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"What does growth of liver calcification mean?"

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i am 32. about one year ago i had USG of abdomen and all was OK despite that there were 2 small calcification in liver, the biggest was 2mm. i had again USG of abdomen one month ago and this calcification was 10 mm. all other parameters of blood and liver are ok. is it necessary to do any other test? does it mean i need any cure


Please discuss the finding with your primary care doctor, gastroenterologist, or which ever other doctor ordered the ultrasounds. Calcium is an important chemical in the body that is involved in bone health and in the functioning of nerves and muscles. It can also be deposited in various tissues in the body, usually at the site of a chronic inflammation, infection, or tumor growth. Therefore, the fact that you have calcified spots in your liver is mostly significant because it indicates that something has occurred in the liver that allowed the calcium to accumulate. The fact that these spots are growing in size over time certainly indicates that whatever this is has persisted and is potentially worsening. Therefore, I would suggest discussing the finding with your primary care doctor, gastroenterologist, or which ever other doctor ordered the ultrasounds in the first place. Depending on your risk factors and medical history, it may be necessary to rule out certain infections which can cause this kind of spot in the liver, especially tuberculosis and certain parasitic infections. It may also be necessary to rule out certain tumors, of which there are both benign and more serious forms that can occur in the liver and provoke calcification. Your doctor will be able to help you decide whether this requires any additional workup or treatment!

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