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Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Gynecomastia compression vest shirt, is this effective?

Cosmetic effect: This will not solve the problem in the long run.It will reduce the obvious nature of the process while it is being worn.For long term improvement, have an evaluation done to eliminate any ongoing medical problems. Once completed, consult a cosmetic surgeon for a surgical solution. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have done can include medications, activity restrictions, and non -invasive treatments such as therapy. More aggressive options usually fall under either interventional pain management or surgical approaches. Sitting down with a spine specialist can help. ...Read more

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Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Graduated compressio: Surgical grade graduated compression stockings are the best for venous insufficiency. They come in different lengths and pressures depending on the indication. ...Read more

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Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read more

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How often are an obstetric brachial plexus injury ( erbs palsy ) permanent?

How often are an obstetric brachial plexus injury ( erbs palsy ) permanent?

0.5-1.6%.: Overall incidence of congenital permanent brachial plexus injury is 0.04-0.2% of us live births. If you have shoulder dystocia, permanent injury to the brachial plexus is anticipated in 0.5-1.6% of cases. ...Read more

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Are compression vests effective for gynecomastia?

Are compression vests effective for gynecomastia?

After Surgery: Gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

Are 20-30 mm/Hg compression socks safe for traveling? Or is a lower compression socks recommended?

If you can get them : As long as you can get them on. If you are using for traveling for comfort and preventing swelling that should be fine if too tight go down a little in the pressure. I see you are 31 just so you know they have some non old people ones. They are running compression socks just FYI. ...Read more

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Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Probably: Emg's are helpful (when done well)to confirm nerve compression. If your symptoms have not been going on ' long enough' than they commonly are " negative". So yes an obturator nerve compression would have to fairly severe and long- standing to be " picked up". Good luck! ...Read more

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MRI for my knee. The results: - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption, chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

 MRI for my knee. The results:  - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption,  chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

Stretch of ligaments: Sprains occur when ligaments (tissues holding joints together) stretch. The ACL is a ligament in the inside of the knee. The MCL is on the middle side of the knee. Disruption os ACL means it was probably/partially torn. Patella alta means that your knee cap is higher than usual. You should discuss these findings with the ordering physician so she/he can determine appropriate treatmen ...Read more

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Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Are compression stockings worth the cost?

Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure. I work every day in a wound center and wear compression every day! ...Read more

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Will a thigh high compression garment help with lymphedema?

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Will a  thigh high compression garment help with  lymphedema?

Generally yes: Unfortunately, nothing cures lymphedema. The best we can do is help to keep the swelling under better control. One of the best ways we have of doing that is with thigh high compression garments. Lymphedema drainage/massage is beneficial, as is weight control, exercise, and using non-elastic compression garments, like circaids. A good source of information is http://www.Lymphnet.Org good luck! ...Read more

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50 y/o F, dypsnea,tired,sweating.chron pain right side/spinal fusion ERvisit only abn.was CO2 levs.arterial=33 andvenous Co2=55 init diagnosis pneu, xray ok?

50 y/o F, dypsnea,tired,sweating.chron pain right side/spinal fusion ERvisit only abn.was CO2 levs.arterial=33 andvenous Co2=55 init diagnosis pneu, xray ok?

Neuromuscular: Need a lot more detail, but assuming no he of copd, most likely acute inflammatory neuron it is most likely etiology based on age and acute presentation with the concomitant acute normal xray. Inflammation of the nerves going to muscle. Need spinal tap ...Read more

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...Read more

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Need MRI interperation. Increased signal enhancing expansile spinal cord at c5/c6 and minimal extra medullara intradural/dural enhancement left ventralspinal canal c3/c4

Need MRI interperation.  Increased signal enhancing expansile spinal cord at c5/c6 and minimal extra medullara intradural/dural enhancement left ventralspinal canal c3/c4

Need iimages: Very difficult to interpret the meaning of that report without seeing the images, and without knowing why the study was obtained. Depending on severity, could be artifact (not significant). Transverse myelitis (inflammation of the cord) can also have such findings, but that would correlate with serious neurologic symptoms. Other conditions of the spinal cord also could cause such MRI findings. ...Read more

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Correlation with C4-C6 spondy w/spinal cord compression &increase HR, breathlessness?I have chest&rhomboid pain.Fingers numb in the am. CT thorax OK.

Correlation with C4-C6 spondy w/spinal cord compression &increase HR, breathlessness?I have chest&rhomboid pain.Fingers numb in the am. CT thorax OK.

No: Compression in the cervical spinal cord can cause pain, numbness, and even weakness in the arms and legs but should not affect heart rate. Heart rate is controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems that form s plexus anterior to the vertebral bodies and as such is typically not associated with abnormalities within the cervical spinal canal. ...Read more

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North carolina, need doctor to perform rating for spinal nerve extremity, prior workers comp patient. Spinal and neck?

North carolina, need doctor to perform rating for spinal nerve extremity, prior workers comp patient.  Spinal and neck?

Contact OWCP: Much of the federal activity takes place at an office in kentucky, and owcp has listings of appropriate doctors online. Most attorneys who deal with fed comp have a few docs they like, so call around. ...Read more

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Pitted edema both legs, no DVT should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Pitted edema both legs, no DVT  should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Calf high works well: The calf muscles act as the main leg circulation pumps so calf compression stockings may work nearly as well as thigh high supports. The other consideration is what strength: consider 30-40 mmhg compression stockings, but recent studies show 20-30 mmhg may work nearly as well, and are easier to put on and take off. Since results vary, consider experimenting with different stocking types. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more