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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

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