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what does it mean if the doctor says i have a fusion on my spoine

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
Surgery not a fix: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a convenient term. Unfortunately, return of pain or new pain after spine surgery is common. As an anesthesiolog ... Read More

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Fusion is an option: Fusion is always an option. It is a matter of what you are willing to give for this. If you have fusion, you lose motion. The longer the fusion which ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Likely: It is likely due to surgery - but you need to talk to your doctor on why he suspects a tumor? There might be other pieces of information and circumst ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
Dr. Mary Ness answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Doesn't make sense: That really doesn't make sense to me....unless she meant the rib was dislocated, and that would be unusual. Better ask her for clarification!
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Second opinion: At this point i would get a second surgical opinion.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacteria: It means that the vaginal environment has change and become alkaline thus promoting growth of gardernella vaginalis bv.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Efficiency: Like any man-made machine, the heart is an efficiency rating. The normal is roughly anywhere between 55-65%. This is referred to as the systolic eje ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Luginbuhl
11 years experience Urgent Care
OA: It is impossible to say definitively without context, but "oa" may refer to osteoarthritis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sluggish intestines: Intestinal motility paralysis, or ileus, is seen after abdominal surgery, or it can be associated with many medical conditions. It resolves as the con ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inner ear: This is either from fluid (bulging) or negative pressure (caving in) in the inner (middle ) ear. Recurrent middle ear infections can also scar up the ... Read More
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