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Tingling and numbness both upper and lower extremities. MRI of neck showed mild posterior bulging of disk between C5 and C6.

Tingling and numbness both upper and lower extremities. MRI of neck showed mild posterior bulging of disk between C5 and C6.

Wait for 6 weeks : Bulged disks may not need immediate attention like herniated discs. After age 35 all scans will show some degree of bulging of disks. Wait for 6 weeks or so. If no improvement see a neurosurgeon ...Read more

Cta (Definition)

Computed tomography angiography. Specialized contrast enhanced CT technique that visualizes the blood vessels. Can simulate a traditional angiogram without ...Read more


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Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Sometimes: A portion of abdomen is included usually on chest exam. However imaging information seen varies according to how much of abdomen included. ...Read more

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Mri results meaning?Remote area of hemorrhage posterior limb of left internal capsule on gradient echo sequence, differential considerations could in..

Mri results meaning?Remote area of hemorrhage posterior limb of left internal capsule on gradient echo sequence, differential considerations could in..

Vascular malformatio: Sounds like evidence of old blood. Possibilities include a vascualar malformation that bled and most likely is now thrombosed, anerurysm, old infarct, hypertensive hemmorrhage. ...Read more

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My mri shows hypolastic right vertibal artery and mild irreularity along the bilaeral segment of internal carotid artery?

My mri shows hypolastic right vertibal artery and mild irreularity along the bilaeral segment of internal carotid artery?

Low value finding.: Why? 2 reasons: 1. Spacial resolution of MRI (even more so than CT) is very low compared to the complexity of the anatomic structures named & 2. Arteries are not being visualized, only a contrast agent within the blood inside the artery. Get & study the image data yourself; compare with Netter anatomy illustrations. Irregularity is c/w artery Ds. Good quality echo of carotid walls far better. ...Read more

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Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Fat clots: Not sure what you mean by fat clots in upper arms. If you have atherosclerosis, treatment with lipid lowering agents, control of blood pressure, and aerobic exercise are all beneficial. ...Read more

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EMG of upper and lower limbs showing mild neurogenic changes from bilateral L2-L3 innervation means what?

EMG of upper and lower limbs showing mild neurogenic changes from bilateral L2-L3 innervation means what?

Fairly nonspecific: These findings don't suggest anything specific, but of course it would depend on the actual values of the nerve conduction studies and the findings on EMG. You should discuss this with the ordering health care provider, since they may have been looking for something specific. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result  varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment. You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes. Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine. Normal. Now EMG. Scared.

Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes.  Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine.  Normal.  Now EMG. Scared.

MS EVALUATION: The way you classify your symptoms is worrisome. The EMG is the next step to pin down the diagnosis. You may also need a lumbar puncture if symptoms persist. Full lab work including evaluation for Lyme disease it VIT d deficiency b12 folic acid thyroid studies. Sjogrens Syndrome and Sarcoid evaluations well. If no firm diagnosis is made you may need second opinion. ...Read more

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Does CT venogram include anterior, posterior, and side views of the legs?

Does CT venogram include anterior, posterior, and side views of the legs?

Not really: A CT scan is of the whole volume of the leg. From that dataset images can be reconstructed in many planes and directions. ...Read more

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Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?

Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm.  mri of neck normal?

Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause irreversible damage including paralysis. Please go to the ER. ...Read more

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CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

May not be: This probably is not significant. These veins could be dilated if there is a massive clot preventing flow back to the heart. This would be a very unusual situation, and you would have severe pain. Best to talk to your doctor to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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1. Ct scan shows 30% stenosis in the proximal vessel, 30-50% stenosis in the mid-vessel in left anterior descending artery. What procedure is needed?

1.  Ct scan shows 30% stenosis in the proximal vessel, 30-50% stenosis in the mid-vessel in left anterior descending artery. What procedure is needed?

Depends.: Depends upon symptoms and any preceding tests you may have done. If you have no symptoms I am not sure you need anything other than aggressive risk reduction. Possibly could have a chemical stress test done. Should consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast? Could it be cause of previous spontaneous arterial brachial clot or subclavian clot?

What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast? Could it be cause of previous spontaneous arterial brachial clot or subclavian clot?

Hard to: say with certainty without access to the images and report, but most commonly this is simply due to a developmental/congenital anatomic variation whereby one vertebral artery is very small. This would not be the cause of a clot elsewhere. ...Read more

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My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth. 0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time. Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read more

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Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more

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Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?

Recurrent DVT: It sounds like you were taken off lifelong blood thinner medication. You should be back on it and wearing 30-40 mmhg compression stockings daily. You do not say if the filters were both removed or how long the present condition exists. Usually, interventional corrections are sucessful if within a 2 week period of dvt. See your vascular spacialist immediately as this is very serious. ...Read more

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Feeling of tightness in chest. Spirometry reveals fvc 46% and fev1 47%. Ct scan shows plural thickening in lower region with calcification on rt side?

Feeling of tightness in chest. Spirometry reveals fvc 46% and fev1 47%. Ct scan shows plural thickening in lower region with calcification on rt side?

Breathing issues: It appears you have both functional and anatomical abnormalities. However based on the data that you provided it is impossible to determine the cause. Further investigation is needed. I suggest that you go back to the physician who ordered these tests and he may tell you what to do next. ...Read more

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My bf get sores on his skin that start off as blisters and its on on his upper extremity what could this be?

My bf get sores on his skin that start off as blisters and its on on his upper extremity what could this be?

Once, more? 1 arm?2?: Once? Could be shingles, flare of prior chicken pox infection. Can't get it if vaccinated, without history of infection. Not both arms. Could also be bacterial infection of skin (impetigo). Multple? Could be manifestation of celiac sprue: dermatitis herpetiformis. Other causes are possible too, e.G reaction to sun, genetic metabolic problems-less common. See md, preferably during outbreak. ...Read more

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I am having a slight tingling all over my body especially in the facial and upper extremity areas. I have Spina Bifida but never this b4. Feels electr?

I am having a slight tingling all over my body especially in the facial and upper extremity areas. I have Spina Bifida but never this b4. Feels electr?

Neuro eval: Chiari malformations are common findings in Spina bifida. Occasionally this can present with abnormal sensations in the arms and legs, even later in life. Headaches are probably the more common symptom though. These things typically get worse with coughing or sneezing. If ongoing, a complete evaluation by a neurologist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?

Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?

Completeness: The examination of the neuromuscular system takes into account interrelated systems. For example evaluating weakness upper and lower extremities are necessary. Many disorders affecting upper extremities also affect lowers, even if patient is not aware of the lower extremity involvement ...Read more

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Icd 9 code for upper extremity pain ?

Several: Arm pain (generalized, right, or left) [729.5] pain in joint/upper arm [719.42] pain in joint/forearm [719.43]. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of bilateral upper extremity fatigue / weakness in a 45 yr old healthy female? This weakness has been present 1 week.

Polymyalgia : Polymylagia rheumatica is a relatively common disorder that can cause bilateral upper extremity weakness (difficulty combing your hair) and shoulder aching. Sounds like you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Please advise what is it meant if I have been told that my upper extremity reflexes are normal and my lower reflexes are brisk?

Spinal cord: If the lower extremity reflexes are increased, but arms are 'normal', it suggests there could be a problem in the spine. Reflexes in the arms come from the cervical spine at C 5-6-7. If these are normal, the problem lies somewhere below this, in the spine. An old injury, inflammation, stroke or tumor could cause. There are some times when exam is 'abnormal', but there is no obvious pathology ...Read more

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Can you tell me for our neurology practical exam we were told we had to analyse gait even in the upper extremity examination and I can't remember why. any help?

Can you tell me for our neurology practical exam we were told we had to analyse gait even in the upper extremity examination and I can't remember why. any help?

Arm swing: Arm swing is also part of the gait assessment. A person with Parkinson's typically shuffles their feet and has no, or minimal, arm swing. A person with an old stroke may have increased tone in the arm and hold it at their side. Good luck on the exam! ...Read more

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How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

20 - 45 min: Depending on your ability to lie still, the size of the MRI magnet and the computing software used, it will likely take from 20 to 45 minutes for the scan. You should allow 90 minutes total for registration, preparation, positioning and instructions. ...Read more

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Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Not at all: There is almost no risk for an MRI without dye. The biggest risk would be if you brought something magnetic into the area of the machine - it could be damaged or moved, causing harm. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

What kind of complications might happen from  an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

Many: There are many complications for this, mostly related to the injection of contrast. Fortunately, the number of complications is small, and pre-screening for risk factors is helpful. You can get infection at the injection site, deep vein thrombosis, embolism, septicemia and more. You can have an allergic reaction to the contrast, from mild to very severe and death, or have kidney damage. ...Read more

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Normal jamar dynamometer grip strength what are the normal jamar dynamometer grip strength results for 35 year old for both dominant/nondominant upper extremity

I : I would add to the discussion that there is a voluntary element to grip strength. If you are in pain, you may not feel secure about giving a good effort. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an upper extremity CT scan with dye done?

Hospital: Radiology dept or a imaging center i can't think of a reason why you woild need one check up on some lesion seen on xray this kind of test best guided by a physician not to be used as ascreening test can follow growth of a known lesion preop detail for surgical planning check with orthopod. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper extremity CT scan without dye?

What kind of complications might happen from an upper extremity CT scan without dye?

Xary exposure: Cant think of any thing else ive never seen aproblem it like getting alot of xrays in seconds. ...Read more

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Where is an upper extremity joint MRI without dye usually done? At a hospital?

Radiology Center: Either stand-alone-radiology center or one that is part of the hospital system...Where-ever there is an MRI machine available typically will do MRI with/out contrast... ...Read more

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My leg adductors are so incredibly tight my lower extremity is very weak my upper extremity is very weak what should I do?

My leg adductors are so incredibly tight my lower extremity is very weak my upper extremity is very weak what should I do?

See a physician: Weakness of both the upper and lower extremities could indicate advanced muscle disease .A neurologic exam conducted at the same time will indicate whether the disorder is a myopathy vs.a neuromyopathy. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

Any doctor: Mri could be order by any md, do. I think usually order by orthopedic surgeon if he or she suspect some problem he could see vey well on the regular x-ray. ...Read more

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Bilateral upper extremity weakness nerve damage in toes. Started 5 months ago progressing. ESR 31mml Ana 1:640 homogenous cardiolipin IgG 33gpl ?

Bilateral upper extremity weakness nerve damage in toes. Started 5 months ago progressing. ESR 31mml Ana 1:640 homogenous cardiolipin IgG 33gpl ?

Autoimmune disorder : The info leads me to believe you may have some autoimmune process. You must already be evaluated with these labs. Oral steroids (I.e. Prednisone) may be prescribed if a provisional diagnosis made while you wait referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can eye crust be caused by an injury in your upper extremities?

Can eye crust be caused by an injury in your upper extremities?

Doubtful: I can't think of a way to relate those two things. Has limitation of the use of your arms changed something about the way you care for yourself (e.g. Not washing face the same way?). Are you on new/add'l medications that could be causing dry eyes? ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more