These are also known as dental sequestra. These are the bony spicules that mainly occur after tooth extraction or any oral surgery. These are the sharp, pointed, and hard structures present in the oral cavity that creates major discomfort in individuals. These are treated by the extraction method.
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What could a bump on one side of rib cage be?
Query: Hello doctor, Just this morning my brother told me he had pain in his ribs the day before and it seemed a bit weird this morning too. But, he did not have any pain. There seems to be a weird bump on one side of his rib cage. What could be wrong? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could possibly be a collection of fat cells called lipoma or collection of a mass of nerves called neuroma. Another possibility is that it could be an inflamed muscle or a bone spur. A clinical examination would be extremely necessary. A biopsy may be needed ... Read Full »
What are the chances for the bony lump on my foot to be malignant?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old healthy woman. A few days ago, I noticed a small bony lump on the side of my foot below my ankle, which was not symmetrical on the other foot. It was a small sharp bony protrusion of around 1.5 mm and I could see it through my skin. I am very sure I did not have thi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be benign. So, you should not worry. But any bony spur (a bony projection that develops along the edges of bones) or growth always warrants an X-ray, So get an X-ray of the affected foot in anteroposterior, lateral and oblique views and an X-ray of the a... Read Full »
I have radiating pain in my shoulder after falling on my right hand. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I fell down about three weeks back on my right hand. After about ten days, I started having pain in my shoulder, radiating to my upper arms. The doctor did an X-ray of my right shoulder. There was no fracture, but he suspected I had a muscle tear due to a fall as I have a bony spur. Also,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The kind of history you are giving is not fitting with the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. The spur which is mentioned is not a new development in you. It would have been there for years. So it cannot become symptomatic suddenly after tr... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67 year old male. I am overweight, mildly diabetic and have high BP. I have pain on backside of my left heel. It increases in the evening. I think I have Achilles tendinitis. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your heel region. Also you have stated that you are diabetic, hypertensive and overweight. There are actually many causes of pain in the heel region, so it can be due to plantar fasciitis which is very common in your age group. ... Read Full »
Why do I have a bump on the bone in my foot?
Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a bone lump on my right foot in the tarsal area, probably talus, or calcaneus. I am not really sure. It is located on the right side of my right foot below the ankle joint. I am attaching pictures of me pointing at the spot. There is a small ganglion near it but I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I understand that you are concerned about a lump in your right midfoot on the outer side. The probable cause is a benign bony prominence. However, differential diagnoses include a... Read Full »
What could appear as a bony spur in the upper gums without trauma?
Query: Hello doctor, I cannot tell if I am experiencing osteonecrosis of the jaw or if a bone spur is coming through my top gum. I have never been treated for cancer or with the medications that would cause it. I have never experienced any trauma on my top teeth that would cause a bone spur to pop up. But... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly upload an image showing the chewing surface of the teeth on the upper left jaw. I want to see the health of the tooth associated with the lesion you have marked. ... Read Full »
My back pain more while standing and sitting. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old male. I got herniated disc 12 years ago in the lumbar region, but I do not remember the level. I had an epidural shortly thereafter and it seemed to work. I have visited three orthopedic doctors for thoracic pain. I have had x-rays and MRIs on thoracic as well as cervi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for the painful situation you are facing. Yes, bony spurs and small joint pathology are the main cause of your chronic pain and discomfort. In such a situation, the weight bearing joints are most affected and that is obvious by standing up and getting more pa... Read Full »