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Am I at higher risk for placental calcification for 2nd pregnancy? My first was born @35.5wk and placenta was almost completely calcified. Non-smoker

Am I at higher risk for placental calcification for 2nd pregnancy? My first was born @35.5wk and placenta was almost completely calcified. Non-smoker

Possibily: There are many different causes for placental calcifications so it's possible that you could have diabetes or hypertension or other medical complications that could cause that, or something that was localized to tha pregnancy and will not recur. ...Read more

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The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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I am 27 weeks pregnant and my nurse told me there were calcification spots on my placenta. My dr. Was not concerned. Should i be worried this early on?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and my nurse told me there were calcification spots on my placenta. My dr. Was not concerned. Should i be worried this early on?

Calcification spots: Calcification can show up as the placenta ages. It can be graded. A highly calcified placenta could be of concern in the second trimester as it could impact the fetus. If you are a smoker – would stop. The fact that your doctor indicated it was alright is assumed to mean that you are about to enter your third trimester & the amount of calcification is acceptable. Congratulations & take care. ...Read more

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Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more

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What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....

What to do with tropical calcific pancreatitis.Morning pain(in a mild state)and maldigestion, general weakness are the problems facing....

Pancreas: You should be taking pancreatic enzymes supplements and pain medicine. Talk to you doctor about the most mild pain medicine that will work best for you. Rarely this condition may need surgical or endoscopic intervention. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply : Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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I would like suggestions for a patient with chronic calcific pancreatitis.?

Low fat diet: Will also likely need to take pancreatic enzymes to help with fat malabsorption. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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