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Giant cell tumor?

There is a knob under my fourth toe.
it feels almost squishy, like caritlage, i think. it moves. what is wrong? it doesn't hurt unless i squeeze the two sides together. it is under the bone and off to the right a little.

I not sure what it is. It could be an infection. I think you should see a doctor at least.  (+ info)

relation of paget disease of bone and giant cell tumor .?

G.C.T is a sometimes malignant tumor of bone I want to know that is there any relationship between this tumor and paget disease as the osteoclasts are involed and if there was there any research on the use of osteoclast inhibitors in treatment of these types of tumor or not

Can you please explain your question with a little more detail? Thank you.  (+ info)

Anyone had giant cell arteritis ?

It isn't arthritis, it's arteritis, it's different and can lead quickly to permanent blindness.

I had to have surgery on my optic artery about a year ago, now it looks like the same symptoms are back again on top of this polymyalgia.

I'm wanting to know if any of you have had it, and what happened?
Nate, a good percentage of people who have polymyalgia get this GCA too. That's why they did the artery biopsy last time I was getting symptoms.
I've got a top notch specialist, and we're watching it , I wanted to know if anyone else has had it.

Huh?......I've never even heard of that, dang it sounds serious, you better stay on top of it...........ok, this is an ad edit: I just went and found two sites with the word "arteritis",....the swelling of the interior of the blood viens in the neck, shoulder and head but easpecially in the head and more exactly the "temples" and nerve connections "IE you optic nerve" possibly inherited genetically or the result of viral or environmental conditions. Sounds almost exactly like what I am experiencing, in fact I'm going to ask my doctor about it on the 23d. some of the supposed symptoms include headaches that occur when you are young as migraines?.....this is me!.....lack of sight?.....this is me?........dang Lizzie you really need to stay on guard, we dont need you going blind.

Nathan  (+ info)

Hey all. Ive had 3 Giant cell tumors in my R leg and havent walked more then half mile for 2 years,?

so i've just got back from LA and was walking 5-6 miles a day!! in the end my legs were sooo painful i cud only get round with a stick in the end!! has this happend to any1 else? i'm bit concerned coz they still ache and my good leg was the worst off. Had a good time in LA thou!
thanku x
2b honest i already know that stuff was just wondering if i over-used my leg to soon. thanku anyway :)

Giant cell tumors are notorious for their tendency to recur. Rarely, a giant cell tumor may metastasize to the lung, even though it remains histologically benign.  (+ info)

How do I get rid of a granuloma on a nose piercing?

I got my nose pierced and a granuloma formed, and I have no idea how to get rid of it.

You might have a condition called a "keloid". It is an exaggerated scar from skin piercing, seen often in patients of african descent, but can occur in any race. I suggest you refrain from body piercings and tattoos, and go to a dermatologist... Good luck!

doc p  (+ info)

What is my chance with calcified granuloma?

The heart doctor found calcified granuloma in my left lung at the base of it and in the lingula. What is it and is it harmful to me? I don't know what it is or where I got it.
Will it cause me to have trouble breathing and so forth?

From all the reading and case histories I can find most of them are harmless. Make sure you continue to question your doctors in addition to any information found here.

"A granuloma is a medical condition characterized by a noncancerous inflammation in the tissue. Typically, a granuloma encompasses only a small part of the tissue. For the most part, a person with a granuloma does not experience any signs or symptoms. In fact, most granulomas are found through an x-ray that is performed for unrelated reasons. When found during an x-ray examination, the granuloma is often mistaken for cancer.

The majority of granulomas are the result of an injury to the tissue, particularly as the result of infection. In some cases, a granuloma may occur in the lungs as well. In fact, the most common cause of granuloma is a fungal infection in the lungs, which is called histoplasmosis. Other conditions associated with a granuloma formation include berylliosis, syphilis, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease, tuberculosis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and Wegener’s granulomatosis.

The granuloma that forms as the result of these conditions is generally a calcified granuloma. This type of granuloma contains deposits of calcium and usually takes time to develop. Therefore, most granulomas have been present in the body for a very long time before they are identified."  (+ info)

What causes an Anal Fissure and Anal Granuloma and What is the best treatment?

What could cause an Anal Fissure and Granuloma being present at the same time, and what is the best treatment?

go here for that: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/Anal-Fissure-Topic-Overview  (+ info)

Is it possible to have Granuloma Annulare in the pubic region?

Is it possible to have Granuloma Annulare bumps appear in the pubic region in a person with a history of the condition?

Although the disorder prefers the skin over a joint area, yes, it can (and does) occur anywhere.  (+ info)

what can I do to help get rid of a granuloma on my nose peircing?

I got my nose peirced and I got a bump. I do know for a fact it is not a keliod. it is called........ granuloma( not sure if i spelled it right) did anyone get the same thing and did you do anything special to get rid of it??? some days it is small and others it gets huge!!!! I hate it but I was told eventually it goes away and it s very common. can anyone give me any tips on how to get rid of it?

sea salt soaks (1/4 tsp to one cup water)
hydrocortison cream
warm presses (take a clean cloth soak on in warm, near hot, water and press onto your nose)
hot green tea bags  (+ info)

How common is Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis in patients who have never worn contacts?

I was diagnosed with Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis a week and a half ago. Symptoms began a couple weeks before that. I have never ever worn contact lenses. I'm just wondering how common this is among non-contact-wearers?

A similar condition can be seen in severe atopic conjunctivitis.
GPC is a reaction to protein deposits on foreign objects on the eye. Besides soft lenses, rigid lenses and hard lenses one can see it from prosthetic eyes ("glass eyes"-really plastic) and foreign bodies such as sutures following eye surgery.
Another possibility is you were misdiagnosed when in fact you might have an infectious conjunctivitis with a lot of lid conjunctival reaction.  (+ info)

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