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Long bone noncancerous pain? Any thoughts as cause?

Long bone noncancerous pain? Any thoughts as cause?

Long bone pain.: Hard to say on this type of forum, lori, but if it's in your shins, perhaps it could be shin splints from running, for instance. Get it checked out with your doctor. ...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


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Read that bone pain is symptom of bladder cancer. Hip bone or pelvic bone pain? Have some other symptoms and bad pain in hip bone. related?

Read that bone pain is symptom of bladder cancer. Hip bone or pelvic bone pain? Have some other symptoms and bad pain in hip bone. related?

Depends: If you have not had cancer, pain is most likely not due to cancer. In particular if it is chronic. Other causes of pain are much more likely. ...Read more

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Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve or tendon related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve  or tendon  related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Sometimes: Usually if there is overt tears or edema suggesting acute process you will see this on mri. Otherwise it is hard to see chronic issues as there typically is not much fluid/edema in these areas. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia has symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would the pain be on a scale from 1-10?

1-10: Impossible to tell without further information. Pain, bleeding, or other problems may run the spectrum from very mild to life threatening. If this is you or someone you know, make sure the oncologist knows what is going on so he/she can help. ...Read more

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Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?

Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?

Pubic Symphysis : Pubic symphysis dysfunction is usually due to deferential stress to the area. Commonly seen in someone with pelvic obliquity due to leg length discrepancy or muscle imbalances. If a previous injury happen due birth of child that can contribute. Not sure what you are referring to when you say bad bone marrow? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have joint pain or other side effects from arimidex (anastrozole)?

Is it normal to have joint pain or other side effects from arimidex (anastrozole)?

Yes, very common: Joint pain is a very common side effect of these type of drugs. There is no damage being done. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Don't stop the medicine until speaking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?

Can a very large (6.5) *benign* right side kidney cyst- later cause pain or any symptoms for concern?

Renal cyst : What wa stage cyst size, was in mm or cms. Either way a small cyst. Most of these don't cause issue. ...Read more

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"pressure point" like pain in occipital lobes but not lymph nodes; it interferes with neck movement, no pain while resting, any common causes?

"pressure point" like pain in occipital lobes but not lymph nodes; it interferes with neck movement, no pain while resting, any common causes?

Muscular : Muscular spasms can cause pains in the back of the neck and even tension headaches. Physical therapy and heating pads might be helpful. The addition of anti-inflamatories and muscle relaxants could be considered by your doctor. ...Read more

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How is it possible that relatively small <5cm benign lesions in liver can cause discomfort when liver has no pain reporting nerves?

How is it possible that relatively small <5cm benign lesions in liver can cause discomfort when liver has no pain reporting nerves?

The liver capsule: Which is the thin layer of internal "skin" that surrounds and encloses the livwer does have nerves that sense pain. So if there are areas where the liver is expanding due to smaller lesions or these are close to the liver's capsule then there will be visceral, usually dull vague pain. Other internal structures, like the biliary system (bile ducts) can cause pain if they are blocked. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Does pain in the different bones likeknee, ribs or arm bone a possibility of breast canceror only anxiety?

I have anxiety. Does pain in the different bones likeknee, ribs or arm bone a possibility of breast canceror only anxiety?

Bone pain: Do you already have breast cancer? If you have breast cancer then mets to bones are more likely. If you do not have breast cancer diagnosed yet, then other causes are more common (but breast cancer would be in your dictor's differential diagnosis). ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia get's symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would it be on a scale from 1-10?

Depends: That is a difficult question to answer since different people experience pain differently. The pain scale we typically use is a subjective scale. What might be a three for one person could be a seven for another person. The best use of the scale is to judge an individuals response to pain treatment interventions. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of atenolol? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

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What are some side effects of atenolol? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

Normalol: Also called atenolol, is a beta-blocker anti-hypertensive medication. Depression is reported as one of its side-effects, depending on dose. Other side-effects might include blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, sweating, wheezing, shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Are there any effects from long term use of ssris (>8yrs) like gait disturbance or painless fasciculations?

Are there any effects from long term use of ssris (>8yrs) like gait disturbance or painless fasciculations?

Unlikely: Fasciculations are seen in withdrawal syndrome from ssris but there are reports of fasciculations while on Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft. Gait disturbance are highly unlikely with ssris, please get evaluated by your physician. Gait disturbance could be sign of many neural issues that need evaluation. ...Read more

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Pancritis with mass-like inside head.acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Pancritis with mass-like inside head.acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Unclear likelyhood: It's possible that you have a malignant tumor, but depending on a variety of factors, it might not be likely. You should talk to your doctor or ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. For example, there are hereditary conditions that make pancreatic cancer more likely. A biopsy is sometimes needed to help rule out malignancy because this is a difficulty question. ...Read more