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will bone marrow edema go away?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Depends: Bone marrow edema is a term first used in 1988 to describe an abnormal signal pattern seen on the MRI of bone (usually of hip or knee) due to increased water content in the spongy bone portion called the marrow. Some doctors (orthopedics) may loosely use the term to describe resulting traumatic injury like a bruise to the bone in which case may resolve with healing in a few days.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for bone marrow edema?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Bone marrow edema: Depends on the cause & location. Bone bruising or bone marrow edema (bme) is generally due to trauma or stress. Some systemic illnesses can also cause it. Often it seenon mri. Bme or bone bruise is not treated; if symptomatic, the cause is treated. Conservative treatment, infusion of prostacycline or bisphosphonates, and surgery are options. "bone marrow edema syndrome" is an entity.
New York, NY
A 17-year-old male asked:

What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: Bone marrow edema is not a clinical entity. If you have swelling in the foot or ankle, that could be due to many reasons, e.g., local injury, or abnormal veins; if both sides are affected, then it may be due heart failure, low blood protein, and side effect of some medications.
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Bone marrow edema, is a radiologic (xray) entity, usually found on MRi. It can be associated with trauma, or other causes.
Jun 9, 2013
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A 15-year-old female asked:

I've been dealing with bone marrow edema for a few years and everything we have tried has been futile. I want to play lacrosse what should I do?

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Dr. Robert Keimowitz
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
None marrow edema: I am not a hematologist but I am experienced and well trained: i've never heard of that diagnosis! have you had blood tests and a bone marrow aspirate? I hope you'll ask your doctor if she thinks you might benefit from seeing a hematologist.
Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

What is bone marrow edema?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No such thing!: I would ignore it. it does not mean anything. I would not be concerned about this as it is a nonentity!

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