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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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I have a tight sore spot right side base of throat near collar bone causing windpipe pressure. Pain seems to come from a tight tendon deep in my throat?

I have a tight sore spot right side base of throat near collar bone causing windpipe pressure. Pain seems to come from a tight tendon deep in my throat?

Sternoclavicular: Joint can become inflamed or if you are older arthritic. It can feel like there is pressure on your trachea but in reality unless you had a major trauma where you fell on your shoulder or chest and the joint dislocated into your chest it is probably just inflamed. If you did have an injury I would get it checked out by an otthopaedist. ...Read more

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Painful popping and grinding in the hip. I also have a red and tender spot on the hip bone. When I cough or its touched it hurts. It hurts when I run.

Painful popping and grinding in the hip. I also have a red and tender spot on the hip bone. When I cough or its touched it hurts. It hurts when I run.

See a physician: Several diagnoses can cause hip popping and grinding, such as impingement, cartilage damage, and early arthritis. You will need to see a physician to nail down the diagnosis more precisely, and also for evaluation of the red spot, which cannot be diagnosed through this type of forum. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Possibly TMJ: Tender spot in front of ear and below temple can be Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder. Look closely in mirror to note if chin opens vertically or jogs right or left when the jaw is slowly opened and closed. Irregular motion correlates with asymmetric movement of the jawbone where it connects to the skull at this place in front of the ear, and which is called the Temporal Mandibular Joint. ...Read more

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I have a consistent tender spot on my ankle where the shin and ankle bone meet. It just popped up out of nowhere. Should I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or see a doc?

I have a consistent tender spot on my ankle where the shin and ankle bone meet. It just popped up out of nowhere. Should I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or see a doc?

Not sure what part: Of your distal leg and ankle is involved or if you can feel something under the skin, but ganglion cysts can form anywhere there is a joint. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen but if it doesn't resolve see your doctor. ...Read more

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Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more

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Chin bone feels bruised/tender like I've banged it? Currently have a large ulcer on bottom inside lip quite low gum & chin spots? Linked?

Chin bone feels bruised/tender like I've banged it? Currently have a large ulcer on bottom inside lip quite low gum & chin spots? Linked?

Probably: No trauma to site? You need to get this evaluated immediately. You might need medication depending on what is causing it. What is concerning is that it seems like the lesion involves multiple layers - oral/buccal mucosa, gums, subcutaneous tissue. You need to make sure it is not progressing. ...Read more

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I have tender spots and "bone" pain in shoulder and down arm, ankle, calf and ribs, at rest, no trauma. Breathless on exertion. Lower back pain?

I have tender spots and "bone" pain in shoulder and down arm, ankle, calf and ribs, at rest, no trauma. Breathless on exertion. Lower back pain?

What's up?: Sounds like something's up. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need one! Please get an evaluation - you could have anything! ...Read more

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What can cause my bones to be so sore?

What can cause my bones to be so sore?

Difficult to say but: It is very difficult to say why your bones hurt at the age of 29
It may be due to VitD Deficiency or Huperparathyroidism if it is all bones or other causes if limited to one bone
I suggest that you consult your GP and get checked and do Vitamin D level, and blood calcium level as well if your doctor feels it is needed
Good Luck ...Read more

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What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

Thrush: Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common. It is also commonly referred to as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Woke up with a sore. Spot on my leg and I didn't. Hit it on anything why would that be?

Woke up with a sore. Spot on my leg and I didn't. Hit it on anything why would that be?

Bite or sting.: The most common cause of a "sore" that just appears out of nowhere is an insect bite or sting - and yes, I know you don't think you were bitten or stung; no one ever does. It will probably resolve in a few days. If it doesn't, or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?

I am having a bone biopsy on my jawbone. Three spot are being biospy how long show it take to get results back?

Week or so: After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give the wrong DX to you the bxs are sent out for opinions from other experts. So if simple a week if harder to dx, 2-3 weeks depending on the speed they are sent out and viewed and returned. ...Read more

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Had a sore spot on the top of my head fot almost a month now. Sumtimes it causes pain in that area of my head too. Mild pain.

Had a sore spot on the top of my head fot almost a month now. Sumtimes it causes pain in that area of my head too. Mild pain.

Exam: More history and an exam are needed to begin to help you properly with this problem. Was there any trauma? Do you have any other signs and symptoms of an illness such as appetite loss, weakness, dizziness, etc. Trauma or a tumor should be considered as part of a differential diagnosis. So please go to a clinic as soon as possible where a complete history and exam should be done! ...Read more

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Prickly sensation on top of pubic bone, feels shallow like in/under skin, sometimes leads to soreness in same area. Not dermalogic condition.

Inflamation of nerve: You have inflamation the nerve going to this location. Neuralgia. most likely due to a virus, the most common of which is theherpse zoster virus...i.e. post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Lately when I roll my shoulders or move them I feel a lot of cracking like my bones are rubbing. After awhile it starts to feel sore and stiff.?

Lately when I roll my shoulders or move them I feel a lot of cracking like my bones are rubbing. After awhile it starts to feel sore and stiff.?

Crepitus: There are many causes for popping in the joint (crepitus). This can include but is not limited to bursitis, tendinitis, cartilage or labral tear, cartilage wear (arthritis), joint instability, and rotator cuff tears. If there is no associated pain, then likely you don't have to worry about it. If there is pain, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi are there lymph nodes below the collarbone? I noticed a small firm spot just below the tip of my c.b. on my r side. No pain, feels almost like bone

Hi are there lymph nodes below the collarbone? I noticed a small firm spot just below the tip of my c.b. on my r side. No pain, feels almost like bone

Need to examine: It is unlikely that what you feeling are lympnodes. You are probably feeling the rib below the collar bone.
You may watch and wait. You may feel the node, or what you think is a lymph node, every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Dark spot on bone in xray. What is next?

Dark spot on bone in xray. What is next?

Which: Body part is the xray of? What symptoms do you have in the area being imaged? ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful sore spot near tailbone.?

What to do if I have painful sore spot near tailbone.?

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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I have a sore white spot like thing beside my clitoris what is it?

I have a sore white spot like thing beside my clitoris what is it?

Rules: Unfortunately healthtap requires it's users to be at least 14 years of age. Would recommend you make an appointment with your pediatrician. ...Read more