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Why might my spleen be calcified?

Why might my spleen be calcified?

Several reasons: Spleen is an organ tucked under your left lower rib cage. It filters blood, removing broken cell products. Reasons for calcifications are mulitple, break out into 3 main categories; infection, trauma, and cancer. Most calcification problems are benign or can be treated medically. Occasionally the spleen should be removed at surgery. Your primary doc can advise you on tests, results and referrals. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification   is this a reason to remove the spleen?

Seems excessive: But may be justified based upon data not in your story. The problem is you have a picture of calcifications and a cyst. You do not yet have a diagnosis. There are other less invasive ways to get a diagnosis which might be good alternatives. ...Read more

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My surgeon says my spleen needs to come out, i saw an infectious disease dr and he said it can stay. Which should I do it is a large calcification ?

Primary Care Doctor: Hi this is one of the most important reasons that one should have a primary care provider...One who can help you sort out your full health care; one who can explain how differing medical strategies may be both right; one who can help you get a second opinion if warranted. It sounds like you need a wise advisor to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Are calcifications in the spleen dangerous?

Are calcifications in the spleen dangerous?

No: Here in kansas city, they're usually from old healed histoplasmosis. They're extremely common and a total non-problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr is sending me for a calcified spleen?

What do you suggest if my dr is sending me for a calcified spleen?

Do What He Says: If your spleen is calcified it could be for many different reasons. These could be anything from old surgery, a previous infection, or a chronic calcifying disease. You may need a lot of tests to figure it out. ...Read more

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What are common causes of granulomatous calcifications in the spleen?

What are common causes of granulomatous calcifications in the spleen?

Calcifications: The spleen filters a lot of blood and with that, a multitude of infectious material, since the spleen is part of the immune system. Many causes of calcifications but common ones are old infection, clusters of old cells, injury to the spleen or vascular beds themselves, etc.. ...Read more

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What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

What type of infections cause spleen calcifications?

Splenic calcific: The most common is histoplasmosis, but this has the potential of occurring with any low grade self-limiting infection in which the spleen is involved in clearing the organisms. These are usually fungi or parasitic pathogens. ...Read more