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Bone marrow Biopsy showed 2 genetic abnormality. Another bone marrow done in same center showed no abnormalities. No treatment done. Any explanation?
Cytogenetic analysis: A bit more complicated. Not enough information to assess. Need more details on the exact type of genetic abnormality. Would be helpful to be able to view the entire genetic evaluation, complete blood count and history. Suggest that you seek a full one on one consultation. Good luck. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Growth differences: Can be congenital or aquired. Advice on resolution, if possible or if needed depends much upon the cause and the symptoms. Small differences in length or angulation of a single finger typcially are not impairing, however ruling out a cause and finding out why something is the way it is makes good sense. Usually an exam followed by an xray if indicated is the first step in finding out. ...Read more
Normal: It means there are no abnormalities. That is good news. All the best. ...Read more
My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis, normal vb aligment, no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen
Had bone scan and sides of pelvis, spine, top of skull are dark. Are dark areas always indicative of some abnormality - or are some areas always dark?
Ask 4 nm doc report: Bone activity can be related to areas of normal uptake versus areas of abnormal uptake, that include trauma, infection, tumor etc) depending on distribution and intensity of areas. Your bone scan should have been interpreted by physician trained in nuclear medicine. His report would describe abnormal areas and usually give suggestion of possible expanations and correlative imaging studies. ...Read more
Pain below my collar bone but not near breast, have little difficulty in breathing. Xray normal no abnormality reported.
Pain: Does it hurt when pushing in the area? Any lumps or bumps? Have they done an EKG? I would see your MD if it continues and you have troubles breathing. ...Read more
Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more
Pain starts in hip area after week or two moves to thigh x ray showed no abnormalities in bones or ligaments?
Read thyroid abnormalities cause bones to not fuse. Is hypothyroidism one? Can F who starts taking thyroid meds @ 35 start growing taller cause of meds
Mri showed 3 lobules (?) in my leg below knee. Bone scan was negative for abnormalities. Still with pain. Should I ask for retest?
Check it out: Talk to doctor. Mari doesn't cure the problem, just helps with diagnosis. ...Read more
I have ra; synovitis caused soft-tissue swelling; x-rays show no abnormalities in bone. Can I reverse joint enlargement?
Yes: This is the time when it is most essential to have the RA treated aggressively, before bony changes such as erosions occur. It is critical to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
In 2014 my fasting ALP was 75. In 2016 it was 116. 8 months later it was 128. No other abnormalities. Are these huge jumps? My blood type is O neg. I had a color bone fracture a little over a year ago that I'm not sure has fully healed. Worried?
Don't worry: This is all within the normal range (up to 127 is normal). If the other measures of liver function are also normal and you have no overt symptoms of illness, there is no need to further investigate this result. It most likely rose in response to your fracture and will come back down when it is fully healed. Alk phos is worrisome when it exceeds 3 times the upper limit of normal range. (380) ...Read more
Mid spine pain, on one bone. On centre and both sides. Usually when bending or press. Been 3 mths. Thoracic spine xray shows no abnormalities. Cause?
Mid Spine pain: This depends very much where the pain is, as some can be referred from the neck and seem like mid spine tender. X-rays are not all defining and sometimes other tests are more sensitive. Discuss with your doctor as sometimes bone scan or MRI will be helpful, and a decision should be made based on your history and examination. ...Read more
My wife has a problem with hormons level. Her LH and FSH below 0.1. oestradiol < 55 and progesteron < 0.2 since 16 years. Please advice on who can help. Mri scan of pituitary gland didn't show any abnormalities. Bones density is ok as well?
Hi, I'm 36 and I have a 3cmx2cm bony lump on my forehead, I am worried it could be a sarcoma as an x ray showed there are abnormalities and was unclear and I'm being sent to a bone cancer specialist. Is there a good chance it will be benign?
Evaluation: Keep appointment with oncology to have Pet Ct and possible biopsy/resection of mass for diagnosis so be treated. ...Read more
Sorry am unable --:
To understand the question clearly.
There is no such thing, that I know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums.
Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them.
You might rephrase the question, if I haven't answered it to your satisfaction.
Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more
Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone. ...Read more
Depends: [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read more
Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location. ...Read more
Depends on where: One can break the same bone twice, but the likelihood of having the break occur in the same exact location is low since the healed fracture is often times stronger than the original bone. ...Read more
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion. ...Read more