A 51-year-old male asked:
is there any new type braces for treatement adult idiopathic scoliosis (lumbar 20dgr with c type hyperkyphosis)that teenager accept it more easily?
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Occupational Medicine 36 years experience
Brace: New braces exist. But patients have to be followed closely . See an orthopaedic surgeon who works closely with an orthotist.
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not so much: There are different braces available to potentially address what sounds like primarily a problem with hyperkyphosis. But, to adequately control or correct the deformity, they have to extend above and below the curve and have to be rigid and strong enough to resist the deforming force of the curve. So, unfortunately, as you no doubt realize, they can be quite uncomfortable and poorly tolerated.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I've had pain and problems with my low back for many years. What can I expect from myspine surgery?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends....: There are many types of back surgery for many different back conditions so answering specifically will be difficult; however, generally you can expect to be up and walking within 1-2 days after surgery. You'll also likely be limited in the amount of bending/twisting you are allowed to do, maybe even in a back brace. Pain/discomfort should be expected but diminishing. You may also have a catheter.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections
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Pediatrics 17 years experience
Some are...: Superfiical fungal infections are common but may be more likely in people who sweat a lot, especially in sports or play. Sweaty skin (wet/moist skin) is more likely to "growth" fungus.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
My son is 6 months old now, and I am having some serious lower back pain. Could it be my hips are adjusting?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Back pains: The word "serious" calls for need for assessment by an orthopedic specialist for diagnosis & recommendations.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
I'm not on any type of birth control. My period is 16 days late I took a pregnancy test today it came back negative. What could be going on.?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do a blood PT: You need a blood bhcg, if neg could be form other hormones being not right or other pronblems, your gyn can figure out what is going on when you see your gyn or a gyn, they will do an exam, blood work and ultrasound.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably normal: If you do not have pain and no fever then this may be normal. All of our tongues have bumps on the back of them and just maybe you never noticed them. The tonsils can collect debris and dead cells that slough off and these can collect as small white plugs in the tonsil itself. If there is no pain it is unlikely that you have an infection.
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Last updated Jul 2, 2013
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