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  1. Body temperature normals Body temperature normals
    Normal body temperature varies by person, age, activity, and time of day. The average normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). A temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit usually means you have an infection or illness. Body temperature normally changes throughout the day. See also: Fever ...
  2. Bone fracture repair Bone fracture repair
    Bone fracture repair is surgery to fix a broken bone using plates, nails, screws, or pins. Bone grafts may be used to allow for proper healing or to assist in the healing process. Description While you are pain-free under general or local anesthesia, a surgical cut is made over the fractured bone. ...
  3. Bone graft Bone graft
    A bone graft is surgery to place new bone or bone substitutes into spaces around a broken bone or bone defects. Description A bone graft can be taken from the patient's own healthy bone (this is called an autograft) or from frozen, donated bone (allograft). In some cases, a man-made (synthetic) bon...
  4. Bone lesion biopsy Bone lesion biopsy
    A bone lesion biopsy is the removal of a piece of bone or bone marrow for examination. How the Test is Performed The health care provider applies a numbing medicine (local anesthetic) to the area, and makes a small (about 1/8 inch) cut in the skin. A special drill needle is usually used. The biopsy...
  5. Bone marrow aspiration Bone marrow aspiration
    Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. It is found in the hollow part of most bones. Bone marrow aspiration is the removal of a small amount of this tissue in liquid form for examination. See also: Bone marrow biopsy Bone marrow culture How the Test is Perfor...
  6. Bone marrow biopsy Bone marrow biopsy
    A bone marrow biopsy is the removal of soft tissue, called marrow, from inside bone. Bone marrow is found in the hollow part of most bones. It helps form blood cells. How the Test is Performed A bone marrow biopsy may be done in the health care provider's office or in a hospital. The sample is usua...
  7. Bone marrow culture Bone marrow culture
    Bone marrow culture is an examination of the soft, fatty tissue found inside certain bones. This tissue, called bone marrow, produces blood cells. The test is done to find out if there is an infection inside the bone marrow. How the Test is Performed The doctor removes a sample of your bone marrow ...
  8. Bone marrow transplant Bone marrow transplant
    A bone marrow transplant delivers healthy bone marrow stem cells into the patient. It replaces bone marrow that is either not working properly or has been destroyed (ablated) by chemotherapy or radiation. Description Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. Stem cells are immature c...
  9. Bone marrow transplant - discharge Bone marrow transplant - discharge
    You have had a bone marrow transplant. It will take 6 months or more for your bone marrow to recover fully. During this time, your risk for infections, bleeding, and skin problems is higher. Your body is still weak. It may take up to a year to feel like you did before your bone marrow transplant. It...
  10. Bone mineral density test Bone mineral density test
    A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are present in a section of your bone. Your health care provider uses this test, along with other risk factors, to predict your risk of bone fractures in the future. Bone fracture risk is highest in people with o...
  11. Bone pain or tenderness Bone pain or tenderness
    Bone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones. Considerations Bone pain is seen less commonly than joint pain and muscle pain. The source of bone pain may be obvious, as in a fracture following an accident. Or it may be more subtle, such as cancer that spreads (metastas...
  12. Bone scan Bone scan
    A bone scan is an imaging test that shows areas of increased or decreased bone turnover (metabolism). How the Test is Performed A bone scan involves injecting a radioactive material (radiotracer) into a vein. The substance travels through the bloodstream to the bones and organs. As it wears away, i...
  13. Bone tumors Bone tumors
    A bone tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the bone that may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Causes The cause of bone tumors is unknown. They often arise in areas of rapid growth. Possible causes include: Inherited genetic mutations Radiation Trauma But in most cases no...
  14. Bone x-ray Bone x-ray
    A bone x-ray may detect fractures, tumors, or degenerative conditions of the bone. How the Test is Performed The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technician. You will position the bone to be x-rayed on the table, pictures are t...
  15. Borderline personality disorder Borderline personality disorder
    Borderline personality disorder is a condition in which a person makes impulsive actions, and has an unstable mood and chaotic relationships. Causes Personality disorders are long-term (chronic) patterns of behavior that negatively affect relationships and work. The cause of borderline personality ...