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Jaw Bone Cysts
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on the top of my head that has grown a little over the few months. Feels almost as hard as bone. Cyst-like maybe. Conern?
Dermatology: certainly have it checked since it in a sun exposed area- probably benign; however must be examined- cannot answer online. ...Read more
How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?
Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?
NO: Not sure of the cause of the fainting but not a cyst. It is not the cause of chronic nasal infections. It may cause headaches but not your fainting. YOu need to be seen by your doctor for futher eval. ...Read more
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Not clear: Find out regarding pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. Otherwise, a "bump" can be a symptom of many diagnoses. It depends on your personal medical and surgical history, body habitus, history of previous trauma, etc. Your best bet would be to see a qualified general surgeon, for a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more
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