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Doctor insights on: What Causes Calcification Of The Placenta

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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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Still born at 35.5 weeks. Doctor said it's due to a weak spot in the placenta and placenta calcification. What does this mean?

Still born at 35.5 weeks. Doctor said it's due to a weak spot in the placenta and placenta calcification. What does this mean?

Hypothetical cause: Really sorry for your loss and regret that explanations offered to you are rather vague and quite hypothetical. "A week spot in the placenta" is not meaningful and "placental calcifications" which are not uncommon, are unlikely to cause a stillbirth. Unfortunately, most stillbirths and pregnancy losses are unexplained (even after careful investigations) and the list of real causes is long. ...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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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

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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A tiny calcific density in the right lung. What does it mean? What is the cause of them? Where did it from? I need a great explanation. Thank you so much

A tiny calcific density in the right lung. What does it mean? What is the cause of them? Where did it from? I need a great explanation. Thank you so much

See below: If it is completely calcified, then there is nothing to worry about. Calcified nodules are usually from some type of exposure to something. Histoplasmosis is common in our area. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis.
Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...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 is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

Other treatments: If painful, the use of NSAIDS, might help.
or corticosteroid injections if painful ...Read more

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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...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....

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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There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia?

F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia?

ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more

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Can chronic calcific pancreatitis be cured?

Managed not cured: Chronic calcific pancreatitiscan be managed but not cured. ...Read more

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Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Calcium in lung: How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal.
Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Does anyone treat calcific tendonitis or frozen shoulder? How?

Orthopedic Surgeons: Frozen shoulders or calcific tendinitis can be treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more

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Is there any solution for my calcific scar xray result so that I can go back to GCC countries to work again?

Is there any solution for my calcific scar xray result so that I can go back to GCC countries to work again?

? PPD status: Did you have +PPD? If so, were you adequately treated or did you have Quanteferon Gold test? A Quanteferon Gold test can help confirm if your +PPD or calcific scarring on Chest Xray are related to active Tuberculosis or not. Check with these countries' health departments regarding what they require to confirm you do not have active TB. Take Care! ...Read more

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I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?

I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?

Tear: There is a chance that can heal without surgery. You also need to know from the MRI if this is a complete or partial tear which can change the outcome. ...Read more

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I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are located in the pancreas, and are injured by pancreatitis. Loss of sufficient beta cells causes type 1 diabetes. It is important to control blood sugars to prevent long term complications of diabetes, such as eye, kidney, nerve, and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

No quick cure: For this. If it is calcified, it means that it has been there already for some time. It is most likely old infection, such as tuberculosis, so make sure you get checked out for TB and treated if necessary. Other infection or damage can cause it too. You need to see a doctor in any event. ...Read more

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I have calcific tendinitis. I've done pt and 3 cortisone shots. Still in pain. Dr said its to small to find and I will have to live with it. Help me?

I have calcific tendinitis. I've done pt and 3 cortisone shots. Still in pain. Dr said its to small to find and I will have to live with it. Help me?

Not true.: If you truly have calcific tendinitis the area can be successfully injected under ultrasound guidance. Find an orthopedist or rheumatologist who uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Recent xray shows a few different things, one of which is calcific density at right tibial tuberosity. What does this mean?

Recent xray shows a few different things, one of which is calcific density at right tibial tuberosity. What does this mean?

Calcium healing: Part of the healing process involves calcium getting A bony prominence on the tibial tuberosity can be the result of ongoing Osgood-Schlatter’s irritation in an adolescent sometimes. You may have torn the soft tissue ligament there years ago. A bony prominence on the tibial tuberosity can be the result of ongoing Osgood-Schlatter’s irritation in an adolescent. Tearing this tissue as a youth will result in calcium deposits in the ligament. They don't go away. ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

Plaque: Is built up in that location and there is some calcium within it. Unless it is appreciably slowing the blood flow there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more