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What conditions can cause bone lesion of the knee. Im 70 lbs over weight. Dr found lesion in knee in xray.

What conditions can cause bone lesion of the knee. Im 70 lbs over weight. Dr found lesion in knee in xray.

One common condition: is Pseudo gout. But there numerous other conditions that cause a bone lesion in the knee. Please follow up with your doctor. ...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


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What could be a large ill defined bone lesion with prominent hypointensity on T1-weighted images and predom hyperintensity on t2? Can it cause ab pain

What could be a large ill defined bone lesion with prominent hypointensity on T1-weighted images and predom hyperintensity on t2? Can it cause ab pain

Radiologist: I would not expect a t2 lesion to cause abdominal distress. In these situations I feel your primary care physician should sit down and review the images with the radiologist who interpreted your study, ask the radiologist what possibilities could explain these findings and then ask him what further imaging studies, biopsy or referral to an appropriate specialist would be most helpful.Further study ...Read more

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Can a bone lesion on the spine cause a bulging disc?

Can a bone lesion on the spine cause a bulging disc?

No: While both bone lesion (spurs or osteophytes) and discs can compress nerves and cause symptoms, the bone lesion does not cause the discs to bulge. If you mean a condition called spondylolisthesis or spondylolysis, then the instability from these conditions can cause the vertebra to move apart in an abnormal way, in which case the disc bulge may result from that. ...Read more

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Could a lesion within the right medial ilium bone cause pain in my hip just below my back and into the right side of my bottom?

Could a lesion within the right medial ilium bone cause pain in my hip just below my back and into the right side of my bottom?

Yes, possibly: Your ilium is the large wing-shaped pelvic bone. The medial portion of your ilium is the part closer to your spine. A lesion in your ilium could cause pain in your back and buttock area, but so could many other things including a compressed nerve (from a bulging disc), a tight piriformis muscle, or inflammation in your sacroiliac joint. It sounds like your pain "refers", making me think nerve. ...Read more

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Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle cause ankle pain?

Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle  cause ankle pain?

Sure: Bone pain can be troublesome, and a cystic bone lesion can certainly cause it. Make sure you get the cystic bone lesion evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bone lesion found in xray of knee. Im worried. Could this be cancer? What could b the causes of bone lesions?

Bone lesion found in xray of knee. Im worried. Could this be cancer? What could b the causes of bone lesions?

Bone lesion: There are many potential things here, and a malignant tumor is one of the least likely things at your age. Cysts, infection, numerous benign lesions and the rare cancer can all present as a radiographic finding. A good radiologist will be able to give the likely possibilities, but if a biopsy is needed, many of these require someone with significant experience with bone lesions. ...Read more

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Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Possibly: It depends on where the cyst is located, how big it is, and what it is close to. I recommend you see an ankle specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense(sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more

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Lytic lesions on skull, what causes them? Also, I do I need to see a bone specialist?

Lytic lesions on skull, what causes them? Also, I do I need to see a bone specialist?

Yes: Lytic lesions can be associated with cancer. Other reasons include metabolic or hormonal problems. You need to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Yes: If there is a clear infection in the area the lymph nodes react and they can be also painful not just larger. Hopefully your are treated appropriately as when the infections subsides the lymph nodes will go down in size. Keep and eye on the situation. ...Read more

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Blastic metastatic lesion 2..5 CM in the illiac bone shay does this mean and should I worry ?

Blastic metastatic lesion 2..5 CM in the illiac bone shay does this mean and should I worry ?

Yes: This is a very serious finding and you should be under the care of an oncologist ASAP. Your family physician can make a referral for you. ...Read more

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My dr read the wrong MRI results. Mine showed a bone lesion. I let him know of the mistake but he never addressed the lesion. Should i worry?

My dr read the wrong MRI results. Mine showed a bone lesion. I let him know of the mistake but he never addressed the lesion. Should i worry?

Be kind: Doctors are human and can make mistakes. How they react to such realization is very important. I would in a very kind way return for a visit and ask for a re-review of your MRI and considerations of its meaning. I am confident it will be a good team building effort. ...Read more

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While the standard appearance of a myeloma bone lesion is lytic with no rim, is it possible to have a thin sclerotic rim rarely? Also, can the disease remit temporarily before discovery them resume?

While the  standard appearance of a myeloma bone lesion is lytic with no rim, is it possible to have a thin sclerotic rim rarely? Also, can the disease remit temporarily before discovery them resume?

Yes and no.: Anything is possible as regards the x-ray findings. The disease does not go into remission. However one bone might break, gradually heal if there is no soft tissue mass at the site of fracture, only to have another bone break later on. ...Read more

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How long can a bone lesion biopsy stay sore?

How long can a bone lesion biopsy stay sore?

Biopsy pain: Bone biopsies can be very painful. If there is bleeding beneath the fibrous membrane covering the bone (periosteum), the pain can persist for weeks and even for a month or so. Mild heat may be a good way to treat this pain. Hopefully, you biopsy results were good. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (cortical bone lesion) right tibia, what to do?

Hemangioma (cortical bone lesion) right tibia, what to do?

Hemangioma: Talk to your orthopedic surgeon. Small ones that don't structurally effect the bone can be watched. Larger ones may need removal and stabilization surgery ...Read more

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An MRI showed a lesion on my left iliac bone. Should i be concerned that this could be something serious?

An MRI showed a lesion on my left iliac bone. Should i be concerned that this could be something serious?

Just concerned : Enough that this should be further evaluated. There are usually more benign findings but it should not be ignored in terms of following up with your physician as to whether any further testing is in order. ...Read more

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When there is a root canal retreatment, does the endodontist usually fill the lesion at the tip root with bone material for the lesion to heal quick?

When there is a root canal retreatment, does the endodontist usually fill the lesion at the tip root with bone material for the lesion to heal quick?

RC Retreatment: RC retreatment is different from an apicoectomy, which may or may not involve the placement of bone at the surgical site. Discuss the treatment with your endodontist and his/her reasonings for bone fill material in your specific situation. ...Read more

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