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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Cytogenetic analysis: A bit more complicated. Not enough information to assess.Need more details on the exact type of genetic abnormality. Would be helpful to be able to vi ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Growth differences: can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Normal: It means there are no abnormalities. That is good news. All the best.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This suggests a medical or hormonal condition that has accelerated puberty. An evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist should be done to see why and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
One process is: Greater. In osteoporosis, bone resorption is more prevalent then bone formation. As a result, a negative bone balance occurs and bone loss will occur ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Williams
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tend ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: That's where bone marrow aspiration is commonly done from.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle prolife ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Change in components: A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age.This would include red cells an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Often yes: Bone marrow transplants are often curative for cancers of the bone marrow, i.e. leukemia. It is even more highly curative of benign bone marrow diseas ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No :-(: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: Any biopsy will be painful but in the hands of an experienced doctor and proper sedation (local novocaine) it can be a much more tolerable process. Pa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Need films: Can't answer this without seeing films and previously answered that if nondisplaced or minimally displaced probably ok with cast but depends on joint ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" need ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Bone marrow is located in the interior of your bones. Bone marrow has blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. Under certain disease processes and trauma ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Williams
26 years experience in General Practice
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lederhaus
40 years experience in Neurosurgery
No worries: If you do not have radiating leg pain, the disc herniation may shrink over time and resorb. If you have radiating leg pain you should see a spine sur ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Not by itself: A low bone density usually indicates osteoporosis but a small number of people may have osteomalacia, a condition in which there may be a normal amoun ... Read More

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