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Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Yes: Both children and adults can suffer from spinal stenosis. In children, spinal stenosis is usually as a result of a congenital problem. In adults, the narrowing of the spinal canal often results from arthritis or instability of the spinal column. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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Are there adults who had pyloric stenosis as a baby and have related stomach problems as adults?

Are there adults who had pyloric stenosis as a baby and have related stomach problems as adults?

Rarely: Pyloric stenosis is a congenital gastric obstruction that occurrs between two to six weeks of life. Once it is fixed infants an resume eating a normal diet. Later problems in adulthood are uncommon. Would see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can scheuermans disease exist with two mild wedged vertebrae? Or does it have to be 3 consecutive?

Can scheuermans disease exist with two mild wedged vertebrae?  Or does it have to be 3 consecutive?

Scheuermanns: Sheuermanns disease is classified as typical or atypical. Typical or classic is hyperkyphosis in thoracic spine with wedging of 3 or more adjacent vertebral bodies. Atypical Scheuermanns is lumbar or thoracolumbar with decreased lordosis and may have fewer vertebrae involved. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be more severe in children or adults?

Can hepatitis a be more severe in children or adults?

In adults: Hepatitis a usually causes pretty mild disease in children, e.g., brief periods of abdominal pain and vomiting, whereas it can cause much severer disease in adults even leading to fatality. ...Read more

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult?

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Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

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Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Depends: It depends on the type of meningitis, the age during the illness, ANS the severity of the illness. Uncomplicated viral meningitis should leave no long term symptoms. ...Read more

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How can one have cartoid stenosis and be okay after cta. Also how can one have cartoid stenosis and not have spinal stenosis? How is spine stenosis tr

How can one have cartoid stenosis and be okay after cta. Also how can one have cartoid stenosis and not have spinal stenosis? How is spine stenosis tr

Ultrasound: Or doppler can give a false positive result , usually in females. If cta then performed, and does not show a stenosis, then you can stop worrying. Keep reducing your risk factors. See stroke.Org. Spinal stenosis unrelated to carotid stenosis. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for someone in their mid-thirties to be diagnosed with spinal stenosis?

Is it unusual for someone in their mid-thirties to be diagnosed with spinal stenosis?

Not very unusual: Spinal Stenosis is a broad term. People in their thirties who have spinal stenosis usually have a disc herniation which is a different type of spinal stenosis than what older people have. ...Read more

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Can adult bedwetting be associated with spinal injuries?

Can adult bedwetting be associated with spinal injuries?

spinal injury: It would take a pretty severe injury to the spine in which nerve damage has occurred to cause bed wetting. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis; can this be inherited by my kids?

I have spinal stenosis; can this be inherited by my kids?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but there are syndromes that are associated with smaller than average spinal canals that have a genetic basis. ...Read more

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Can cerebral palsy be caused by damage during adulthood, or do you have to be a child?

Can cerebral palsy be caused by damage during adulthood, or do you have to be a child?

No: Little's disease or cerebral palsy as it is now known is defined as a disorder of motion and posture related to an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs anytime from pregnancy up to the age of 3 years. Traumatic brain injury in an adult brain can produce similar effects, but is not cp. ...Read more

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In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

Statistics: Its a way of rephrasing the statistics. The cdc states 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. ...Read more

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How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

How can the spinal angle in a pt with scoliosis worsen throughout adult years?

Scoliosis : Scoliosis can progress through the adult years primarily through degeneration of the discs and facet joints on the spine. Osteoporosis can lead to collapse and angulation of the vertebral bodies. Dystonias or abnormal muscle contractions and repetitive work related movements are less common causes. See a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity disease for evaluation. ...Read more

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Question for adults with spina bifida. Can they have loss of motor function or inability for orgasm if low?

Question for adults with spina bifida. Can they have loss of motor function or inability for orgasm if low?

Yes: Spina bifida oculta usually has no neurological deficit, norma, . 10% of population. Open & close spinal bifida usually will have motor and sensory deficit like para/quadriplegia, decrease sensation/orgasm, respiratory problem (due to chiari malformation . Intelligence usually not affected. ...Read more

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How can people with a spinal cord injury control their bowels?

How can people with a spinal cord injury control their bowels?

Some may not: Be able to control their bowels. Depending on the level of injury and whether it is a complete or incomplete injury, a spinal cord patient may or may not be able to control their bowels. Some will get on a strict bowel regimen to help and others may need other interventions. ...Read more

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How often do adults get diagnosed with an atrial septal defect that wasn't found as a child?

How often do adults get diagnosed with an atrial septal defect that wasn't found as a child?

Not sure: About 1 in 4 people have a pfo, a patent foramen ovale, or small opening between the atria. In most people, this is not significant, but in some it can result in tias - transient ischemic attacks - or even strokes and must be treated medically or surgically. ...Read more

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I'd like to talk to someone about an operation on my back for spinal stenosis I also have bulging discs. My actual diagnosis is developmental spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis : You need to consult a Neuro surgeon or Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in such surgery and has done several of those surgeries a month . These types of surgeries are often complicated and have long recovery time . In the end when successful they are worth the pain time and effort . Best luck ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more