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Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Yes: Its possible since MS can affect nerves not only in the brain but also in the spinal cord. Alternatively, diseases like Transverse Myelitis (related to MS) can occur and cause pain in a sciatic pattern as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Yes disc herniations can cause sciatica in more than one dermatome. If this does not resolve then consider seeing a spine/pain specialist for further evaluations. ...Read more

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Does chronic spinal cord injury usually have many symptoms?

Does chronic spinal cord injury usually have many symptoms?

Specturm: Spinal cord injury usually involves varying degrees of weakness, numbness, bowel or bladder problems, or difficulty walking. Depending on the cause, pain could also be a symptom. ...Read more

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There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?

There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?

Unknown=unknown: The more advances we make in genetic analysis & general study of fetal development the more of these cases will move from unknown to known. I watched a monitor abnormality during labor turn out to be a baby gripping his cord hard during contractions, causing a dangerous reduction in heart rate.That kid turned out fine, but it points out that sometimes we can't find evidence after the fact ...Read more

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How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

How could lupus affect the spine? Could it cause degenerative disc disease or ruptured disc?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus usually does not directly effect the spine or disks. There are pains, myalgias associated with lupus. In general lupus is not a direct player in spinal joint issues. Lupus can effect the spinal cord and brain, but this is a completely different matter and generally does not cause pain. ...Read more

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How often does vaginal birth cause incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? How common are these problems after a normal birth?

How often does vaginal birth cause incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? How common are these problems after a normal birth?

Tissue damage.: As the baby passes through the birth canal it can cause damage to the supportive tissues around the vagina, bladder, urethra and rectum. In time this can lead to mobility in the urethra and leaking urine with certain activities. It can also result in dropping or prolapse of the pelvic organs. Chance of these problems increases with the number of vaginal births and with age. ...Read more

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Can Anklosing Spondilits/Sacarolitis cause sciatica and L5 dermatoes big toe numbness. mri does not show l5 impingement, only small mass effect on s1?

Can Anklosing Spondilits/Sacarolitis cause sciatica and L5 dermatoes big toe numbness.  mri does not show l5 impingement, only small mass effect on s1?

MRI can show inflame: The MRI can help see sacroiliac inflammation when X-rays are normal. This is called non-radiographic sacroiliitis and spondylarthropathy. The symptoms you describe could be from ankylosing spondylitis but it is unlikely. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify ...Read more

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What can cause multiple miscarriages?

What can cause multiple miscarriages?

Many possibilities : There are many causes of multiple miscarriages including age, genetic issues, uterine pathology to name a few. If you would like an answer more specific to your history please consult with us. ...Read more

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What type of symptoms are associated with pelvic imbalance? Can it cause sciatica?

What type of symptoms are associated with pelvic imbalance? Can it cause sciatica?

Yes: yes, but causing spasms of the periformis muscle or causing sacroileitus, both of which can cause sciatica due to pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Can having multiple c sections affect fertility or cause early menopause?

Can having  multiple  c sections  affect fertility  or cause early  menopause?

Not likely: Multiple c/sections do not cause early menopause. Multiple c/sections are unlikely to cause infertility unless there there was a complication such as an infection, lots of blood loss or an injury to the fallopian tubes. Otherwise fertility is not affected by c/sections. Multiple c/sections do slightly increase your chances of complications during pregnancy such as abruption and accreta. ...Read more

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Does renal trauma usually cause many symptoms?

Does renal trauma usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: It would depend on the severity of the trauma. Renal injury is likely to be associated with blood in urine. ...Read more

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Post acdf c5-6 c6-7 my conditions are cervical radiculopathy, intervt cerv disc d/o w/myelopathy cerv reg. Can it cause recurring severe back pain why?

Post acdf c5-6 c6-7 my conditions are cervical radiculopathy, intervt cerv disc d/o w/myelopathy cerv reg. Can it cause recurring severe back pain why?

Not likely: Cervical spine issues won't cause recurring severe low back pain. If the mid or low back is severe, you need to either go the er or be evaluated by a spine specialist. If you're evaluated by a spine surgeon (ortho spine or neurosurgeon) and they see nothing that can be done, frequently they mean nothing from a surgical perspective. Make sure you see an non-surgical spine/pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? Secondary degenerative changes? If yes, how?

Can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? Secondary degenerative changes? If yes, how?

Yes: Prior spinal fractures can sometimes lead to degenerative changes of the hips and knees secondarily. This is a result in an alteration of the biomechanics of walking which can place altered stress forces on these joints. ...Read more

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Does ovarian torsion usually cause many symptoms?

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Here are some ...: The intensity and pattern of symptoms related with ovarian torsion may widely vary depending on the timing and degree of torsion, ranging from mild intermittent pain with nausea to excruciating pain with vomiting... Professional alertness & keenness is the key to timely spot and treat ovarian torsion. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more

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Why does the presence of endometriosis cause pelvic pain?

Why does the presence of endometriosis cause pelvic pain?

Inflammation: Endometriosis makes inflammatory chemicals by its local immune response. Endometriosis tissue also make new and sensitive nerve endings that can magnify he pain signal. That's why the intensity of pain and amount of disease don't correlate well. ...Read more

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Can multiple sacral meningocele be a cause of back pain?

Can multiple sacral meningocele be a cause of back pain?

Usually not: Sacral meningoceles are present from birth, and if they were the cause of pain they would have caused you trouble throughout your life. I doubt this is the case, however. I imagine your back pain is a more recent happening. Meningoceles are simply enlargements of the sheaths covering the nerves, and almost never cause pain. It would be important to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon at some point. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more