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What are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

What are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

Histoplasmosis: We consider histoplasmosis a fungal disease. The calcifications suggest it is now healed. Yoru physician can help guide you in the full evaluation or have you see an infectious disease expert.

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My catscan showed I have a fatty hepatic CT density changes & also says something about splenic calcified granuloma. What does this mean?

My catscan showed I have a fatty hepatic CT density changes & also says something about splenic calcified granuloma. What does this mean?

See answer: Low density fatty liver is common and often asymptomatic. It may be metabolic or related to medications. Talk to your dr and likely correlate with liver function tests to be certain. Calcified splenic granulomas are also common, asymptomatic and indicate exposure /prior infection.

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I have constant upper left abdominal pain that affects my everyday quality of life. I have splenic granulomas how can I fix the pain?

I have constant upper left abdominal pain that affects my everyday quality of life. I have splenic granulomas how can I fix the pain?

May need surgery: If your splenic granulomas are causing the pain, and only you and your surgeon can decide if this is the case, surgery to remove the spleen could cure this pain. Please consult with your doctor!

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What does granuloma in the spleen mean?

What does granuloma in the spleen mean?

Usually TB or histo: These are usually walled-off infections. Here in Kansas City, it's really common to have these thanks to the histoplasmosis.

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Small granuloma in spleen, single 8mm uterine fibroid, leucocytes of 95 and erythrocytes of 74 in urine, pain on right side but no action taken. Worried?

Small granuloma in spleen, single 8mm uterine fibroid, leucocytes of 95 and erythrocytes of 74 in urine, pain on right side but no action taken. Worried?

Not sure: Well, I don't have all the info BUT I can tell you the 8mm (not cm, right?) fibroid is NOT worrisome, nor is the spleen granuloma. Both are old. Not sure if you have something brewing in the urine, but not sure. If you've been released, hydrate!!! you may be passing a tiny kidney stone too little for them to find. Then followup w ur doc if u are not getting better... good luck!

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CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers.

Calcified granuloma: 31 F: Little Rock ARK: CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers. ANS: you live in the histoplamaosis area so that is most likley cause. Are you a spelunker? Or have you cleaned out chicken or pigeon cages when younger? Need more info. Born in US?, Hx of TBC? Skin tests done for tbc and histoplasm?

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Erythema nodossum, granulomas in lung, liver, spleen. Now chest pain, sternum pain, liver enlarged -fatigue & flushed cheeks often. What could this b

Erythema nodossum, granulomas in lung, liver, spleen. Now chest pain, sternum pain, liver enlarged -fatigue & flushed cheeks often. What could this b

Mgt: There are many possible causes including a variety of infections, autoimmune disease and malignancy. A biopsy provides diagnostic information. I would suggest blood work to include an autoimmune disease panel, sed rate and CBC, differential and plts.

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Just been diagnosed with a 1.3 x 1.4 CM calcified splenic artery aneurysm plus calcified granulomas throughout the spleen. Thoughts on treatment.

Just been diagnosed with a 1.3 x 1.4 CM calcified splenic artery aneurysm plus calcified granulomas throughout the spleen. Thoughts on treatment.

Spleen: What are your symptoms? Why were the tests done? If those are incidental findings, you may not need any treatment whatsoever.

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The results of a CT showed splenic granulomata. What is that and how is it treated?

The results of a CT showed splenic granulomata. What is that and how is it treated?

If it is: An incidental finding, it is most likely due to a prior inflammatory/infectious process (e.g. histoplasmosis particularly in endemic regions), and requires no treatment.

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What is granuloma?

What is granuloma?

Small nodule: Doctors use the word "granuloma" in different ways. Pathologists may be the most precise in their use. It's basically a collection immune cells (macrophages) that are in a tight knit ball - could be either from an infection or not. There may be some necrosis in the granuloma.

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What is a pyogenic granuloma?

What is a pyogenic granuloma?

Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed.

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What is a calcified granuloma?

What is a calcified granuloma?

It is a benign: nodule, usually the result of a prior inflammatory process or infection. It is typically an incidental finding in the lungs, but can be seen elsewhere. Generally it is nothing to worry about.

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What is granuloma on the eardrum?

What is granuloma on the eardrum?

Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external). You should be on dry ear precautions. You need a hearing test. You may need a ct scan. Consider seeing an otologist.

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What's granuloma annulare disease?

What's granuloma annulare disease?

Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with thyroid disease or diabetes, so you should be worked up for those conditions by your doctor. Otherwise, it is benign and of only cosmetic concern. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies are described.

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How do you treat granuloma annulare?

Steroids etc.: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies include ultraviolet light therapy, creams, and oral medications. Speak to your doctor because choice of treatment depends on what your condition looks like.

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What can I do about a pyogenic granuloma?

See a surgeon: Pyogenigc granulomas can often be treated by cauterization. The tissue should also be biopsied and the wound followed by the physician until healed.

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What are the tests for pyogenic granuloma?

What are the tests for pyogenic granuloma?

Removal with Biopsy: A pyogenic granuloma is non-cancerous growth of tissue that is composed of fragile immature blood vessels. There are often found in areas on the skin after trauma (fingers and toes around the nail are most common). They are tender and bleed very easily. See your doctor to have it removed and tested by biopsy to make sure that is what it is.