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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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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