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Any solution for missing limb- phantom limb sensation?

Any solution for missing limb- phantom limb sensation?

Gabapentin: Phantom limb pain has been a mystery for decades. It derives from the brain centers that expect input from nerves from a limb that no longer exists. This type of neuritic pain will sometimes respond to Gabapentin or perhaps tricyclics. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Tsao
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Artificial Limbs (Definition)

Artificial limbs are prosthetic devices for the arms or legs used to assist ...Read more


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Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Can abilify (aripiprazole) cause permanent muscle mass loss and lost of coordination with limbs?

Discuss w/ Dr!!!: There are reports of muscle stiffness or rigidness but long term loss is different - definitely talk w/ Dr about your concerns. Your worry might become a problem if you don't learn to ask ?s whenever you get a Rx and knowing how to get the best benefits. I'd urge you to seek a good health psychologist for mgmt of medical issues - health anxiety. ...Read more

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Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

See your PCP ASAP!: Too little info to go on,Many unanswered questions here? Given the variety of symptoms paired with loss of appetite, lethargy and weakness an urgent visit to your primary care doc is definitely in order. A detailed history & Physical exam including weight loss h/o over a certain period of time, labs, and possibly an MRI if deemed necessary by physical exam would not be out of the question. ...Read more

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Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength.  Dropping everything...No grip.  Have fallen twice.

leg numbness: You are having neurological and or cardiac symptoms and should be seen immediately by your doctor or have someone take you to the er. Your symptoms may be warning you of a stoke or other problem. ...Read more

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58 yrs.Old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. Mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. My prognosis diminished because of these factors?

58 yrs.Old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. Mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. My prognosis diminished  because of these factors?

Risk factors: Risk factors of glaucoma do include family history. With regular follow up visits and treatment , drops or stl laser surgery, your ophthalmologist will be able to maintain what you have now. Peripheral vision loss in irreversible. The important thing is to get the eye pressure low and prevent any flucuation of the pressure. Quarterly eye exams are the standard of care for this. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb syndrome in non-amputees?

What causes phantom limb syndrome in non-amputees?

Hmmmm: Phantom limb pain is very specific: it is pain in a part of your body that no longer exists. If, for instance you're feeling pain in your arm, but there's no reason to feel pain there, that may be described as neuropathic pain. In other words pain caused by damage to nerves for whatever reason. Commonly however people feel pain without damage all the time. You need to talk to your doctor about t. ...Read more

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Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not). ...Read more

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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...Read more

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Sudden weakness in legs and losing self control?

Sudden weakness in legs and losing self control?

See physician: Assuming no injury has occurred, you need a complete examination and evaluation to see what is going on and why it is happening. It may be a neuromuscular condition. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Sometimes: Depends upon the cause: if due to inherited retinal disease it is usually symmetric. If due to glaucoma or retinal vascular disease it is assymmetrical and spotty. If due to CNS problems like stroke, it is symmetrical and sudden. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb syndrome in non amputees?

Not possible: Phantom limb pain is by definition pain felt in an amputated limb (for example a person has a left foot amputation but feels pain in the heel of the foot that is not present anymore). ...Read more

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Can depression amd axiety cause muscle twitching in legs calves eyes lids and loss of weight without trying?

Can depression amd axiety cause muscle twitching in legs calves eyes lids and loss of weight without trying?

Definitely, yes: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Chf diabetic hyponatraemia obesity geriatric with back and both lower limb weakness vitals r normalsevere generalized lower limb edema non pitting?

Chf diabetic hyponatraemia obesity geriatric with back and both lower limb weakness vitals r normalsevere generalized lower limb edema non pitting?

I suggest that: You have the disease called beriberi. This is vitamin b1 deficiency, and we know that diabetics excrete large concentrations of vitamins b1 in their urine. Ask your dr. About this because the research is written in the medical literature. ...Read more

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Can atonic seizure include loss of sight?

Can atonic seizure include loss of sight?

See below: no-: Atonic seizures ( aka drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain function. The seizures are brief - usually less than fifteen seconds & can occur while standing, walking or sitting. Pt. May become temporarily paralyzed in part of his or her body. This usually does not last longer than 3 minutes. ...Read more

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Feeling some twitching in limbs and stiffness in other parts of limbs, what to do?

Feeling some twitching in limbs and stiffness in other parts of limbs, what to do?

See a neurologist: neurologist may be able to find the cause and then treat it. ...Read more

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Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Exam time: You need to have a good exam to determine why this is happening. Until then, it's good to keep track of your intake - food and fluids - amounts, types, time, duration. Note any other details like activity leve, stressors, etc. Tell the Dr all of this to help Dx. I hope it's not too serious and you get well soon. ...Read more

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What is Temporary loss of memory , or amensia ??

What is Temporary loss of memory , or amensia ??

Amnesia : Amnesia is loss of memory. It may be transient, temporary or permanent. Usually is due to brain injury, trauma, or brain disorders. It could be anterograde or retrograde, if the events which are forgotten are after the trauma or before the trauma. It is different than dementia, which is of gradual onset, and delirium, which is changing with time. Please see an specialist. ...Read more

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Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more


Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Limb Loss (Definition)

Limb loss, also called amputation, is when a limb is loss due ...Read more