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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible For Certain Infections In The Finger To Erode The Bone

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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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Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

See a hand surgeon: And an infectious diseases specialist. This can be a very serious issue and may require opinions and input from both specialties. Do not delay with this and hope things turn out well quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Is it possible for you to chip a bone in your finger?

Yes: A chip fracture is common after some sort of injury. Often this is called an avulsion fracture as its usually a ligament pulling off a small piece of bone. Get an xray to make sure, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible fro a bone infection return for no reason?

Is it possible fro a bone infection return for no reason?

No: There is always a reason. Generally it may involve the organism causing the infection, the treatment used and its duration, whether a primary focus of infection has been overlooked or inapparent, and other factors. The patient should be seen by an infectious diseases expert and possibly an orthopedic surgeon working together. ...Read more

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I had tkr feb. 2012, had issues since, had bone scan monday, sept 9. Results were possible infection, loosening, or trauma. Please help me understand.

I had tkr feb. 2012, had issues since, had bone scan monday, sept 9. Results were possible infection, loosening, or trauma. Please help me understand.

Osteomyelitis: A bone scan may only reveal metabolic/physiologic changes in the area and not yield a specific diagnosis, but is suggestive of infection, as is loosening of the tkr. If you are only seeing the orthopedist would strongly suggest you request a consult with an infectious diseases expert. This is potentially very serious and will require both to resolve the issue if it is infected. Go soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infections? Is it possible to have gotten it from being fingered for the first time?

How do you get yeast infections? Is it possible to have gotten it from being fingered for the first time?

Yeast: Yeast is not contagious and not an std. It is a common thing that live on and with us that at times can become an infection. Your sexual activity did not cause this. ...Read more

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What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?

Staph infection: It can be in your blood or on your skin but i don't understand what you mean by infection in back bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more