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Bone Mineral Testing
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
8 weeks ago took levaquin (levofloxacin). Since then bones hurt, arms twitch, lost 20 lbs (not trying)headache with numbness, legs weak. Any ideas? Levaquin (levofloxacin) toxicity?
Not likely: The symptoms aren't due to the antibiotic taken 8wks ago. In fact, it sounds like the original diagnosis was likely a viral infection. The symptoms you describe sounds more consistent with a post-viral inflammatory syndrome where the immune system has, for some reason, started to attack your own cells of the nervous system. This is something you should see your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
Hi, i cracked my L1 bone last year. It is not deadly, i can do anything as healthy people. 13 month passed can go to gym? How is it's condition can be
Yes: However start any kind of activity easy in order to avoid a muscle spasms ...Read more
I have pain in my ankle. My X-ray shows that my bones are fine. If my ankle is slightly tapped, it gets extremely painful. What should I do?
Xrays: Agree with previous answers and add that it could also be tendon pain or due to your history of "tumor", these may not viewable on xrays. Agree if rest, ice, immobilization iwth strapping/ brace and antiinflammatory meds don't help, get evaluated and possible advanced imaging (mri). Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
65 for most women: It is recommended to get a dexa scan at age 65 for most women, sometimes earlier if significant risk factors for osteoporosis are present. I think when you say "bone scan" you are referring to the dexa (also sometimes abbreviated as dxa) scan. See: http://sgoti.Ws/py5wtb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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