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L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post. disc herniation w/ assoc. annular tear,completely effaces ventral thecal & produces mass effect upon cord, Max AP 7 mm mod. foramen [email protected] C4-5?
Spine Specialist: By definition you have spinal stenosis in the neck due to the disc herniation. If it is causing problems, see a spine specialist to discuss your options. Epidural steroid injections may relieve the pain, but the disc will take time to heal. If its getting worse or your are noticing weakness see a surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What does this means?. prescription findings: degenerative changes more pronounced at acromiclavicular joint. Loss of articular space and reactive bone changes.
Means you have oste-: Oarthritis of the ac joint. Get seen by an orthopod to start treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
L5-S1 fail segmentation&SBO, T11-L1 fused, post. hemivertebra & superior endplate infraction, facet OA & DDD T10-11, L1-2, L2-3. L5 pars defect, HELP?
Back,pain treatment: Major back problems needing surgery sometimes leave pain, even when the surgery went well. You need a pain management doc to evaluate if this is a compression vs nerve related problem.,treatments can include medication, bracing, injections, heating nerves to stop their pain, and over riding nerve pain with direct electrical stimulation -- spinal stimulation therapy. ...Read more
Re: vasculitis, temporal arteritis, gca - does artery inflammation change - worse at times, improve or change - if so what would cause changes (?)
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.
MRA report. Nonvisualization right A1 &P1 segment. Rt anterior cerebral artery. Congenital or acquired occlusion. What does this mean ?
MRA report: The correct thing to do is to ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the findings to you ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more
I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution , what does this mean
Whats this mean? No dr to see, ordered b/c painful breathe. Multiple bilat noncalc pulm nod 3-4mm. Favors granulomatous process (disease wrote above)
Hx of IJV clot, altered sensation, taste, smell with pain behind one eye worse moving. Balance suddenly goes and nocturnal faecal incontinence. Ideas?
Here are some ...: What you experienced & described suggests the incidence of left JV clot and its sequelae affected the neural transmission & functions of the brain tissue under its drainage, which could not be restored quickly, instead, may worsen over time. Of course, improving circulation + judicious use of medicine may help but with uncertain outcome, and neurologist would be the medical specialist to visit. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Ecg results - sinus bradycardia, short pr interval, lateral infarct- age undetermined and inferior st-t changes nonspecific? What does this me
Just an EKG: Ekgs aren't the last word. Sinus bradycardia: your hrt conducts impulses from the normal location at rate. ...Read more
Usg report indicate upper tibial epiphysis not appeared & lower femoral epiphysis appeared . What does it mean?
? too early to tel : The questioner has asked a question about "usg" which is probably meant to be "usd" for ultrasound. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an extremely useful tool; however, large bones are poorly visualized with this imaging modality in adults. Ob ultrasound can examine bone in the growing fetus from which useful information regarding the fetus is derived. Follow-up us is recommended if abnormality noted. ...Read more
37 week pregnant.Cervical length is normal. Found loose cord around neck at time of scan. Placenta is anterior in uterus. Maturity grade 1. Suggest?
Mri- c5-6 there is apparent central bony bar abutting the ventral cervical cord. What does this mean?
May mean nothing : The bar is a bone spur. Caused by disc degeneration at that level. It is a common finding and may not mean anything clinically. The important question is whether or not there is actual spinal cord compression. Per your question, it sounds as if the spinal canal is narrowed a bit (stenosis), but there is not any spinal cord compression. Frequently, pt and traction can be of benefit. ...Read more
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
No: If children are important, do that first. Sex change surgery destroys the reproductive organs or removes access to them. If you're contemplating these issues and you're not in a support group with psychologists/psychiatrists specializing in gender reassignment, you need to be. No legitimate surgeon would proceed unless you have clearance from your psych specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be supportive: Attempt to be supportive and, more importantly, assist the loved one to get some professional help. Most individuals who suffer from some sort of "psychological disorder" return to their old self once the underlying issue is treated. If this is a member of a family, it may be a systemic problem within the family and thus, family therapy would be indicated. ...Read more
No: This is not likely unless you: 1. Changed your diet 2. Developed malabsorbtion type of condition in your gut 3. Had several episodes of bleeding over short period of time.4 developed condition known as hemochromatosis(this is least possibility among listed). But first have your test repeated: lab machines sometime may give inaccurate resultrt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At one point I gained about 10 pounds in one week and I don't know why some times my weight changes alot?
Can personality type be changed, ?Ie; if one has a type personality and gets critisism for this
if so please can u advice how
Yes and no: We're all born with different interests and temperments and we learn living skills along the way. Everybody gets criticized & you'll never please all. Someone like you (or me) who's capable and maybe (?) pushy can learn to be more of a diplomat & thus be more effective; shy people can learn about others to get better results when approaching others. Professionals may offer insight, guidance rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to ovulate more than once within one long cycle?Mine was 56 days but temperature change suggested ovulation 2times
It is unlikely...: If you missed your period or was so slight that you assumed it was not a period, then clearly you could ovulate twice within the 56 days you are referring to. ...Read more
Me and my bf have been trying to have a baby for months now and i've still haven't had one do I need to change my diet or anything?
Infertility: We diagnose infertility after 1 year of regular sexual activity w/o contraception. If you're trying to get pregnant, make sure you're healthy, eating right & exercising regularly. Start taking prenatal vitamins before you get pregnant to minimize risk for preventable spinal tube defects from lack of folate (folic acid). Go see your family doc to be sure you're healthy. Then go see reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more
I get from happy to sad within minutes but ill be happy all day but one thing will happen and it changes my mood for two minutes and its sever?
Reactive to events: It's not unusual to feel ok and then something happens that upsets your mood. That doesn't necessarily make or break a diagnosis. We all need to learn to deal with minor upsets. It sounds like these don't last long with you -- 2 minutes and its over, as you say. Good job ! ...Read more
Over the Las,,5, years I've had 3,,strokes what I've noti is I can't think as fast as before will this'll change one on each side and one fromt?
See below: Each stroke is different depending on the severity, location, support and therapy you receive. Continue to follow up with a neurologist, PM&R specialist and physical therapist if you are still prescribed therapy sessions. Talk with your dr about preventive tx for future strokes. An occupational therapist may help you recover some function with some activities of daily living. Recovery is variable. ...Read more
I'm exercising for 1 hour everyday with the same intensity for the past one month. Should i change the intensity once in a while to lose weight?
I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.
No one can figure out what caused 2+ inch increase in height in late 30s. Tests don't point to anything;no other physical changes. Any ideas of causes?
Human error?: Are you sure that your height befoe the two inch increase was measured with a reliable measuring height rod? We have one in our office with mm and a level for one of the doctors who does clinical trials and needs accurate measurments. Over the past 10 pllus years I have witnessed height "fudging" by patients & medical staff. Height stated 68 inches goes in chart. When measured closer to 66 ". ...Read more
Today got put on nacrez (desogrestrel) because unable to take combined pill. I was told to take my first one today. Can i change the time with 1st one?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
What are the causes of areola changes? I have noticed a very slight change in the shape of my right areola, in one small area it seems that it has stretched out. Basically the overall shape is not perfectly round as it has always been. I am slightly conce
Hello. : Hello. Areolas often become stretched out during pregnancy or breast feeding. Even without pregnancy, the areola is subject to changes over time. Things which can impact the areola include hormonal changes, birth control pills, aging, and some medications. However, if your skin is puckering inward or an underlying mass is palpated, that needs to be evaluated expeditiously. ...Read more
2-3 weeks after sex: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more
Plastic surgeon: Gender reassignment is a multi-step process that begins with hormonal replacement and is augmented with surgery that is performed by a plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures. As well, a psychiatrist is always involved in this process to aid in the transition (if appropriate). Here's a link to a good intro article from the NHS - Hope that helps! http://tinyurl.com/3aam9b5 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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