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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Board Certified, Phlebology
30 years in practice
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Are pelvic calcifications similar to phleboliths?

Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Board Certified, Phlebology
30 years in practice
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Are pelvic calcifications similar to phleboliths?

They can be: The most common causes of calcification in the pelvis include phleboliths, arterial calcification from vascular disease, and infarcted fibroids in the uterus (very common in postmenopausal women). ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Please explain what it means to have your pelvis with calcification which is consistent with phleboliths?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Please explain what it means to have your pelvis with calcification which is consistent with phleboliths?

Not a problem: Bits of calcium form in the walls of the pelvic veins. It's of no concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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CT - "Adxenal mass" "Calcifications in the pelvis may indicate vascular phleboliths". What test can confirm this? Is an adxenal mass the same as cyst?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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CT - "Adxenal mass" "Calcifications in the pelvis may indicate vascular phleboliths". What test can confirm this? Is an adxenal mass the same as cyst?

Yes,: an ovarian cyst is in the category of adnexal masses, but so are other ovarian and paraovarian masses . Generally the next step in the evaluation would be pelvic ultrasound to characterize it as a cyst or not. Phleboliths are common incidental findings and usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
28 years in practice
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Please tell me what does "calcified phleboliths are present in the lower pelvis bilaterally" mean?

Dr. Michael Schwartz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
28 years in practice
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Small calcified vein: These can be seen on a cat scan (sometimes a plain x-ray). They are small veins, sometimes that get benign clots that become calcified. Not much of a worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Symptoms?: I guess you are reading the report of an abdominal x ray. Phleboliths are benign and are no cause for concern. They are not easily confused with ureteral stones especially when multiple. Stones would cause fever, pain, blood in urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Treatment for multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Treatment for multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Treatment different: Phleboliths are calcified small veins that are not usually clinically important. There usually is no treatment unless associated with hemangiomas, usually in children. Calculus or stone in ureter is referred to ureterolithiasis. This can cause pain and obstruction to the ureter. The stone either passes on its own, or sometimes has instrumentation by urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Would calcified phlebolith in lower right pelvis be the cause of ongoing lower back pain that has no other explained reason after a year if searching for answers?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Would calcified phlebolith in lower right pelvis be the cause of ongoing lower back pain that has no other explained reason after a year if searching for answers?

No: No, those are generally not felt to cause symptoms at all. So if you are having pain, it is likely something else. Have you had an MRI? Consider a second opinion by a specialist if you are not getting the answers you need. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Have calcified vein in pelvis.Radiologist report says unidentified ideology.( Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT ?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Have calcified vein in pelvis.Radiologist report says unidentified ideology.( Also have kidney stones) Isn't that a phlebolith? Why then have a CT ?

Not sure.: Sometimes a phlebolith can't be differentiated from a distal ureter stone on xray, and a CT is done to make the distinction. Perhaps the calcified vein is a larger vein than the small veins associated with phleboliths, and further evaluation is needed. But I can't be sure based on limited info. Try discussing the need for a ct with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
45 years in practice
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What causes Phlebolith Calcification? I was in a car accident 2 years ago with abdominal trauma caused by my safety belt. Could that be the cause?

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
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What causes Phlebolith Calcification? I was in a car accident 2 years ago with abdominal trauma caused by my safety belt. Could that be the cause?

Idiopathic: No one knows the cause, but they are not clinically significant. MVA not the cause ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Xray result saying that I have a 2mm calcification  (soft tissue swelling) overlying the dorsum of my left foot possibly represent phlebolith. Meaning?

Phlebolith: is a tiny bruise or bleeding spot that has healed and over time became hard as a rock ("litho"). It is mineralized and most often contains traces of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. These phleboliths most often will not change or go away, and remains as a small nuisance. If it causes problems, then see a foot surgeon. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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