A 62-year-old female asked:
how long does a fracture stay intensely bright on a bone scan? it's been 7 months with sternal fx in 2 areas + still bright. dr will rescan in 6 month
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Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The bone scan: is absolutely THE MOST SENSITIVE test for Fracture diagnosis and HEALING and stays "bright" for a long time beyond standard xrays and even CT scanning!!
THAT i why it is NOT generally used to diagnose or follow bone trauma!
Hope this is helpful
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A 31-year-old member asked:
6 months post part um and still have pain in my tail bone area. Worse after exercisewhat should I do?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Wait it out: You may have a fractured or bruised coccyx. If there is a fracture, an xray will likely tell you. These symptoms tend to go away over time, but it can take a while. In rare cases orthopedists can treat this pain by resecting (removing) the coccyx, which is usually successful. This is rarely required, however, and this pain will typically improve in time.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What is the cost of bone marrow transplantation for thalassemia?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How will we know if the blood and bone marrow transplant is working?
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Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Doctors will know: This is one where it would be impossible to know on your own. Doctors depend on a whole serious of tests and later possibly imaging studies and bone marrow tests to know if the transplant is working. They should tell you how your progress is going.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Does calcium lactate have a different effect on bone strengthening than calcium carbonate?
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?
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Dentistry 36 years experience
Bone loss: There are different bone loss medications for the elderly as well as nutritional and health/ fitness programs that your medical doctor will need to evaluate for you.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2016
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