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What is buccal pit?

What is buccal pit?

Normal Tooth Anatomy: A "buccal pit" is a variation of normal tooth anatomy on lower back teeth. If you look closely at a lower molar, on the cheek side, you'll see two lobes which come together with a small groove between them. Sometimes during tooth development this groove doesn't fuse all the way, leaving a small pit behind. This pit nearly always decays early in life and should be filled, ideally prior to a cavity. ...Read more

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What is pitting of the greater tuberosity?

What is pitting of the greater tuberosity?

Hole in bone: This is a finding found on imaging studies (like X-rays) of the shoulder or upper arm . Pitting means small holes or a hole in the part of the humerus (upper arm bone) called the greater tuberosity, where ligaments attach. It can mean there has been an injury to the ligaments that attached there. It may be an important clue if you have shoulder problems, inc. rotator cuff injuries. ...Read more

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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more

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Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Causes of painful, feet pitting odema?

Lots of causes...: ...And most involve either the heart, the kidneys, or both. Any problem causing painful, pitting edema requires, the care of a doctor, and not just advise over the internet. Please seek care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pitting edema serious?

Is pitting edema serious?

Yes: Putting edema is due to significant fluid retention and it is one of the common sign of congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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What is the scale of a pitting edema?

What is the scale of a pitting edema?

See below: Here are 2 scales below: 1+ barely detectable impression when finger is pressed into skin. 2+ slight indentation. 15 seconds to rebound 3+ deeper indentation. 30 seconds to rebound. 4+ >30 seconds to rebound. 1+ 2mm depression, barely detectable. Immediate rebound. 2+ 4mm deep pit. A few seconds to rebound. 3+ 6mm deep pit. 10-12 seconds to rebound. 4+ 8mm: very deep >20sec. ...Read more

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Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Causes of pitting bilateral pedal oedema?

Pitting edema: Bilateral can either be caused by systemic disease or localized causes. Systemically cardiac, liver or kidneys problems can cause edema. Locally . Tight clothing, thrombophlebitis or varicose veins can cause edema. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen and pitting can this be of my sunburn?

My ankles are swollen and pitting can this be of my sunburn?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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