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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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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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My teeth are in good condition, i just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/blend them in?

My teeth are in good condition, i just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/blend them in?

Whitening teeth: The answer in most cases is yes. Differences in calcification in teeth are quite common, and in my experience, I have seen these white spots blend in better when bleaching had been done. This is assuming that you have had a checkup with xrays and you have no active decay. Also it is always best to start whitening immediately after a professional cleaning. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

The cause of milia and calcium deposits appears to be frequently confused online. Do milia suggest the possibility of high cholesterol?

No confusion: Milia are unrelated to hypercholsterolemia, but xanthelasma, which is another form of bumps on the midface, is weakly related. Much of the "medical advice" that you read online is rubbish. "Calcium deposits" in turn is a silly misnomer for atherosclerotic plaques, still our number-one disease. I'm glad you're discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more