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On Saturday night I went to the ER and they found a "1.6cm

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On Saturday night I went to the ER and they found a "1.6cm nonspecific lytic lesion in the right frontal calvarium with thinning of the inner table of the calvarium" (from the report). Ever since then things have gotten worse for me. I have a constant headache with pain shooting down my neck, fever, feeling constantly weak, nauseated. I've gone to 4 ERs but they keep saying my blood work is normal. I don't know what to do I'm worried this is something serious.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Oncology
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
The nearest level 1 hospital to me is 1.5 hours away
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you. I also haven't been able to keep hardly any food down.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

it sounds like you are worried about having a cancer

do you have bad anxiety symptoms?

most non specific lytic lesions in the calvarium are due to benign bone cysts

and are not due to cancer.

you don't have a primary care doctor?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I do not have anxiety symptoms. I do but they are not seeming to address all the symptoms I'm having.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

seeing a primary care doctor would be better than just going to the ER over and over again.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I've had all these symptoms for about 2 weeks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

"constant headache with pain shooting down my neck, fever, feeling constantly weak, nauseated."

these are pretty non specific symptoms and could be due to viral infection, viral gastritis, severe anxiety symptoms, excessive stomach acid.

how high have your fevers been?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
They have ranged from 99-102. I just took it 45 minutes ago and it was 101.6.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

this can be due to viral or bacterial infection.

have you tried to take some tylenol to bring down your fever?

have you tried zantac or prilosec or maalox to help decrease stomach acid?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
They've tested for a ton of bacterial infections and haven't found anything. I did try Prilosec but it didn't do anything.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

prilosec can take a few days to weeks to decrease stomach acid.

medications like zantac or maalox or pepto bistmal can work faster to help settle your stomach

ginger tea and flat ginger ale could help nausea

they should have given you a prescription for zofran or compazine to help your nausea symptoms.

then most likely viral infection then

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
They are doing a bone scan tomorrow? Is this a standard procedure?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

this is to check on that lytic lesion

to see if you have other lytic lesions in your body

you may benefit from a brain CT scan as well.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
That is how they found the lesion
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I don't know if it helps but that's exactly what the radiologist put
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

that is why they are doing a bone scan

to look for other spots of lytic bone lesions in the rest of your body

most likely they will not find any

most likely it is a benign hemangioma that caused the lytic lesion in your skull bone.

let me know if you have other questions.
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