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Doctor insights on: Granulomatous Calcifications Spleen

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What are common causes of granulomatous calcifications in the spleen?

What are common causes of granulomatous calcifications in the spleen?

Calcifications: The spleen filters a lot of blood and with that, a multitude of infectious material, since the spleen is part of the immune system. Many causes of calcifications but common ones are old infection, clusters of old cells, injury to the spleen or vascular beds themselves, etc..

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What to do if I have hilar calcifications suggesting old granulomatous disease. What does it mean?

What to do if I have hilar calcifications suggesting old granulomatous disease. What does it mean?

Just follow up: Your doctor would explain to you the findings in a better way in context with your clinical picture, at any rate hilar calcification can present old granulomatous disorder or often times just exposure to a fungus "bladtomyces" many people in the southern States are exposed and are asymptomatic and the calcifications just appear on the xray, if no symptoms don't worry and keep your follow up

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Ct for sob history of pe calcified granulomas in r lung base ind granulomatous dis f/u w fleischner society criteria also shows a changing l nodule. Worry?

Don't worry, act.: Any nodule being followed by fleischner criteria and enlarging needs explanation. Will likely require an additional study.

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I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

Seems excessive: But may be justified based upon data not in your story. The problem is you have a picture of calcifications and a cyst. You do not yet have a diagnosis. There are other less invasive ways to get a diagnosis which might be good alternatives.

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I have been told I have calcification's on my spleen from an ultrasound. I have pressure, but no pain going on for a couple of years. What causes this?

I have been told I have calcification's on my spleen from an ultrasound. I have pressure, but no pain going on for a couple of years. What causes this?

Spleen: Calcifications in the spleen are an incidental finding and of no consequence and the cause is usually unknown

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My surgeon says my spleen needs to come out, I saw an infectious disease dr and he said it can stay. Which should I do it is a large calcification?

Primary Care Doctor: Hi this is one of the most important reasons that one should have a primary care provider...One who can help you sort out your full health care; one who can explain how differing medical strategies may be both right; one who can help you get a second opinion if warranted. It sounds like you need a wise advisor to help you sort this out.

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation.

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Are calcifications in the spleen dangerous?

Are calcifications in the spleen dangerous?

No: Here in kansas city, they're usually from old healed histoplasmosis. They're extremely common and a total non-problem.

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Why might my spleen be calcified?

Why might my spleen be calcified?

Several reasons: Spleen is an organ tucked under your left lower rib cage. It filters blood, removing broken cell products. Reasons for calcifications are mulitple, break out into 3 main categories; infection, trauma, and cancer. Most calcification problems are benign or can be treated medically. Occasionally the spleen should be removed at surgery. Your primary doc can advise you on tests, results and referrals.

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What do you suggest if my dr is sending me for a calcified spleen?

What do you suggest if my dr is sending me for a calcified spleen?

Do What He Says: If your spleen is calcified it could be for many different reasons. These could be anything from old surgery, a previous infection, or a chronic calcifying disease. You may need a lot of tests to figure it out.

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What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

Splenic calcific: The most common is histoplasmosis, but this has the potential of occurring with any low grade self-limiting infection in which the spleen is involved in clearing the organisms. These are usually fungi or parasitic pathogens.

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Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

No concerns: The doctor is simply wanting to make sure that the calcifications are not alarming or anything to worry about. It will likely just be a question and answer session with the possibility of some imaging to ensure everything appears normal. Nothing to worry about at this point.

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I have a cyst in my spleen 13cm in size and partially calcified. Will aspiration of the cyst ease my symptoms, could it come back?

I have a cyst in my spleen 13cm in size and partially calcified. Will aspiration of the cyst ease my symptoms, could it come back?

Perhaps: If the cyst has been growing at a progressive rate and your symptoms correlate with the growth, then aspiration may help; the chances of recurrence are low;.

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What are granulomated calcifications in the spleen? And what does this mean for my health? Having pain in right abdominal area should I be worried?

What are granulomated calcifications in the spleen? And what does this mean for my health? Having pain in right abdominal area should I be worried?

Calcium in spleen: These usually occur when you live in a part of the country which has certain infection agents. This happens in the Ohio valley and parts of California. They result from healing. There should not be any long term effects

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I was told a few years ago that I have what looks like a calcified hematoma in my spleen. Is this dangerous? Could it become a blood clot and hurt me

I was told a few years ago that I have what looks like a calcified hematoma in my spleen. Is this dangerous? Could it become a blood clot and hurt me

Hematoma=blood clot: The chance to get hurt by what is in your spleen was months to years ago, and likely due to a traumatic impact to your abdomen (but not only way), causing bruising / bleeding / hematoma (all same) within your spleen. You got better, but the blood did not rapidly reabsorb (like most bruises do), so body built a "fence" around it to protect itself...Using calcium. Should be stable.