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My friend who's 24, has been diagnosed with calcinosis, leaving big deposits on her elbows.What r the treatments other than anti inflammatory &surgery?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Magnesium

Magnesium supplementation has been shown to reduce frequency and severity of attacks.

In brief: Magnesium

Magnesium supplementation has been shown to reduce frequency and severity of attacks.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Lump should be removed if symptomatic (hurting). Meds only reduce symptoms but do not solve the problem completely.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
No simple solution. Chronic recurring problem.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: You need a diagnosis

This type of calcinosis can been seen in certain medical conditions.
A rheumatologist should be able to clarify the diagnosis.

In brief: You need a diagnosis

This type of calcinosis can been seen in certain medical conditions.
A rheumatologist should be able to clarify the diagnosis.
Dr. John Goldman
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