A 42-year-old member asked:
what does this mean: "dominant concentric soft plaque in proximal rca causing moderate to marked stenosis"?
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Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
What does this term : It is simply a description of what the person reading the scan thought the area of the diseased vessel looked like. The amount of blockage is usually the most useful feature of the report with the description being of secondary importance.
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What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Forceful vomiting: Pyloric stenosis is a thickening of the muscle of the intestinal wall just past the stomach. Infants are not born with it, but it develops in the few weeks following birth. The thickening slowly narrows the intestines so that the spitting up gets worse and becomes more forceful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
I've started to use a gentle toothbrush, but will it still help remove plaque?
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Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Many dentists recommend the use of children's toothbrushes because they are smaller and can reach teeth better and softer so they don't cut the gums. There are also good adult toothbrushes which provide more gentle cleaning. The important things for people are using the appropriate toothpaste and the correct technique to brush. A qualified dental hygienist can help guide adults to effective ones.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Where does spinal stenosis occur?
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Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Anywhere in the spin: Spinal stenosis is most common in the low back and neck, since these are the most mobile areas of the spine. However it does occur in the thoracic (mid back) region as well, though less frequently.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Does lsi treat spinal stenosis?
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Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Not really: I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis). These can help temporarily treat some of the pain associated with spinal stenosis but are not a definitive treatment. Check out http://www.Mildprocedure.Com for some information on a new minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
What can be done for spinal stenosis?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple options: First, it can be diagnosed in up to 20% of people over 60. Sometimes this is picked up on a study because it is common & may not be the source of your symptoms. If it is your correct diagnosis, exercise sometimes initiated with physical therapy, over the counter medication or perscription ones &/or injections like epidural steroids may help. Most don't get worse, only about 15% do. Surgery last.
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