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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Bone Overgrowth (Overview)

Growth of bone that goes beyond the expected dimensions of the bone to be within.


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I have had very slow growing bone overgrowth under my tongue in my gum for as long as I can remember. They don't cause any problems for me. About 4 years ago I developed a hard small lump on the top of my elbow which was very painful. The pain went aw

I have had very slow growing bone overgrowth under my tongue in my gum for as long as I can remember. They don't cause any problems for me. About 4 years ago I developed a hard small lump on the top of my elbow which was very painful. The pain went aw

Tori: I'm not sure what your question is, but I will try to help. The slow growing bone growth under your tongue (and also sometimes in the middle of the palate) is call a "tori". It is a very slow benign growth of bone. Nothing to worry about, but if you have any questions see your dentist or oral surgeon to confirm this is true in your case. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
19 Doctors shared insights

Bone Overgrowth (Overview)

Growth of bone that goes beyond the expected dimensions of the bone to be within.


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What's bone overgrowth?

What's bone overgrowth?

Normal way to keep: Up. After major bone growth ceases in early adult life, bone remodelling continues indefinitely. The extent of bone overgrowth is influenced by the level of local mechanical stress, genetic predisposing factors, the passage of time, and, probably, age related changes such as the menopause. Some time could be harmful and most of the time innoccent. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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How long does it usually take to be cured with sibo? (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

How long does it usually take to be cured with sibo? (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). ...Read more

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What's bone overgrowth?

Normal way to keep: Up. After major bone growth ceases in early adult life, bone remodelling continues indefinitely. The extent of bone overgrowth is influenced by the level of local mechanical stress, genetic predisposing factors, the passage of time, and, probably, age related changes such as the menopause. Some time could be harmful and most of the time innoccent. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, and endurance
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Avoid a repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled, and don't miss appointments
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What is the definition or description of: Bone overgrowth?

See below: Growth of bone that goes beyond the expected dimensions of the bone to be within. ...Read more

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When is spinal fusion needed for bone overgrowth?

When is spinal fusion needed for bone overgrowth?

Rarely: Spine fusion is reserved for when symptoms arise from spinal instability. Examples include unstable fracture, severe scoliosis, or symptomatic vertebral slip resulting in a pinched nerve. A symptomatic bone spur can almost always be removed without fusion. Like any surgery, fusion should be considered only when there is a clear benefit to offset inherent risks. ...Read more

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I developed a round bone overgrowth on my mid tibia. I never had trauma to the area. I was wondering why and how the bone overgrowth formed.

I developed a round bone overgrowth on my mid tibia. I never had trauma to the area. I was wondering why and how the bone overgrowth formed.

It could: Be a benign exostosis but there is no way to know without getting it evaluated. See your doc, you may need an xray. ...Read more

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I have had very slow growing bone overgrowth under my tongue in my gum for as long as I can remember. They don't cause any problems for me. About 4 years ago I developed a hard small lump on the top of my elbow which was very painful. The pain went aw

Tori: I'm not sure what your question is, but I will try to help. The slow growing bone growth under your tongue (and also sometimes in the middle of the palate) is call a "tori". It is a very slow benign growth of bone. Nothing to worry about, but if you have any questions see your dentist or oral surgeon to confirm this is true in your case. ...Read more

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How can I cure candidas overgrowth on my own?

How can I cure candidas overgrowth on my own?

No such thing: There is no such thing as candida overgrowth, no matter what you might read on the web. ...Read more

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How does sugar relate to yeast overgrowth?

How does sugar relate to yeast overgrowth?

Helps yeast grow.: High blood sugars are often associated with yeast infections especially in the mouth (thrush) or on the skin (particularly in skin folds such as the axillae, groin creases or under the breasts) or vaginal yeast infections. A key to preventing such infections is to control your blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Where is overgrowth?: The common candida is present in everyone, as it lives with us. Haven't heard of it causing addison disease. ...Read more

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Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Absolutely: Cutting down on simple sugars in the diet has many health benefits, one of which is reduction in total body yeast load. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a overgrowth of yeast in my blood?

Clinically: There are folks who can check your live blood under a microscope and determine the yeast in your body. The traditional medical community does not approve of this though. Most don't even believe in yeast in the blood. ...Read more

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Is it an overgrowth of keratinocytes or increased keratinocyte adhesion?

Unclear: Your question is a bit cryptic -- I am not sure to what you are referring. Could you ask your question again a bit more clearly and give a context? Thanks -- we'd like to help you! ...Read more

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...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