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Have medpor nosebridge implant 2 days had spasms on nosebridge whichput pressure on implant Gone now but could the pressure havecaused bone resorption?
2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about using 100% Zirconium made bridge?
Implant consultation: If possible speak to the dentist about implants and single crowns, which may be easier to maintain. Have the dentist check the bite to make sure there is adequate room, A zirconia bridge may be stronger but if the room is inadequate there still may be a problem. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?
Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Male 25 D/O Immunothrombocytopenia with platelet level 26,000, slight improvement on steroids , no bleeding per nose or gums only bruises .. Mgmt plz?
See a hematologist: A blood specialist is best suited to guide you further as the most likely cause is ITP. There are several options for treating this condition . You can remain on steroids as long as your platelet counts remain above 20, 000 provided your steroid dose is not too high,causing you side effects of steroid excess. Alternative treatments are available. ...Read more
Should i be concerned about a hollow dent beginning under collar bone. Had breast reconstruction 2/6/14.I have round high profile silicone implants?
Have it looked at: In some patients reconstructed with implants, soft tissue deficits may appear especially if they are thin or the mastectomy flaps were thin. Sometimes the capsule around the implant may be getting tighter. Best to check with your plastic surgeon. In some patients fat grafting may improve the situation. ...Read more
I think you want to: Know where to find pictures of the types of skin findings that one might expect to see in a patient suffering from leukemia. There is one caveat, are you talking about Leukemia cutis? That is another entity with its own skin findings. There are many such images available online. start by using a search engine and enter cutaneous or dermatological manifestations of leukemia. Then narrow to images. ...Read more
Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type of anesthetic, and the surgeon's fee schedule. The cost of dental implants may also be dependent upon the type of implant used and the manufacturer, and the surgeon's fee schedule. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more
Would doing implant on teeth 12 & 13 require for a sinus lift or touch sinus floor. 12 &13 missing & under bridge for 15 y. Is bone graft is needed?
2 wks ago allergic 2 bite on leg Last week neck sore & 3 lumps/tender spots at hairline Today small painless lump near collarbone ?
Had periodontal surgery, bone graft, tooth extraction, sinus lift and implants. Developed infection - have taken clindamycin 150, 300 mg and now on?
Varies: The type and duration of antibiotics needed is based upon the type of bacteria involved and it's relative sensativity to various antibiotics as well as the extent of the infection as well. If there is any question, the assistance of an infectious disease specialist can be helpful. Sometimes, further surgery is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum inflammation at #13 implant, neuralgia, then abscess. Removed #13, 12 implants, cleaned infection, antibiotics. Abscess now formed at #11 implant. Possible cause of gum infection, headache?
Co Q10 deficiency: Gum inflammation is known as gingivitis. It was discovered some years ago that this was due to a deficiency of Co enzyme Q10. This is a substance that is normally made in the body, but if you are in a state of nutritional inadequacy, this becomes a nutrient that can be obtained usually from a health food store. Your nutritional inadequacy is also important because at your age there should be no pr ...Read more
Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?
Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more
Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?
Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?
Double mastectomy with "gummy bear implants" gel filled implants but muscle still tightens up, should I be concerned?
Speak: To your surgeon , you will get the best remedy ...Read more
Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal.How tight bridge should be any feedb?
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance . See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12,13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learned that petechia are probably what i'm experiencing. I had oral sex a few months ago and learned that this can be a symptom of hiv? Is this true?
GET TESTED : Petechiae is a specific physical sign (not a symptoms) observed during the physical examination. It is commonly used in referenced to the skin since it is easily accessible. It can seen anywhere on the body where there are blood vessels. Petechiae are not a sign or symptom of hiv. Risk of contracting HIV with unprotected oral copulation is extremely lower compared to intercourse, but not impossile. ...Read more
HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more
Petechiae: Petechiae are small red-purple spots on the skin that usually come from trauma or pressure. The very small capillary blood vessels in the skin to break and they leak a small amount of blood which accounts for the color of these spots. Stress is not a direct cause of these. Taking certain medications, like aspirin, will increase your tendency to have them. Alcohol use and vitamin c deficiency also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Petechiae: If you have scattered petechiae on your body it could indicate a platelet deficiency or an inflammatory process involving tiny capillaries in the skin(vasculitis). Localized skin trauma such as tight sox can occasionally cause some petechiae to appear. If they continue to appear without any obvious reason or if you have nose or gum bleeds, a hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise yu ...Read more
Sort of: You could excoriate your skin with sharp nails and that may look like petechiae. Long nails do not cause a bleeding disorder, per se. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Rashes: It sounds like you may be describing a purpuric rash - which is similar to petechiae, except it's a complete 'sheet' of rash... It suggests to me that you have some hematologic issues? If so- I would definitely want to get this checked out by a doctor. They should be checking a complete blood count among other things. Have you had any mosquito bites? I hope you can get a proper evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
I woke up with what I think is petechia (when compared to pictures I found on google). Was not injured, not sure what to do?
Need to be seen: It is very difficult to compare pictures on the internet and make a diagnosis without knowing the background history and exam. Lot of skin lesions are very similar and represent different diseases and hence different treatments. If it is petechia then underlying cause need to be treated as it can represent some serious illness. I would recommend that you see your Doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For Several years now I've noticed many little petechia bleeds on my abdomen, they keep reoccurring infrequently.. Causes?? Thanks.
Eval needed: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
At what point should the presence of petechia become alarming? I have 2 small splotches in my shoulder and i don't know how they got there.
If recurrent: There is a difference between petechia (tiny red dots) and purpura (brusing). Your description sounds more like bruises. Many people don't know how and/or when they got occasional bruises. If you have easy bruisability and it recurrs often, you should talk with your doctor so that blood tests can be done. If it is an occasional problem that occurs infrequently, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Im pretty sure I have petechia, single ones a total of 8 of them. I cant find anything on single petechiea, is this normal? photo in files.
It's nothing: to worry about. Scattered Petechia are just a result of trauma to very small blood vessels, capillaries. You can get them after sneezing,coughing,vomiting or if you have something constructive around the area like elastic or tourniquet. Large numbers of petechiae are seen in a variety of illnesses along with other symptoms. Your ibuprofen may be contributing to your development of petechiae ...Read more
Review your meds: Stress does not sound like a likely cause for petechiae on your trunk. I'd suggest seeing your doctor about this, and reviewing any medications and/or dietary supplements you might be taking. Depending on what your doctor thinks is happening, some blood studies may be in order also. ...Read more
I noticed a small petechia spot on my forehead this morning and was wondering how long it can take to go away?
A "bood spot": or petechia may be "stubborn" ...check it out with your PCP.....or a Dermatologist if it does not go away in 1o days -2 weeks Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
How long does it take for petechia to clear up? My 11 year old daughter has had it on her face for over a week and PA said no reason to worry.
Had a cluster of 3 petechia on upper thigh discovered yesterday. Today there's 2 -3 more spots on various parts of my thigh. Should I wait or see dr?
See someone: If these are really petechiae, it could be a dangerous infection. If you have had petechiae diagnosed before, it could be the same condition coming back and you must have a doctor. OTOH, if they are just bruises, and you did something (like say biking or a fall) that could have caused small bruises, then it would be safe to wait. ...Read more