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How Severe Does An Injury Have To Be To Have Endorphins Released
Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments as close together as possible, along with as normal alignment as can be obtained. If healed already, then revisiting the fracture is done only if it is causing some other problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I ever got into an accident which would lead to an amputation, will I be able to take that limb home?
Good question. ..: ..it would have 2 B sent 2 pathology first, after that I would assume U would have 2 have it released 2 a funeral parlor. Then state law may require it 2 B buried or cremated. I kno in the State of Wisconsin, only physicians R allowed to posses human body parts, even a skeleton if is human. I suppose a lawyer could help U better then an MD. ...Read more
When you have an andrenaline rush, due to stress or anxiety, how long does it typically take to be metabolised from you body?
I need to know what's an injury that makes a person not be able to walk but can be recovered from?
Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?
Urgent: Meningitis is a serious infection that requires immediate attention, if anyone is suspected of having that , they have to be seen immediately for a thorough evaluation, certainly headache, fever, neck rigidity, vomiting are some of the symptoms... As mentioned above, this is an infection that requires immediate attention hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can spine get separated from a persons head due to accident,if so what might be symptoms& how long would it take for symptoms to show up.
Can you please tell me how a doctor can tell from an xray if a solid lumbar fusion has occured? Does this need to happen before returning to work?
Yes and no: Bony fusion is seen by bone growth and fusion of the bones which can be seen on x-ray. This can be difficult if there is metal hardware present. CT scanning is better than plain x-ray. Again, hardware may get in the way. I am not a surgeon but in my experience, you don't need to see bony fusion in order to return to work. However, you need to consult with your surgeon. ...Read more
Over 100.4: Fever is considered to be a temperature over 100.4 degrees f, taken either in the mouth, ear, underarm or rectal. Temporal temperatures are generally a little more unreliable unless you have a very good scanner like hospitals and clinics use and you have the right technique to check a temporal temperature. ...Read more
Can emotional stress have an increasing effect on you esr, or does it have to be inflammation from another source?
See below: Esr or sed rate is an acute phase reactant test c/w inflammation, but is clearly nonspecific. Emotions can be secondary to the underlying disorder causing ESR elevation, but stress does not affect the lab result. If your neck nodes are enlarged, the sed rate would likely rise due to the underlying cause. ...Read more
Very ill: If a person cannot keep himself/herself safe as an outpatient due to suicidal thoughts and intents, there would be constant suicide risk. For such a person, dialectical behavior therapy may help -- but it would have to be started in a hospital. Suicide is viewed as part of being mentally ill, so it's assumed that treatment is needed. Depending on the person, it may still not be successful. ...Read more
I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct.If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?
Common: Could be emotional. Could be physical. If you are a heavy smoker, that could be the problem. If you are a drinker or drug user, that could be the problem. Sometimes it can be due to other problems such as diabetes. Try taking an Aspirin everyday for a couple of weeks and if this doesn't work, you should see a physician and maybe try viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad enough . . . .: If you have a diagnosis that clearly explains the source of your pain, then the decision for surgery depends on how bad the pain is versus how risky the surgery might be. The most important part is to be as sure as possible you have the right diagnosis and that the surgery is as safe as possible. When the disability is bad enough to significantly affect your life, you're ready. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery ?
See Doctor: Since our hands are such necessary functional units of our body, you never want to lose even 5% function. A hand injury necessitates careful medical evaluation and close follow up. See your doctor. ...Read more
Does a headache or symptoms have to be present to know if brain cells have been killed or damaged?
Complex question: Obviously if a patient is having neurological deficits, new onset seizures then there may be changes in the brain matter including necrosis of brain tissue. There may be findings on imaging such as MRI but there may not be, although if the neurological deficits are significant then there would be findings on imaging most likely. ...Read more
Physical exam, CT/MR: There is no clear cut way to say there has been no brain damage after an injury. Serial physical exams are key. Imaging with CT in the acute setting is used to look for acute blood or stroke findings. MRI provides more detail brain imaging and can detect very small foci of bleeding or nerve injury changes. ...Read more
No specific number: "high" blood pressure can cause a stroke, but it is very variable to the individual. Certainly the risk is higher as the BP increases. There are also patients who develop a stroke from an acute drop in bp, where there can be a watershed infarct, as a counter-example to a hypertensive stroke. ...Read more
Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?
Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc. ...Read more
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