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Can venostasis cause shin pain?

Can venostasis cause shin pain?

Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain. ...Read more

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What to do about postthrombotic syndrome treatment?

What to do about postthrombotic syndrome treatment?

Post thrombotic: Use of a compression stocking is helpful, but to get the best outcomes it is important to place the stocking on before leg is dependent Also moisturizer the skin before placing stocking to avoid dry skin issue ...Read more

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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question. You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion. If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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Is aspergilloma chronic?

Is aspergilloma chronic?

Sort of: Aspergillomas are typically incidental findings on chest x-ray or other radiology imaging, unless they are growing, irritating the respiratory tract, and causing symptoms like bloody cough. If there are symptoms, then it can be treated with anti-fungals. Absent symptoms, the body may respond by sort of 'walling off' the fungus in healthy individuals that later will look like a nodule on x-ray. ...Read more

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What is chronic signuitis?

What is chronic signuitis?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is simply infection in the facial sinuses. Chronic sinusitis is infection that lasts more than 4-12 weeks despite treatment. It is often very difficult to treat even with antibiotics. Often doctors will not treat acute sinus infections long enough (up to 4 weeks of continuous antibiotic) and as a result a partially treated or inadequately treated acute infection becomes chronic. ...Read more

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What are chronic migraines?

What are chronic migraines?

Chronic migraine: Migraine headache tends to be recurrent, when it occurs more than one episode a week it needs to be treated with preventive medications to stop reccurring. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis be chronic?

Can appendicitis be chronic?

Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if I were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read more

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I have a chronic stomachache?

Get Evaluated: You need to be seen by a doctor and fully evaluated to try and find out what is going on. Can't give you any sort of meaningful diagnosis with such a nonspecific symptom. ...Read more

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Chronic tendonosis exercises?

Chronic tendonosis exercises?

Tendinosis: Usually involves eccentric exercises. Examples on the internet for specific tendons such as achilles tendinosis. In essence in involves lengthening the tendon at the time you are trying to control the motion. May involve heavier weight or resistance. ...Read more

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What is chronic pansinusitis?

What is chronic pansinusitis?

Inflammation: I assume you had a CT with that finding. It means that all of your sinuses show signs of ongoing inflammation. This can be from recurrent infections or allergies. Talk to an ear nose throat surgeon if you are having symptoms like sinus pressure or drainage. ...Read more

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How to stop chronic body pain?

How to stop chronic body pain?

Why do you have it?: Is the question that must be answered. This will probably require an evaluation by a medical professional with a good history and physical. The number of things that can cause chronic body pain is extensive and includes arthritis, connective tissue diseases, depression or even fibromyalgia. Knowing the cause will allow you to treat it. ...Read more

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Why is arteriosclerosis chronic?

Why is arteriosclerosis chronic?

It progresses: Because once it develops it is not very reversible. It tends to get progressinvely worse as you age. You can slow down the process or even in some cases reverse it by eliminatiing your risk factors. ...Read more

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What to do for chronic migraines?

What to do for chronic migraines?

Treatment: Treatment is either preventative medication (topamax (topiramate) or others) or abortive (stop the headache) medication (immitrex and others). ...Read more

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What will cause chronic migraines?

What will cause chronic migraines?

Blood flow changes?: The actual cause of migraine headaches is not known. The vascular theory says that changes in the size of blood vessels leading to the brain causes changes in blood flow, with increased flow causing pain. The neurovascular theory says changes in brain signals and brain activity cause blood vessels to change sizes, resulting in pain from increases in blood flow. Additional theories also exist. ...Read more

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Best way to manage chronic reflux?

Best way to manage chronic reflux?

See your GP: The symptoms of reflux can be due to a variety of causes some unimportant but some are very important. It is always best to see your GP to rule out an important cause before giving advice. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic facial pain?

What can cause chronic facial pain?

Quite a few things..: Chronic facial pain may arise from a vast variety of issues-- a lowered connective tissue pain threshold ("myofascial pain", fibromyalgia), muscle spasm, musculoskeletal (tmj dysfunction), autoimmune disease (temporal arteritis), to neurological disorder (neuralgia, causalgia), dental or sinus infection, referred cardiac pain, or malignancy. A skilled doctor must ferret out the diagnostic clues. ...Read more

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