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Doctor insights on: Several Small Bone Chips

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Small swelling under cheeck bone with a slight brown discoloration?

Small swelling under cheeck bone with a slight brown discoloration?

Many things: More information is needed please. Did you sustain any trauma to this area? Are you taking any blood thinners? Do you have any medical issues that relate to bleeding disorders or low platelets? Is the discoloration painful? Did you recently have a surgical procedure or any dental work in this area? Please clarify. Thank you. ...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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What can cause a small inward growth on the back of your upper neck bone?

What can cause a small inward growth on the back of your upper neck bone?

Cyst: Inward growths in the skin will cause a cyst to form. They will usually slowly collect skin debris and increase in size. Definitive cure is removal. Cysts can occur in the skin anywhere on the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I swollowed a chicken bone do I need to be concern small bone

I swollowed a chicken bone do I need to be concern small bone

Yes,: Yes, a chicken bone can be a concern. If you develop any airway symptoms such as coughing, gagging, or neck pain; or abdominal symptoms such as pain, vomiting, fever, or bloody stool, then you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Small bone hard bump on the bottom left of my rib close to the middle. Doesn't hurt. What is this?

Small bone hard bump on the bottom left of my rib close to the middle. Doesn't hurt. What is this?

Xiphoid process: There is small cartilage at the lower end of the sternum along the midline, is that what you feel? ...Read more

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I have a small bone bulged on top of my shoulder. I don't have any pain at all. But I'm afraid as it is a tumour or something?

I have a small bone bulged on top of my shoulder. I don't have any pain at all. But I'm afraid as it is a tumour or something?

Not likely: To be a tumor in this location. It is most likely this is just a normal variant, a bone more prominent on one side than the other.
If it hurts or gets irritated from some clothing or activity, you might want to have it x-rayed just to be sure, but almost certainly it is nothing dangerous. ...Read more

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If a individual has Small Bones at the same Height compare to Another Healthy Individual Does it mean he has Low Bone Density?

If a individual has Small Bones at the same Height compare to Another Healthy Individual Does it mean he has Low Bone Density?

Yes, lower at least: Hi. The "bone density" measured with DXA is actually an "areal bone density", meaning it's a mass/area, not a mass/volume (which is a true DENSITY in scientific terms). So the mass drops by the inverse cubed power and the area only drops by inverse squared. Since smaller bones have a smaller area, compared to the average population, the small-boned person will have a lower AREAL bone density. ...Read more

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A very small Extra bone detected on chest rib during medical exam of visa. He is not having any pains. Besides he is physically fit. Plz help in this.

A very small Extra bone detected on chest rib during medical exam of visa. He is not having any pains. Besides he is physically fit. Plz help in this.

Not uncommon: This is usually an extra cervical rib. Rarely it can cause problems with compression of vessels and nerves in the upper extremity. (thoracic outlet obstruction). If he has no symptoms nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Adult maybe swallowed a small piece of a rib bone. Any concerns, no symptoms, not sure if he swallowed it, ?

Adult maybe swallowed a small piece of a rib bone. Any concerns, no symptoms, not sure if he swallowed it, ?

How small?: Small bone fragments may pass harmlessly through your gut. However, if they turn sideways, they may get stuck at any point. This may cause local inflammation (in the esophagus and throat it may feel like something is stuck when it is not), rupture, foreign body reactions, and impede eating as food backs up behind the obstructing bone. Tiny bone fragments may not be readily found on x-ray. ...Read more

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I think I swallowed a small chicken bone 1 hr ago. What should I do?

I think I swallowed a small chicken bone 1 hr ago. What should I do?

It depends...: A person who swallows a small hard object such as a piece of bone, and then continues to eat solid food without problems... need not worry. If he was able to eat foods like bread or meat afterwards, then he knows the small hard object is in his stomach. Small bones that get in the stomach just get pooped out with the regular poop... unless you are really, really unlucky. So, generally, no worries. ...Read more

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What can you do to make sure a small piece of a bone from your thumb grows back?

Needs Immobilization: It depends on where the piece is, the amount of blood supply to help heal it, and how stable or immobile the piece is. At times, a small fracture fragment may not heal bone to bone but merely attach by scar tissue which may work as well. An example is the very tip of the thumb. When involving part of a joint, healing becomes more critical, requiring proper immobilization by cast or surgery. ...Read more

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A small lumb below my hip bone at the back. Only hurts when pressed hard. I am female 64 yrs old.?

A small lumb below my hip bone at the back. Only hurts when pressed hard. I am female 64 yrs old.?

There are: A number of potential causes of lumps, some innocuous and some more serious, so you need to see your doc for an evaluation in order to determine what it is. ...Read more

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My left coller bone hurts when I move my shoulder forward, and there is a small bump near the end of my collerbone, near my shoulder.

My left coller bone hurts when I move my shoulder forward, and there is a small bump near the end of my collerbone, near my shoulder.

Answered once, but-: Could B from an arthritic process of the AC joint or an unusual presentation of gout. see Ur PCP for hands on xam imaging as well as lab 4 uric acid level. ...Read more

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My bone size of forearm is comparably way too small. And I am skinny too. Please tell me what should I do to make it larger? My age is 19.

Forearm size: At this age, there's no much to do as your bone plates have closed. Not sure if one of your forearms or both are small and if they are disproportionately small compared with other bones. ...Read more

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Hello I have been experiencing pain mostly when pressed on In a small location on my chin above the chin bone, appears to be a small bump??????

Hello I have been experiencing pain mostly when pressed on In a small location on my chin above the chin bone, appears to be a small bump??????

Minor infection>: It is likely a small Submandibular lymph node. The submandibular nodes drain from the lower lip, floor of the mouth and the tip of the lounge. Any minor infection recently could cause a temporary swelling and tenderness of these lymph nodes. It would be highly UNLIKELY at your age that an underlying cancer in the above mentioned areas would be responsible. If still present in 2 months see Dr ...Read more

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Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?

Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?

No: A small rubbery node on the mastoid that has not grown in 8 months is no cause for concern. It is probably due to some benign issue with your scalp. It may be as simple as dandruff. ...Read more

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What can a small nasal bone in 22 week scan mean apart from Down syndrome?

What can a small nasal bone in 22 week scan mean apart from Down syndrome?

Talk with the Ob-Gyn: Depending upon ethnic group and other factors, some babies will not show bone formation in the nasal bridge by 22 weeks. It is believed that having a nonossified nasal bone between 15 and 22 weeks increases the Down syndrome risk, especially in women with high risk factors. But, it is statistics (look at all data), so some normal babies and some with other syndromes can have the same finding. ...Read more

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7weeks pregnant. Small pain at top of pelvic bone on right side. Should I b worried?

7weeks pregnant. Small pain at top of pelvic bone on right side. Should I b worried?

Yes: Without more info the first thing an emergency physician would want to know is if the pregnancy is in the uterus where it belongs. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy growing somewhere else and can be life threatening to the mother. An ultrasound will provide the needed information. Go to the er or see your obstetrician right away. Other causes may be simple stretching pain, a miscarriage, or uti. ...Read more

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Can you see small, early bone cancers on an x-ray, or do they have to be already bigger tumors?

There's limitation: Like any radiological testing whether mri, ct scan or bone scan, they cannot detect microscopic disease. Generally speaking, the cancer has to be about 5mm before we can say with some certainty whether it's suspicious or not. For plan xray, the bone cancer needs to have eroded the bone, cause abnormal calcification or elevate the periosteum before it's visible. ...Read more

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I have a small lighter patch of skin almost the size of a dime on my cheek bone what can it be?

I have a small lighter patch of skin almost the size of a dime on my cheek bone what can it be?

Needs visualized but: There are a few common things it might be. Possibilities include tinea alba (pityriasis alba) which is a harmless skin fungus, tinea corporus (ringworm) or possibly vitiligo.

See a dermatologist or a trusted primary doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

It wouldn't hurt to try some over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) cream for 2 - 3 weeks. If it goes away, it was a skin fungus. ...Read more

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I had a lumb (small swelling) on sternum bone 2yrs ago but it went away after 5 days is it serious?

I had a lumb (small swelling) on sternum bone 2yrs ago but it went away after 5 days is it serious?

Sternum lump: Since the lump went away after 5 days and has not return after 2 years, most likely it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Small bump on the bone next to my vagina. Doesn't hurt or itch at all. Could it be something serious??

Small bump on the bone next to my vagina. Doesn't hurt or itch at all. Could it be something serious??

Get checked: It's probably nothing serious, but you ought to see your GYN to make sure. ...Read more