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Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist (liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fatty infiltration. I assume that you have been instructed to abstain from alcohol. A liver biopsy may be indicated for diagnosis.

Dr. Scott Keith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

What are the pssible causes of calcification densities in the liver?

Harmless: Unless your radiologist tells you otherwise, this is usually old histoplasmosis that's fully healed. We see a lot of it here in kansas city. It's nothing at all to worry about.

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Can high cholestrol and triglyceride be a cause of calcification in liver?

Can high cholestrol and triglyceride be a cause of calcification in liver?

Blood vessels: They are causal both directly and indirectly in the development of atherosclerotic plaque, which can sometimes calcify, but not always. Calcification in the liver has many causes, and you cannot assume that the cause is a vascular or atherosclerotic one. This should be evaluated by your internist, family doctor or a gastroenterologist/hepatologist.

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Fatty liver with 2 focal calcification of 2.5mm each what does this means is there anything to worry please advise?

Fatty liver with 2 focal calcification of 2.5mm each what does this means is there anything to worry please advise?

Calcium granuloma: This suggest previous infection with the body healing it as a calcified granuloma. Your physician can discuss this with you, if you have your other health problems, and see if there is any testing that could clarify the cause. The good news is this is a previous infection which the body has walled off. However there can still be infectious particles such as tuberculosis or fungus in those calcific

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Liver calcification, CT scan show small calcification on liver. Is it very serious?

Liver calcification, CT scan show small calcification on liver. Is it very serious?

No: Most likely you like in an area where certain conditions will produce the body to make granulomas which calcify. Old injury also can cause a calcium deposit. Unless there is another reason for the CT, shouldn't be a problem

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Is lichen planus related to calcification of liver and can consumption of whey protein isolate lead to calcification of liver or lichen planus?

Is lichen planus related to calcification of liver and can consumption of whey protein isolate lead to calcification of liver or lichen planus?

No: Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system goes haywire and attacks the skin of the mouth and body. It is not related to calcification of the liver to what I have studied. Whey protein would only play a role if it triggers an immune response, as in a sensitivity or allergy to it.

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CT scan w/contrast showed stable hepatic calcification in the left lobe of liver. What does that mean? Something to be concerned about?

CT scan w/contrast showed stable hepatic calcification in the left lobe of liver. What does that mean? Something to be concerned about?

Benign: Nothing to worry about. Probably from a prior infection that your body took care of and is now calcified. It is of no significance whatsoever.

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What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

Nothing: I call this over reading. But they have to described every thing as they see it. Any way you liver apparently good. Calcification of the falciform ligament has no clinical significance. Discuss with your physician.

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Has advanced liver disease and chronic pain- calcification fused spine. His doctor said ok to use lidocaine patch. Not sure if safe, another option?

Has advanced liver disease and chronic pain- calcification fused spine. His doctor said ok to use lidocaine patch. Not sure if safe, another option?

Safe: A lidocaine patch can be a good option for patients in whom giving a drug by mouth can cause side effects throughout the body. While some of the patch's lidocaine can get into the blood, it is much less: caution should always be used with any drug. Physical therapy, mindfulness meditation, biofeedback and clinical hypnosis can also be very effective at bringing relief.

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I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery.

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Why do I have calcified granuloma on my liver?

Why do I have calcified granuloma on my liver?

Exposures: Over the course of ones life, we can be exposed to many things that will cause our body to react to them and form a type of scar. A granuloma is the remnant of the bodies reaction to something and is not worrisome.

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What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

Complex cyst: Could be an infection, infestation like hydatid cyst or necrotic mass. You need more work up, blood test and more imaging such as mri.

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Ct shows slightly enlarged mediastinal node. What is best way to rule out malignancy. Stage 2B bc diagnosis 4/13. Calcifications on thyroid. Cysts on liver?

Ct shows slightly enlarged mediastinal node. What is best way to rule out malignancy. Stage 2B bc diagnosis 4/13. Calcifications on thyroid. Cysts on liver?

See Endo and Oncolog: You report calcifications in the thyroid. This should be evaluated by and endocrinologist. If small (micro) calcifications it is more concerning and given h/o breast cancer should be evaluated by your oncologist to make sure not a recurrence. Imaging can help and depending on site of lymph node biopsy might be possible for more definitive answer.

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My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family.

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh.

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