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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?

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 (Definition)

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


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Abnormality in growth of second last finger of bone...how it could be solved?

Abnormality in growth of second last finger of bone...how it could be solved?

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

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My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis, normal vb aligment, no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen

My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis, normal vb aligment, no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen<?

Loss of normal: Lumbar lordosis is a finding common in people with lumbar spasms and lumbar structural anatomic variation often associated with chronic back pain ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain below my collar bone but not near breast, have little difficulty in breathing. Xray normal no abnormality reported.

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

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Are there abnormalities with your bone structure that could make you have an unstable gait?

Are there abnormalities with your bone structure that could make you have an unstable gait?

Gait: Sure. Your legs could be different lengths. You might have some spur formation where the nerves exit your lower spinal column putting pressure on those nerves. You could have a stress fracture. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

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

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I have ra; synovitis caused soft-tissue swelling; x-rays show no abnormalities in bone. Can I reverse joint enlargement?

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

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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?

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

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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, 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

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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?

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?

Hormone specialist: It is best to consult with a physician who is specialized in Hormone Optimization.
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I would recommend Thyroid function tests as well.
I am a BioTE Medical Certified Physician
Also Certified in Age Management Medicine : Cenegenics ...Read more

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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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What is your sitz bone?

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

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Which bone is broken most?

Which bone is broken most?

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

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Can deformed bone be cured?

Can deformed bone be cured?

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

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Can a hole in the bone heal?

Can a hole in the bone heal?

Yes they can: If a screw is removed after a fracture has healed, the remaining hole fills in with bone. ...Read more

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Can lysteria get in the bone?

Can lysteria get in the bone?

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

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How to increase bone strength?

Excercise: Resistance exercises, strength training and swimming can help you increase your bone strength ...Read more

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Risk of breaking same bone twice?

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

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How can you tell if bone is broken?

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

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What is cost of nuclear bone scans?

Depends: Varies by hospital, are you insured? If not then hospital will try to charge you their rack rate. This rate is often heavily discounted after negotiations with insurance companies. Ask the hospital billing dept. ...Read more

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How soon can bone break be diagnosed?

Xray: Usually it can be diagnosed as soon as an xray is taken. ...Read more

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What is the most common bone to break?

What is the most common bone to break?

Age Dependent: The most commonly broken bone in those younger than 75 is the distal radius (a wrist fracture), with finger fractures very common as well. After the age of 75 hip fractures become more common, but wrist fractures remain the most common. ...Read more

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How can we improve the bone recovering?

Supplement: Mobilization and a diet rich in calcium, vitamin d and minerals. ...Read more