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Causes Of Granular Casts
Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?
No see doctor: And have it checked, diagnosed and treated ...Read more
I had a partial cast fitted on Sunday following a broken raduis. My fingers and elbow have been swollen since despite elevation. Cause for concern?
Perhaps: Better start icing and best to see your doctor for full exan of the arm ...Read more
Normal to still have pain once a cast has been placed(ankle)? Just began. I've decreased activity cause of pain. Should I call dr. To get more pain meds?
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
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
Brostrom repair last Monday. Have been told elevation 55mins/hour 4 2 weeks. Had cramp/ache in calf under cast last night. Potential cause? Normal?
Yes: Could be several things you really need to call your surgeon and ask him what's going on ...Read more
My cytology found a rare urothelial cell fragment and rare granular casts. My urologist and nephrologist say nothing is wrong. Should i still worry?
I fx dist fib web b thought sprain limped on it for 2 hrs after went to a&e next day put in cast nwb didn't heal could this be cause of delay 15wks on
Yes... possible: You did well going in after only 2 hours, most people take much longer to go and have it evaluated. ...Read more
My fiberglass cast was removed 10 months ago from my leg and foot. Could the cast possibly have caused nerve damage?
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.
Dear all, my lab result shows hyaline cast, granular cast and mucus thrad, but my ultrasound shows all healthy. I feel pain in right kidney, and body?
What do you labs : Show? More information is need before a diagnosis or further information. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
Grade 3 ankle sprain. Dr gave me air cast cause too swollen for regular boot. Mentioned surgery. Is surgery recommended for this?
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?
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
urine wbc 10-20
urine rbc 5-10
Amorph sediment 2+
Granular casts occasional
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Blood in urine no infection, blood and urine tests confirm. 3 white blood cells, no protein or cast. No visible sores, pain in penis-4/6 weeks. Cause?
See a nephrologist: A kidney specialist may find a stone or nephritis. There are several types of each. ...Read more
A knee landing on my foot caused a small fracture of cuneiform bone. I have molded splint now & they want to wait 2 weeks before a cast. Is that normal?
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