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Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Rarely!!!!: But possible trauma , especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Could there be a disease caused by mris?

Could there be a disease caused by mris?

No: There is no disease than can be caused to a patient undergoing a regular MRI without contrast. There is a very rare disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis that can occur in patients with severe kidney disease who get the MRI contrast. However, this complication occurs whether or not the patient undergoes the MRI itself. ...Read more

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Could pain in shoulder be caused by stress?

Could pain in shoulder be caused by stress?

Yes: Stress could cause muscular pain between the shoulder and neck area. Stress can also worsen existing arthritis pains. However, stress cannot new bone and joint problems (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, etc.) nor cause rotator cuff problems. ...Read more

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Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Stroke from Lac: A laceration can cause a stroke if it significantly reduces the flow of blood to the brain. This can be direct (injuring the artery going to the brain, or knocking off a plaque inside the artery) or indirect (causing massive blood loss and severely low blood pressure). Low blood pressure by itself can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Cervical osteoarthritis is caused by aging or can it be caused by other things?

Yes & yes, but . . .: Yes, arthritis of neck can be due to wear & tear brought about by aging. And it can also be brought about by injuries sustained during aging process. But 28yo seems like a pretty young age to be worried about aging and concomitant issues, unless you're a retired football player or someone else who's sustained repetitive trauma to neck. ...Read more

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Could a labral tear be caused by voluntary subluxation in childhood? Or what can cause them?

Could a labral tear be caused by voluntary subluxation in childhood?  Or what can cause them?

Trauma: Generally most labral tears are caused by trauma( falls, overhead throwing shoulder dislocations etc.). Voluntary dislocators are a small subset of shoulder instability pts.That usually have as their primary problem capsular laxity( looseness)and other issues. The mainstay of tx. For these patients is pt.Surgery for voluntary dislocators is contraindicated.... ...Read more

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Could an aneurysm be caused by an injury?

Could an aneurysm be caused by an injury?

Yes: Trauma to an area containing blood vessels can cause damage to the wall of the vessel, causing it to expand over time. ...Read more

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Could it be herpes or stress related?

Could it be herpes or stress related?

Could what be : herpes or stress related? Are you referring to your rash and unprotected sex? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

No: Avascular necrosis can be associated with trauma, if the blood supply to the bone is interrupted by injury. Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Certain diseases such as sickle cell anemia or alcoholism have higher rates of avascular necrosis. It is not associated with strain or sprain type injuries. Steroid use is also a cause of avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

Could dystonia be caused by a flu shot?

Likely not: There are dedicated anti-vaccinationist and conspiracy theorists going crazy in our "immediate information" society fueled by youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. That want to disuade people from using vaccines for anything. It is hype, paranoia, and always agenda driven mostly by people who have no medical training whatsoever. The "1 in a million" case is always possible but not probable! use sense. ...Read more

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Can motor nuropathy be caused by a virus?

Can motor nuropathy be caused by a virus?

Yes but maybe no: Several viruses are associated with motor loss but not always a direct effect. Herpes zoster occasionally causes motor loss but only to a few dermatomes guillian barre is often preceded by a virus infection but is itself auto immune. Poliomyelitis and west nile virus affect brain and spinal cord a recent study felt that motor neuropathy was not caused by viral infection. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Yes: It has to do with catecholamines - stress hormones. I had an elderly lady patient who had a heart attack upon being told that her cat had died. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy be caused by stress?

No: Although stress can cause the immune system to not work as well and this might lead to an increased incidence of viral illnesses, stress by itself does not cause bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Yes: Severe, blunt force trauma, most often from a motor vehicle collision, can cause a traumatic disruption of the aorta that usually looks like a contained rupture or pseudoaneurysm of the aorta. This can only be diagnosed with imaging studies after consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can migraines be caused by an undiagnosed neck problem?

Can migraines be caused by an undiagnosed neck problem?

Yes: You may have compression of the greater occipital nerve which emerges in the back of the neck. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more