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Cartliage Bone By The Heart
My friend 65 years old had a cartilage operation in his knee 26 years ago, now pain in the bone lower the knee, what medicine with no effect on heart?
Consult with ortho: It is quite likely that your friend needs treatment for arthritis of the knee. The safest medicine to use is tylenol (acetaminophen). Supplements such as glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate can help as well. Nsaid - type medications (motrin, advil, or aleve for example) can have mild side effiects on the heart, so should always be used with caution. Consult with an orthopaedist to discuss other options. ...Read more
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Uau: I am not sure what you are refering to ! there are many diseases that affect a part of the body or an area of the body . So you can have a patient with localized rheumatoid arthritis , or sleroderma o a patient with pagets that is exclusive of the bone . Or a patient can have a cancer with metastasis in an area of in several areas that are confined to one side of the body . This also holds true fo. ...Read more
What is the medical term for cartilage build up that pushes on the heart? How do I learn more about it?
Need more info: Is there a cartilage mass (chondroma) on the breastbone / spine pushing on the heart? Is this someone's description of calcification of a valve ring or fibrosis of a valve leaflet? You have the right to know the scientific / medical term for what's been diagnosed. Somebody here will be glad to help. ...Read more
Genetic associations: To name some: there are lysosomal storage disease and hurler's syndrome which can affect both heart and bones. Patients with turner's syndrome are born with bone dysplasia and quite often cardiac defects. Tuberous sclerosis may affect heart and bones also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Central chest pain: hello jwebb, no, usually that central pressure is due to mild inflammation at the edge is the ribs where they join the sternum, aka costochondritis. No treatment nec it goes away, but you are 63 so any CP is taken seriously. It would be wise to get ECG if pain is noteworthy. thanks ...Read more
Ribs?: Its a very unusual question, and we don't have much to go by on a forum like this, but when you button your pants you bring your arms together in front of you which uses chest wall muscles (pectorals) if you have any recent chest trauma or heavy exercise you could have some pain from these muscles or where the ribs join the sternum. Its not your heart. ...Read more
Every single time i breathe it feels like there is a bone stuck inside my heart. What does this sound like?
Chest pain: It sounds like you may have pleural or pericardial inflammation causing your pain. These are often caused by virus infection. There are other possibilities too. You ought to see your doctor and get checked. There is no heart bone connected to any other bone so you don't need to worry about bone pain. ...Read more
Bone scan-There is a round area of slight
increased blood pool activity below the heart measuring approximately 77 by 56mm. What does it mean?
Need more informatio: Tell us your history, diagnosis and why you had the bone scan done in the first place?. Without this info, we are not able to help you or explain what the bone scan report means. Basically Bone scan is test to check the health of the bones. Your report says nothing about the bones. So I assume your bone scan is normal. But what else is going on, needs more information. ...Read more
Can cartilage build up and create pressure on someone's heart after a full rib cage break that healed improperly? Is there a medical term for this?
Unlikely: But you can have a chest x-ray to be sure --. ...Read more
No: Not any that i can immediately think of! i'm sure someone else will answer this if they think of one! ...Read more
Heart disease: No direct relationship but one doesn't rule out the other. ...Read more
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Review diagnosis: This is a very uncommon situation and you need to make certain that at least two pathologists have concurred on the diagnosis. This being said, you should probably not expect a cure, and even palliation using chemotherapy or radiation may or may not help. You need to be at a big center that sees many rare entities, and also be prepared for the time when the focus needs to be on comfort. ...Read more
Can you get lymph note between your beasts bone and your heart that were I have pain I see Dr on monday or can that cause a fever?
It would be ulikely: Good idea to see your doctor on Monday. There are quite a few more commoner causes of pain in the area you describe including esophagitis, GERD, pericarditis and so on. Pericarditis would be associated with fever. What mad you think about a lymph node? Do you have enlarged lymph nodes elsewhere? ...Read more
Hello. My (5year old) child was diagnosed with a heart murmer Last week and her bloods test results have come back abnormal on bone profile and someth?
Question confusing: Your question does not provide enough information for a reasoned answer.Most heart murmurs in older (5) kids are benign and the evaluation includes EKG's or a cardiac echo, not a blood test. You are welcome to start over but realize your questions are not linked and are viewed randomly by many site docs. Provide basic info and ask a clear question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risks vs Benefits: The concern with radiation of any sort, whether it is from sunlight or a ct, is the added risk of cancer. With any test, you have to weigh the risks vs benefits. Since heart disease is the #1 killer, the benefit of your heart caths and x rays are probably > than the risks. That said, always ask your doc what your options are. Sometimes an ultrasound or MRI can be ordered instead=no radiation. ...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