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Cervical Stenosis Bleed
I have cervical stenosis and did not bleed for 3 1/2 months. I had gushes for several days then bleeding off and on for 2 weeks now. Why? Action?
I have cervical stenosis and did not bleed for 3/12 months. I then has gushes for several days, & now have blood coming out daily for 2 weeks? Why?
Is it normal not to bleed after curettage and whether it indicates some complications caused curettage as cervical stenosis or Asherman's syndrome?
Period: While some people may have bleeding spotting in the first few days after surgery it's not necessary to do so. Some bleeding would be perfectly normal but a lack of bleeding would be even better. What you're looking for this for a return of your normal menstrual cycle during the following month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: Cervical stenosis can cause neck and arm pain. In more severe cases, it may compress the spinal cord enough to produce legs and bowel/bladder problems. Surgery, if required, can be performed from the front of the neck (anterior approach) or from the back (posterior). It may require a fusion, where bone is placed to fuse several vertebra together. Your neurosurgeon can explain the risks of either. ...Read more
Less likely: More likely thoracic if pain is middle/upper back. ...Read more
Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 25 years old and have cervical stenosis from the foreman magnum down. What can cause this? Is it serious? Will I need surgery?
Spinal stenosis: You need to be under close supervision of a good neurosurgeon and follow his advice. ...Read more
Yes, sort of: If you fractured or dislocated your spine or caused a disc to herniate, then yes. These would likely require severe trauma. Otherwise, if MRI or ct shows congenital (from birth) or acquired (degenerative) stenosis, this is not trauma or fall related. Not to say a fall in the presence of stenosis couldn't cause the onset of symptoms or even (rare) paralysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Necessarily: Cervical stenosis, or narrowing of the canal that the spinal cord passes through in the neck, causes many different symptoms and if left untreated can lead to paralysis in some cases. It is treatable with surgery, however. The key is to obtain treatment before the stenosis is severe enough to damage the spinal cord. I would discuss your concerns with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Narrowing: Stenosis can be central, narrowing of the canal formed by the bony arch of the vertebrae that the spinal cord hangs in. Or it can be narrowing of the openings to the sides that the spinal nerves exit between the vertebrae. This can be caused by hypertrophy or thickening of the bony parts or the ligament along the back of the vertebral bodies or the discs pushing into the spaces or a combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Cervival stenosis by itself should not cause swallowing problems, however of you have very, very large bone spurs (osteophytes) on the front (ventral) aspect of your cervical spine then it is possible to have swallowing problems from that. You can get a swallow study or scope to look into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an acute disease.
What can happen is that stenosis symptoms suddenly worsen due to alittle instability that occurred during the fall, and tight nerves were suddenly squeezed some more, and that gave you the symptoms... Good luck! ...Read more