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What Causes Calcification On Teeth
Can cipro/floroquinolones cause tooth pain? I read they get into every part of the body including the teeth and I've been on cipro for about two weeks and have some tooth pain. Could this be related? I also read that it can cause calcification of the teet
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Dental root canal numbness — what procedure can determine the cause of five teeth being numb four days after an upper first molar that calcified.
4 yr old diagnosed with calcification on teeth -crowns were recommended under anesthesia. Is this really necessary for a 4-year-old. Need 2nd opinion?
Yes, See Pedodontist: For evaluation and second opinion. A pedodontist is a dentist who specializes in caring for children's teeth. ...Read more
A tiny calcific density in the right lung.what does it mean?what is the cause of them?where did it from?
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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
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?
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
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
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
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-Schlatters 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-Schlatters 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
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
Radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?
Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?
Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?
Calcified node: Usually calcification in hilum on chest xray represent a calcified lymph node related to old non-active infection such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis. This sometimes is associated with calcified nodule in the same lung, particularly tb. Other less common causes are in patients with lymphoma who have been treated successfully. Usually there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Chronic both shoulders pain from gym injury (very heavy military press & external cable). X-ray shows mild tendonitis. Doesn't explain spasms tingling in upper back. Torn rc? Calcific tend? Decent rom
See orthopedist: Apparrently u sustained a signifigant injury to both shoulders in the wt. Room. Have you already had a mri?(x-rays show bony anatomy primarily). You need a good examination by an experienced ors who sees plenty of shoulder injuries/ pain. The differential dx. In your case is :ac jt injury, rc tendinitis/ sm tear, labral injury, slap tears, instability, referred pain, etc. Etc. Exam/mri=dx. Gl! ...Read more
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
I have 7 x 4 x 3mm tear in the subscapularis & mild calcific tendonitis of the tendon--will this need surgery?
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
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
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?
Inflamed and calcifi:
Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the longus colli muscle and associated inflammation. Classically, the calcification affects the superior oblique portion of the longus colli muscle at the c1-c2 level.
Treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). ...Read more
I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast. No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts. Should I get worried?
To be calcified, these have existed for a while. Self and professional exams are important, along with excellent mammograms.
Your gyn and / or breast specialist will follow with you. ...Read more
Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??
Dr my ultrasound report showed bilateral testes are normal but show multiple tiny scattered calcific foci through parenchyma. Please help me!
See answer: Testicular microlithiasis is an infrequent but well recognized condition, which is usually incidentally identified on testicular ultrasound scan. Interest in testicular microlithiasis has increased over past few years, owing to a weak but observed association with testicular germ cell tumor. Regular testis self-exam for any testicular mass and/or periodic ultrasound is all that is recommended. ...Read more
Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?
Based on: Limited info, these are most likely benign califications related to prior granulomatous infection(for example, histoplasmosis). As an incidental finding, it is most likely asymptomatic and no treatment is needed(there is no treatment). However, there are other potential causes, so talk to your doc about what the results mean in your particular case. ...Read more
27 y/o, m, chronic asthma bronchitis since age 4. Xray: patchy shadowing w/ calcific foci & fibrotic bands seen in both upper zones. What does it mean?
Ask the doctor: It is difficult to comment without seeing the film. Ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
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