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does pilonidal cyst affect brain or spinal cord

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Acute Anxiety: I understand your distress. Let Wise man within you guide you that Pilonidal cyst was 5 years ago; how much time and energy is spent in thinking a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
That's not good.: Seriously, if the pain is acutely severe, or of sufficient intensity as to be debilitiating, please seek help now.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
You will have: Already seen the doctor by the time you read this, so good luck. Otherwise, i don't know what you're asking and there's nothing we can do for you over ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Call your surgeon: How many days post O P , you surgeon will Rx you a laxative, if needed after examination.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Spinal cord injury affects portions of the body b elow the site of the injury. The brain is not affected, but these injuries are frequently very dis ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not lumbar: The meds you take for it may.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal : As best I can understand your question, the MRI results are essentially normal. A hemangioma seen in a MRI is usually considered an incidental findin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal gray matter: Yes, it does.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: An osteophyte touching the spine shouldn't cause pain. What we worry about is when an osteophyte or protruding disk actually compresses the spinal co ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Fortunately, not all spinal cord injuries cause paralysis. Milder versions of the injury may simply contuse the cord and may result in little to no n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on damage: The spinal cord serves as a conduit for information to/from the brain.If cord injury is minor(brief compression/shock) the information transfer may s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Is the tumor in the spinal cord or in the tissue around the spinal cord? Depending on the location and type of tumor surgery may be needed. See this s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hard to say...: Hi. My sympathy for you or whoever has the injury..any spinal injury can cause major changes, and regulation of circulation is one of them. Saying th ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Sarcoid is a mimic: It would have to be in the correct location, but neurosarcoid could have a similar appearance (soft tissue that enhances). Internal auditory canal ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on tumor: If benign usually not, if malignant and aggressive it might.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually slow, but...: Ependymomas, astrocytomas, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors all tend to grow relatively slowly, but the impact of a tumor here is great and if detec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Difficult to answer,: because it depends on the type of tumor, along with the size/location of the tumor or cyst.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. K.C. Brewington
25 years experience Neurosurgery
Sometimes: Aarachnoid cysts can show enlargement with age. Chiari malformations can worsen via increased cord compression or by hydrocephalus/syringomyelia.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
In the ganglia: Which is a bundle of nerve tissue that contains the body of nerve cells. It acts as a relay station between central and peripheral nervous system. Tha ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Dura mater: The dura mater is a thick membrane that covers the brain and the spinal cord, it is a protective membrane and holds the brain and spinal cord in place ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need a spinal tap: For evaluating spinal fluid a spinal tap is necessary. This is the only way to evaluate the fluid for any problems. An MRI would only be able to eval ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
MS lesions...: ...Can be anywhere in the nervous system, and do not have to show up as changes in the cerebrospinal fluid. The clinical course (stepwise deterioratio ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
HARD TO PREDICT: If your syrinx is creating a compressive effect within spinal cord, risk of future deterioration is very real indeed, and would try to get this under ... Read More

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