Recently I was had ultra sound and they found a small subcentimeter calcified nodule on left lobe. The size is 7 x 7 x 6 mm. About how big is this in inches? In the past I have had on the same left side 1st surgery- lefy submaxillary gland removed in 1992. 2nd surgery left submaxilart gland removed 1999. (second surgery of submentl mass removed from left side/neck.) 3rd surgery left submandibular cyst: gibrofatty tissue. Mremoval of left sublingual gland and left lymph node. (2003)
I have lots if cacifications. Kidneys are loaded. Have had 11 stones passed and see more there! Gall Bladder with stones that were removed. And breast with cacifications. Taking caltrate/D and also two yrs ago SLE too.
Seems like someone could tell me something why I keep producing so much calcium and how to slow it down?
Should i be concerned? Thanks Sue Copeland from Suffolk, VA.
This is about 1/4 inch. Some patients are prone to calcification for unclear reasons - much of this is inflammation/scar. The thyroid nodule is small and can be monitored over time. You have had a lot of salivary gland surgery -- may consider asking about Sjogren's (especially w/ SLE history). The kidney stone issue brings up the question of blood calcium and parathyroid levels to make sure you don't have an overactive parathryoid.
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