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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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What could cilateral vascular calcification seen on mammogram mean?

What could cilateral vascular calcification seen on mammogram mean?

Vascular: Calcifications on a mammogram are benign in terms of breast cancer detection. However, in a young woman, it could be a sign of diabetes or other condition causing early atherosclerosis. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?

My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?

Inherited disorder: Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions). Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

Hardening of the art: It's evidence of arteriosclerosis - "hardening of the arteries.". ...Read more

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Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?

Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?

Occur with age: Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be seen on ordinary X-rays. Vascular calcifications are age related changes which happen in arteries as we get older. Basically calcium is deposited around the vascular system. These calcifications may be in heart, aorta, etc. They can be related to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Should be concerned about Atherosclerotic vascular calcification and Mild cardiomegaly in a scan?

Should be concerned about Atherosclerotic vascular calcification and Mild cardiomegaly in a scan?

Yes: These are worrisome conditions in a 28 year old. Some calcification is to be expected because we are Americans and eat too much dairy but cardiomegaly is not expected. I would suggest you establish with a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is buildup of cholesterol and fatty plaque in the blood vessel. However it is not necessarily related to a patient's weight and can occur even in very thin individuals. This buildup can get calcium deposited in it as well, which makes it stiff, hence the term "hardening of the arteries". The cyst behind your knee sounds like it may be a separate issue, called a "baker's cyst". We get these cysts behind our knees for no apparent reason. They swell and sometimes can rupture. They often however cause no problem. They are usually identified on an ultrasound study. If you had worsening pain, redness, leg pain, or new symptoms then it would need to be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?

I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?

No.: Vascular calcification is often seen on xray as you get older. You are a bit young to have this noted at your knee level and it may indicate that you have a predisposition to vascular disease. I would discuss this with your doc to see if further studies are warranted. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.

I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.

Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read more

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Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

The findings on: His CT scan are best discussed with you by his ordering physician. We neither know the complete clinical picture that resulted in this CT scan or the actual findings for the "calcification" as you described it. ...Read more

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44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

Calcification: This is a sign of inflammatory atherosclerosisAnd likely reflects you'll following in mother's footsteps. Talk to a physician in regards to changes in lifestyle (diet, exercise, substance use) and to access prescribable medicines that can in combination helped to significantly slow down the rate of progression and possibly induce partial regression ...Read more

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Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Vascular calcificati: It is depsoition of calcium in the blood vessels. It is an aging process. You are at risk for progression of blocks and obstruction of blood flow/peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.?

I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.?

Need information: If it is dermoid cysts of ovary, you are born with it, is there all your life. It contain embryonal elements skin, bone, teeth hair, etc the reason for confusion and majority are benign, if you have children, sonogram might have detected. Speak to your gyn doctor, get it removed, will make your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more

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CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Atherosclerotic vascular calcification but echocardiogram showed no issues. Should I consult a cardiologist?

Symptoms?: Are you having symptoms? If yes then it would be worthwhile to obtain a cardiac evaluation. If you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or exertional restriction, your primary health care provider can most likely manage your issues. Sounds like you would benefit from life style modification to reduce cholesterol and lipids and monitor blood pressure. Stop smoking if you do. ...Read more

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My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

Benign or PAD: Vascular calcifications may be benign or malignant. The calcifications may be related to peripheral arterial disease. I would suggest a initial diagnostic lower body arteriography. Sometimes vascular calcifications may be related to benign aging process. As we age, our arteries start to stiffin with fibrin and calcium deposits. This may lead to older onset hypertension and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

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I have a right lower midpole soft nodule that is 2.4 x 2.0 x 1.9. Its vascular, with a hypoechoic halo but no calcification. How serious is it?

Nodule: This sounds like an angiomyolipoma which is a benign tumor of the kidney. A CT scan or MRI would shows areas that are dark consistent with fatty tissue along with the vascular component ...Read more

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Circular hypoechoic lesion (0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 c) in midpole of right testicle. No internal vascular flow or calcification found. What is the diagnosis?

Circular hypoechoic lesion (0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 c) in midpole of right testicle. No internal vascular flow or calcification found. What is the diagnosis?

Cyst: Hypoechoic and avascular generally mean fluid filled. Although you definitely should be examined by a urologist, this most likely represents a testicular cyst. ...Read more

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I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.

I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.

Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 3.2cm Heterogeneous hypoechoic predominantly solid nodule-cystic, calcification- midpole right lobe increase vascularity what does this mean?

Specify: You have to specify what organ. Is it thyroid, liver etc. Radiology reports tend to have interesting and unique adjectives? If it is a thyroid nodule it ought to be vigorously pursued with your doctors because thyroid nodules are in general not good things to have. ...Read more

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1.5x0.6x1.1.1cm ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area w/internal vascularity no calcification found on heterogeneous right thyroid lobe. Explain?

1.5x0.6x1.1.1cm ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area w/internal vascularity no calcification found on heterogeneous right thyroid lobe. Explain?

Thyroid nodule: You need to see your endocrinologist for interpretation of this. A 1.5 cm thyroid nodule probably should be biopsied, although the likeihood of this being cancer is low (probably less than 10%). A nodule among a multinodular gland is less of a concern, as is a nodule in a hashimotos gland. All this needs to be examined. ...Read more

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Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Biopsy: If thyroid hormones are normal, I woulf proceed with an ultrasound guided biopsy. The growth is large so shouldn't be a difficult biopsy. Chance of cancer is approximately 5%. Low risk but should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a 2.4 heterogeneous hypoechoic solid nodule with cystic components and no increased vascularity or interna calcification. Shortness of breath?

I have a 2.4 heterogeneous hypoechoic solid nodule with cystic components and no increased vascularity or interna calcification. Shortness of breath?

Not sure: I'm not exactly sure what the question is but I don't like the sound of the mass you describe. It sounds as if this was a breat ultrasound finding. Is that true? If so, what was the physicians recommendation? If my assumptions are correct, there is no definite clear relationship to shortness of breath from a physiologic standpoint, but shortness of breath should to be evaluated. ...Read more

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1 CM solid hypoechoic nodule no associated calcifications or increased vascularity have been seen?

Not enough info: I'm not sure of the question. Is this from a breast ultrasound? Specific ultrasound features of the nodule, combined with mammographic and physical exam findings, will help determine whether this nodule should be biopsied, or followed up at 6 month intervals. ...Read more

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1.5x6x1.1 CM ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area internal vascularity no central calcifications on a diffusely heterogeneous lobe. Is this bad?

1.5x6x1.1 CM ill defined heterogeneous hypoechoic area internal vascularity no central calcifications on a diffusely heterogeneous lobe. Is this bad?

The ultrasound: Report should give recommendations on follow up or need for biopsy. Most thyroid findings are benign. When there is doubt, fine needle biopsy is often done as it is easy on the patient and often definitive. ...Read more

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Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Palpable abnormality left supraclavicular 2.1cm indeterminate partially calcified lesion w/internal vascularity, what does this mean??

Ask your doctor: Obviously someone ordered a test that showed this result because they were suspicious of an infection or a lymph node or even a cancer. You owe it to yourself and to that person to return for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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DID US - NODULE WITH TISSUE' SIZE 0.8 *1.5 CM, VASCULAR FLOW + MICRO CALCIFICATIONS. WHAT IS THE ֵ% CANCER? ALSO HAVE ACID REFLUX ַ& HELICOBACTER-

DID US - NODULE WITH TISSUE' SIZE 0.8 *1.5 CM, VASCULAR FLOW + MICRO CALCIFICATIONS. WHAT IS THE ֵ% CANCER? ALSO HAVE ACID REFLUX ַ& HELICOBACTER-

Nodule: Where is the nodule? Hard to predict want % are cancer. I recommend further eval with your doctor. Depending on the location, CT or MRI or other means could be helpful. If suspecious increases after further eval, biopsy would be indicated. ...Read more

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Spouse has been having lower right abdmn pain that radiates through groin, they did an x-ray of pelvis and said "some vascular calcifications"?

Spouse has been having lower right abdmn pain that radiates through groin, they did an x-ray of pelvis and said "some vascular calcifications"?

Additional Test: The test of choice for your wife's symptoms is an ultrasound. This could be gastrointestinal, vascular, or pelvic/gynecological in nature. It is difficult to give you anymore answers without a full workup of symptoms, onset, duration, frequency, what makes it worse or better, etc... ...Read more

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Chest xray for my broke rib, radiologist stated my heart size was at the upper side of normal & that there was vascular & granulatomous calcifications?

Chest xray for my broke rib, radiologist stated my heart size was at the upper side of normal & that there was vascular & granulatomous calcifications?

Xray non specific: An xray of the ribs is excellent for fracture. The xray can describe an enlarged heart but not much more. Calcification is to be expected in a 70 year old. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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