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    What does the following test report indicate?

Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am attaching a report i received from a nuc med test. Can you explain the results
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Degenerative arthritis of the right hip and a weak spot of skull bone

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for the query,

I have read your attached report.

According to the report, you seem to have degenerative arthritis of the right hip and some weak spot of Bone in the skull.

The degenerative arthritis is also known as Osteoarthritis which is common in the weight bearing joints like the hip and the knee and presents as we age. This requires physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles around the hip and medication to control the pain if any. An X-ray of the hip will demonstrate arthritic features which can be confirmed.

The skull demonstrating a weak spot could be due to various possible reasons like trauma, tumor or porosis etc. Have you had any symptoms related to the skull region recently? Any trauma or history of any tumor in the past?

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow-up queries.


Dr.Aashish Raghu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 37 minutes later
I have not had any head trauma or tumor. The only tumors i had was breast cancer in 2014. Is this serious??
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Must rule out cancer metastasis from the breast to the skull bones

Detailed Answer:
Breast cancer can metastasise to the bones especially the skull.

This needs to be investigated to rule it out.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 27 minutes later
How likely is that to happen if i had a mastectomy in 2014
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Chances are slim

Detailed Answer:
The chances are slim but it is important to rule out the possibility.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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