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Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...Read more

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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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Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

YES: Yes, osteophytes can impinge on the esophagus and cause a lump in the throat feeling with swallowing ...Read more

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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?

Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?

Possibly: If hard and connected to your back likely a rib/floating rib. If concerned a face to face exam with your doctor will confirm other findings. Good luck and feel good. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, i would be more concerned. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan miss a lump in my neck it said that it was unremarkable but i feel a hard lump and it is causing nerve pain can is be a bone spur?

Can a CT scan miss a lump in my neck it said that it was unremarkable but i feel a hard lump and it is causing nerve pain can is be a bone spur?

Front or back?: Is the lump in front or in the back of the neck (cervical spine region)? Its assumed the back since you mentioned bone spur. In cases where a lump can be felt on exam, but not noted on imaging study, its best for your dr. To confirm it by looking at the images or by calling the radiologist. You may need contrast enhanced ct to see the lump. Mri can answer spur, nerve & lump all in one test. Best! ...Read more

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I have had a bone spur removed from the top of each hand and from the top of each foot. I'm 27. Any possible causes?

I have had a bone spur removed from the top of each hand and from the top of each foot. I'm 27. Any possible causes?

Probably arthritis: Probably osteoarthritis from wear and tear. Without hearing medical history or examining you tough to give a answer. Please ask surgeon who did it for answer. ...Read more

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I have pain on the gum in the area where I had a molar removed a year ago. The dentist said I could have a bone spur can that be the cause of bad pain?

I have pain on the gum in the area where I had a molar removed a year ago. The dentist said I could have a bone spur can that be the cause of bad pain?

More info needed: Has the pain been continuous since your extraction a year ago, or were you fine after the extraction and the pain started recently? Not sure what your radiographs show, but if your dentist cannot determine the cause of your discomfort, it would be wise to visit an oral surgeon for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness i would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read more

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Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more