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Doctor wife has had a catscan and they found a calcified

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Doctor wife has had a catscan and they found a calcified mass in her upper left quadrant...given they are not sure yet if its colon or gynecological ..(require another catscan)what r ur thoughts on the calcified mass...thank you

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Why did she have the scan?

What were her symptoms?

Did she have any other tests?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Stomach pain...another scan is ordered for Tuesday with blood tests...she has been fatigued..not eating properly...chills...
Thank you for the information,

I am sorry for her symptoms.

Doctor will find out by serial & step wise the cause of it.

There can be few different causes for the calcified mass.

Some of them can be benign, some malignant.

Gynecological organs are mainly located in the lower part of abdomen.

In left upper quadrant it can come from spleen, stomach, pancreas, lymph nodes, colon, arteries etc.

Splenic cyst can be calcified.

Cyst can be benign. It is common.

There can be calcification associated with chronic pancreatitis.

Again some cancerous conditions of stomach can show calcifications.

An old hematomas or infected/ fibrosed calcified node, enterolith in the colon can also be there.

If the origin is not clear from CT, then contrast or MRI can be taken too.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Doctor...also I read that a calcified mass could be a parasite...(?) as well. As a naturalized "wall" around the colon....ur thoughts sir
Yes, you are right that parasites are also cause of calcification. Here is a discussion on it.