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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Granular Casts

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What can cause bronchial casts?

What can cause bronchial casts?

A number of things: Cystic fibrosis, serious heart disease, chronic lung disease and lymphatic leaks are the most common causes of bronchial casts, at least in children. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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What could cause the skin around my cast to be turning blue?

What could cause the skin around my cast to be turning blue?

Cast too tight: It sounds like the cast is too tight and pressing on the skin, decreasing circulation.

You should contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Body Cast: A body cast (hip spica cast or spica cast) immobilizes the hips and thighs of child to allow for healing. ...Read more

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Can taking your cast before a broken bone is healed cause harmful damage?

Can taking your cast before a broken bone is healed cause harmful damage?

Yes.: When a doctor casts you, it is generally to keep your muscles from pulling at a bone as it heals. If you remove the cast, and your foot moves, the bone pieces may shift, and it may allow the bone to heal in a crooked position. You should keep your cast on as long as your doctor advises you to. ...Read more

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What can cause lots of fast spots zipping through vision mainly when looking at over cast sky? Eye dr apt 11 tomorrow. Safe towait?

What can cause lots of fast spots zipping through vision mainly when looking at over cast sky? Eye dr apt 11 tomorrow.  Safe towait?

entoptics: Also, called flying spots, this a normal pattern and represents the passage of white corpuscles through the central vision area seen only in certain circumstances such as looking at a blank wall or a clear or uniform sky. Again, this is normal and is an index of excellent acuity. ...Read more

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My fiberglass cast was removed 10 months ago from my leg and foot. Could the cast possibly have caused nerve damage?

My fiberglass cast was removed 10 months ago from my leg and foot. Could the cast possibly have caused nerve damage?

Probably not: First why do you think you have nerve damage? Only way a cast can produce nerve damage is by compresion(too tight) and sure if that was the case you would have complained with pain and tha cast would have been removed or changed. I doubt the cast was the culprit. ...Read more

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After my foot surgery, I had a fiberglass cast for 3 wk. My surgery was 8 months ago. Could the cast have caused darker spots on my skin. Still, there.

After my foot surgery, I had a fiberglass cast for 3 wk. My surgery was 8 months ago. Could the cast have caused darker spots on my skin. Still, there.

Yes: The cast may have pressed on the skin and caused some bleeding under the skin. If you are really concerned please consult with your family physician. There is nothing like a visual exam to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a femur fracture to move once in a cast?

What causes a femur fracture to move once in a cast?

Movement: Fractures can move/shift in a cast for many reasons, but the most common reason is that the swelling has gone down. This causes the limb to be "smaller" in the cast, which allows too much room to move around. For this reason, casts are often changed every 2-3 weeks until the fracture has healed. ...Read more

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I have a foot in a cast and wrap it with 2 trashbags and tape. Can I submerge it? My doctor told me to wrap my foot with doubled trash bags and tape with masking tape. I have been hanging my leg out of the tub and cause a huge mess with the water. Is that

Trying : Trying to keep your foot dry by wrapping it in one, two or more trash bags and taping it not only doesn't work well, but it's cumbersome, and more apt to cause an accident.

You have two choices:

You can go out and buy something called a "cast protector, " which is a loose, rubber stocking that has a velcro or other elastic kind of closure near the top to keep it waterproof, or you can take a bath instead of a shower.

If you get a cast protector, there are two kinds, an expensive kind (about $35) which works, and a cheap kind (about $5) which doesn't work. Spring for the expensive one if you go this route. Any good pharmacy should have these things.

You can take baths instead of showers, and just keep your foot out of the tub. The best way to do this is to go into a dry tub and fill it up while you're already in it. Play with the sail boat, and when you're done, drain the water while you're still inside. Keep a dry towel nearby, and after all the water is out, put the towel in the tub, and use that to stand up to get out.

I realize we don't really feel all that squeaky clean after a bath compared to a shower, especially while all that dirty bath water is draining out while we're sitting in it. But it is a much safer way to keep your foot dry.

One last thought: if the reason you must keep your foot dry is that it's in a cast of some sort, it's not the end of the world if you were to get it slightly wet. It'll just be a mess. But if the reason to keep your foot dry is related to surgery or an open wound, it's imperative to keep it dry. If you get it wet, you seriously risk infection.

Good luck and stay dry! ...Read more

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Are prothstetic hips safe, and are there any other options for a reacurring bone cyst of the hip? I broke my hip when I was ten, caused by a cyst. The treatment was a steroid flush and a cast. I broke it again when I was twelve when they found that it was

Are prothstetic hips safe, and are there any other options for a reacurring bone cyst of the hip? I broke my hip when I was ten, caused by a cyst. The treatment was a steroid flush and a cast. I broke it again when I was twelve when they found that it was

I : I am so sorry you have had to go through all of this. Yes, there are definitely safe prosthetic hips. Please see a board certified orthopedic surgeon in your area. Ask your doctor for a referral to be sure you have a highly-respected orthopedic surgeon. I can understand your concern. ...Read more

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Grade 3 ankle sprain. Dr gave me air cast cause too swollen for regular boot. Mentioned surgery. Is surgery recommended for this?

Grade 3 ankle sprain. Dr gave me air cast cause too swollen for regular boot. Mentioned surgery. Is surgery recommended for this?

Acute ankle sprain: Sometimes surgery can be indicated, particularly if this is a recurring problem or other structures (such as tendon), were also injured. ...Read more

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Can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast (on ankle) can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

Can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast (on ankle) can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

No : A cast saw can not harm your fetus, it does make aloud noise and can get hot, it can feel like it is cutting you, but if there is enough cast padding underneath the cast and taken off properly there should be no problems. ...Read more

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Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. Here are the reults Epithelial cells-many Bacteria-2+ mucus 2+ urine wbc 10-20 urine rbc 5-10 Amorph sediment 2+ Granular casts occasional cr

Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. Here are the reults
Epithelial cells-many
Bacteria-2+
mucus 2+
urine wbc 10-20
urine rbc 5-10
Amorph sediment 2+
Granular casts occasional
cr

Repeat urinalysis?: The epithelial cells, mixed bacteria, and mucus all suggest the urine was contamined with vulvar or vaginal secretions, probably not a "clean catch" midstream specimen. However, the WBC and casts could be significant. Discuss with your doctor; s/he may request a repeat test. ...Read more

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Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage

Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage

I would recommend th: I would recommend that you continue with movement, however, with caution not to exacerbate your symptoms, or aggravate the injury. A supervised rehabilitation program would benefit with progression to a home exercise program. ...Read more

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My daughter cannot straighten her arms. She falls and then the doctor cast her arm but there is no fracture what would be the cause?

Congenital or post-: Traumatic conditons in the elbow can lead to contracture (joint stiffness). Review of xrays can sometimes reveal subtle changes in the bone structure that may not be apparent. Tho in a 2-4 year old nurse maids elbow is common, which has negative xrays, some sublte fractures may also have negative xrfays. The person to ask is the treating doctor who placed the casts. ...Read more

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Distal radius fracture orif surgery 20 days aft inj, no restrictions or cast, went to wrk d except 3 post op, could this cause nonunion now in 8th mnt?

Distal radius fracture orif surgery 20 days aft inj, no restrictions or cast, went to wrk d except 3 post op, could this cause nonunion now in 8th mnt?

Possibly: Searching for the reason for the non-union is not as productive as identifying the solution. Delayed union is nomally defined as three months without x-ray evidence of healing. Non union 6 months-so you need a solution-usually repeat surgery with bone graft. ...Read more

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Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Dry skin: You are more likely to get an infection from the cracks in the dry flaky skin than from the moisturized repaired skin. Use a first aid cream for the first 24 hours then use either eucerin cream or a & d ointment thereafter. ...Read more

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I'm 24 m, I had midfoot fracture 2 months back, I had tight elastic cast to my foot fr 5 wks, after that suddenly I got sciatica. Does tight cast caused?

I'm 24 m, I had midfoot fracture 2 months back, I had tight elastic cast to my foot fr 5 wks, after that suddenly I got sciatica. Does tight cast caused?

Possibly: Sciatica typically is pain originating in the spine or buttock region and radiating down the leg. Typically, if the pain you describe is around the cast in the foot then it could be the cast was too tight and caused a local compression of nerves in the foot. If the pain radiates all the way up the leg, then it could be that altered walking pattern could have aggravated a spine issue. ...Read more

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When is a cast required?

When is a cast required?

For immobilization.: Orthopedic casts or splints are used to immobilize a bone or a joint in place until healing has occurred. They are frequently made of bandages impregnated with plaster. Long arm/leg, short arm/leg, thumb spica, finger spica are examples of extremity casts. Shoulder spica, hip spica casts involve large joints. An edf cast is used for infantile idiopathic scoliosis. ...Read more