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Liver Calcification Causes
Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi! Can I ask what is granuloma vs. Parenchymal calcification of right lobe liver? What are its causes and how to cure it? Is it deadly or threatening
Granuloma: Neither of any consequence will not cause you any trouble in the future
Unlikely: Look for other much more common causes first, especially infectious causes.
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
Is lichen plan related to calcification of liver and can consumption of whey protein isolate lead to lichen planus or liver calcification?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver
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.
CT scan says "Liver is normal in size, shape & attenuation. " Focal calcification in the liver dome (2, 14)represent calcified granuloma. Do I need worry?
Ct: A calcified liver granuloma is of no clinical significance meaning no need to worry.
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.
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.
Six months back I fell and got injured my abdomen. I done USG. There is small Calcified SOL measuring about 20mm×13mm in Rt lobe of liver. Pls sugests?
Liver function: Studies and repeat abdominal examination. I assume you are referring to a liver cyst of some type?
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer