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Can A Paralyzed Man Have Children
Saw paralyzed man walking with artificial skeleton at berkeley graduation. Will that help more people?
Yes: Until we find a cure for paralysis which still seems to be a long way off, these "exoskeletons" will become more and more available for less cost and more widespread use. As a rehab doctor., I am really looking forward to the day when we can prescribe these devices more extensively. I think they will change lives for the better. ...Read more
Sort of, and yes: Paraplegics have little or no sensation during sexual activity. Both men and women can have leg spasms, which make body positioning challenging. Men usually no longer have any or adequate erections. Fertility in paraplegic women is not changed. With a paraplegic man, there are special ways to collect sperm, which doctors can then put into his wife to create a pregnancy. ...Read more
Why would doctors say I may not be able to have children after a L1 spine fracture I am not paralyzed why would fertility be affected?
Absolutely!: For men that are are paralyzed can father children. Options include artificial inseminaiton/ivf. Overcoming erection/ejaculation difficulties with medication/devices. On the other side, women are indeed able to conceive and cases of delivering via vaginal delivery rather than c-section have been documented. Some say its all in the healthy ovaries/uterus. ...Read more
No good reason: Your right side should never be temporarily paralyzed. If it is only temporary it could be related to atypical migraines, but you must be concerned about possible stroke. If it happens again you should seek care immediately. ...Read more
Hold hand: Hold their hand and talk softly to them and tell them that you care about them. ...Read more
My leftcheeck is sometimes feeling like it's paralyzed, it's a strange feeling, but it doesn't really hurt, just really annoying. What could it be?
Temporary paralyzed due to fasting? This happened to my bbrother today and it looked scary. After I gave him sweets he seemed fine. Was that dangerous?
Normal but...: This is a terrifying experience that is caused by a mismatch between your awake state and your dreaming state. It does not mean there is anything seriously wrong and it can be prevented. It could, in the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms, be part of the illness Narcolepsy. See your doctor about it so you can be asked the questions necessary to reassure or refer. ...Read more
See below: Not sure what you mean by GABA hallucinations, and unclear to me why you refer to paralysis. Have you a history of stiff man syndrome or catatonia? Were you given a neuromuscular paralyzing agent for a surgical procedure? Did you experience a taser event? Give a bit more information, so we can better answer. ...Read more
See a doctor.: If you have a paralyzed diaphram, and it has been like that for months (it will often get better over time), and it is causing you problems like shortness of breath or decreased activity tolerance, you can be evaluated by a physician. There are surgical treatments (for example, diaphragm plication) that can help. ...Read more
Potentially: Depending on the type of stroke and the location, there can be recovery from the event. Physical and Occupational therapy is important to maximize recovery, as well as potentially speech therapy. The time for recovery is also dependent on the type of stroke, and in general requires months. ...Read more
Don't take sleep aid: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon related to some parts of your brain awakening while others are still asleep, so you're awake in a way but your body is still asleep. It's not common at all. Sleep medications like Ambien (zolpidem) might make this more likely to occur, so a safe bet to minimize this would be Tom to take anything like that. ...Read more
Depends on severity: The length of time to recover from a stroke varies from a few hours (if the stroke reverses itself before the damage is permanent, we call it a transient ischemic attack, TIA) to a few months for mild motor weakness, to much longer for larger or more serious effects. People with significant weakness on one side may see very gradual continued improvement over many months to a few years. ...Read more
Yes: More likely than paralysis on the opposite side of the body is weakness or loss of fine finger movement or coordination. There is always a loss of visual fields on the opposite side. The degree of weakness is related, in part, to the age of the patient. The younger it is done, the less the ultimate weakness seen. ...Read more
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