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What does Meckel's cave cephaloceles are noted bilaterally mean on an MRI result?

What does Meckel's cave cephaloceles are noted bilaterally mean on an MRI result?

Depends on symptoms: Why was the MRI ordered? Did you have symptoms? We can't answer your question w/o knowing. Cephaloceles - or fluid-filled cysts - in Meckel's cave (the space near the base of the skull where the facial nerve exits) can mean nothing at all, or it can be the cause of certain facial pains. Your question is best referred to whoever ordered the MRI or to a live doc on HealthTap Prime who can discuss it ...Read more

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Which is the 5th nerve and meckels cave mean when your having an m r I of the head?

Which is the 5th nerve and meckels cave mean when your having an m r I of the head?

Importent anatomical: Location point to detect pathological process, 5 th cranial nerve is trigeminal nerve, at meckels cave, 5 th nerve has a thickening called trigeminal ganglion, CSF (cerebra spinal fluid) surrounds it, other important cranial nerves, internal carotid artery, cavernous sinus etc are adjacent to it. Just don't worry about anatomy speak to your doctor will explain to you, your problem. ...Read more

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My ribs are caved in under boobs and sternum is weird shaped. Is there something wrong?

? pectus excavatum?: Have your physician examine you to determine if there is an anatomic abnormality. ...Read more

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What happens if you are in a cave and avoid having contact with any kind of light in a long period of time?

What happens if you are in a cave and avoid having contact with any kind of light in a long period of time?

25 hours: Previous research has shown that persons living in caves shift to a 25 hour daily circadian rhythm instead of a 24 hour cycle. However, they were allowed contact with artificial light when they wanted it. I don't know the answer to your particular question, as such "research" would be considered torture. Perhaps some data can be gleaned from research involving those with blindness. ...Read more

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One lower tooth caved in, so the tooth next to it overlapped. Can this be treated through regular retainers?

One lower tooth caved in, so the tooth next to it overlapped. Can this be treated through regular retainers?

Orthodontist: You'll need a local examination by a n orthodontist. A retainer RETAINS your teeth in their position, an active appliance MOVES your teeth into new positions. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more

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One lower tooth caved in, so the tooth next to it slightly overlapped. Can this be treated through regular retainers?

One lower tooth caved in, so the tooth next to it slightly overlapped. Can this be treated through regular retainers?

Maybe not: There are many ways crooked lower anterior teeth can be straightened. I don't know what you mean by a regular retainer, but if you mean you don't want to wear braces, you could conceivably get invisalign. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having an MRI of the head with attention to the 5th nerve and meckel's cave what is this and what are they looking for?

What to do if I am having an MRI of the head with attention to the 5th nerve and meckel's cave what is this and what are they looking for?

5th nerve: The 5th nerve is the trigeminal nerve, so they are looking for abnormalities involving the trigeminal nerve. Meckel's cave is a space in which part of the trigeminal nerve (trigeminal ganglion) is located, so a complete 5th nerve evaluation must include Meckel's cave. They may be looking for things that could affect the 5th nerve: anatomic variations, masses, and inflammatory processes. ...Read more

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Why do I have 1+ werid dreams nearly every night? Last night was dream about killer pigs and hiding me and horses, before a cave with a 5 floor maze?

Wow!: I agree--that is complex. Dream analysis involves interpreting them as symbolic in the context of that person's psyche and situation. Good books are available, but full dream analysis is usually best done by an Adlerian psychotherapist ...Read more

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My back caves in like this >). I wish my back looked like this >|. I could stand taller and my back wouldn't hurt when I do sit-ups. How to fix this?

My back caves in like this >). I wish my back looked like this >|. I could stand taller and my back wouldn't hurt when I do sit-ups. How to fix this?

You may have: kyphosis or scoliosis, depending on the angle of the curve. Either is an abnormal curvature of the vertebral spine column that will worsen with time and wear/tear. MRI is helpful but you need an orthopedic evaluation to be sure you can get proper physical therapy and or surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have holes in my tonsils and I just woke up and felt like my throat caved in?

I have holes in my tonsils and I just woke up and felt like my throat caved in?

Exam: Not sure what you mean by "throat caved in"???? Get examined and get a strept test and a mononucleosis test. ...Read more

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Could my nose cave in from snorting drugs besides cociane?

Could my nose cave in from snorting drugs besides cociane?

Nose Caving In: Although I have never personally witnessed this result of chronically snorting cocaine, it certainly makes sense. Cocaine is a powerful constrictor of blood vessels. Repeated use will eventually result in nasal tissue being cut off from adequate blood supply. This will result in cellular death so there will be less and less tissue between the nostrils which could result in a nasal septum cave-in. ...Read more

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I like hiking in caves. My parents are upset about bats and stuff. What can I do?

I like hiking in caves. My parents are upset about bats and stuff. What can I do?

Low risk: Most bat bites occur from bats in houses, barns, etc. The risks of spelunking are considerable but related to the structure of the cave, falling, flooding, getting stuck in narrow crevices, etc. You should always take precautions, never go alone, state a plan to those on the surface, and use proper equipment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Yes: Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about Marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest Marfan syndrome or any other problem. ...Read more

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What type of shock syndrome can dissecting aneurysm and vena cave compression are obstructions that cause?

What type of shock syndrome can dissecting aneurysm and vena cave compression are obstructions that cause?

Hypovolemic: Compression or obstruction of the vena cava can cause a reduction in blood return to the heart, giving the appearance of blood loss or hypovolemic shock. ...Read more

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My back caves inward like this (. It hurts bad when I do sit ups. How to work my abs without all the pain going to my back?

My back caves inward like this (. It hurts bad when I do sit ups. How to work my abs without all the pain going to my back?

Be creative: There are a number of different ways - you have to problem solve. One suggestion is to do your exercises lying flat on your back on a yoga mat on the ground, and doing exercises such as bicycle motions with your legs in the air. You can talk to a physical therapist for more details. ...Read more

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5 days ago I was hit at the bottom of my nose, I looked in my nose today and on both sides it's caved in. How can I fix this?

5 days ago I was hit at the bottom of my nose, I looked in my nose today and on both sides it's caved in. How can I fix this?

Probably you can't: It sounds as if your nose may be broken and I don't know of anyone who could fix this themselves, as it would be too painful. Since it is Christmas, if you are not having pain or bleeding, you could use nasal decongestant and sleep sitting up as much as possible, apply heat and hope for healing in proper position. If trouble breathing, need to see an otolaryngologist to repair. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do do a lot of running and all of a sudden my mucles in my caves and underneathing them pull Normally a lump about a thump size?

What can I do do a lot of running and all of a sudden my mucles in my caves and underneathing them pull Normally a lump about a thump size?

Muscle pull: Spasms from muscles may be prevented by stretching the muscles for a few minutes before your run and then followed by stretching again and pacing yourself. Knowing when to stop and rest and stretch is as important as the exercise itself. Feel better. ...Read more

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Would a single chicken nugget affect a cholesterol test? Was fasting for 16 hours and I caved. My levels weren't very high just a bit. Would it raise it?

Would a single chicken nugget affect a cholesterol test? Was fasting for 16 hours and I caved. My levels weren't very high just a bit. Would it raise it?

Not much: If you normally have normal triglycerides and they were a bout the same as usual then the one nugget probably did not have much effect in your LDL those two readings are the ones affected by eating. You more than likely got a good idea of your readings from that test! ...Read more

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My ribs cave in on both sides and poke out. Whn I work out/breath hard it hurts on both sides where they cave in. Can this be fixed. Should I b worried?

My ribs cave in on both sides and poke out. Whn I work out/breath hard it hurts on both sides where they cave in. Can this be fixed. Should I b worried?

Pain with excersise: Without more details, this could be a variation of pectus excavatum, where the chest wall caves in a bit. Although not dangerous, the ribs could impinge upon the lungs or heart. Visit your family doc and be sure an imaging study is not necessary. ...Read more

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My right leg caves inward at my knee. When standing I notice I can flex my left vmo but not my right one. What is happening with the right?

My right leg caves inward at my knee. When standing I notice I can flex my left vmo but not my right one. What is happening with the right?

Genu valgus?: I would need to gather more information, such as growth and development history, onset of deformity, its progression, and history of trauma or fracture. There aren't many things that would cause one side only to be affected. A physeal fracture could cause it, but the deformity would have been noticed at a younger age. Metabolic disease or skeletal dysplasia would cause both sides to be involved. ...Read more

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Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Is slipping rib syndrome different from Costochondritis? Would xrays show it? I was told its costochondritis but I went cause my ribs cave in like srs

Different: Neither can be seen on Xray as too subtle. Slipped rib syndrome is often a missed diagnosis as it is not taught in many medical schools. See this link (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/). It is more common in people who are 'hyper mobile'. Costochondrotis is an inflammation of the rib/cartilage and is different. It can follow a viral illness https://www. Southerncross. Co.nz/gr ...Read more

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Hi I am a 26 year old female. People notice that my chest caves in and my breast is not normal. One is bigger then the other and they are small. Why is that

Hi I am a 26 year old female. People notice that my chest caves in and my breast is not normal. One is bigger then the other and they are small. Why is that

You: You are likely dealing with a congenital problem (meaning you were born with it) called pectus excavatum. This is a condition in which a the breastbone is sunken into the chest, giving it a caved in appearance. There are varying degress of this. Your doctor may wish to an an x-ray or other imaging studies in order to assure there is no damage or impending damage to your organs. If so, surgery may be recommended.
As far as your breasts are concerned, small breasts are not related and are based on genetics. Also one breast being bigger than the other is a common occurrence. Surgery is also an option.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have ribcage deformity where my left chest ribs are caved out and my back seems to be caved in & I have a weird looking left shoulder. Pls specify? Can I be operated to be a normal shaped teen?

I have ribcage deformity where my left chest ribs are caved out and my back seems to be caved in & I have a weird looking left shoulder. Pls specify? Can I be operated to be a normal shaped teen?

Spine exam: If you have not been examined and evaluated for scoliosis, you should be. Surgical indications particularly after cessation of growth are dependent on the degree of curvature and spinal balance. ...Read more

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I just caved in and had a cigarette after tooth extraction, should I be worried about the risks?

I just caved in and had a cigarette after tooth extraction, should I be worried about the risks?

Yes: It is great you want to know more about the bad effects cigarette smoking brings to the mouth ; body. The toxic effects of smoking does not end in the lungs only. The lungs are tightly in connection with blood vessels about 1500 miles long. Every second, when the heart beats, a new batch of blood picks up all the toxins from the dirty lungs. Dirty blood goes everywhere in your body. Quit today! ...Read more