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Hardened Bumps Of Calcium Deposits Under The Skin
Find the cause.: One calcium deposit is pretty common - but multiple? The real question is, what are these deposits doing there? Either existing skin structures have calcified, or there is an excess of calcium in your blood that is depositing in the skin. Either way, you need to find the cause. This could be a significant problem; see your doctor and get to the bottom of it. ...Read more
Find the cause.: If these deposits are painful, they must have been there awhile. Your first priority should be to find out why they are present in the first place. A significant underlying disease, such as scleroderma, could be causing them. Once you find the cause, you can then talk about your treatment options. ...Read more
I have some white bumps on my scrotum. I believe they are benign calcium deposits. What is the best way to remove them? There are a lot.
May be...: Without a direct look, it's hard to tell for sure what they may be although they may represent the presence of calcinosis cutis maybe resulting from epidermal pilar cysts with defected wall & calcification. Clinically, they are harmless unless becoming infected - rarely so requiring no treatment as long as mentally comfortable. If wanting to be treated, skillful use of laser or needle cauteriziing ...Read more
I have these bumps that the dr call them calcium deposits on my vagina wall how can I get rid of them they bother me?
Freezing: You can freeze those, or cauterize them. If they are large, they may require excision. ...Read more
Cyst: Could be a cyst. Surgical excision is the approach. ...Read more
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.
Is it ok to squeeze a calcium deposit under the skin and expell the white paste inside? What causes them and how can you keep them away?
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
Most likely injury o: Inflammatory disease in the area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncommon: One must distinguish calcium deposits in the liver (not common) from deposits in the blood vessels going into the liver (rare), or calcium in the gallbladder (common). Depending on the clinical scenario, deposits in the liver can occur in certain infections and tumors. Diabetes and kidney failure are risks for calcium in the vessels, while gallstones often contain calcium. ...Read more
Can calcium deposits form in the tongue? My friend has little hard rocks coming out of the side and tip of the tongue.
??, calculus?: I have never seen or heard of calcium deposits forming in the tongue. Two thoughts come to mind. The less likely one is small calculi coming from the ducts of the submandibular salivary gland. The more likely scenario is pieces of calculus dislodging from the teeth. Have your friend see a dentist to find out which one it is. ...Read more
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
WHERE?: Need a little more info, be more specific. ...Read more
Is the medicine Neosporin safe to use on calcium deposits? We used it recently on same "wound" and it seemed to help release the deposit. Now it is a
Calcium deposit???: On wound? I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by this. Neosporin is an antibiotic that can help prevent infection in wounds, but I don't think that it has any effect on calcium, and I can't think what is meant by calcium deposit on wound? Did you perhaps mean a "scab" (which is not calcium, but coagulated serum and dead cells)? That is a good biologic dressing and should not be removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
Brain sand: All adults have some calcium deposits in the brain. The most common locations are the pineal gland and the choroid plexus. Calcium deposits in the brain matter on both sides and symmetrical (basal ganglia) are fine but if there is a focal area on just one side, it should be further evaluated with an MRI. Common causes of asymmetric calcium deposits include old infections and even some tumors. ...Read more
Thank you doctors for all your advice regarding calcium deposits in lungs.... Saw specialist all ok with me....?
You're welcome!: Thanks for being on healthtap, and have a great day! ...Read more
What causes calcium deposits in or on the ovaries? My obgyn mentioned it today during my exam and I just want some more information. Thanks.
Ovarian cyst and cal: If this was found by ultrasound, the two most common reasons would be that you have a dermoid cyst (benign cystic teratoma) or a serous cyst with psammoma bodies (calcified cells). With those findings, I presume your gynecologist will suggest a laparoscopy to remove the cyst. ...Read more
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
Yes.: After soft tissue trauma or inflammation, imaging findings of calcifications may be seen in various regions of the body such as a calcific tendinitis of the shoulder or with hip bursitis as well as in the neck. They are secondary findings as a result of the inflammation &/or trauma and do not cause actual symptoms typically. ...Read more
You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosedwith calcium deposits on her thyroid gland. What are the chances they are cancer?
My teeth are in good condition, I just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/blend them in?
Whitening teeth: The answer in most cases is yes. Differences in calcification in teeth are quite common, and in my experience, I have seen these white spots blend in better when bleaching had been done. This is assuming that you have had a checkup with xrays and you have no active decay. Also it is always best to start whitening immediately after a professional cleaning. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?
No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more
My husband is on peritoneal dialysis & takes phosphorus binders. Levels are still elevated & now has calcium deposits in fingers. Any advice?
See your doctor: Renal failure and dialysis are extremely complex and every case is different. A discussion with the Nephrologist will provide insight to the realistic goals and expectations of treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more
Need some dental expertise! My teeth are in good condition I just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/ blend them in?
Calcium deposits?: Are you referring to external "calculus (tartar) or internal enamel defects from hypocalcification or decalcification? Whitening will have no effect on removing calculus. It might help to somewhat blend in small surface enamel defects. That was a maybe. It would be better to first consult a dentist as to what you actually have and the best ways to remove them. ...Read more
I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?
Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine...Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood. ...Read more
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?
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