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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What cause visceral hyperalgesia?

What cause  visceral hyperalgesia?

causes visceral/hyp: I n many cases it starts after a viral illness or other infection or insult to the GI tract.This causes temporary damage to the mucus lining of stomach, causing pain, it then sensitises the stomach and other parts of intestine and cause abdominal pain. Other conditions like abdominal migraine, pancreatitis, and esophageal reflux may trigger this condition, and it can happen in other visceras as well. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Visceral Hyperalgesi: is another (fancy) was of decribing "Sensitive Bowels" a term which is old fashioned and used to describe a WIDE RANGE of Bowel disorders presenting as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). See a GI Doc with an interest in this disorder which NOW has a number of excellent treatments! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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What is hyperalgesia?

What is hyperalgesia?

Increased pain: Hyperalgesia is hypersensitivity to a painful stimulus. If you have hyperalgesia, your pain will be greater than someone without hyperalgesia for the same pain stimulus. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is visceral hyperalgesia?

What is  visceral hyperalgesia?

Functional pain/abdo: Is another name for pain in abdomen in children and some adults which can be acute or chronic for which no cause has been found inspite of doing all the tests.Some GI specialist feel that severe case of functional abdominal pain may actually be due to visceral hyperalgesia.It means that a person has increased hypersensitivity to pain in the viscra of stomach and intestines. It responds to pain me. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Can you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

Can  you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

ALLODYNIA/HYPERALGES: Theorotically it is possible for both to co exist but these are two distinct conditions with different etiologies and it is not so common to see them in same person. Allodynia is feature of painful conditions like neuropathies, complex regional pain syndromes, post herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and migraine and hyperalgesia is pain limited to viscera with different etiology. ...Read more

Dr. Rita Agarwal Dr. Agarwal
Anesthesiology
31 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What does it mean when pain neuron that is showing hyperalgesia?

What does it mean when pain neuron that is showing hyperalgesia?

Increase senditivity: Hyperalgesia implies nerves are more sensitive to stimuli. Things that don't usually hurt can lead to pain, more or different pain medications may need to be used ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Is there a cure for visceral hyperalgesia?

Is there a cure for visceral hyperalgesia?

Visceral hyperalgesi: There is no cure for this condition, and it is treated with non opoids and opoids analgesics like morphine derivatives and Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or ultram.Neurontin, zelnorm and procardia some children with this disorder will recover in time without any treatment.Others will need long term treatment with meds to control symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Gilly Dr. Gilly
Addiction Medicine
35 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to be treated for opioid-induced hyperalgesia?

Is it possible to be treated for opioid-induced hyperalgesia?

Yes of course ...: The best treatment would be to stop taking opioids of any sort. Then gradually over a period of months, your body's pain sensitivity threshold will return to normal. I have had patients who obtained the same amount of relief from ibuprofen that used to require narcotics the year before. ...Read more

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Dr. Rita Agarwal Dr. Agarwal
Anesthesiology
31 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Please let me know if there is any cure for visceral hyperalgesia?

Please let me know if there is any cure for visceral hyperalgesia?

See a pain doctor: There are medications and nerve blocks that can help. It may take time and patience ...Read more

Dr. Jose Barreto Dr. Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
10 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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How can opioid induced hyperalgesia be reduced ? 2 years continuous use of 500/30 tablets. Around 6 per day. Can this produce nerve like pain ?

How can opioid induced hyperalgesia be reduced ? 2 years continuous use of 500/30 tablets. Around 6 per day. Can this produce nerve like pain ?

Yes: Hyperalgesia is a state where your nerves and receptors are sensitive to stimuluts and there is increase in pain to a painful stimulus. Usually the solution is to stop the opioids. Just know that if you stop the opioids, you will feel worse before you start feeling better and it may take several weeks. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and supervision throughout this process. ...Read more

Dr. James Henning Dr. Henning
Anesthesiology
46 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What are the treatments for opioid-induced hyperalgesia?

Have A Look: ..At this review article below. Oih is a complicated phenomenon and treatment options vary widely in effectiveness...Nsaids, ketamine, opioid withdrawal are all possibilities. In addition, larry chu, md here at stanford is actively involved in researching this issue.. http://www.mendeley.com/catalog/pharmacological-treatment-opioid-induced-hyperalgesia-review-evidence/. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Answine Dr. Answine
Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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What can I do if my 15 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with visceral hyperalgesia. Where do I go for help?

What can I do if my 15 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with visceral hyperalgesia. Where do I go for help?

Neurology and pain : A neurologist is always the first person here after your primary doctor..Once diagnosed and other causes ruled out, a pain management specialist is the following step. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx Dr. Marx
Pain Management
44 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Can opioid induced hyperalgesia persist for years after stopping opioid use? GBS used fentanyl for 4 years. Stopped cold turkey. Three years ago.

Can opioid induced hyperalgesia persist for years after stopping opioid use?  GBS used  fentanyl for 4 years. Stopped cold turkey. Three years ago.

OIH Controversial: The concept itself has some opponents who dispute the existence of this condition. I can state even those who believe in this condition would find it difficult that it would persist for four years. If you are still having pain that is uncontrolled you need to see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Allan Levine Dr. Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia Dr. Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
17 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more

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Dr. Roger Frankel Dr. Frankel
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more