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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Osteoid Osteoma

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What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

What is the treatment for osteoid osteoma?

See below: An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor. It has a center of growing cells, called a nidus, surrounded by a hard shell of thickened bone. No one knows why these tumors form. They do not spread throughout the rest of the body. Osteoid osteomas tend to be small—less than 1.5 cm in size and they may occur in any bone in the body. They are most common in long bones, such as the thigh. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteoid osteoma?

What are symptoms of  osteoid osteoma?

Bone pain: It most often causes pain in area it occurs. Occasionally it will irritate other tissues in the area. The pain often responds to Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications. Alcohol can intensify the pain. With time, the tumor (which is benign) "burns out" and the pain subsides. If not, an orthopedic oncologist (tumor specialist) can give you other options. ...Read more

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I've had rf ablation of osteoid osteoma (9 minutes). Postop pain not getting better for 5 days. Surgeon said 1-2 days max. Will it resolve on its own?

I've had rf ablation of osteoid osteoma (9 minutes). Postop pain not getting better for 5 days. Surgeon said 1-2 days max. Will it resolve on its own?

It depends: It depends in part on what is causing your pain, i would certainly let your doctor know. It may be a soreness from the procedure, or that the condition has not yet been completely taken care of, or it may be coming from another source. Your doctor would be in the best position to answer why it is still hurting. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What is osteoid osteoma ?

What is osteoid osteoma ?

Bone tumor: Osteoid osteomas are benign bone tumors which typically cause pain at night time. These tumors are most often seen in bones around the knee, hip, and spine. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thank

Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thank

Basic facts: An osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor. It will not go away by itself. It will probably keep growing. Anyone offering an "herbal remedy", even as an adjunct except for discomfort, should be reported to the licensing agency as a crook. Nowadays, if the radiologist is confident of the diagnosis, there are non-ionizing ray treatment that can cook the tumor easily and safely without surgery. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thanks

Hello Doctor.Does osteoid osteoma pass by itself? Or does it have any herbal remedies? Does it  grow (benign) the tumor in the osteoid osteoma? Thanks

See below: The lesion may resolve on its own. The lesion is usually painful and may require pain relief. For more information on this topic, you may visit this site: http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/osteoid-osteoma ...Read more