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Had shoulder surgery (SAD, ACR, LOA) 6/23 go to PT 2x/wk still stiff with limited ROM when do I consider MUA?

Had shoulder surgery (SAD, ACR, LOA) 6/23 go to PT 2x/wk still stiff with limited ROM when do I consider MUA?

Too early: Sounds as though U may have component of adhesive capsulitis, and well MUA may be necessary if all else fails, I have had a lot of success in my own practice with intra-articular injections to include some form of cortisone. This seems to facilitate PT and help pts restore their motion, however I would probably wait another 4 wks before considering that. ...Read more

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Could Be blood clot in hamstring? ACLR w/hams 2013; 2 LOAs 2014. Can't sit/lay w/o pain. Did stretches. Short breath/chest pain. Crp/sedrate 3-4x hi

Could Be blood clot in hamstring? ACLR w/hams 2013; 2 LOAs 2014. Can't sit/lay w/o pain. Did stretches. Short breath/chest pain. Crp/sedrate 3-4x hi

Yes, get tested now: Important with your symptoms to make sure there is not a blood clot in the deep leg veins, please seek medical attention, as tests such a venous duplex ultrasound should be able to identify this condition quickly. Often the leg will also be swollen. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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What is medically defined as 'heavy' cannabis use?

What is medically defined as 'heavy' cannabis use?

No Set Guidelines: Heavy use is not well-defined because the method of use factors into use. Edibles have higher doses, then smoking. Currently concentrates present with the highest doses. If you want a general ballpark, anything over 5 times per day can be considered heavy. ...Read more

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Is the medical definition of autism defined as being in a state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment?

Is the medical definition of autism defined as being in a state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment?

NO: Autism has a wide range within which the following are consistently present: -language and social skill deficits out of proportion to overall ability, -restricted, repetitive or stereotypical patterns of behavior, -difficulty with communication, -sometimes lack of interest in environment and other times hypersensitivity to environmental stimuli, absence of imaginative play, -lack of theory of mind ...Read more

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What does "wfl" mean in medical terms?

Usually: "Within function limits"...but depending on where the notation is, it could mean something entirely different. ...Read more

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In medical terms, what does "iv" stand for?

Iv: Have you ever heard of google. You will save your self lots of time and worry.
Can be intravenous
intraventricular so need more information. ...Read more

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What does discrete mean medical pathology terms?

What does discrete mean medical pathology terms?

Two unconnected: Two lesions that are not joined to one another. It's a curious word. ...Read more

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Define immunocompetent in terms I understand pls.?

Define immunocompetent in terms I understand pls.?

Normal immunity: Immuno (refers to the immune system — your antibody production and disease resistance capacity) competent (effective and normal) so immunocompetent means you are normal and have an immune and defense system that can respond in a normal way to challenges to your body. A good place to be. ...Read more

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What does word displacement mean in medical terms?

In psychiatry,: Getting mad at the boss, coming home and screaming at the family is an example of displacement: throwing emotions not at their cause, but at a convenient target. ...Read more

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What's RPR in medical terms? What does it mean when it says RPR negative?

What's RPR in medical terms? What does it mean when it says RPR negative?

No Syphilis: Rpr (rapid plasma reagin) is a test usually done to screen for the presence of antibodies produced in response to the organism that causes syphilis (t. Pallidum). A negative test usually means that you don't have syphilis. ...Read more

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Is there any papers/books (not with extreme medical terms) on how gaining power/authority can affects one's personality?

yes: Influence: science and practice (5th edition) paperback by robert b. Cialdini (author) available at www.Amazon. Com. ...Read more

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Please define the terms "care decisions" and "interventions" as it applies to giving health care. I was told to not be involved but no one clarifies?

Please define the terms "care decisions" and "interventions" as it applies to giving health care.  I was told to not be involved but no one clarifies?

Advance care plannin: "Intervention" refers to anything that can be done in an attempt to improve your health, be it drugs, tests, surgery, etc. We also include IVs, tube feeding, artificial ventilation (breathing machine w/tube down your throat), etc. And of course, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) where ribs may be broken & we may need to shock you. "Care decision" means deciding whether any of above are for you ...Read more

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Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Define menorrhagia in terms I can understand please.?

Heavy periods: Menorrhagia simply means heavy periods. Technically, it is defined as more than 80 ml or longer than 7 days, but it is usually used more than a qualitative term. ...Read more

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What does "imp" stands for in medical terms?

Seen in a couple: Of different uses:
Can be abbreviation for "impression" or "improved", for immunomagnetic particles, or inosine monophosphate. You have to see the abbreaviation is being used. ...Read more

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What does "mildly distended" mean in medical terms?

A "little": Mildly distended means it is a "little" enlarged. The categories are usually, mild, moderate and severe. Mild is the lowest on the scale. Example if your h is "mildly distended, then it is just a little enlarged. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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Help! Exactly what is vertigo in terms of a medical term?

Help! Exactly what is vertigo in terms of a medical term?

Blood press: If you mean what numbers, it is to see if your pressure is within normal ranges. If you mean what are they watching on the monitor, it is the numbers to correlate to the heart sounds to get the reading. ...Read more

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Osteopathy and myocardosis are medical terms referring to what?

Osteopathy and myocardosis are medical terms referring to what?

Osteopathy/myocardos: Osteopathy:a type of alternative medicine. It is an alternative medical approach emphasizing the physical manipulation of the muscle tissue and bones.
Myocardosis: Symptomatic signs of cardiac disease without any discoverable pathological lesion ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is vertigo in terms of a medical term?

How do I know exactly what is vertigo in terms of a medical term?

Definition: Vertigo is defined as the internal sense of motion when you know that you aren't moving. It is often caused when there is a problem in the ear balance system. If you are having vertigo, stand still, keep your eyes open and look at something you know isn't moving so that the sensation will be suppressed sooner. ...Read more

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What does debilitating symptoms mean in medical terms my mom was diagnosed with it and she and I were just wondering

What does debilitating symptoms mean in medical terms my mom was diagnosed with it and she and I were just wondering

This : This refers to any symptoms ("sx") that are severe enough to impair a person's function or regular activities. Any pain (for example: a migraine headache) could temporarily be a "debilitating symptom", as it would interfere with regular activity, impairing the person's usual capacity. ...Read more

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In terms of a man having a beard or being clean-shaven, is there any medical or hygienic reason why one would be favourable over the other?

In terms of a man having a beard or being clean-shaven, is there any medical or hygienic reason why one would be favourable over the other?

Maybe...: Unless you have some skin condition such as pseudofolliculitis barbae, the choice to have or not have facial hair is a completely personal cosmetic and fashion decision. ...Read more

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What is considered high caffeine intake in medical terms? How many milligrams?

What is considered high caffeine intake in medical terms? How many milligrams?

There isnt consensus: It is highly variable. Many people can drink 10-15 cups of coffee per day (about 60-80 mg of caffeine in average cup) and get absolutely no side effects. Other people have one cup and can't sleep that night, are jittery and even get a tremor. For most people, 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning (or other caffeinated drinks), somewhere between 150-200 mg of caffeine, is well-tolerated, not harmful. ...Read more

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In medical terms could someone please explain to me what exactly is congenital disclocation of the hip?

In medical terms could someone please explain to me what exactly is congenital disclocation of the hip?

Medical terms: This generally refers to the head of the femur not being located in the acetabulum of the pelvic bone or able to be dislocated from the acetabulum. It is more common in girls and more common in breech babies. When picked up early it is very treatable often without surgery. Here's a link to more info: http://www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000971. Htm. ...Read more