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Doctor insights on: Bony Abnormalities In Children

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I have no active pulmonary lesions, no active pulmonarytuberculosis and pneumonia, no abnormal mass lesions (lung cancer etc.), and no bony abnormalities. But I havepain in chest. Can you explain why it might be so?

I have no active pulmonary lesions, no active pulmonarytuberculosis and pneumonia, no abnormal mass lesions (lung cancer etc.), and no bony abnormalities. But I havepain in chest. Can you explain why it might be so?

Normal: This sounds like a description of the negative findings on a chest x-ray. Pa refers to the way the x-ray was taken. Tbc refers to tuberculosis. In other words no abnormalities found - a normal chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How is it that anorexics get so bony?

How is it that anorexics get so bony?

Low body weight: Anorexics have less body fat and muscle mass so their bones show more. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to make my spine less bony?

Is there anything I can do to make my spine less bony?

Put on weight: As the spine will not change in dimension but may appear more prominent in certain postures or positions. ...Read more

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What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

Bone erosion: If you are referring to the coccyx again or for that matter any bone the fact that seems most important is you are from australia. I am not sure but I would guess that tropical infections would have to be higher on the list of possibilities than they are here in th usa. In general those findings suggest inflammation and degeneration (infection, trauma, tumor). ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's anyway to make clavicles less bony?

Help! Need to know if there's anyway to make clavicles less bony?

No: It is what it is. Strengthening the muscles around your clavicle (pecs, neck muscles, deltoids) can make them appear less bony. ...Read more

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Can the bony signs of acromegaly return to normal over time, if treated?

Can the bony signs of acromegaly return to normal over time, if treated?

Not usually: Once bones have expended in size, they will generally not shrink, even if growth hormone (gh) and igf-1 levels are normalized. However, much of the increase in size of hands & feet and the face is caused by soft tissue enlargement, which will shrink in response to treatment. ...Read more

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What does the term "interval" mean in this context. Report says "appears to be some interval bony consolidation of bilat l5 pars defects"?

What does the term "interval" mean in this context. Report says "appears to be some interval bony consolidation of bilat l5 pars defects"?

"Interval": The use of the term "interval" in that context usually implies that it's a finding that was not present on a preceding Xray of the area. It wasn't there before and now it is. ...Read more

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What does this mean "the visualized bony thorax is unremarkable"?

What does this mean "the visualized bony thorax is unremarkable"?

Radiologist talk: This means th radiologist didn't see any fractures or dislocations in the chest x-ray or ct scan. ...Read more

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What is an acute bony abnormality?

Likely an xray dx: This was likely remarked on an xray. Although maybe not clearly a fracture on xray, there is just enough abnormality that the physician or radiologist felt like they needed to comment on it in a manner that wouldn't commit the diagnosis either way. Sometimes, it is necessary to have a follow-up xray in 2 weeks or so to determine if there is a fracture. Alternatively, ct or MRI may be ordered. ...Read more

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Dear sir, kindly suggest how to gain waight, I am 24 ys unmarried student, weight 49 kgs I am thin & bony, I am trying hard to get some weight & fat b?

Dear sir, kindly suggest how to gain waight, I am 24 ys unmarried student, weight 49 kgs I am thin & bony, I am trying hard to get some weight & fat b?

Eat more: Calories than you burn. Even drink a supplement like boost in addition to 3 very good meals and snacks. Limit exercise to weight bearing will help. Some people just have thin genes. ...Read more

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How are bony growths of toes treated?

How are bony growths of toes treated?

This is a structural: Problem so the only way to fix is through surgery. One must decide if they need surgery. The growth must be established as benign or malignant as well. ...Read more

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Why might someone have bony bits in their gums?

Why might someone have bony bits in their gums?

Broken roots?: Broken root tips that come to the surface may appear like "bony bits". To know for sure, see a local dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is subarticular bony edema? What causes it!

What is subarticular bony edema? What causes it!

Varies: Sub articular means below the articular cartilage of a joint, edema is a fluid signal seen in the marrow that makes it a different color on MRI. Multiple causes. For example sub articular bone edema in the tibia would suggest either a fracture or severe arthritis in the knee; less commonly caused by infection or cancer. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more