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Bone Cysts In Hands
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Incidentally noted small well-demarcated oval lucencies in the scaphoid and capitate bones which could represent bone cysts or other benign eti?
Varies: There can be multiple potential causes. Basically on your X-ray there are small oval areas in the scaphoid and capitate bones where there is little or no bone. This can be from arthritis, gout, simple cysts or other causes. I would discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have LCH in bone marrow and stomach poss abdo . blisters started on hands which are sore. Joints are swollen in fingers is this related to LCH?
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH): If you mean Langerhans cell histiocytosis this is a uncommon problem. There can be bone invovlmeent as you know.I am not certain the swollen fingers are related to LCH and would suggest your physician have you see a rheumatologist. There may be another explanation ...Read more
No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?
Depends: The finding you listed are very common. Mris are very sensitive and pick up many abnormalities. Just remember that we treat patients, not mris. The main question is symptoms. The main indication for surgery on the neck is weakness or neurologic deficit. Pain is not the best indication for surgery and this may lead to dissatisfaction with the surgical outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found out I have bilateral hip bone spurs, si joint bone spurs, neck bone spur, oa of my spine. I'm 37, in pain, not an athlete, what is going on?
Lumbar facet syndrome on left side. Small rounds lumps that are movable in same area. What are they? Spine also has bump I can feel in bone.
Facets: The lumbar facets are deep in the back on the lateral portion of the spine. They can not usually be felt . What you do feel may be some isolated areas of spasm. If the bump you feel is in the center it is the spinous process of the vertebrae which sticks out and I'd readily felt ...Read more
The whole right back muscle swollen out 1 1/2 in. To 2 in. Knuckles on hand are hurting loss of grip. Knees hurt as well, knuckles are swollen too?
What can cause swelling in pubic bone area and testicles moving up towards pubic bone area with blood in urine as well?
We call swelling: in this area suprapubic swelling. When the testicles seem like they are moving up this is called a retractile testicle. It is due to contraction of cremaster muscle. Hernias can cause suprapubic swelling, as can enlarged lymph nodes, and perhaps this swelling is impacting the spermatic cord which is connected to the testicles. Blood in urine can be from bladder/kidneys/prostate. Need doctor eval. ...Read more
Numbness in pinky, pain in elbow and wrist. Cysts present in armpit. Could they be causing a pinch in my ulnar nerve?
Non stop itching of the entire face brusing in patches 10 little bruises in that area lump in arm below shoulder both shoulderspainf, back/abdomen pai?
Go see a doctor: With multiple symptoms and bruises at unusual places, please go see a doctor asap. ...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