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What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me I don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

What does arthritis look like on a xray? My doctor told me I have it by looking at my xray & than he tells me I don't have it & he's an orthopedic!

Cysts and spurs: There are specific findings on x-rays including spurs, cysts, sclerosis, and loss of joint space. In addition, as the arthritis progresses the alignment of the joint may change. Arthritis is most commonly seen on x-rays and does not require any advanced imaging in most situations. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

Hip arthritis: On x-ray, you can find joint space narrowing, rim osteophytes, sclerosis, cystic changes. ...Read more

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Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Sometimes.: There are many forms of arthritis, and most are seen on X-Ray after you have the symptoms for a while. Early on, the arthritis may cause symptoms in a joint without any X-Ray findings, and a negative X-Ray does not exclude many types of arthritis. If your symptoms persist, even with a negative X-Ray, see your Doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

No, unless advanced: Early changes of arthritis do not show up on plain radiography. Plain radiography looks for mineralization, erosions, spurs, and joint narrowing. Radiography shows advanced changes. Mr and us are more sensitive for soft tissue changes. Depending on arthritis blood tests are important gages of activity of some forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

Ortho: Arthritis once present is not reversible. Physical therapy may help. Loss of curvature likely due to arthritis. Preventing further deteriation is best right now with help from chiropractor and physical therapy. Surgery can be done if pain is severe enough but save that for last option. ...Read more

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Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct? Thanks

Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct? Thanks

Yes: Your doctor should be able to help you. Arthritis in the upper back is uncommon. Cetainly your age is a bit young for degenerative arthritis. Unless your pain is persistent, I would not worry about arthritis. If your pain is persisting or getting worse, then you need to seek a second opinion from a joint specialist (rheumatologist). ...Read more

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Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck, arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Normal aging: As we age the majority of individuals after the age of fifty will have wear and tear changes of the spine. We treat the patient's symptoms not their X-rays. If you are not have symptoms do not worry. It like getting wrinkles of the skin ...Read more

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri. ...Read more

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Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Best to be seen: If you cannot walk after having this happen, I suggest being seen again. It is possible that you have a fracture that cannot be seen on a plain xray. It is not uncommon to find a fracture on an MRI that cannot be seen on plain xray. Hearing a crunch sound and not being able to walk are good clues of a possible fracture. I suggest elevation, rest, and crutches for now to prevent weight bearing. ...Read more

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What does arthritis in the spine look like on an x ray?

Narrowing & spurs: One may see narrowing of the disc spaces and bone spurs. ...Read more

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What do hands look like with arthritis?

What do hands look like with arthritis?

Joints involved: You can see some enlargement of certain joints in the hands, such as those in your fingers that allow them to bend. They can also become slightly bent and fixed. In rheumatoid arthritis the fingers can cross over each other and you may see the wrist deviate in the direction of the little finger ("ulnar deviation"). ...Read more

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Oftentimes normal: If inflammation is moderate to severe, there will be redness, swelling and tenderness to touch.
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What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

None: Psoriatic arthritis typically does not cause nodules. Skin and lung and eye nodules typically occur with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more

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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past. ...Read more

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My 19 month old baby girl may have juvenile arthritis, but what else can look like it?

My 19 month old baby girl may have juvenile arthritis, but what else can look like it?

Rheumatic fever &?: Many conditions which are autoimmune can causes signs and sx similar to jia. See a rheumatologist or pediatrician quickly. ...Read more

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What does pneumonia look like on an xray?

'Cloudy': A pneumonia can appear like a dense cloud on an xray or can appear as a difuse 'grainy' process - this is a very brief answer that can't possibly describe all of the possible appearances. ...Read more

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What does a bone bruise look like on an xray?

What does a bone bruise look like on an xray?

They don't: Bone bruises do not show up on X-rays, but an X-ray can confirm that a fracture is not present. Https://www. Physio-pedia. Com/Bone_bruise ...Read more

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What does lung cancer look like on an xray?

May vary: It may look like a small round nodule with smooth or spiculated edges. In some instances, it may have the appearance of ground glass or pneumonia. The clinical situation must be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does breast cancer look like on an xray?

What does breast cancer look like on an xray?

Variable appearance: On a mammogram cancer can look like a white irregular density or can appear as small specks of calcium (microcalcifications) clumped in a particular pattern. Sometimes cancers show both features.

It is important to remember that not all densities or microcalcifications seen on mammography are cancer. Only a biopsy can confirm that cancer is present. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer " mass" look like on an xray?

What does lung cancer " mass" look like on an xray?

Density: The tumor is dense so it blocks x-rays and shows up as a white circular mass on x-ray. ...Read more

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What does walking pneumonia look like on x-ray?

What does walking pneumonia look like on x-ray?

Mycoplasma infection: Walking pneumonia is the commonly used name for infection caused by the organism mycoplasma pneumoniae. It can have a varied presentation on chest xray, ranging from diffuse reticulonodular pattern to lobar consolidation. There can be some fluid collection around the lungs as well. Ct scans can show ground glass patterns or even nodular densities at times. Xray findings are non-specific in most. ...Read more

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What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

Very Variable: It may not be detectable on an x-ray or could mimic another process like an infection or trauma. 2 classic presentations are called blastic or lytic- blastic appearance is when the region affected appears denser and lytic is when the affected region looks as if someone took n eraser to the area ; looks less dense. There are other image studies such as a bone scan or MRI that can help deliniate. ...Read more

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Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Bone cyst on X-ray: If the "bone cyst" is in the same location as the site of your previous allograft, then the x-ray is probably showing the allograft and not a bone cyst. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...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