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Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Not truly: An examination and lab work is more definitive to differentiate these conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Scoliosis: you certainly would want to discuss this directly with your physician, but one possible explanation was that you were noted to have one shoulder higher than the other prompting an X-ray of the spine in which you were then found to have scoliosis. In general, if the scoliosis is larger than 45-50 degrees, they will tend to relentlessly progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

Age counts: At 48, your scoliosis has probably been there for a while and you need to get multiple opinions on the best way to approach tx. Need to ask success rate and experience of individual doing the procedure. May want to consider going to a spine center for another opinion ...Read more

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Trying to determine if this looks like MM on my xray ?

Trying to determine if this looks like MM on my xray
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Characteristic Xray: There are characteristic findings on bone xrays that are very strongly suggestive of multiple myeloma (MM) - but not everyone with MM will have these findings. A radiologist should have no difficulty identifying if a pattern on the xray is suggestive of or diagnostic of MM. ...Read more

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Fell on tailbone and had xray. Dr said my tailbone is unusual in shape and looks like a question mark. Is the shape worrisome?

Fell on tailbone and had xray. Dr said my tailbone is unusual in shape and looks like a question mark. Is the shape worrisome?

Only if painful from: ...Fall. Some have coccyx that flare outward ; r prominent ; more susceptible 2 becoming a chronic problem after an injury. Also if u r very thin, it is easier 2 injure. Just because it looks different on x-rays means nothing. There r many variations in coccyx shape. ...Read more

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Doctor did an X-ray and said my spine looks like an s and that now I need surgery. What is wrong with my spine?

Doctor did an X-ray and said my spine looks like an s and that now I need surgery. What is wrong with my spine?

Scoliosis: It appears that you have soliosis. Before one at your age requires surgery, one should also have pain and an unstable configuration of the spine. Another orthopaedic opinion may be of use. ...Read more

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I have an xray and am trying to determine if it looks like multiple myeloma ?

I have an xray and am trying to determine if it looks like multiple myeloma
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Stop doing this: You're 31 years old and too young to have myeloma. You're going to see the points where vessels enter the bone and think they're the punched-out lesions. They aren't. If you are concerned that you have myeloma, get a serum and urine protein electrophoresis. If normal, your symptoms have some other cause. Don't do this to yourself. ...Read more

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An anteriorly rotated hip looks higher on an ap xray?

An anteriorly rotated hip looks higher on an ap xray?

Postural assessment: See your chiropractor, physical therapist or osteopath that specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. You need a structural evaluation and spinal alignment....And you may need a heel lift and shoe orthotic. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more