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Floating Limb Syndrome
It's not there: The brain develops a body MAP very early in life. Nerves to an arm or leg are from a specific region of the brain. If the arm or leg is lost, the nerves still act as though it were there, and the brain still acts as though it were there. This produces a phantom limb sensation. ...Read more
Hmmmm: Phantom limb pain is very specific: it is pain in a part of your body that no longer exists. If, for instance you're feeling pain in your arm, but there's no reason to feel pain there, that may be described as neuropathic pain. In other words pain caused by damage to nerves for whatever reason. Commonly however people feel pain without damage all the time. You need to talk to your doctor about t. ...Read more
See below: Phantom limb pain is a phenomenon that can occur after a person has an amputation of a limb or part of a limb. The person will often feel an intense painful sensation in the part of the extremity that is no longer there. This can also happen in people with spinal cord injury who feel pain in a part of their body that is paralyzed. It can be difficult to treat not impossible to treat. ...Read more
I am at risk for a baby with downs syndrome but ultrasound at 20 weeks was normal with limb lengths. Does this mean chances are my baby is normal?
Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome. ...Read more
Can you still have Marfan syndrome without haveing long limbs? I have all the other symptoms and my doctor thinks it's a possibility.
Each patient with Marfan syndrome has a different presentation. Without long limbs (arms/legs) it would be unusual to have true Marfan syndrome, but those findings are not very important diagnostic criteria.
The cardinal features aortic root dilation (aneurysm) and dislocated lenses. The website http://www. Marfan. Org is helpful to patients and physicians. ...Read more
I suffered frm gullian barre syndrome approximately 11 years ago... I recovred bt I m still havin tremors in my limbs. Wat should I do?
See a neurologist: It's not clear what the cause of the tremor is and whether there is any relationship to the guillain-barre. The most common tremor is essential tremor which is present with use of the hands and worse when nervous or tired and may be better with rest. Parkinson's disease causes a resting tremor. A neurologist can diagnose your tremor and recommend treatment if indicated. ...Read more
According to Internet Guillian barre syndrome can effect limbs but my baby 13 months also can't move his head, and falling his head on shoulders. ..?
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Yes: Usually RLS starts in the legs but often migrates to other body parts after treatment is initiated. Arms are more often involved than the trunk. ...Read more
Hi. I have gb syndrome for both leg limb. I can't run. Can walk little bit. Wanna know may I need surgery?
Confusing: Excuse me, but the symptoms you describe are not clear. Gallbladder should not cause leg symptoms. Please revise the question and re submit. Thanks. ...Read more
To vague for dx: Your listed information is too subjective and vague for a realistic comment. I doubt you have the training to measure inter-pupillary distance and plot that on the appropriate chart to confirm that the eyes are set wide. Upper and lower limb proportions are also subjective. You may be right, but neither comment is specific to Turner syndrome. ...Read more
Compartment syndrome I am still convinced I have this when I put the back of leg by my knee on my chair in the lounge at home my limbs feel warm again?
CS not likely: Compartment syndrome (cs) is either traumatic or exercise induced. There is no described cs that involves the position of your leg when seated. It is possible to have vascular or neurologic changes that explain the symptoms described. However, compartment syndrome seems very unlikely. ...Read more
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Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?
Son has double joints, long limbs, long wrist, fingers & hands. Could it be Marfan syndrome? Something doesn't seem right.
With ehlers danlos hypermobility and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is there an increased risk of blood clots since blood can pool in limbs?
Not due to pooling of blood. There is one case report. An unusual presentation of ehlers-danlos syndrome vascular type with deep vein thrombosis: a case for multidisciplinary management.
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Stiff person syndrome diagnosis in 21yo w/rigid lower limb, acquired scoliosis & oligoclonal bands in csf. Is anti-gad and seronegative. Could a rheuma help?
Maybe: If they treated such cases before. High dose benzodiazepines may help. Also consider neurologist. ...Read more
I had a deep knee bone injury 7 weeks ago the injury my leg went pale and numb and tingly my limbs feel weak now I am ill cold is compartment syndrome?
Can anxiety and depersonalization make you feel like you're floating outside yourself, unreal, and like your limbs are foreign/detached. Also the feeling like you might lose control of yourself?
Yes: See that you receive Behavioral therapy but don't see any psychotropic medications listed. Medication may be helpful to control symptoms. ...Read more
Can Raynaud's syndrome affect the entire extremity (like the entire leg or the entire arm)? and can Raynaud's syndrome affect more than one extremity?
Raynauds: Raynauds syndrome can affect all digits but not the entire extremity. I feel that If your discomfort or color change involves an entire arm or leg, a different problem is present and your physician is best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more
I have nontraumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity is this something that could be corrected with a laparoscopic surgery?
The surgical procedure for people with compartment syndrome is known as a fasciotomy and this may be done as an open procedure, or with assistance from an endoscope.
Prior to the procedure you will also need to have testing done to confirm your intercompartmental pressure to see if you are a good candidate for the fasciotomy.
Conservative treatment options should be exhausted before surgery. ...Read more
Restless legs: Yes, the syndrome can affect the upper extremities as well ...Read more
What do you mean by emg/ncs lower extremities diagnosis: urinary retention, cauda equina syndrome, s/p lumbar disectomy. And why it is done?
Emg: It measures the signal transmition of the nerves. ...Read more
Mostly not too hard: Most with artificial limbs are highly motivated to work with it, learn the tricks to use it and administering self care. A major issue is the health of the stump of the severed limb. But if all is well, it can be a terrific adjunct to an otherwise serious problem. ...Read more
Limbic Psychopatholo: The limbic system includes several brain structures that are implicated in fight and flight: therefore fear, anxiety, anger, and rage. Emotional modulation is essential in managing anger and rage, and this can be accomplished via mindfulness exercises, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication. ...Read more