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Causes Of Pseudoarthrosis
Movement: If there is too much movement or if it becomes infected. ...Read more
No: They are actually opposite concepts. Pseudoarthrosis is result of creation of a movable joint; bridging stops movement of a joint that is normally movable. ...Read more
Hello. Can Sacral Pseudoarthrosis be congenital? No broken bones ever. Slight scoliosis. Chronic back pain/years. Please advise. Thank you.
Yes: Yes, it can develop as a result of congential segmentation anomalies/anatomic variations. ...Read more
What to do if I have a lumbar sacral transitional vertebrae with a left sided pseudarthrosis, what does that mean?
Normal variant: This may be a normal variant, where the bottom disc is not fully formed, and may be partially fused to the sacrum or tail bone. Not necessarily a problem. ...Read more
How long does it take to develop arthritis in the spine? I have been told I have developed pseudarthrosis and/or arthritis due 2 mva 3 months ago in l5
Usually it takes --: Up to 15 years. I think you are too young to get it now and only after 3 months from injury to l5. One might develop some features of arthritis early on. Pseudoarthrosis is not arthritis. It means a false-joint and usually develops at a fracture site due to incomplete healing of the bone with too early motion at the fracture site, so that site acts like an extra joint. ...Read more
Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more
Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more
Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer