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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My doctor found calcification on my spleen, he told me its nothing to worry about, can those stones eventually go away?
I dought they : Will go away. Agree you shouldn't worry. If other symptoms occur, see your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it
Constant pain rt side abdomen below bottom rib over 1 yr.Sometimes burns.Had CT scan only found calcification of spleen artery w/ hemrage.Help explain?
Need further: Evaluation for gall bladder and GI cause. ...Read more
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
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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