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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Hardened Bumps Of Calcium Deposits Under The Skin

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I have some white bumps on my scrotum. I believe they are benign calcium deposits. What is the best way to remove them? There are a lot.

I have some white bumps on my scrotum. I believe they are benign calcium deposits. What is the best way to remove them? There are a lot.

May be...: Without a direct look, it's hard to tell for sure what they may be although they may represent the presence of calcinosis cutis maybe resulting from epidermal pilar cysts with defected wall & calcification. Clinically, they are harmless unless becoming infected - rarely so requiring no treatment as long as mentally comfortable. If wanting to be treated, skillful use of laser or needle cauteriziing ...Read more

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How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

How can I get rid of calcium deposits under the skin?

Find the cause.: One calcium deposit is pretty common - but multiple? The real question is, what are these deposits doing there? Either existing skin structures have calcified, or there is an excess of calcium in your blood that is depositing in the skin. Either way, you need to find the cause. This could be a significant problem; see your doctor and get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What can take away the pain from calcium deposits in and under the skin?

What can take away the pain from calcium deposits in and under the skin?

Find the cause.: If these deposits are painful, they must have been there awhile. Your first priority should be to find out why they are present in the first place. A significant underlying disease, such as scleroderma, could be causing them. Once you find the cause, you can then talk about your treatment options. ...Read more

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A basketball player has severe knee pain while playing and for around a week after. Previous doctor mentioned calcium deposits in the knee. Treatment?

A basketball player has severe knee pain while playing and for around a week after. Previous doctor mentioned calcium deposits in the knee. Treatment?

? CPPD ?: If there is no pain except with strenuous activity such as basketball quadriceps strengthening may help. The most important step is to get an accurate diagnosis. If the "calcium deposits" are Calcium pyro phosphate deposition disease thre are specific treatments depending upon your symptoms. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Just because I have some calcium deposits on the skin, it doesn't necessarily mean I have Scleroderma...or does it? They're not clusters.

Just because I have some calcium deposits on the skin, it doesn't necessarily mean I have Scleroderma...or does it? They're not clusters.

It does not: You are right. There is a clear set of criteria to confirm the diagnosis of scleroderma. Until then is only suspected/ possible/ likely. A rheumatologist should be able to confirm or rule it out based on symptoms, history, physical exam and review of diagnostic data. ...Read more

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What causes liver calcium deposits and do they hint at an underlying illness?

What causes liver calcium deposits and do they hint at an underlying illness?

Uncommon: One must distinguish calcium deposits in the liver (not common) from deposits in the blood vessels going into the liver (rare), or calcium in the gallbladder (common). Depending on the clinical scenario, deposits in the liver can occur in certain infections and tumors. Diabetes and kidney failure are risks for calcium in the vessels, while gallstones often contain calcium. ...Read more

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Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

ON Drusen: Optic nerve head drusens are common and cause some visual field defect in some, but more often than not, it is benign. Not much one can do anyway. Follow our ophthalmologist recommendation as they have more details. ...Read more