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Focal tracer uptake in L5 vertebra

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
So your GP gave you: the correct diagnosis now you have to wait for the problem to resolve. Look up recommendations for ruptured lumbar disc on the internet and follow the... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Depends upon: the tracer used and the imaging technique. Perhaps you could ask the question again and give us more details Dr Z
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
If I understand the : Question correctly, the left kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function. The negligible wash out means l... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Early gout?: Early gout, among others, may affect preferentially the big toes.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: they are describing the joints joining you ribs with your breast bone (stenum) Since there is constant motion in these joints the bone scan is proba... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Unclear story: Increased tracer uptake may or may not be pathological- arthritic joints in the neck will commonly have increased uptake. If it is in the vertebral b... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Usually not: Even a spondylolisthesis that is not further shifting forward can cause episodes of back and leg pain. It is fairly uncommon (although not impossible... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctoranswered
55 years experience
Not much: In the future you might have a slippage of L5 on S1. Your doctor can tell you more.
A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Recommendation : This is absolutely necessary to discuss this result with your doctor, who knows your clinical presentation. Otherwise it's not conclusive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Disc herniating: Sounds like possible limbus vertebra at 5th lumbar vertebra at lower back. Limbus vertebra is defect in the anterior margin of the vertebral body whe... Read More
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