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is bone pain a symptom of bone infection (osteomyelitis)

A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Osteomyelitis: This issue is much too complex for a forum like this. Work with your doctors. If osteomyelitis is suspected, you need to be in the care of an orthoped ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Also, fever, chills, redness and swelling. Sometimes a tract will form in the skin called a sinus and will drain.
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Several: An increased white blood cell count on cbc, redness, swelling and pain to the skin overlying the area. Sometimes as with feet a non healing ulcer. The ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Bone infections are localized processes which cause pain to area effected. This weahens the bone causing pain at the site of infection. Usually pain ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Osteomyelitis: An infection in a bone is called osteomyelitis. The primary signs and symptoms of osteomyelitis include fever or chills, irritability or lethargy in y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain/Redness: There is a wide range of symptoms, including pain, redness over the area, development of an abscess or a draining wound, fevers, chills or possibly no ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mostly one suspects: it from the bone scans, XRays, or MRI/CT scans + the lab work indicates an infective picture. But most importantly it will be the presentation of the ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white bl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Pain,swelling: Pain swelling, fever , local warmth, deformity, tenderness.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Bone infection: Treat any infection in timely fashion
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: It is dependant on what is the bacteria and whether or not it is sensitive to amoxicillin. Bone infections are difficult to go away and may require lo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
You probably can't : Bone infections can often be diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays and certain lab test. There are no sure signs of d ... Read More
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