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difference between size and size on disk

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
A LIITLE: Size is usaully simalr of both novaries. Size can be alitte different occasionaly one can be small and atrophic
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
One is torn : The disc has a fibrous band around it called the anulus fibrosis. With a herniated disc the band is broken and with a buldging disc the band is inta ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Size: Bulging discs are normal findings on imaging studies while disc herniations are discs that have moved out of there normal position.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About double: At 14 weeks a fetus is about 3.5" from head to butt, and around 5.5" at 18 weeks, almost twice as long. We don't measure head to toe since they are ra ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Very different: The disc refers to a soft substance in between the vertebrates of your back. The broken back would be referring to the actual bone being broken.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Amt vs frequency: Portion size is controlling how much food you eat in one sitting. The recommended is a fist-size amout of food. Number of servings is how many times y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on interprt: The 18 wk fetus is 25% longer but 3x heavier(~3- ~10oz).
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Disc herniation: When a disc ruptures and the material in the center of the disc protrudes through the defect of the disc we call that herniation. That material is lik ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Same: They both refer to the same thing. Sometimes people refer to a disc bulge as a small herniation.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not too much: They both indicate a disc which may be causing pressure on adjacent nerve structures generally speaking the herniated is worse than the protruding.

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