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What causes spleen and liver stones ?

I have been dealing with kidney stones since 1979. Recently I was in the emergency for pain from a kidney stone blockage. The ER doc ordered a CT scan to confirm the stone. When the results came back he informed me that I had stones in my liver and my spleen . My questions are: What causes spleen and liver stones; and is any treatment advised?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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Hi Linda,

Welcome to HCM.
Since you have stones in the kidney, liver and spleen, you will need to do thyroid function tests to rule out hypercalcinosis, which is a condition in which there is above normal levels of calcium in the blood, which can lead to stone formation in various organs.
If hypercalcinosis is detected, then it will need to be treated.
Liver and spleen stones don't need to be treated.
If there are stones in the Gall Bladder and if they are causing problem, then surgical removal of gall bladder is required.
Wish you all the best.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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