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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

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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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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 alls 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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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 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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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?

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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Im 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?

Im 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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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