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Bilateral Upper Extremity Edema
Hard to say: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and is not usually used to describe any other part of the body. So to say scoliosis of the upper limbs is not a common way to describe any deformity of the arms. All that being said, it may have been someone's attempt to describe a curvature of the arms, or you may not have understood what was said. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Internal: derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis ( blood in the knee joint ). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more
EMG of upper and lower limbs showing mild neurogenic changes from bilateral L2-L3 innervation means what?
Fairly nonspecific: These findings don't suggest anything specific, but of course it would depend on the actual values of the nerve conduction studies and the findings on EMG. You should discuss this with the ordering health care provider, since they may have been looking for something specific. ...Read more
Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?
Chf diabetic hyponatraemia obesity geriatric with back and both lower limb weakness vitals r normalsevere generalized lower limb edema non pitting?
Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis,Petechiae, liver upper limits,left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain.Thoughts
Sarcoid vs lymphoma: Retroperitnoeal lymph nodes and uveitis remind me of sarcoidosis we should also think of lymphoma which could have infiltrated the bone marrow and caused petechiae due to low platelets i advise you to check with your physician to start looking for the cause and stop guessing ...Read more
Increasing numbness limbs constant pain and spasms in lower & upper back & down left leg, MRI lumbar showed bulge disk L4 l5, rotatory scoliosis causes
Nonspecific: Believe it or not, scoliosis does not cause pain for most patients - unless the scoliosis is very severe. Similarly, a disk bulge is often of no consequence, and is simply a normal finding as we age. See a physician (consider seeing a neurologist since you have numbness) for further evaluation. ...Read more
Meaning....: This means that there is fluid in both lungs. Congestive heart failure can lead to a fluid build up in both lungs but there are many other etiologies depending on the age of the patient as well as medical history. Your doctor will have more clinical information to make a more precise diagnosis as well as treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness, tingling, weakeakness bil. arms and hands. Spinal cord edema. MRI showed stenosis c4-6. MD stated spinal cord edema to severe for just steno?
Spinal cord edema: Spinal cord edema is never normal is is most certainly the cause of your symptoms. The most common cause is cervical spinal stenosis. However if your MD does not think it is the cause, it is important to eliminate other reasons like infections, tumors, and even multiple sclerosis, depending on you age and other risk factors. ...Read more
Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema
C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?
Probably not: It is probably not from your neck or cervical spine. However; it could be from thoracic spine. Consider having it evaluated. ...Read more
Can't have mri due to screws in my knee but knee keeps locking random swelling laterally and pain lateral side(post op knee)+bilateral muscle spasms ?
If the screws were: placed in the last 15 years they should be MR safe. Their presence may cause artifact that degrades the image, but depending on what your doc is looking for, an MR might still provide useful diagnostic information. ...Read more
I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at l5s1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis.Is surgery an option?
Maybe: If your cysts are responsible for "nerve pain", and are associated with nerve root distribution numbness, weakness, and/or muscle atrophy, there may be a good rationale for a surgical approach. These days, arthroscopic and less invasive techniques are present. Suggest you visit a neurosurgeon and discuss. ...Read more
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
What does Diffuse coarsened interstitial markings throughout both lungs w/bilateral hilar prominence and perihilar infiltrates mean. ?
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of lung are affected, you may have no signs or symptoms. If a large area or several large areas of lung are affected, they may not be able to deliver enough oxygen to your blood. This can cause symptoms and complications. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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