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Do I Have Als
Unlikely you do: If you possessed als, you would have muscle weakness, atrophy, and flickering of muscles. Ms would experience problems with imbalance, loss of vision, incoordination, fatigue, cognitive issues, leg weakness, etc. Why are you worried? See your doctor and enquire about your health. ...Read more
Unlikely, but: Tn is trigeminal neuralgia? Should have MRI and see if there is some blood vessel or boney protruberance compressing nerve. Hyper-reflexia is non-specific. Although ms can be associated with your problems and more, it is more likely something different is causing your issues. See a neurologist and get all of this under control. ...Read more
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably isn't LCP: You list your age as 44, so it's probably not legg-calve-perthes disease. Lcp is a condition that affects growing children. The blood supply to the femoral head is affected and the femoral head collapses and changes shape. There is a similar condition in adults called osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis of the hip. The best thing to do is see an adult orthopaedist. ...Read more
why do you think: You do and why does the doc think you don't? ...Read more
Good diet, no smoke: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; surgery only way to cure; [email protected] ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nystagmus: It is involuntary rapid eye movements in side tot side or up and down or rotational basis. 2 kinds: infantile and adult onset. Causes of acquired are inner ear problems, brain injury, trauma, certain medications, vitamin B12 and thiamin deficiencies, etc. See your doctor to b e evaluated. ...Read more
Mallet finger: I typically recommend 8 weeks of full time and 4/6 weeks of night time and part time activity splinting on the distal joint only . You can work with a mallet finger that is splinted . Dirk nowitzki played in the 2011 nba finals with this injury. http://handcenterwma.blogspot.com/2011/06/mallet-finger-baseball-finger.html. ...Read more
What concerns you?: First, you do NOT describe any symptoms or signs. Secondly, you do NOT mention any doctor visits or tests. Thirdly, ALS tends to affect older adults. Fourthly, not really clear why you have your concerns, so, write back and give us more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wow. : Tourette's has many symptoms. Obsessive thinking, poor social skills, motor movement problems (tics), complex tics, over focus, compulsions. Frequent strep infections may predispose to tourette's syndrome. See http://intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm also see http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.Htm for more info. ...Read more
MS has clinical: Findings involving muscle weakness, eyesigh issues, or black outs, where it looks normal, but they can't see out! with anxiety, it's more of an emotional state of non-well being within, feeling ansty, possibly impatient, irritated, 'ants in the pants' feeling that most ms patients don't exhibit. Also, physical findings of muscle weakness is not as evident in anxiety.Most anxiou spts. Don't have ms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seek immediate medical attention: Go to the er, or get evaluated by a medical professional trained in concussion identification or management- could be an er physician, physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation), neurologist, primary care, or pediatrician (if of appropriate age.). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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