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Inflammatory Changes In Hoffa Fat Pad
An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?
Kind of: The fat pads are normal structures and so they don't really heal. In a x-ray of a normal elbow, they are usually not seen as they are within the joint. When the elbow joint has extra fluid in it, they float out of the joint and are visible. So when you see fat pads on an x-ray, that is a sign of a significant elbow injury even if a fracture is not seen, as in an occult radial head fracture. ...Read more
Accumulation of fat in only area directly above knee (with pain in knee joints) in a person with normal weight, indicates what? Maybe early arthritis!
Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?
Does HRT Male to Female add or redistribute fat to orbital fat since I had some orbital fat removed in the past?
How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?
Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Sweat toxins: There is littl expeimental data about this. Some years ago i bought an infrared sauna to put in my research center. My plan was to collect sweat from people and have it analyzed for mercury and other heavy metals. I have not gotten around to it yet. If you add up the weight of all the sweat glands in the body they equal the weight of 1 kidney. So i suspect that it is possible to aid detoxification. ...Read more
See below: When we decrease activity and use less calories than we take in. ...Read more
What would cause increased vascularity and inflammatory changes of the soft tissue surrounding a baker's cyst?
Mostly a bruise: http://www.sw.org/misc/health/Hoffa%27s%20Disease%20%28Infrapatellar%20Fat%20Pad%20Syndrome%29%20with%20Rehab-SportsMed.html This varies a lot, but often it is like a localized bruise that doesn't last long and goes away with rest on its own. Mostly, it just occurs but can be after trauma ...Read more
Does high androstenedione in a woman cause her face to develop changes? Like changes in fat distribution on face(considering not overweight).
Face changes: I have looked this up and cannot confirm that it change your face. I am confident you are attractive. ...Read more
Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?
Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more
If I lose fat in the pubic area by reducing my body fat (currently at 22%) (aim 15%) will there be a reduction on penoscrotal webbing?
Here are some...: Penoscrotal webbing is a nearly normal variation of connecting penis and scrotum, which is nothing to do with obesity which contributes more to prominent mons pubis, since fatty tissue deposit to penoscrotal area is low. To assess the clinical significance, seek evaluation by a urologist who will review your detailed history and conduct physical exam so to come up with a reasonable answer to yours ...Read more
Myths: No. That would be a completely false myth. ...Read more
Are there any medical procedures to remove visceral fat ? Due to medical conditions, I have accumulate a significant amount of visceral fat that is quite bothersome. And I'm underweight ...
I always lose subcutaneous fat first, exercise or not
Yes: Exercise, along with a healthy diet can reduce total body fat and increase muscle mass. Walking, running, cycling, swimming, yoga, resistance exercises all improve body composition. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, with adequate amounts of protein and limited carbs. Exercise 150 minutes per week. You will be happier and healthier. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can ANA fluctuate in the winter vs. Summer? Had rash in winter that was possible early connective tissue disease per biopsy. Have more pain in winter.
Perhaps, but sx more: There 100+ ct diseases (immunologic disorders (where one makes antibodies to own tissues); typical e.g. Are systemic lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis; often can't categorize (mixed ct disease); rash or pain in winter may be cold air setting off small artery spasm (reynauds). ANA titer fluctuation not very important. Gloves, ear muffs, scarf, hand/feet warmers; rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer