cannot be certain until the science says so ...Read more
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