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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Myelomeningocele

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Please let me know if there is any cure for myelomeningocele?

Please let me know if there is any cure for myelomeningocele?

Myelomeningocele: There is no cure but a surgical treatment is available for repair of the defect - done by pediatric neurosurgeons. ...Read more

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Why do spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later?

Why do spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later?

Myelomeningocele: Usually the repair of a myelomeningocele is delayed several days after birth to ensure that the child is stable for surgery and to also get a better assessment of potential neurologic deficits. As an adult, some patients develop spinal cord symptoms from tethering of the spinal cord prompting a procedure to release the tension on the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Why is it that spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later in life?

Why is it that spina bifida patients have a myelomeningocele repair later in life?

Spina bifida: Myelomeningoceles are almost always repaired within the first couple of days of life. The exception to that is unavailability of a surgeon to do it young leading to a later repair. The other situation where the family does not want it repaired. ...Read more

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I have myelomeningocele spina bifida I use senokot (senna) for bowel management once a week but it has stopped working is there anything else i can do?

I have myelomeningocele spina bifida I use senokot (senna) for bowel management once a week but it has stopped working is there anything else i can do?

There are a number: Of other medications for bowel movement, including the magic bullet if you are looking for suppository meds. If oral is preferred, can consider miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium citrate for short term use only. Do you use any narcotic medications? These obviously can slow bowels and there is a new peripheral acting only Narcan that doesn't block pain but does clear bowels of opioid issues. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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What causes add?

What causes add?

Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't explain cause. It is believed to be a chemical, rather than purely a behavioral disorder. Theories on cause are endless from diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency, toxin exposure, fetus development, etc. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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What causes crepe skin?

What causes crepe skin?

CREPE SKIN?: CREPEY SKIN WHERE? EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS? AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION. WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN. OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more