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Causes Of Height Loss
More likely thor/lum: See physician as more likely thoracic or lumbar fractures. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Over the last 2 days my neck pain has increased and my height has decreased by another inch, is this something serious lost nearly 4 inches in height?
2 year old xraysays the first rib has a horizontal course proximally and is angulated acutely inferiorly&is partially fused to 2nd rib whatcan be done?
My son is 14 and had a bone age density show 15 1/2 bone age he is 5 foot 6 and 150 pounds but he has not grown at all in 6 months and is concerned?
I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression.
Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?
Can spine still grow @ 38 causing nearly 3 inch permanent height increase? Can space growth in vertebrae, chiropractor or stretching cause it?
Technically: If the discs (the cartilages) between the veterbrae are heavily HYDRATED there can be an increase in height after such hydration. Chiropractic manipulation can adjust the position of the veterbrae perhaps resulting in some small increase in height however these changes are usually TEMPORARY! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
My brother &i were horsing around &he kneed me in the pubic bone 2 weeks ago its sore and there is a ball or cyst feeling under skin. Will it go away?
Probably: I would expect a slow and steady improvement . You probably have a small bruise, hematoma or other post-traumatic injury in the area. If there is some tolerable pain that is gradually improving, then don't sweat it. Tell your brother he owes you a meal! ...Read more
Broke my left 11th rib 5 weeks ago & injured adrenal gland, which now has a 3 CM hematoma that will be monitored. Still in pain- is it the rib or hema?
Probably both: Rib fractures are notoriously painful because the fracture site moves with every breath. The hematoma is probably beneath the membrane surrounding the adrenal gland, which when stretched can be quite painful. Sometimes Lidocaine patch over broken rib site can ease pain. Ask doc monitoring hematoma about pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 yr old stroke victim brain scan shows eye movement & response to pain. On ventilator; top of skull may be removed 2 less pressure. Is this progress?
Decompressive Crani: After large strokes , brain develops swelling usually between 3-5 days after stroke . This requires decompressive hemi crani , which removes bony skull from same side of stroke. This is beneficial to be for within 48 hrs of stroke . It's hard to say this is progress and improvement based on your provided history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My middle finger has totally lost shape due to injury arthritis can anything be done to improve its shape please, I'm 50 in 2 months.
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
My son is 17 and an elite tennis player. He has had medial pain about 2 inches below his inner elbow on and off for 2 years. Does not present in any way except on impact of a 2 handed back hand. He had bone marrow edema in the medial epicondyle which has
If I have rapid muscle wasting in legs, and a large, hard as bone mass growing in left hip joint, and shortness of breath - urgent care or reg office ?
Where to turn? Muscles wasting rapidly, lumps in collar bone, neck, arms it's and hard bone like mass in thigh. Treated as drug seeker (I'm not!!)
Painless lump has recently formed next to a 25 year old scar on front of lower leg. Over the bone. Ca 2 cm. What could that be?
Calcium/callous: Get it checked by a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've lost a lot of weight over the past year (240 to 160) and my rib cage seems to have "closed in". My chest is not as large. Can ribs do that?
Will malunion or infection of plates in my mandible cAuse short fevers 1-2 tomes a day and what is malunio Of plates ?
Mandible infection: Malunion means the bone edges have not healed or not healed properly. This may be due to infection. Once an infection sets in, the plates may require removal as it is very hard if not impossible to clear an infection with plates in place Osteomyelitis of the mandible will require long term antibiotic treatment (iv). ...Read more
How long would recovery be from, having your bone broken, putting an extra bit of bone in and plating it, to fix a 8mm length difference in ulna?
Well: anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months depending on circumstances ...Read more