Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:06 PM
I have been having problems with my right hand fingers ever since it has gotten cold again. My index finger and middle finger are a lot more swollen then my other fingers. I have about six bumps about the size of a pea on my index finger. it is sore & red.. Something when my Raynaud's is acting up the bumps show up white. Could this be Calcinosis? Does calcinosis only come with the crest? I was told by my doctor that she believes that I have diffused sclero. I have taken a couple pictures and I will post them. I do have a doctors appointment in Jan.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:17 PM
It is what it is...........
Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:57 AM
According to the UK Scleroderma Society booklet Understanding & Managing Scleroderma about 42% of people with limited sclero develop calcinosis to 17% of people with diffuse.
We have a page on calcinosis that includes a picture. According to the information: Generally, there is no treatment required for calcinosis, although surgical excision is sometimes done for extensive or very painful calcinosis. Unfortunately it also says: no treatment has convincingly prevented or reduced calcinosis.
No doubt others with calcinosis will chime in with many handy hints and useful advice for dealing with calcinosis.
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:33 AM
I have read about Calcinosis before but I was not sure if that what it was. Does the cold weather seem to bring them out more?
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:37 AM