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Is It Common To Have Osteoarthritis At 33 Without Having An Accident
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
Had old whiplash from an accident when a junior in high school. Now neck is very cracky even with out doing anything to cause it. No pain is involved?
There's cracks: and cracks. I can demonstrate if you were on the video service. Small joint pops are not serious and represent bubbles forming and popping due to pressure changes in the joint. There is a rough sound from a thickened tendon rubbing over a surface... not generally very meaningful. The more serious (low pitched, irregular and rough) sound of bone grinding on bone is usually with pain ... ...Read more
What's the most likely cause for systemic joint pain in a 21 year old female? I'm 21 years old and i feel like an old woman! I have had this joint pain for a full week and i don't know what to do about it! is it likely to be ra?
Well : Well i guess everybody can feel, bad or good at some point . Last week an old woman told me she feels like a 21 year old , which is more likely . Old women remember how they felt when they were 21. ( just joking ) . Pains that are present for only one week , do not qualify for the diagnosis of RA , you need joint inflamation , several joints and at least several weeks , about six. The usual pains women that are 21 get are those related to an acute infection that should be self limited. Of course there are docens of diseases that should be considered , but i would tell you thaat with the information we have until now , you have to wait and see, if you developed new thing , and if the pains go as they came. ...Read more
I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. what is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.
See a doctor: you need to go and see a doctor blue nail means most of the time poor oxygenation in the blood so go and get check by a doctor ...Read more
Will people be able to tell if I have had a facial reconstruction procedure? Due to a broken nose i acquired last year, I have a minor facial disfigurement that is somewhat noticeable. Aside from making me self-conscious, it presents no serious problem. I
How common is osteosarcoma? I've had pain in my pelvic region/hip for a while and i'm worried. Is it likely to be osteosarcoma or something else?
Get a medical checku: Osteosarcoma is not the first thing you should be thinking as the cause of your pelvic pain(?Where is it located and for how long have you had this pain?). It is rare tumor yet it often presents with swelling and pain on top of a bone, near to a joint. A simple x-ray of the painful area of the bone can tell us if there is any such basis for the pain.But only your doctor can make that decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is septic arthritis? And if one had a past infection would it be likely that this is the cause of sever pain now ? And were do I look for a doc
See below: Septic arthritis is a bacterial infection of a joint. If it is not treated early and effectively with antibiotics and drainage it can lead to joint destruction and chronic arthritis. See a rheumatologist to get evaluated. Good luck. I hope you can get some relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would having MS or hemochromotosis be a reason to have a bowl movement in the middle of the night without knowing you had it?
Incontinence: Or involuntary loss of stool or urine is not uncommon in ms patients. This happens more often if you are having loose bm's.The sphincter muscles that prevent leakage can go out of synch with the bladder and rectal muscles. This is less likely with firm stool because people get into a 'bowel habit' and have bm's at a regular time of day. Urine leakage is more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?
Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more
I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?
Scoliosis: This is true. Scoliosis surgery is typically not done unless the degree of curvature is high. There is a misconception that scoliosis always causes pain, but in actuality most patients with a mild scoliosis have no pain and have normal lives. If you have pain, it is likely due to benign causes such as soft tissue inflammation/deconditioning, and conservative treatment should help. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with spondylosis in the thoracic region of my spine. I'm only 18 and was wondering if it is unusual to be getting this so young?
My 4 yr old has a dental fistula due most likely to a trauma experienced a few years ago. Is there any way to treat this without surgery or extract?
See a pedodontist: Dental fistula also called a gum abscess. If an abscess is not treated, the infection can last for months or even years. It will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms and see your dentist for exam, x-s and treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can unstable angina be detected and/or diagnosed, particularly if the patient is not experiencing the event at the time of appointment or has not experienced it in the past month or so?
Clinical diagnosis: Unstable angina is defined as new or worsening chest pain at rest or with exertion/emotional stress. There is no test to detect unstable angina. If a blockage in the heart is more than 50% then a stress test may detect it. But if less it will not. Unstable angina can occur with any size blockage. 10% or 99% and all in between. majority of heart attacks occur with a blockage less than 50% ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands appear to have larger than normal swollen veins. Slight discomfort. I just had an u/s that is leading me to think i'm having another mc. Are these related? Is the hand issue an emergency?
I doubt if there is: Doubt if there is anything wrong here. Prominent veins are common especially in those who do hard physical work outs or engage in lifting weights. I do not know what is mc. I would advise you not to use such abbreviations as they mean different things to different folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a pars fracture to heal after 6 months of being misdiagnosed. It was unilateral now it bi. Very depressed. I'm to young for this.22?
Yes, can heal: Yes, your body can heal a fracture but you will need a brace for a time. Also you will need to temporarily stop the activity associated with the fracture, such as athletics -- so that healing can evolve. Please discuss with your orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab physician. If depressed, you may need treatment for this also -- your doctor can help you get this assistance. ...Read more
I have an odd fear of getting appendicitis due to two cousins and a grandfather having it. Do most people not get it? Is it as common as tonsillitis?
Not as common.: Appendicitis is not nearly as common as tonsillitis. It is not hereditary either. It is good that you know what it is, so you will be watchful if you have symptoms. But there is nothing you can do to prevent it, so why worry needlessly? It is very treatable, not like a bunch of other diseases! See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendicitis ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What factors can cause PCOS even after having a child? Is it that it could have been an underlying issue prior to delivery or it develops suddenly?
Have had what appears to be a stomach virus 3 times in a year. Is there any possible reason why i might be more susceptible than others?
Unlikely immune: As previously said, this assumes that you have made a recovery to normal bowel function between episodes. 3 x in a year is a bit unlucky but not so many that I would automatically start considering immune issues etc. Do you have children or exposure to children/animals (very common for parents to get these kinds of illnesses frequently)? Other considerations are your work or daily activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a form of disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born without legs? I know a boy who has no legs, and the way he talks his legs weren't amputated due to a car accident. I was wondering if drug use during pregnancy or
Not Common: Oa of the sij is uncommon, but has been seen. Xray or MRI might reveal pathology in detail. Sij dysfunction or pain is common and generally treated with stretching/strengthening the joint. If this does not help, consider further evaluation by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age do people usually start to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis? How common is it in the feet and ankles?
Is liver disease more common in young adults than liver failure. No family history and only odd bw is crp. I have osteoarthritis.
M 33 yrs old male: changes of osteoarthritis in ls spine. Pid seen at l4-l5 and l5-s1. Diffuse fatty liver seen is it permanent? Pilates is cure?
Lumbar disc : Pid or prolapsed intervertebral disc is a herniated disc. Discs can be retained within the capsule or free fragments. Discs not causing debilitating leg or back pain can definitely be helped by physical therapy or pilates. Sometimes selective nerve root blocks can reduce pain so patients can undergo physical therapy. Surgery is the last resort. See your primary care for fatty liver. ...Read more
MRI results for spinal lumbar.Is it common to have mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis?small posterior disc protrusion mild loss of disc height?im 30!!
Review with doctor: You are 30 and female. You have findings on your MRI. You want to know if they are common. The best advice is to review with your doctor. First discuss why the MRI was ordered. It is uncommon to order an MRI for a healthy 30 year old female. Then review what was found and if this follows the clinical findings. A test supports the history that you provide. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDs: Opioid medications are not as helpful with arthritic pain as NSAIDs are. If you've already tried prescription strength Ibuprofen or naproxen, consider seeing your doctor for other options. Also Stem Cells can be helpful in reducing pain and increasing function. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have ra, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia.......But I am now having teeth, gums, and t, badteeth, that staredwithin a monthnowtheysayihavethrushcantgetridofi?
Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pain. It does cause pain especially in the the major joints of the body, ie the shoulders, hips and knees. There will be pain with weightbearing and there will be limited range of motion. X-rays will show osteoarthritis and should be done when suspect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold temperatures can make arthritic joints stiff and aching. Where warm temperatures tend to loosen up and lessen pain in arthritic joints thank you. ...Read more
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