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Emg: increased insertional and abnormal spontaneous activity present however not accompanied by decreased recruitment motor unit. What does this mean?

Emg: increased insertional and abnormal spontaneous activity present however not accompanied by decreased recruitment motor unit. What does this mean?

Difficult to say: Normal muscle should not be active at rest so spontaneous activity should not be present. That said, a diagnosis depends on what muscle was being tested, the kind of spontaneous activity seen, and the symptoms. Without more information it is similar to asking one to guess the design of a large jigsaw puzzle from looking at a couple pieces. Discuss the full report with the doctor that ordered it. ...Read more

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First time botox: left with deep new line from muscle recruitment/improper balance of botox. Don't want more injections, too scared. Is it permanent?

First time botox:  left with  deep new line from muscle recruitment/improper balance of botox. Don't want more injections, too scared. Is it permanent?

No not permanent: The effects of Botox usually last for around 3-4 months. An imbalance like this can usually be corrected by a small amount of additional botox in the area that needs it but if you just want to wait usually around 3 months would be the typical time for it to wear off. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness and loss of force? My last EMG showed muscular recruitment at 50%, the rest of the test is normal, and also the other tests

What could cause numbness and loss of force? My last EMG showed muscular recruitment at 50%, the rest of the test is normal, and also the other tests

Sensory motor neurop: It sounds like you have a sensory motor neuropathy. I do not buy that your nerve conduction 0 otherwise normal. The problem with EMG test, like eg is that it is very subjective. Some doctors are just too conservative, and tend to under retest. Some just don't know how to read him at all. I would get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that your boobs get bigger after you have a child?

Have researchers found that your boobs get bigger after you have a child?

Breast enlargement: The hormones of pregnancy directly impact breast tissue which causing enlargement of the breasts which continues after the child's birth specifically to provide the optimal nutrition for this new precious person - human breastmilk. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that you can get sun allergies?

Have researchers found that you can get sun allergies?

Sun allergies: Some individuals can develop hives or urticaria from sun exposure. Others can develop a rash from the sun also and may have other underlying autoimmune issues that contribute to it, such as lupus. ...Read more

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Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

No good answer: Whereas stress makes any illnesses worse, there is no proof that it causes allergies. There were some studies ( if i recall correctly) showing that when a pregnant mother had a lot of stress, the infant is more likely to get asthma- however i will look this up again and revisit this question ...Read more

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Does the Plan B pill have longterm followup by researchers yet?

Does the Plan B pill have longterm followup by researchers yet?

Yes: Plan b is nothing different from regular birth control pill hormones just given in a slightly different way. The long term effects of Plan B will be the same as the long term effects of oral birth control pills. We have more than 50 years of scientific evidence regarding the safety of these medications. ...Read more