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Bone Scintigraphy (Definition)

Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, ...Read more


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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in neck under left collar bone cancer?

What can cause pain in neck under left collar bone cancer?

Many things: Sure cancer can cause pain anywhere, but pain can be a symptom of many things. Please see a healthcare provider if this is a problem. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious. Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Gallbladder?: If pain is after eating you may have gallbladder disease. You may need an ultrasound to look at liver and gallbladder. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on side of ribs under arm pit, sometimes moves back near shoulder blades?

Sharp pain on side of ribs under arm pit, sometimes moves back near shoulder blades?

Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but not red, hot, or swollen -- that might be it. See an md if you have fever, cough, weight loss, bloody sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Costochondritis is harmless and often due to stress. See the mayoclinic.Com discussion on this topic. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right side of neck itno collar bone on inhalation. ?

Sharp  pain in right side of neck itno collar bone on inhalation. ?

Scalene the pain: Hope you pardon the pun. The scalene muscles live on both sides of neck. Ive seen thousands of patients who report neck pain/discomfort and without fail, always the scalene muscles are so tight they are painful. get them stretched out. keep your shoulders down and neck stretched up. even when lifting with arms, keep your shoulders down. find s scalene muscle stretch from local physical therapist ...Read more

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Right shoulder across clavicle and into jaw pain ?

Right shoulder across clavicle and into jaw pain ?

See your physician : Your symptoms could have many causes. See your physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain under left jaw bone near where you check pulse what could it be appeared out of nowhere 2 days ago ?

Neck pain: The area you feel the pulse is I the neck, so I assume the pain is in the neck, the structures in that area are blood vessels, muscle, lymph glands and nerves. Pain could be from any one of this. Pain from the neck joints/spines need to be considered also ...Read more

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What is this knot under left jaw bone, can't open mouth which has made me unable to eat, pain when swallowing, pain to the touch. ?

See OMS: Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. You need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to find out if you have an infected tooth, or some other process going on. ...Read more

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When I press the area behind left jaw bone, it’s tender. Not bone, but skin, only certain positions. Why? No pain otherwise, just if pressed. No bump

When I press the area behind left jaw bone, it’s tender. Not bone, but skin, only certain positions. Why? No pain otherwise, just if pressed.  No bump

Just a thought: but you might be experiencing pain in your TM (TemporoMandibular) joint. Speak with your Oral Care Professional...

Just a thought!/Hope it helps!
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Can you still get dentures if you have little to no jaw bone left (osteoporosis)?

Can you still get dentures if you have little to no jaw bone left (osteoporosis)?

Possible: Certainly possible in the upper jaw. But the lower dentures may not fit well if there is "no" jaw bone left. May want to consider dental implants. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left jaw bone i feel it overlaps and gives pain when eating. I have a deep cavity in my left end tooth. What does the pain due to. ?

I have pain in my left jaw bone i feel it overlaps and gives pain when eating. I have a deep cavity in my  left end tooth. What does the pain due to. ?

Your cavity: Your pain sounds like it has a very high probability of being due to the cavity in your tooth. See your dentist and have it checked and treated. This is a very common scenario that often leads to a root canal or tooth extraction. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left jaw bone with pain what could it be and should I go to the doctor?

I have a lump under my left  jaw bone with pain what could it be and should I go to the doctor?

Follow-up needed....: This could be a lymph node, a cyst, etc. Since it is painful I would recommend you see a Physician. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

TMJ: Temporomandibular joint dysfucntion/pain is a common cause of ear pain. If you tend to grind your teeth or have poor occlusion due to missing teeth or some anatomical variant, you may be especially prone to develop the dysfunction of this joint. There may be other types of problems causing similar symtpoms, though. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear right at the top of the jaw bone?

Need exam: This is the area of the parotid gland. Could be a parotid tumor, or lymph node, or enlargement of TMJ. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my ear next to my jaw bone. Only on the left side. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Depending on the duration, yes. If is new, it may be a reactive lymph node and may disappear withing 2 weeks. If it is old, or persistent, it could be a parotid tumor or lymph node problem. See an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful (when pressed) large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?

Swollen lymph gland: This is likely a swollen lymph gland. It should go away in a week or two. If it does not, see an physician. ...Read more

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Grape sized bone like lump underneath left ear behind jaw bone. Its been there for aprox 2.5 years... No palpable symptoms?

Grape sized bone like lump underneath left ear behind jaw bone.  Its been there for aprox 2.5 years...  No palpable symptoms?

Lymph node: It's probably an enlarged lymph node but could be other things as well. Get it checked out to ensure it's ok. ...Read more

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The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may reflect an infection in the eye area, with germs flowing to the pre-auricular lymph node, which is a lymph node under the skin next to the ear. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bone Resorption (Definition)

Bone resorption usually refers to bone mineral reduction because cellular components osteoclasts remove calcium from bones into blood. Bone resorption exceeds formation in older patients due to hormonal imbalance, lack of exercise, and possibly nutrition and vit. D deficiency. Hyperparathyroidism sometimes related to renal disease, chronic inflammation, disuse ...Read more


Bone Density Scan (Definition)

A dexa(dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) measured the density of mineral/calcium in the bones, and is also known as bmd(bone mineral densitometry). It involves lying on an exam table while x-rays with 2 different wavelengths go through the hip and the spine region to measure the amount of calcium in the bones to determine if some has osteoporosis or a high risk for broken ...Read more