Thanks for your question
Why that bone scan was done?
I am sorry you were unable to enter the chat, please reply to the info, i want to know that why it was ordered and what were your symptoms?
Thanks for your input.
The most common causes of these bright spots are the following.
1. Infection of the bone called osteomyelitis.
2. Primary bone tumors
3. Metastasis from some other site.
If you are sure about the last two , as you said, then we are left with the infection only. Your doctor is very right yes this called be a bone infection or inflammation. Bone scans are sensitive tests for abnormal metabolism but are not as good at identifying the cause of the abnormality.
Bone scan results are interpreted along with symptoms, X-ray results and medical history. In addition, other tests such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imagining (MRI), blood tests or a biopsy may be needed to help establish a diagnosis.
You should see an orthopedic doctor and get further tests done to reach the cause of these spots with subsequent treatment. If you are not taking any pain killer , you can take OTC Tab Naproxen twice daily.
I hope this helps you.
If you have anything in your mind, please ask,
infections cause fever and things like that. Is that true?
Usually but its not necessary to have fever with such infections.
can white spots mean arthritis?
Yes it can
why wouldn't he be worried about the white spots? Will the radiologist's report suggest further testing if he thinks it is not degenerative bones?
As i said its not only the investigation result which matter, the associated history and clinical examination matters too, so as he was aware of all that, he must not be suspecting anything, yes radiologist report usually suggest further testings which are required to confirm the diagnosis, moreover many a times, the report contains different possible diseases.
Yes there is strong possibility because photocopy if bad can make the view obscure and results can be misleading. If there is anything serious they will give you feedback but hope for the best.
I wish that everything goes fine with you.