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Male 24, weight100 kg, height 5.5 , veggie, had spinal tb before 3yrs with abscess in spine,3 hrs of tingling in palms before 2 days, pls suggest?

Male 24, weight100 kg, height 5.5 , veggie, had spinal tb before 3yrs with abscess in spine,3 hrs of tingling in palms before 2 days, pls suggest?

Tuberculosis: You need to see a doctor and be fully re-evaluated ASAP. This may be recurrence of infection, or alterations in spinal alignment with pressure on nerve endings, or something possibly totally unconnected to your prior TB. Do not wait. Get this taken care of before it becomes permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Can medications only resolve spine TB lesions and cold abscess?

Possibly : Surgical indications for vertebral/spinal TB infection (pott's disease) includes: progressive neurologic deficit, severe kyphosis, progression of kyphotic deformity especially with spinal cord compression leading to neurologic deficit, instability despite adequate medical treatment, pain related to spinal instability. Surgery is also recommended for abscess, especially cold abscesses of tb. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband had back surgery on the L5 area of his spine he had extreme pain the night of his surgery abscess?

What do you suggest if my husband had back surgery on the L5 area of his spine he had extreme pain the night of his surgery abscess?

Can be normal: after surgery. Abcess takes a few days to happen. If anything could be a hematoma. If it doesn't resolve in a day or two or you notice weakness in the legs take him to the doctor or ER for MRI evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk buldging disk in my lower spine l4l5 area, and also have abscess I'm mouth need help!!!

I have a herniated disk buldging disk in my lower spine l4l5 area, and also have abscess I'm mouth need help!!!

Urgent care: The abscess in your mouth needs urgent attention. I would recommend seeing a doctor today in an urgent care center or ER. The back problem can be sorted out by your primary care provider. Ask about the need for imaging, or referral to a spine specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

Koch's disease: This is tuberculosis affecting the spinal column. It can obvious extend to areas adjacent to the spinal segment(s) involved such as the psoas muscle, and can also cause interruption of nervous pathways resulting in paralysis. She will probably be cured of tuberculosis, but to what degree her neurologic impairment will reverse is very problematic and will require much time and patience. ...Read more

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Apart from treatment & medication, does high protein intake enhance the recovery process of patients suffering from koch's spine & psoas abscess?

Apart from treatment & medication, does high protein intake enhance the recovery process of patients suffering from koch's spine & psoas abscess?

I think it dose: A high-protein diet is recommended by many medical professionals for healing wounds or burns, because protein helps repair the body's organs and tissues. Lack of protein may decrease a person's immune system and his ability to heal from sickness and injuries. Eating a diet rich in protein from natural sources, and possibly from supplementation, may speed healing and decrease recovery time. ...Read more