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Symptoms Of Calcinosis
Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more
Scrotal calcinosis: Benign condition involving deposition of calcium into nodules in scrotal skin. Usually continue to enlarge. Only known treatment is surgical excision of affected scrotal skin. Quite rare ; most drs have never seen a case. Suggest you do some research to find an appropriately experienced urologist to take care of problem. Reference: new england journal of medicine vol 365 (7) page 647, 2011. ...Read more
Unknown Cause: When calcification of the scrotal wall occurs, there is still uncertainty as to the cause. Some believe it is from the breakdown of the muscle in the skin; others believe it is incited by trauma. Regardless, the treatment is the same: surgical excision if desired by the patient. They can recur, but if all nodules are excised this is reduced. It is not associated with cancer or uncleanliness. ...Read more
My child f/10months have medullary nephro calcinosis from in born and urines every hour. less weight gain.pl suggest foods to reduce urine&weight gain?
Need more info: Your child must be under the care of a pediatric nephrologist. You are dealing with a serious medical problem and must be seen now and frequently. ...Read more
What causes scrotum calcinosis? Can it be removed witout surgery? What are the complications of the surgery? Preventions?
Must be excised: I don't know of any other way to remove. Usually done under local anesthesia with quick recovery. ...Read more
No, not a tumor: Despite the name, tc is not a tumor, but deposits of calcium which form for various reasons. Stem cell transplants are used to either regrow damaged/missing tissue (mostly experimental) or in cancer treatment when the entire immune system is purposely killed off by intensive chemo, and then replaced with a bone marrow transplant. For tc treatment, see a rheumatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more
Is there any new treatments for tumoral calcinosis other than surgery and control of phosphate levels?
My friend who's 24, has been diagnosed with calcinosis, leaving big deposits on her elbows.What r the treatments other than anti inflammatory &surgery?
My father has recurrent digital ulceration because of crest ? Is it calcinosis or raynaud's? What is the treatment to reduce pain and recurrence? Help
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