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30 y/o f HbSS & I am having less VOC & < bone pain, AVN, & now bone infarcts. left the ED & now I'm in more pain than b4. What can I do 2 lessen pain?

30 y/o f  HbSS & I am having less VOC & < bone pain, AVN, & now bone infarcts. left the ED & now I'm in more pain than b4. What can I do 2 lessen pain?

Specialist f/u: Limited data available.sickle cell disease (SCD) have acute and chronic disorders of bones , joints, including vasoocclusive pain episodes, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, osteonecrosis of the femoral (hip)and humeral heads( shoulder), vertebral body collapse(back pain). f/u with specialist ASAP. Had you ever been on Hydroxyurea?opiates for chronic pain-tolerance/dependence ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts. The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.

What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts.  The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.

Bone infarction pain: More prolonged and constant pain can be seen with bone infarction. Treatment modalities include pharmacological, surgical, CBT and alternative medicine. Make sure you find a good pain control program and a pain specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Mastoiditis: Yes, ct head would show an infection of the mastoid and temporal bone. It is not possible to mistake this for an old infarction of the brain . The two are completely different on imaging. ...Read more

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What is anteroseptal infarct?

What is anteroseptal infarct?

Heart Attack: Infarction is a heart attack, anteroseptal describes the location, which is the front wall of the heart, and the wall between the ventricles. This generally would have been cause by an occlusion in the left anterior descending coronary artery. (lad). ...Read more

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Ataxic lacunar infarct, what to do?

Ataxic lacunar infarct, what to do?

Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, exercise, and a healthy diet. The ataxia refers to a specific type of lacunar infarct and the associated symptoms of incoordination. It is best to seek full evaluation by a stroke neurologist. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct on thalamus?

What is lacunar infarct on thalamus?

Small cell death: A lacunar infarct is a small area of brain cells that have died. This may be asymptomatic or not depending on where it is and the size of it. ...Read more

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Small lacunar infarct in subcortical region ?

Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension. ...Read more

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Can a lacunar infarct be caused by an auto accident?

Yes: The sudden deceleration trauma may cause microscopic changes within the brain, possibly including a tiny amount of vascular damage which results in loss of blood flow to a small area, resulting in the loss of viability of that specific focus of tissue (infarct). However, this also may have happened independent of the mva. ...Read more

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Old infarct in left centrum semi ovals and frontal corona radiata?

Old infarct in left centrum semi ovals and frontal corona radiata?

Likely incidental: It is difficult to answer without detailed history whether you ever had sudden paralysis, weakness or speech difficulty in the past. In view of your young age it may be only incidental radiological ct scan or MRI scan finding. Why was imaging done in the first place. Only your neurologist or ordering physician can explain better. ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more