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Acute stress reaction leading to psychosis, what happened?

Acute stress reaction leading to psychosis, what happened?

Sounds serious: Psychosis means break with reality. If this is what happened, it is a serious symptom which should be addressed whether it is due to the stressful event or another underlying condition. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Yes: It has to do with catecholamines - stress hormones. I had an elderly lady patient who had a heart attack upon being told that her cat had died. ...Read more

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How to know if a heart attack was caused by an acute stress reaction?

How to know if a heart attack was caused by an acute stress reaction?

Stress on heart: Acute stress reaction due to a major stress can increase blood pressure which can affect the heart.
Other conditions such as Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia are also risk factors for heart attack.
Please follow through with your Cardiologist and see a Psychiatrist for acute stress. ...Read more

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How does a stress fractured differ from a stress reaction?

How does a stress fractured differ from a stress reaction?

2 different things: A "stress fracture" is an orthopedic (bone) condition: a broken bone caused by repeated physical stress on the part. A "stress reaction" can mean many things, but usually refers to psychological stress that causes a person to be anxious or mentally uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a stress reaction and a stress fracture?

What is the difference between a stress reaction and a stress fracture?

Severity: Stress fractures develop over time due to excessive demand placed on a bone. A stress reaction is a stage in the development of a stress fracture. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a medial shin stress fracture vs a stress reaction?

What are the symptoms for a medial shin stress fracture vs a stress reaction?

The symptoms: Can be the same sometimes diagnostic test like X-ray, MRI or bone scan help make e diagnosis. ...Read more

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50k vit d weekly x 8 weeks for defiency & slow healing stress reaction. I'm prone to bone spurs. Is it likely spurs will grow or increase with added d?

50k vit d weekly x 8 weeks for defiency & slow healing stress reaction. I'm prone to bone spurs. Is it likely spurs will grow or increase with added d?

Not likely: Healthy bone requires both new bone growth and constant remodeling. Normalizing your vit d will help with all of these things. Your risk of bone spurs should not be any different. ...Read more

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Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?

Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?

Not alone.: A nuclear medicine bone scan reveals only bone turnover activity. This can come from several causes such as trauma, degenerative change and tumor. While the scan may give some hints such as distribution of "hot" areas other studies will be needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Mri said that I have a mild stress reaction in my ankle navicular accessory. What is it? And what is the treatment? And recovery time?

Mri said that I have a mild stress reaction in my ankle navicular accessory. What is it? And what is the treatment? And recovery time?

A small bone=rest: Accessory bones in the feet are actually quite tiny. Though small, they can be stressed, fractured and bruised. Most of the time, an injury to any of such bones does not require surgery, but rest and immobilization to allow for healing. If this does not prove successful surgery becomes an option. ...Read more

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Diagnoses of failed right hip replacement arthroplasty due to stress reaction in femur mean? What could cause stress reaction, does that mean surgery

Diagnoses of failed right hip replacement arthroplasty due to stress reaction in femur mean? What could cause stress reaction, does that mean surgery

Possible: Stress reaction is from the different stiffness in the prosthesis and your bone with possible prosthesis pushing into you bone. Talk to your hip surgeon or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Mri shows I have subchondral edema in the medial femoral condyle, mild chondrosis & subchrondral stress reaction. Can it b treated w/out surgery. How?

Mri shows I have subchondral edema in the medial femoral condyle, mild chondrosis & subchrondral stress reaction. Can it b treated w/out surgery. How?

Yes: Yes, without examining you or knowing much history the treatment would be non- operative (touch- down weight bearing w/ crutches, rom and strengthening of knee). Possibly u fell and sustained an injury. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w a stress reaction for medial shin pain. I don't think it's the right diagnosis. What are the diff btwn stress fracture and reaction?

Fracture vs. Edema: With a stress fracture, an actual fracture line (crack in the bone) can be seen on an x-ray or MRI. A stress reaction means bone marrow edema (swelling of the inner part of the bone) can be seen on an MRI but no fracture line. Stress reaction is a "precursor" to a stress fracture, is less serious & often has a shorter recovery period. If I can help, join my team- www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is marrow stress reaction? This showed on ct scan & bilateral sacroiliits? Also what would be the treatment that is needed have pain back & legs

What is marrow stress reaction? This showed on ct scan & bilateral sacroiliits? Also what would be the treatment that is needed have pain back & legs

Inflammation: The bone marrow usually has a consistent appearance on an MRI or ct scan. A marrow stress reaction in conjunction with sacroilitis basically means that as you look at the appearance of the marrow as you get close to the sacroiliac joints, it becomes much denser. This is usually associated with an inflammatory and/or arthritic problem in your SI joints. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son (age 17) was diagnosed through an MRI with a stress reaction (not stress fracture yet)of his L5 and MD said 4 weeks rest. When will pain go away?

My son (age 17) was diagnosed through an MRI with a stress reaction (not stress fracture yet)of his L5 and MD said 4 weeks rest. When will pain go away?

Several weeks: When there is enough injury to a bone to cause visible inflammation, the healing process takes several weeks. It will help your son to remain active, but to avoid heavy lifting or impact activities. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling/burning in two toes. Had a stress reaction in foot and wearing a boot. Father & grandmother have neuropathy (unknown cause).

Numbness and tingling/burning in two toes. Had a stress reaction in foot and wearing a boot. Father & grandmother have neuropathy (unknown cause).

Multiple causes: Numbness & tingling in the toes has multiple causes. In your case given your age & stress reaction, if your MD gave you a boot, they think you probably have a stress fracture. The altered kinetics are probably causing your numbness or the boot itself. An EMG will help you get the diagnosis. The same is true for your father &grandmother. Most causes of neuropathy can be determined w/a Neuro eval & EMG. ...Read more

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Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Possibly: Suggest you talk these details over specifically with your surgeon doing the procedure. You have a right to a full, open, frank discussion without hurry. ...Read more

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Marrow oedema and stress reaction on MRI septic arthritis also so doc dx osteomyelitis Is that consistent with dx Can surgery work? Amputation a risk?

Marrow oedema and stress reaction on MRI septic arthritis also so doc dx osteomyelitis Is that consistent with dx Can surgery work? Amputation a risk?

Yes, Yes, Yes: A septic joint ruins the cartilage in 2-4 days so usually washed out surgically 2 or 3 times or at least washed out with aspiration and irrigation by needle.
And the osteomyelitis is treated early with antibiotics, or late with surgery once the bone dies. If my finger or knee was horribly infected, I might consider amputation. ...Read more

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I get stomach and intestinal pain during times of acute stress, ie;before exams, is there a way to prevent that reaction, or put a stop to pain?

I get stomach and intestinal pain during times of acute stress, ie;before exams, is there a way to prevent that reaction, or put a stop to pain?

Brain controls body,: This is how we are all built. Thus the best solution is to confront the issues driving the stress. All exams become relatively easy if you have intensely studied & really know the subject matter & information. On other hand, if you do not care about the results, then low stress this way also. Meds treat symptoms, do not control the person; the few powerful enough to are dangerous & can kill. ...Read more

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Tiny white bumps with white substance on face during stress. Is this a normal reaction?

Can happen: It sounds like you are probably dealing with milia, which can be seen in both newborns and adults. Here is a link with more info: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/101951-definition-milia/. ...Read more

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How can I I fix my skin's reaction to stress?

How can I I fix my skin's reaction to stress?

Please clarify: What is the reaction you are referring to? Please give further info and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your shaking and shivering to be a natural reaction to being stressed?

Is it normal for your shaking and shivering to be a natural reaction to being stressed?

Yes: It varies. But these are common presentations. Some pass out also. But check your meds, medical hx, fhx, that will yield more clues. ...Read more

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Just had a nuclear stress test done and they just saw v fib happen is that a normal reaction to the cardio lite they used for the images?

Just had a nuclear stress test done and they just saw v fib happen is that a normal reaction to the cardio lite they used for the images?

No.: No it's not normal but you may have the rhythm wrong. V fib is a life threatening arrhythmia often associated with ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart) and requires emergent treatment. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should I worry?

Tomorrow I'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should I worry?

Isotopes quite safe: Dyes are not used during nuclear stress tests. Trace radioactive isotopes are but there are no significant reactions to these minute doses used considering the thousands of tests done around the globe daily unless one has a history of being allergic to the thallium or cardiolite. ...Read more

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2 days I've felt like it harder 2breathe Went to a doc n he said my lungs & heart sound fine I had a nuclear bone X-ray 2 days ago could it be a reaction or stress how can u know if it is stress?

2 days I've felt like it harder 2breathe Went to a doc n he said my lungs & heart sound fine I had a nuclear bone X-ray 2 days ago could it be a reaction or stress how can u know if it is stress?

Bone?!?: That test is not really relevant. Listening to the lungs is pretty good. Tests of how much wind you have (spirometry) would be better. PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS and seeing how much oxygenation you got (finger probe...1 min test). Those about normal... and/or with rapid heart, feelings of panic, breathlessness out of the blue.... most likely stress/panic ...Read more

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Follow up question about radiation I had the reaction (passed out & had seizure) before the stress never got to do the test.?

Follow up question about radiation I had the reaction (passed out & had seizure) before the stress never got to do the test.?

Vagal response: Clearly a very disturbing event & further evaluation is needed. This could've been a vasovagal event. Sometimes seizure-like activity is observed but these are very different entities. ...Read more

Acute Stress Reaction (Definition)

A psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event, or witnessing a traumatic event that arises a strong emotional ...Read more