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What are the long term effects of having spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most people with spondylolisthesis lead normal lives. A minority may consider surgery.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Gradual worsening: Gradual worsening with foot drops if you have significant neurologic symptoms peotecting the nervesc with reconstruction has a better long term out co ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: It is not unuasal to have that pain in the back with your diagosis? Pain in the legs indicate some nerve root involment. Do you have MRI done on you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tmj/teeth issues: Bruxism or teeth grinding can cause multiple complications including but not limited to TMJ issues, excesssive wear of teeth and facial pain. Often t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the bone and how much weight it has to bear. Those in bone that carry much load may break all the way through and deform, with increased ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Little lung damage: Pectus looks like it should cause a lot of problems for the lungs, but there is a much greater cosmetic problem than lung problem. Lung function tests ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Taking care of it: The long term effects are just related to caring for it making sure it remains clean, open and free from infection. There is always a risk of bleeding ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Chronic pains and discomfort affecting quality of life.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Herniation of what?: Side effects of long term herniation of what?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
It depends: The long term effects of having melanoma depend on how deep the cancer is at diagnosis and whether it has spread beyond the skin. For very thin (in si ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Brain deterioration: Depression, senility , other neurological issues.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia over time: Does not produce major other issues, but fatigue and shortness of breath are at least lifestyle if not quality of life limiting.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pleatman
39 years experience Bariatrics
Control reflux!: A properly performed nissen fundoplication will stop your gastroesophageal reflux, getting rid of your heartburn. Some patients have difficulty belch ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depression: If you belief in yourself then the outcomes in your life are better. Get counseling, get treatment, allow time. Time us the most important aspect.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Many problems: Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastropar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
OAB medications: The most common side-effects which are often around long term, but go away once the medication is discontinued, are dry mouth and constipation.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Dose dependent: Excedrin is a combination of Acetaminophen (tylenol) Aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen is recommended to mot exceed 300mg/day. Aspirin can cause ulc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probablly not much: A mild leukocytosis in pregnancy is common and of now concern.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Dourron
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on response: Patients whose epilepsy is well controlled have a normal lifespan. Their long-term survival rates are lower than average if medications or surgery fai ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Many: I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of brea ... Read More
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