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DDx pain Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck, hyperaesthesia, Allodynia, Paraesthesia, 9/10 pain Findings:Undissipated Central canal, few overactive reflexs

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

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What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

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

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Can you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

Can you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

ALLODYNIA/HYPERALGES: 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

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What are the techniques for managing allodynia?

What are the techniques for managing allodynia?

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

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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

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

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What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

See PMS: See pain management specialist for further investigation. The more chronic is neuropathic pain the more refractory it is.
When a stimulus that normally is not painful (such as light touch) causes pain, the condition is called allodynia. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

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

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I think I may have adhd, found some symptoms in wikipedia. Is there any checklist or signs that I can check at home? Thanks!

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

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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?

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?

See details.: The distinction should not be all that difficult. Lupus is not assoctiated with liver inflammation. If AIH is suspected, a liver biopsy should confirm the diagnosis. Also, certain autoantibodies can differentiate. Forget the ANA, it is positive in both diseases. ...Read more

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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

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What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

Health Check: Start prenatal vitamins
Genetic history of parents. If Positive, genetic counseling prior to conception
Healthy pre-pregnancy weight,
Exercise Routine
stop smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs
Menstrual calendar
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

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How to make a checklist and to manage time effectively?

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

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Is there an app or the checklist for a man catheterizing himself?

Is there an app or the checklist for a man catheterizing himself?

Self Cath-male: 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

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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?

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

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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

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

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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

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

Prenatal care: Some women prefer to create a birth plan and discuss that with their doctor. One can not ensure that all will go according to plan. If a perfect labor were possible then everyone would do that. Each person will experience labor in a unique way. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Checklists. Simple day to day weight loss goals?

Checklists. Simple day to day weight loss goals?

The easiest: Way is to take in less calories than you burn off. This will lead to at loss. But the best way is a well balanced diet and exercise program. Drink plenty of water will help keep you full. And is good for you. This will help you reach your goal ...Read more

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What are the Do's & Dont's for HPV person. What checklist should I go by now? Bedside regular check ups

What are the Do's & Dont's for HPV person. What checklist should I go by now? Bedside regular check ups

HPV: HPV puts women at risk for cervical cancer. The most important thing you ca do is to get regular pap smears. Staying healthy with diet and exercise will promote health. Do not worry, sometimes HPV resolves on its own with out treatment but getting the pap smears is important. ...Read more

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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. : (

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. : (

Depends on clinic: In our center we give both written and oral instructions to our patients after the embryo transfer. Each clinic has different protocols for this. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See below: 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