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is there a way for blood to get to the hand if the radial artery has been injured

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Symptoms: Symptoms of arterial occlusion can include discoloration of skin and pain of the affected limb. Some patients may also experience tingling
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Radial artery occlus: A simple in home way of checking your circulation and getting first impression of its status would be to check your radial artery pulse just distal to ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle breakdown: Creatine PhosphoKinase (CPK or CK) is usually a marker of muscle tissue injury or death. Can come after injury or heavy lifting (lots of it) or intens ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
What symptoms: you have , the condition you are describing , when radial artery gets occluded ( chronic process ) , collaterals will develops , ulnar artery compen ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Consultation: Nerve damage is first assessed by a careful medical examination.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
I am not: An expert on this phenomenon but i believe it is transient. If you find anything that helps you - thats fine. Some people try warming their hands. S ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unfortunately, there is no "time line" for gonorrhea infection as it depends on your body's immune system and resistance to infection. There is a way ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrey Manov
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Venous pulsations: You can feel the arterial pulsations in veins. The small saphenous is used for bypass surgery because there is only the sural nerve in close proxim ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
Blood supply: Is closer to the opposite. Majority comes from the vessels you had removed with the nerve during your root canal therapy. There is still some supply o ... Read More
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A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Macular degeneration has a number of risk factors associated with it, but most of these are also common in older people.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Rest& time to heal: If it appears to to strain of biceps Small area of bleeding with rest will get absorbed in couple of wks do not ned to be drained , if it is spontane ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Loss of function: If your doctors are concerned enough to put you on life long antibiotics because of splenic dysfunction, then something relatively catastrophic happen ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bright vs dark: Arterial blood is bright red due to oxygen. Venous blood is dull dark red due to lack of oxygen. Could do an internet search for images showing the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
To differentiate: Between a fracture of the hand vs another injury, you need an x-ray, physical examination and medical history.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Usually: Xrays are the definitive method for diagnosing a fracture, but a deformity of the arm can also suggest the diagnosis.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Depends on pacemaker: Some pacemakers are deemed MRI compatable while others are not. With regards to leads...Since MRI induces strong magnetic fields it was thought this ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
MRI can tell: as long as the correct "sequences" were performed. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the soft tissues, and it is very sensitive. Y ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Naturally: Angiography is not risk-free and should only be performed by qualified, well-trained providers and for very specific indications. If you're nervous o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It could.: The first manifestation of a complete RCA blockage could be either a fatal arrhythmia (sudden death) or ischemia, manifested as chest pain or a heart ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Probably not: The doctor performing the procedure should not have made the wrapping so tight as to cause impairment of circulation.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Dunner
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve damage: nerve damage may be be permanent which means no improvement of your symptoms especially after 6 months expect little improvement.
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