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Many hematologists: Evans syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body somehow makes the proteins called antibdies that attack and destroy the red cells as well as plateletes--causing anemia and bleeding problems. Depending on the severity of your condition, steroids and/or IV immunoglobulin is used. If you or someone you know suffering this affliction, consult your doc/hematologist (blood doctor). Good luck. ...Read more
Within the last 1.5 yrs I severely sprained my ankle that previously had an Evans Repair. It is extremely unstable again. What are my options?
Ankle instability: Lots of options for ankle instability. There are more aggressive ankle stabilization surgeries if you choose to redo it. Bracing is always an option of course, physical therapy for strengthening. In my opinion you should seek repair with some Ossetia or bony component/ tendon transfer or ligament reconstruction. With severe instability a fusion is a last resort as well. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the risks of a surgery involving evans osteotomy to correct a valgus foot? How likely are these risks? Thank you very much.
Doubt: Not that I know of. I think he probably is just endowed with genetically full lips. Some people 'enhance' their lips with various fillers. Look at lisa rinna for example. ...Read more
I had a surgery on my ankle called evans osteotomy. They used cadaver bone. What or howis it done how long pain & when can I stand on foot?
All questions you should of asked your surgeon prior to the surgery.
Now, that it is over, these are all questions you should ask your surgeon now.
No one one this forum, but your surgeon should be telling you when you can stand post op from a surgery that we did not perform.
I wish you a speedy recovery. Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon questions. ...Read more
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Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more
Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more
There are a number..: ..of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more
See below: Chip = children's health insurance program - it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more
Surgical procedure: A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation. It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure. ...Read more
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more
That's nice.: The picture of shown next to the name hawzhen, seems to be one of a thin, young female. So, the question is: what does your question mean? Are you thin and would like to be fat (rare)? Do you perceive yourself as too thin and would like to gain weight? 18 years old, typically the time young people start college, or perhaps leave home for another reason, is common age for eating disorders..... ...Read more