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Is it possible for a rib injury to cause pericarditis?

Is it possible for a rib injury to cause pericarditis?

Yes but rarely: Blunt trauma to the chest, with or without rib injuries, is a recognized but rare cause of pericarditis. ...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


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Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Absolutely: There are several muscles that cross the knee joint to allow motion and several that attach on the bones around the knee. Inflammation or straining any of them can cause knee pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

Hemopericardium?: In an open "surgical " repair central lines may be placed and the wires used to put them in may cause trouble like that. In many many repairs I have never heard of such an occurrence though. ...Read more

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Is it possible for abdominoplasty to cause trauma?

Is it possible for abdominoplasty to cause trauma?

Not Sure...: All surgical procedures by their nature cause "trauma" and may be associated with complications. Very important to select your plastic surgeon carefully. Learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure prior to proceeding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a dislocated knee to cause nerve damage?

Is it possible for a dislocated knee to cause nerve damage?

Yes it could: Let be sure we are talking about the same thing dislocated knee not dilocated knee cap(patella). ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop arthritis from a knee contusion?

Is it possible to develop arthritis from a knee contusion?

Yes: But it isn't very common. Most contusions heal without too much difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Is  it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Unrelated: Heart problems usually do not lead to GERD. The two are separate entities. The only thing they share is the fact that their clinical symptoms (discomfort, pain) may be similar and hard to tell apart without additional testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction. A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling. Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a winged scapula lead to scoliosis?

Is it possible for a winged scapula lead to scoliosis?

Not likely: A true winged scapula is felt to be related to wekness in the muscles that anchor the shoulder blade to the trunk, often caused by chronic nerve compression. That being said, patients with scoliosis usually have a rotation in their trunk which can make their scapula appear "winged". Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a ruptured/enlarged spleen from stress?

Is it possible to have a ruptured/enlarged spleen from stress?

I have never : Heard of splenic enlargement or rupture due to emotional stress. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Yes: Often in trauma, the x-ray visible injuries receive the most attention. Muscle tears may heal in a shortened length so that joint movement becomes limited over time. Tendon and ligament injuries become apparent when return to forceful or work activity brings out myofascial pain or instability complaints. A soft tissue examination will be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Not directly: Numbness itself won't cause am abnormal eeg. However the damaged area of the brain will. Remember that having a brain injury doesm't mean you don't have other causes of numbness like a nerve compression. Then your eeg would only show changes related to the brain injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a nerve in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

Is it possible to have a nerve in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

Yes: The vagus nerve is a large nerve on both sides of your body. It begins in the brainstem and travels through your neck into your chest and then into the abdominal region. It provides the nerve supply to both your heart and your GI system through its multiple branches. If it is stimulated in your GI system it is possible to cause various changes in heart rate. Can even cause people to pass out. ...Read more

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Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

No: Depends on the degree of trauma but most knee contusions, which are typically bruises of the knee cap do not cause long term arthritic problems. In medicine can never say 100% but not common. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a rectal hernia to occur? How would it be diagnosed?

Is it possible for a rectal hernia to occur? How would it be diagnosed?

Yes: It isn't called a rectal hernia. It is called a rectal prolapse. It usually only occurs in very old people, due to straining and weak pelvic muscles. If you see swollen areas around your anus, they are most likely hemorrhoids. See a doctor to get examined, and get treatment if needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for cystic fibrosis to cause body pain?

Is it possible for cystic fibrosis to cause body pain?

Short answer is yes.: Episodes of joint pain are well recognised in cystic fibrosis (CF), usually starting after ten years of age, and occurring in about five to ten percent of patients (Lawrence et al, 1993). Continue with this link: http://www.cfmedicine.com/htmldocs/CFText/arthritis.htm ...Read more

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Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Yes: If you get a blood clot in the arm that causes swelling in the whole arm, this can cause stiffness in the fingers. I have never seen a blood clot in the finger. ...Read more

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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition where the pericardium (two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surround ...Read more