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A 21-year-old female asked:
my partner went in to hospital with sudden severe headaches, 2 failed lumbar punctures, 1 sucessfull, showed blood in spinal fluid which lead to ct and mri scan, both clear, after lumbar puncture, can't urinate! pressure tested on bladder and detusor musc
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lesion: Your neurologist is best one to explain results.
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely butpossible: Although the risks of a lumbar puncture are very small they exist nevertheless. This includes possible permanent nerve injury including the rare potential for paralysis particularly in individuals with undetected coagulopathy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Dilation of vessels: Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure. This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Could low blood potassium cause shortness breath?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 25-year-old member asked:
After having low back surgery, is it normal to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: I assume you are talking of disc surgery, which the nerve involved.
We have to consider two things.
How chronic the painwas?
How much the nerve injury is?
It may take days?
It may have residual pain for long time?
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
My mom is complaining of lower back pain. She has had cancer in lung and brain both removed. Should I worry?
3 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See her doctor: With a history of cancer more spefic tests may be indicated such as x-rays or mri.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
I had back surgery 2 years ago and have pain in right leg only. Could this be sciatic nerve damage?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Could be..: If you have had previous surgery, follow up imaging and neurosurgical consultation are important steps to pursuing an accurate diagnosis.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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