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My Sister Was Diagnosed With Cervical Spine Stenosis What Does This Mean
My eight year old was today diagnois with mild levoscoliosis thoracic spine what does this mean can it be corrected?
Basic label: The term just means the spine curves a small amount to the left and the apparent center of the curve is at the mid chest.It could happen from something as simple as a kid having a bit of chest pain with a respiratory illness and assuming a position of comfort (called splinting).It could be an early sign of a worisome spine issue. At this age, you should followup with repeat x-rays in 3 months ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ANLL=AML: First of all, I am sorry for your sister. Anll or more commonly known as acute myelogenous leukemia- is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common cause of acute leukemia- about 80%. Symptoms are caused by supression of normal blood cells by the leukemic cells-will include fever, fatigue, bleeding, bone pain etc. Treatment will be combination of chemotherapy +/- transplant if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cauda Equina: This condition usually occurs suddenly, and presents with saddle anesthessia (numbness in your buttock region as if you were sitting on a saddle) and overflow incontinence of urine. There may also be pain and weakness. This condition requires emergent surgery to have the best recovery of function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me try to help: (DDD) is the gradual degeneration of the discs that reside between the vertebrae in the spine. ...Read more
Outdated term: "atypical pneumonia" is actually very common, but differs from the "textbook" description of acute onset symptoms with a very predictable x-ray appearance. The designation is not useful. It tells us little about the causative bug(s), and treatment is not determined by the x-ray or acuity of symptoms. Currently, a more useful term used to guide treatment decisions is community acquired pneumonia. ...Read more
Does Dad have DES?: Spastic motility disorders are defined by esophageal manometry, but the intermittent nature of these abnormalities like des frequently requires other esophageal tests before starting treatment. Of course, pain of des can mimic coronary artery disease sufficiently that a cardiac evaluation should first rule out heart & vessel problems. Also, address associated heartburn & irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamation muscle: Autoimmune disorder of muscles leading to diffuse muscle pain. It is usually identified by abnormal blood tests indicating inflammation such as increased CRP sed rate, and is usually treated with oral steroids like Prednisone it usually responds quickly to higher doses which are then tapered down to the lowest effective dose. The disease may come and go. ...Read more
Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head.This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It is usually genetic, with one or both parents affected. There are some medical conditions that can also cause the head to be large which can be sorted out by a physician. For most, it just makes finding a hat that fits difficult. ...Read more
What does it mean straight cervical with spondyloarthrosis with classification ligamentum nuche in my CT scan thank you?
Cervical spine: generally it means the normal curvature in the c-spine is not there 9usually from spasm) there is arthritis and bone spurs in the c-spine and possible calcification of the ligamentum nuchae the ligament that runs from the base of the skull down the back of the neck. I hope that helped. ...Read more
I been diagnosed with inflammatory Polyarthropaties and lumbosacral spondylosis what does this mean ?
Polyarthropathy: Hard to say exactly since there are many inflammatory polyarthropathies and the prognosis and treatment varies depending upon which it is. Severity of disease can vary tremendously. Your rheumatologist can and probably should provide you with specific info about your disease ...Read more
She should recover: Lyme disease is caused by a spiral bacteria called borellia burgdorfii. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks which pick it up from the local woodland animals (deer, rodents). It typically causes a circular rash which clears in the center and spreads outwards, but is also responsible for damage to the heart, nervous system and other areas of body. Easily treated if diagnose early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis almost 3 years ago. Now with second mri, diagnosed with cervical stenosis with bulging disc. How bad is it?
Depends: You can have mild, moderate, severe, or critical stenosis. It depends on your symptoms and whether it is compressing your spinal cord excessively as to whether you need surgery. ...Read more
Plasma cell cancer: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs The IgG is the type of immunoglobulin heavy chain involved and can be used to follow the cancer in the blood. ...Read more
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