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Anal fisure cause tail bone pain?

Anal fisure cause tail bone pain?

No: An anal fissure should not cause tail bone pain unless there is communicating tunneling or an active infectious process going on arising from the fissure. This is a more serious situation and if you feel the two are related, then you need to have it checked by your primary care doc. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can hemorrhoids cause tail bone pain?

Can hemorrhoids  cause tail bone pain?

Yes: Hemorrhoids can cause specific pain just around the anus, or it can be more generalized in that area. Your body may feel this is pain around the tail bone. Some other conditions, like abscesses, can occur in this area that cause similar pain. If in doubt, have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Metastatic breast cancer has gone to hip bone; prognosis?

Metastatic breast cancer has gone to hip bone; prognosis?

This depends: The answer depends on many factors. How old is the persone, what other medical problems do they have, when did the breast cancer first occur, what other sites are involved, what are the characteristics of the cancer (estrogen, Progesterone receptors, her2/neu status) and what prior treatments were administered are some of the issues that factor into an answer. ...Read more

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Stage 4 prostate cancer bone pain?

Stage 4 prostate cancer bone pain?

Bone pain: When prostate cancer spreads it tends to go to the bone where it can cause pain. Tell your urologist or oncologist about the pain and they can order an x-ray. It can be treated so please don't think it is hopeless. ...Read more

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Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?

Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?

Possible mets: There is a type of breast cancer called lobular breast cancer that tends to metastasize to lymph nodes and salivary glands. Her2 positive breast cancer can also behave this way. I think your swollen salivary glands and lymph nodes are due to metastatic breast cancer. Make sure your doctor considers this possibility. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

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Breast cancer metastasize to bone cancer what part of the bone mostly occur?

Breast cancer metastasize to bone cancer what part of the bone mostly occur?

Short Bones: Breast cancer can spread to almost any bone, however, most common to short bones such as spine, ribs, pelvis and skull . Many medications has shown to strengthen bone and prevents bone fracture related to cancer spreading to the bone. ...Read more

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Bone inside butt left right painful + lower back bone pain. What are my chances of bone cancer? 61yrs of age.Prostate cancer radition 2yrs ago.Psa .35

Bone inside butt left right painful + lower back bone pain. What are my chances of bone cancer? 61yrs of age.Prostate cancer radition 2yrs ago.Psa .35

Small but definite -: Chance with your hx of prostate cancer. See your orthopod to get investigated. I am sure your oncologist must be following you if its only been 2 yrs since you had radiation. I am sure he (she) can also tell you. Prostate cancers are generally amenable to radiation treatments and pts do very well. So check with your rad, oncologist ; an orthopod, as early DX means early treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? diangosis rectal ca pt1n0. Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?

What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? diangosis rectal ca pt1n0.  Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?

Unlikely: Cancer of the rectum can spread into cervix but only by local extension which is not the case here. I suspect the polyp in the cervix is unrelated to the rectal ca which is quite early in this case. But it should be removed and examined just to make sure that it is benign. ...Read more

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Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?

Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?

Not up to drs: Best doctors can do is guess based on experience, however everyone is different. It's not up to us to tell anymore. My prayers go out to you. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more

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Tail bone pain no injury?

Tail bone pain no injury?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Breast Lump: A bleeding and pus-filled breast lump may well represent an abscess, but it is best to make an appointment with your doctor immediately to undergo a complete evaluation and treat the problem. Cancer at your age is unusual, but it does happen in some cancer families or some patients with certain "cancer genes" such as brca1. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. More commonly prostate cancer metastasis can occur in the: Bones, Lymph nodes, Lungs, Liver, Brain. Rare locations of prostate cancer metastasis include: Adrenal glands, Breasts, Eyes, Kidneys, Muscles, Pancreas, Salivary glands, Spleen. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you're concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options. ...Read more

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Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?

Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?

Very unlikely: positive bone scan does not mean cancer any recent activity in the bone from recent healing,to a inflammation,to possible infection will cause hot spot on bone scan papillary thyroid cancer is not known to be super aggressive and the chance of metastases to the bone is super rare. check with your doctor most likely it will be something simple ...Read more

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How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

Treatable: Not too long ago osteogenic sarcoma used to be almost uniformly fatal. But with chemotherapy regimens now available, the majority of patients can be cured. Surgery is also required and in most cases the tumor can be removed while keeping the limb. While it is a very serious cancer, we now have very good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Could breast cancer usually metastasize?

Could breast cancer usually metastasize?

Possible: Breast cancer can metastasize. The risk is really dependent on the stage. For a stage i, the risk is. ...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


Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more