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What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?
Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5th Disease: Caused by parvovirus b19, it presents with high fever and rash appearing like slapped cheeks on young children. It spreads to trunk and extremities looking red and lacy, but resolves in about 2 weeks. Rash may come and go in response to heat over weeks w/o fever. Though very common, this virus can be harmful to a developing fetus. Pregnant women should avoid contact with those who have 5th diseas. ...Read more
Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more
What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?
Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI findings you cited.These include bulging of the cushions or discs, protrusion of disc material into the center of the spine and sides and thickening of some of the compressed ligaments. Thus extension based exercise & core strengthening are advised. ...Read more
What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?
Disc bulge: It sounds like a description by a radiologist after MRI showing degeneration of a disk, with bulging of the outer part of the disc, similar to a jelly filled donut. The protrusion usually means that some of the jelly is almost protruding or coming out through the outer part of the donut (or disk in this case). This could be a source of low back pain, or leg pain if the bulging is close to a nerv ...Read more
MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. foraminal narrowing". What it mean?
Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...Read more
Moderate/SEVERE pain. MRI shows small disc protrusion mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis L5s1.Mild osteo&mild swellin liga flavum L4L5.I'm 30. Causes?
According 2 the-: -interpretation I would say it is due 2 a degenerative process. The fact that the ligament flavin is inflamed, it is a flare up of Ur degenerative disease. ...Read more
No.: No. Erthema multiforme is a type of hypersensitive reaction which occurs in response to infections, medications and other causes. It is not contagious. If precipitated by herpes or another infection the herpes is contagious but the erythema multiforme is not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do the rashes associated with annular lichen planus and subacute cutaneous lupus differ in appearance?
Different Contours: Bulge = >50% circumference = diffuse annular bulge Protrusion = < 50% circumference with AA Herniation includes both protrusion and extrusion ...Read more
Lrg central disc extrusion c/3 c/4 extending posterior to c/3 vertebral body & indenting ventral aspect of cerv cord. How serious is this?
Symptoms?: depends on symptoms if this is accompanied with neurologic symptoms it should be corrected ...Read more
Treatment for L4/5 posterior protrusion/annular tear; L3/4 and L2/3 posterior bulge, all indenting thecal sac. No neural compression. C4/5/6/7 bulges?
MRI shows l4-5 posterior disc protusion with annular tear indenting the thecal sac and at l5-S1 posterior central disc bulging with annular tear?
Yes, sometimes: Erythema multiforme minor is an allergic reaction that looks like a bad case of hives but the bumps don't go away for days. Em minor is not serious. It is usually due to medicine allergies, such as penicillins or sulfa drugs. It can also be due to a reaction to an infection such as herpes simplex. However, em major (stevens johnson rash) is serious and usually due to drug allergies, not infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer