Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:02 AM
My question has to do with other bone structures. When I began developing SD symptoms, one of the strangest was the jaw bone on my left side, where it ends, started to feel lumpy. It didn't feel soft, it was hard bone. After 10 years withSD it's not noticeable any more. Now, I have noticed my skull feels like it has 2 ridges and a slight dent. Thank goodness for hair cover because it's not noticeable. When I comb my hair or shower I can feel the ridges. Has anyone experienced this?
Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:56 AM
well I have absolutely no medical training at all, and I certainly am not an expert on this area, but when I talked with my rheumatologist, he said that scleroderma does not affect the bone itself. That's all I've ever heard about this topic.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:55 AM
I totally missed your posting. We have a pretty large section on skeletal involvement in scleroderma that you might want to look at. The ones I remember are bone reabsorption, some dental involvement, and osteoporosis. In fact there have been some recent findings about scleroderma and osteoporosis. You'll find them on the osteoporosis page.
I'm not sure how common any of these are and like Emmi, my rheumatologist has never brought it up so I've never really thought about it.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:11 PM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:03 PM
Janey, I appreciate you listing those bone related subjects. I will have to pull those links and do some reading!
Georgette, Thanks for reassuring me that I'm not losing my mind! My ridges are not deep but I do know they weren't there before. Thankfully they don't bother me, they just feel weird! Your right, scleroderma sure isn't picky about what part of the body it wants to invade.