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One day my ear itched and I rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. It made a "clicking" noise. Only makes noise inside when I rub my ear. No pain or other symptoms. Been going on for 2 weeks now. What could it be?
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
No!: This is very commonly done by many. No long term problems have been seen or associated with it. Generally parents, mostly mothers don't like it. ...Read more
I have a ruptured tendon in my pinky finger and a torn cartilage in my wrist of the same hand will i need surgery?
Hello, I had the mumps around 4 years ago and ever since then I have had this problem. Sometimes feel Iike it is very difficult to breathe. I have stuck my finger in my throat, NOT VERY DEEP, and I have felt a flab (muscle or cartilage) in the middle
Uvula or eppiglottis: AS mentioned it sounds like normal anatomy...a guess, since we cannot examine you in this set up. Mumps is uncommon, again assuming you were vaccinated, with the MMR vaccine twice in your life. So really hard to co relate all this . If concerned please consult a doctor soon. ...Read more
It's started only 3 months ago but joints in fingers/toes are so painful, and have hard bumps and hard cartlidge, gets worse daily? What is it
Definitions: Articular cartilage refers to the lining of the bones in a joint (such as the knee, hip, shoulder, and wrist). It is an amazing dynamic structure that cushions the joint while allowing it to move freely. Condyles refer to anatomic parts of bones that look like rounded pegs (examples are the femoral condyle of the knees. Elbows, fingers, and toe joints also have "condyles"). ...Read more
Could cartilage in nostril be mistaken? Ent says thing in 1 side is cartilage.What else could it be,if anything? Would it be obvious if was a tumor?
No confusion: Several lesions appear in nostril related to changes in mucosal surface ie. squamous lesions or skin lesions like basal cell Ca. Occassionally minor salivary lesions are easily defined on nasal exam. The septum can have a deformity or overgrowth in cartilage, not so much from the lateral side of the nasal cavity, but rather medially placed. If lesion causing symptoms or growing then bx needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear cartilage dislocate? I get terrible pain outside ear. Very painful to touch and move jaw. If I pull my earlobe a bit it will pop and pain stops.
Ear pain: if you have had some sort of trauma or surgery it may be possible for the cartilage to click or pop. However it sounds more likely that you are have issues with your TMJ or hinge joint of your jaw. That is located in that area. You can place your finger in front of your ear, and feel the joint when you open and close your mouth. It can be very painful. Certainly have your doctor check. ...Read more
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