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Doctor insights on: Remove Calcium Deposits On Lungs

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What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

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

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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If a dr said chest X-ray showed osteopenia. Calcium deposits in lungs is this life threatening?

If a dr said chest X-ray  showed osteopenia. Calcium deposits in lungs  is this life threatening?

Probably not: Probably not, but ask the doctor who told you. Osteopenia is bone loss, commonly osteoporosis, but it can be other things, including tumors (that can be life threatening). The lung calcification can be benign scar, but can be a serious infection or tumor. Ask the doctor for information. Get a second opinion if you cannot get a straight answer. ...Read more

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How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

How do I remove hard water calcium deposits from my baby's humidifier?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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 ?

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

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What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

Clustered needs bx: Calcium comes in many different forms in the breast. First discovered with mammography. When diffuse, no significance seen. When clustered and in micro form, if there are more than ten in the cluster, biopsy recommended because of a significant incidence on in-situ carcinoma. ...Read more

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My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. history of calcified dental roots, 2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?

My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. history of calcified dental roots,  2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?

Endocrinologist: I would agree with dr. Balogun. Calcium levels in the body are very tightly regulated. As a dentist, the calcified root part doesn't worry me as much. I would be more concerned about some other sort of systemic issue going on, especially if she has elevated calcium levels on her labwork/blood tests. I would start with either the family physician or an endocrinologist and go from there. ...Read more

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How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

How can I prevent calcium deposits from forming?

Depends on where: Calcium deposit is usually from another disease condition often associated with inflammation. If that's the case, controlling or preventing the inflammation would likely reduce calcium deposit. Can you tell us which organ you are concerned about? ...Read more