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Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node? Are there other conditions that could cause this?

Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node? Are there other conditions that could cause this?

DDx LAD A-Z: The differential diagnosis (ddx) for lymphadenopathy is broad: lymphadenopathy (lad) a-z ddx -- see table 3 -- http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

Number Of Pregnancies (Definition)

Gravida refers to the number of times in the past a woman has been pregnant. Pregnancies that ended in abortion or miscarriage are still counted ...Read more


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What could cause sudden onset persistent bilateral para-central scotomas and left eye dominant bilateral nasal corectopia?

What could cause sudden onset persistent bilateral para-central scotomas and left eye dominant bilateral nasal corectopia?

Many possibilities: Bilateral para-central scotomas could be due to brain issue or due to symmetric retinal disease. Corectopia means your pupil is not in the center and is not likely related to the other problem. Hopefully your ophthalmologist is doing the appropriate evaluation and/or referal for these findings. ...Read more

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They found a 2mm Para Aortic Cyst and want me to get rechecked in 6 months. Should I be concerned and what causes this. Both of my parents have a hist?

They found a 2mm Para Aortic Cyst and want me to get rechecked in 6 months. Should I be concerned and what causes this. Both of my parents have a hist?

Too little history: You don't state just where this is. The good thing is that you state that both of your parents seem to have this "thing" and seem to have survived without any untowards consequences. Did you tell that little bit of info to your doc. Getting a good thorough history is the most important part of medicine but the insurance companies value tests and computerized charts more so that is what you get! ...Read more

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Can para ovarian cysts & or ovarian cysts cause leg numbness? I had sonogram & was told I have a para ovarian cyst & an ovarian cyst, each 2cm

Can para ovarian cysts & or ovarian cysts cause leg numbness? I had sonogram & was told I have a para ovarian cyst & an ovarian cyst, each 2cm

Usually not: Two 2 cm cysts are generally not big enough to cause leg numbness. Get checked out for another cause. Also the small cyst on the ovary will likely resolve on its own in several weeks. ...Read more

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What causes chronic elevated wbc's, on no meds, mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

What causes chronic elevated wbc's, on no meds, mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

This pattern: Could be seen in indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Would not say more without details on the degree and type of wbcs increased and the size of the nodes. ...Read more

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In CT Scan report : Few small subcentimeter sized mildly enhancing mesenteric and para-aortic lymphnodes are noted. Is this cause to cancer?

In CT Scan report : Few small subcentimeter sized mildly enhancing mesenteric and para-aortic lymphnodes are noted. Is this cause to cancer?

CT nodes: A PET CT study would give more information relative to the nature of the nodes;if enlarging and if associated with other signs & symptoms or high metabolic index one would be worried, would need tissue for confirmation ...Read more

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What can cause lower paralysis?

What can cause lower paralysis?

Do you mean: ? leg paralysis. We would need more information to be specific, but usual cause might be disorder of spinal cord, although some brain lesions can do so also. If you or someone you know, has leg weakness, this needs to be evaluated rapidly to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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What can cause paralysis in a child?

What can cause paralysis in a child?

Paralysis: Trauma, infection, neurologic disease, mitochondrial disorders and masses are a few considerations. ...Read more

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What exactly can cause lower paralysis?

Lower extremity: I believe that you are referring to lower extremity paralysis? This may occur from a compressive lesion (tumor, bone fragments from trauma) that affects the spinal cord. If the arms are ok, this would be in the thoracic or lumbar spine. There may also be infiltrative lesions (tumors) or demyelination (multiple schlerosis) or vascualar lestions (strokes) that can cause these problems. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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Can degenerative d d cause paralysis?

Not on own.: The degenerative disc changes are indicative of potential future problems, but could contribute to a spinal stenosis, or if protruded or ruptured, a nerve root compression, with a focal weakness. Severe spinal stenosis, especially in the neck could result in significant leg weakness or eventual paralysis. ...Read more

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What can cause partial facial paralysis?

Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve. It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes swelling of the facial nerve and causes the assymetry of face due to inability to controlfacial muscles on affected side other conditions that can cause facial palsy are lymes disease, brain tumour and stroke and that is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

Don't wait: Facial paralysis should be evaluate immediately. Inflammatory conditions known as bell's palsy can be treated with antiviral medicine and steroids to minimize long term problems. Trauma to the face or skull base can also paralyze. Tumors both benign and cancerous can press on the nerve or even invade the nerve to cause paralysis but fortunately are rare. See an ENT specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that I can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause paralysis?

Yes: If pinching is severe enough paralysis can occur. If there is weakness in an arm or leg you need the advice of a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is hyperkalemic periodic paralysis? What causes it?

Hereditary disorder: May be associated with thyroid disease, but can be independent, and causes spells of diffuse weakness secondary to increase in potassium which affects both muscle and nerve. Rather rare and needs neuromuscular specialist to manage if present. ...Read more