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Allodynia Symptom Checklist
DDx pain Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck, hyperaesthesia, Allodynia, Paraesthesia, 9/10 pain Findings:Undissipated Central canal, few overactive reflexs
Several possibilitie: Your history is not entirely clear. I am assuming that the stiffness is only in the neck? Or the entire spine? Is there a history of fever? If so meningitis should be in the differential. Also, where are the hyperesthesia, allodynia and parresthesia complaints present? I am assuming in the limbs limbs possibly. If so, central nervous conditions should be entertaihed such as MS or T myelitis. ...Read more
Hopefully the link: Below would help. Excessive bruising or traumatic injury to a body part may contribute to allodynia. Http://chronicfatigue. About. Com/od/glossary/g/allodynia. Htm. ...Read more
Theorotically it is possible for both to co exist but these are two distinct conditions with different etiologies and it is not so common to see them in same person.
Allodynia is feature of painful conditions like neuropathies, complex regional pain syndromes, post herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and migraine
and hyperalgesia is pain limited to viscera with different etiology. ...Read more
Pain sensitivity: Pain that occurs from a stimulus that ordinarily does not provoke pain is called allodynia. This can occur from nerve stimulation from injury. If the source of the nerve pathway problem is found, then nerve blocks done soon after the onset of the disorder might have a better chance in reducing the pain. Some newer medications that are not narcotics have been found by neurologists to help. ...Read more
What causes contact sensitivity at my lower back and side while I'm lying on a matress at night. It is uncomfortable. I overfeel everything. Allodynia?
Need more info: See your doctor. Need more history and an exam to be able to give any reasonable comment. ...Read more
Which tests would u recommend to ddx? Hist: 2 yr cond. (9/10 daily pain, Para + Hyperaesthesia, Allodynia&episodes of 10/10 pain+intermittent back spasms
Deficiencies: Deficiencies of magnesium, calcium and potassium come to mind. B12 deficiencies cause neuropathy but not muscular spasms. I assume a complete history and physical examination have been done. Less common entities would be toxic substances, porphyria. Consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more
Do all patients with crps experience allodynia? I have a mild case, I don't have a difficult time wearing long pants. I've been desensitizing my leg.
CRPS: By and large the majority of patients have some form of altered sensation be it allodynia, dysesthesia, hyperesthesia or hypoesthesia. ...Read more
Can you get opiate induced allodynia, numbness, changing of neuropathic pain from one recreational dose of opium? Took 2 weeks ago, will it pass?
Not aware of such: There is such a thing as opiate induced HYPERalgesia which is paradoxical increase in pain sensations or sensitivity, however, I'm only aware of this through LONG TERM use of opiates. I'm unaware of a 1 time recreational dose causing the phenomenon. I'd first check to see if other mechanisms aren't at work since you have known pathology for the problem. Appointment? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
What are causes of allodynia localized at inner side of fingers and fingertips? And tingling and electric-like sensations at hands/fingers?
Carpel tunnel: Although there are other potential causes, the more common one would be carpel tunnel syndrome. Consult an orthopedist. ...Read more
Fingers painful&slow after few minutes in even mildly chilly weather. No color change. Pain not immediate on cold exposure, i.e. no problem reaching into freezer. Thermal allodynia? Or would that be immediate? Testing for AL amyloid. Any relation?
Amyloid: Could be symptoms of reynauds. That would be associagted with amyloid ...Read more
DDX pain stiffness (spine, back&neck), Para+Hyperaesthesia, Allodynia, 9/10pain, episodes of 10/10 pain+intermittent back spasm find:diolated central canal
More information: I would need more information of radiological results but your symptoms are quite intense and I would hope you have an orthopedic spine specialist on board with your case. Your question is bit unclear too. ...Read more
Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?
Can improve: Painful sensory changes in the lower extremity following back surgery are likely manifestation of stretching of the nerve root. This is a condition known as neuropraxia. This can improve, and may take up towards 12 to 18 months. Beyond that, improvement is not likely. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help minimize painful sensations. Certainly you should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?
Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more
I think I may have adhd, found some symptoms in wikipedia. Is there any checklist or signs that I can check at home? Thanks!
See specialist: Symptoms of adhd may be caused by many different conditions which affect attention, impulsivity and concentration. In order to be properly diagnosed and get effective treatment, you would need to be seen by a specialist (adhd trained psychologist or psychiatrist) ...Read more
Doc suspects SLE or AIH. Can u help prepare a checklist before visiting Rheum for symptoms of SLE and AIH, bloodworks & questions he may ask me?
Should: It make sense to have a check list and every pcp should have it. ...Read more
How do I create a personalized checklist? The link directs me to this question creator. What do I do?
Hello: I believe that the physicians/ pharmacists/dentists create the personalized checklists. They are then available for people to read. Take care. ...Read more
Start prenatal vitamins
Genetic history of parents. If Positive, genetic counseling prior to conception
Healthy pre-pregnancy weight,
stop smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs
Medical Problem checklist such as Diabetes Mellitus or High Blood Pressure. Make sure your medications are safe for pregnancy.
If Diabetic, make sure your blood sugar is normal. ...Read more
Organization: You need to organize yourself. Set a list of what you must do day by day. Stick to it. This will get you into a pattern that is constructive and stay with it ...Read more
I have attached a link to a well written site about self catheterization for a male. Best wishes.
http://www. Upmc. Com/patients-visitors/education/mens-health/Pages/self-catheterization-for-men. Aspx ...Read more
I wanted to try to-do checklist and it says "try black choose" I do not understand what it means?
I'm not sure either: Maybe someone else can help? Maybe mislabled? ...Read more
Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?
All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more
Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)
Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more
Pregnant and due on 28th January, a week from today. What to do and avoid daily to ensure smooth delivery? More like a 1 week pre delivery checklist
What are the Do's & Dont's for HPV person. What checklist should I go by now? Bedside regular check ups
Do you have a checklist you give your IVF patients? My doctor just answered my do and don't questions as I thought to ask them. : (
When you go a normal check up, do doctors look for signs of cancer when doing there checklist to see if you overall health is good.
Regular annual physicals are of doubtful value. You may consult this site for guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force.
https://www. Uspreventiveservicestaskforce. Org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more