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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Bone Pain

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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Can Mohs surgery in sternum area, cause what feels like intermittent bone pain in sternum 5 years later? The growth was the size of a 50 cent coin.

Can Mohs surgery in sternum area, cause what feels like intermittent bone pain in sternum 5 years later? The growth was the size of a 50 cent coin.

Not the Surgery: You need medical evaluation to rule out a number of possibilities. Expect a Chest X-Ray, possibly a CT of your chest , EKG, other Cardiac testing and lab work. ...Read more

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When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

Unlikely: If you haven't had a diagnosis of prostate cancer (pca) before, then hip pain is highly unlikely to be the first sign. If your blood psa level was low, then you could practically rule pca out. No need to do this test except to relieve you of unnecessary worry. Even if you do have pca diagnosis, other causes are more likely. It's even more unlikely if the pain is intermittent on both sides. ...Read more

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Intermittent "bone pain" feeling in tibia for 3 days (at rest), unrelated to activity/injury. Could bone cyst explain it? Or prior prednisone use?

Intermittent "bone pain" feeling in tibia for 3 days (at rest), unrelated to activity/injury. Could bone cyst explain it? Or prior prednisone use?

Sometimes: Prednisone can cause both bone and joint problems. If you have had long treatment courses of prednisone, it could weaken the bone and make you more susceptible to stress fractures though I would expect some pain with weight bearing. Bone cysts unlikely in your age group. As always , if pain persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Serum calcium =10.8.Been getting intermittent bone & muscle pain in legs for months. Could it be from 500 mg/day calcium supplements?Don't eat dairy.

Serum calcium =10.8.Been getting intermittent bone & muscle pain in legs for months. Could it be from 500 mg/day calcium supplements?Don't eat dairy.

See details: Stop the calcium supplements. They have no benefit anyway and they could be responsible for the modest elevation of your serum calcium. If the calcium remains elevated off of supplements, it needs more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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I have intermittent pain in my sternum to the left; I can press the spot. Feels like the bone, but how could I have chest bone pain? Is this serious?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your description suggests costochondritis. If that is the case, it is not serious. You may consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/costochondritis/basics/definition/con-20024454 ...Read more

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I have been getting bone pain mainly in my arms, legs, and hips. It is intermittent and is moderate pain. What is this?

I have been getting bone pain mainly in my arms, legs, and hips. It is intermittent and is moderate pain. What is this?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to answer your question with such limited information. Pain has multiple etiologies. You should be evaluated in person by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I know if pain is bone pain?

X-ray: Have an x-ray taken to see if there are any underlying bony problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bone pain when is cold?

Most likely arthri--: Tis is present and in cold weather, one experiences pain. In some places its called rheumatism. So most likely have some arthritis. You don't need the weatherman to tell you a cold front is on its way towards your area. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do now to help ease my bone pain?

Is there anything I can do now to help ease my bone pain?

Bone pain: You ned to check why you have bone pain, wether osteoprosis or bone disease or vitamin d/ calcium defeciency or in some cases malignancy, so you please check with your pcp for certain tests and ocasionally Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) is used for bone pain secondary to osteoprosis. ...Read more

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I mostly have back bone pain .What are the reasons for it?

I mostly have back bone pain .What are the reasons for it?

Only 3 reasons : There are only 3 reasons: 1. Muscle disorder (e.g.Muscles spasms, stiffness, stress). 2. Bone disorder (e.g. Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylosis) 3. Nerve disorder(neuritis and neuralgia) see your doctor for the back pain treatment, so you can stay moving, be active keep function. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bone pain please help! what does this mean?

What to do if I have bone pain please help! what does this mean?

Assessment: Bone pain can be due to a lot of different things, some not major problems while others serious. When you & others post a question on this web site it would help to be more specific (assuming you have sufficient space). Where is the bone pain, how long have you had it, what seems to have brought it on, what have you tried re treatment, other medical issues, pertinent family history, etc. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a 43 year old female and for the last 2 months I have had bone pain?

43 yo with bone pain: It could be early osteoporosis or a metabolic bone condition. There are also other medical conditions. You need to get checked medically, and may need some blood tests and x rays. ...Read more

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I am having shoulder and coller bone pain.. Help?

I am having shoulder and coller bone pain.. Help?

Go see a doctor: You need to see a physician who can examine you to determine the cause of this pain. He may need to do some x-rays of the bones if he suspects it is something serious but it may be plane old arthritis which can go away with medication. But a visit to a physician is what you need to do if the pain has persisted for more than 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I am suffering from bone pain, could it be osteoporosis?

OP and pain.: Osteoporosis can cause pain emanating from the bones, but other things can do that, too. Wouldn't just assume that OP is causing your pains. Do you smoke? Have stiffness of your joints? You may want to get evaluated to be sure. ...Read more

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I have stabbing bone pain through out my body. What can it be?

I have stabbing bone pain through out my body. What can it be?

Hard to know: First, i wonder if it's really bone pain. Stabbing pain often comes from nerves, while bone pain is often more achy. Either way, it could be from normal wear and tear of your body as you age, or from something more serious like cancer. Only a healthcare provider who examines you can make this diagnosis. See someone! good luck. ...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