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Bony Abnormalities In Children
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
Hi, I'm 36 and I have a 3cmx2cm bony lump on my forehead, I am worried it could be a sarcoma as an x ray showed there are abnormalities and was unclear and I'm being sent to a bone cancer specialist. Is there a good chance it will be benign?
Evaluation: Keep appointment with oncology to have Pet Ct and possible biopsy/resection of mass for diagnosis so be treated. ...Read more
Put on weight: As the spine will not change in dimension but may appear more prominent in certain postures or positions. ...Read more
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
How about working: To accept it.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It is what it is. Strengthening the muscles around your clavicle (pecs, neck muscles, deltoids) can make them appear less bony. ...Read more
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
After I lost 11kg (gym and diet) I noticed there is bony prominence in the end of spinal (the top of butt) No pain?
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
At what age could close all my bony plates so that it can not grow? I have 18 years and am a man. A carpograma showed epiphyseal lines are fused
Growth: Your growing days are over if as you say your epiphyseal lines are fused. ...Read more
Must be examined: And x-rayed. I suggest a surgical consultation. ...Read more
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
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
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
Probably: I do have a lot of patients that come to my office complaining of a "boney lump" as you call it at the back of the neck. It is usually the spinous process of the C7or T 1 vertebrae, which are normal structures. In some patients they can be quite prominent. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are concerned. ...Read more
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Probably: Probably if no symptoms. See ENT doc for exam if worried. ...Read more
Hard bony area at the end of spinal cord. Painless has been there for over 10 years. What should I do?
At your next medical apt for any reason, point this out to your DR and get the correct answer.
If it has been there for 10 years, and is unchanged, it can be addressed at your next apt. ...Read more
I've got a hard, bony, immovable bump on the back of my head. It only hurts to the touch, but when touched it's painful.
Bump: You must see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more
I encounter problems with my tailbone. I can feel it like clearly. It's really bony. Do I need to eat more to put some weight to cover it?
How often does it happen that when a tooth is extracted that the bony wall adjacent to the next tooth breaks and must also be extracted, as well?
Fairly often: The bone that makes up the tooth's socket, is fragile and portions of it next to the next tooth can break during the extraction process. ...Read more
I have a hard bony lump that's immovable above my cleaveage more to the right it feels like it's on my phone but it's not like that on the other side?
I assume you meant:
:Bone not "phone and it sound like an exostosis (bony spur) from one of your ribs. Get it checked out but it sounds benign!
Hope this helps
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Bone Spur: Boney growths are usually a "reactive" growth, whether from chronic pressure or shoe irritation, or arthritis in a joint causing surrounding boney spurs to grow. Usually these are either padded to shield pressure away from the lesion, or surgical intervention may be performed to remove bone spurs. ...Read more
Olecranon: The prominent bone at the tip of your elbow is called the olecranon process and it is part of your ulna. ...Read more