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Dr. Michael Wall Dr. Wall
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is endolymphatic hydrops?

What is endolymphatic hydrops?

Inner ear disorder: Endolymphatic hydrops is a disorder of the vestibular system (your inner ear 'balance center). It includes conditions such as meniere's disease, which is characterized by dizziness, hearing loss and ear pain. Here's a helpful link: http://www.Californiaearinstitute.Com/ear-disorders-endolymphatic-hydrops-ear-institute-bay-area.Php. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What's the difference between primary endolymphatic hydrops and secondary endolymphatic hydrops?

What's the difference between primary endolymphatic hydrops and secondary endolymphatic hydrops?

Primary vs Secondary: Primary endolymphatic hydrops would be a problem intrinsic to the inner ear itself. While secondary would be caused by something outside of (affecting) the inner ear. The symptoms maybe the same. An example of secondary would be if medications were causing the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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Secondary endolymphatic hydrops, does Claritin (loratadine) help?

Secondary endolymphatic hydrops, does Claritin (loratadine) help?

Secondary Endolympha: Underlying cause and natural history is unknown. Claritin (loratadine) is not going to help. ...Read more

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Could T2 hyperintensity in the superior Semicircular Canal indicate Endolymphatic Hydrops or Menieres?

Need to see pictures: T2 hyperintensity means fluid. But the semicircular canals have Endolymph fluid normally. Whether there is excess fluid (hydrops) that is causing symptoms (Meniere's) cannot be established with certainty by MRI. A dilated canal could indicate hydrops but that would depend on how the pictures look. Obtain a copy of MRI pictures & report to upload on HealthTap Prime; you'll get better answers there. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury Dr. Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

Possible: Hydrops and plf both can cause fluctuating ear pressure, and hearing loss so may be hard to distinguish. Another cause could be superior canal dehiscence but the hearing loss in this condition is usually conductive. Consider getting fistula test from audiologist. In plf condition usually begins with blow to ear, major baropressure event, heavy straining such as hard cough or lifting heavy objec. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What to do if I have hydrops affect their foetus?

What to do if I have hydrops affect their foetus?

Fetal hydrops: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Steve Howe Dr. Howe
Surgery - Thoracic
25 years in practice
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Can you tell me about hydrops gallbladder with litiasis?

Can you tell me about hydrops gallbladder with litiasis?

Mucus filled/swollen: A gallbladder in which a gallstone has blocked its duct will sometimes absorb the accumulated bile and leave behind a white mucoid substance in the gallbladder. A mucus filled gallbladder from a blocked stone is called hydrops.Hydrops is a word used in other conditions as well where there is excessive swelling. Lithiasis refers to the stone which is usually a cholesterol stone . ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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2 kids with nonimmune hydrops, 1 f 2 1/2 yrs, 1 m 3 months?

2 kids with nonimmune hydrops, 1 f 2 1/2 yrs, 1 m 3 months?

Hydrops fetalis, : Excessive fluid build-up in 2 or more body parts in a fetus, can be pretty severe, as you describe. Non-immune hydrops can be from heart or lung problems, severe anemia (alpha-thalassemia or infections), genetic syndromes or problems in fetal development. I'd seek evaluations of both kids by a geneticist to look for a cause ; by your state's early intervention program to assess their development. ...Read more

Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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I have labrynthine hydrops and haven't gone back to work in 6months. What can I do to get better?

See a specialist: You need to see an ENT doctor who specializes in neuro-otology. These doctors have special training in ear disease and can diagnose and treat complicated ear disease (which is what it sounds like you have). You should not be out of work for 6 months if properly treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What is the prognosis for hydrops fetalis?

What is the prognosis for hydrops fetalis?

High, depends: The overall prognosis for hydrops fetalis is quite high. Prognosis depends on the cause and severity of the condition, as there may be more milder forms. ...Read more

Dr. Donna Wilkins Dr. Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
42 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Differential diagnosis for fetus with hydrops?

Differential diagnosis for fetus with hydrops?

Hydrops fetalis (HF): Hf is divided into two major categories: immune hf and nonimmune hf. Immune hydrops fetalis is caused by rh incompatibility, and used to be the most common cause. All other causes of hf are termed non-immune and may be caused by chromosomal aberrations, other genetic disorders, infections, anemias, structural birth defects such as congenital heart disease, and many other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Hydrops foetalis why specialy happening with my male babies in 26 or 27 weeks?

Hydrops foetalis
why specialy happening with my male babies in 26 or 27 weeks?

Fluid accumulation : When fluid (massive ) accumulates in the fetus, due to rh blood incompatibility or more frequent acquired problems like infections genetic defects, diabetes etc will have fetal fluid accumulation in all tissues cavities , mother will have increased amniotic fluid, called hydrops fetalis. Fetal mortality will be high. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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My sister had fetal hydrop and is 7 months pregnant, they barely detected it. Is that going to affect the baby?

My sister had fetal hydrop and is 7 months pregnant, they barely detected it. Is that going to affect the baby?

Fetal hydrops: Hydrops fetalis (fetal hydrops) is a serious fetal condition defined as abnormal accumulation of fluid in 2 or more fetal compartments, including ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and skin edema. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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What are the tests for fetal hydrops?

Ultrasound mostly.: Fetal hydrops can only be diagnosed with prenatal ultrasonography and certain blood tests can help with its etiology (e.g. Torch titers). Prenatal genetic diagnosis is also warranted in such cases to assess for down syndrome or other severe anomalies. This can be achieved with cordocentesis, amniocentesis, placental biopsy or cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is fetal hydrops? Can it be treated?

Immune and cardiac: Fetal hydops is a state of severe generalized edema in the fetus. There are two broad categories of disorders that cause fetal hyrops, namely immune, as in hemolytic disease of the fetus and cardiac. Treatment depends on the cause. Some disorders are treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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What are the symptoms associated with fetal hydrops?

Usually none.: Fetal hydrops usually causes few if any symptoms. Decreased fetal movement is an advanced sign. Maternal hypertension and headaches may herald the development of ballantyne syndrome (mirror syndrome) when the mother develops preeclampsia in response to fetal swelling. This is a dreaded complication that mandates pregnancy termination regardless of gestational age. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I've been diagnosed with fetal hydrops. What can I do?

Fetal hydrops: read this for information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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