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Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning. Pain lessened via ambulation. Help!?

Me-52 yr old female presents with acute ipsilateral sacral pain, l-side, when getting out of bed in the morning.  Pain lessened via ambulation.  Help!?

Sounds like an: Arthritic or degenerative issue with your low back or even sacroiliac joint. If it eases quickly, just make sure you are exercising regularly and not smoking as well as keeping your weight under control. Otherwise, try some otc medication if no medical reasons not to. If it persists, see your doctor for further guidance. ...Read more

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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I was recently discharged from the hospital. . . What does the term progressive ambulation mean?

I was recently discharged from the hospital. . .  What does the term progressive ambulation mean?

Medicalese: A perfect example of doctor speak with no explanation to you the patient....terrible communication. Progressive ambulation means start slow and gradually increase your walking and activity!!! Why we cannot just say that is beyond me. Good Luck ...Read more

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In nursing home 3mo for ambulation help. Daughter was told everyone is dnr, full code is inhumane and they break ribs. Whats best course as healthy 92

In nursing home 3mo for ambulation help. Daughter was told everyone is dnr, full code is inhumane and they break ribs. Whats best course as healthy 92

Up to you.: It's your life, its up to what you would like. Just because you may be in a nursing home, that doesn't mean you have to be dnr. Yes, sometimes ribs get broken with cpr, but that's a small price to pay if it means living. Full code is not inhumane. Have a talk with your primary doctor and go over these issues that way you have a professional perspective on it. Then decide what you would like. ...Read more

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Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests.  Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Shari -: I do bot understand why your doc refuses to perform any other tests i.E MRI particularly if you still have pain and the current treatment is not helping, you may want to get a new doctor. I don't quite understand the doctors behavior in light of the info you provide. ...Read more

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What is the early warning signs of kidny failure?

What is the early  warning  signs of kidny failure?

Kidney failure: Many times there are no early signs. One sign to watch for is leg swelling and fluid retention. A blood test can detect poor kidney function. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any long consequences to ivh if it is caught early?

Are there any long consequences to ivh if it is caught early?

Yes: Neurodevelopmental problems like cerebral palsy (mild, moderate or severe), delay in cognitive, speech, fine motor and gross motor areas, mental challenge etc, can result with 35 to 66 % of infants that had grade iii ivh and 90% of grade IV ivh. 10% of infants with birth weight of less than 3 lbs can have problems with co-ordination, muscle stiffness etc because of bleeding into the cerebellum. ...Read more

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