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Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Possible: Is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury. ...Read more

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Best treatment option for foot? A bit of small fibre neuropathy and a pinched nerve in back. My foot is sore when stand. Start endep very drowsy

Best treatment option for foot? A bit of small fibre neuropathy and a pinched nerve in back. My foot is sore when stand. Start endep very drowsy

Foot pain: What needs to be assessed first - is this the neuropathy or it it the back or is it from the foot. Once established each treatment is different. ...Read more

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How do you cure nerve damage in the foot?

How do you cure nerve damage in the foot?

No cure: Nerve damaged can't be cured. It can be relieved or reduced in symptoms. Nerves take a long time to heal in order of 1cm per month. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read more

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Have had tingling etc in both feet for years have had MRI scan etc 8years ago was informed it could be a neuropathy no treatment given still have symp?

Follow up plan: Sometimes the testing needs to be repeated after a long wait. If the symptoms were very mild all these years it is possible your cause was too small to be determined.

Normally neuropathy is not difficult to diagnose. It sounds like there was no clear answer 8 years ago and that the tests were normal.

Feel free to ask another question if this does not help. ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds. I think its speading into my hands. My hands are numb and painful

Can neuropathy spread? I have sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. It has not responded to standard treatment of several meds. I think its speading into my hands. My hands are numb and painful

More neuropathy: There are many types of neuropathies. One type is sometimes called a small fiber neuropathy and tends to occur in the feet first but over time it can start to involve the fingers and hands. Generally there are no cures for neuropathies but there are number of therapies that can generally reduce symptoms by as much as 50%. You may want to talk to your doctor to determine if you're on the optimal dose of the current medication

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Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Possible: Is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage?

Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more

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OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

Pudendal neuralgia?: Could be pudendal neuralgia. One way to know is to have the pudendal nerve blocked and see if your pain improves. If this is the case, pelvic floor physical therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read more

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If I had nerve damage what would the treatment be?

If I had nerve damage what would the treatment be?

Pain management: Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded. Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain'
nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment available for nerve damage?

Can there be any treatment available for nerve damage?

Yes, but: Why do you ask the question? See, loads of doctors can treat nerve injuries, and both surgery and medications are often employed. But rehab measures such as pt and ot can be helpful, besides occasional nerve blocks, and various injections. Suggest you get a diagnosis, and then participate in treatment. ...Read more

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I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

See details: There is no such thing as a biceps nerve. What specific nerve is involved and how severe is the involvement? Are you certain it is not a tendinitis instead? Speak with a neurologist if it is a nerve issue. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Please help! What is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more

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I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

Sacral nerve: This is correct if the nerve/s are damaged then there is no treatment - if you have pain then there are options to control the pain that do not involve medication. ...Read more

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Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on

Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on

Very unlikely: The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves. (however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting)

You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY!

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What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

Medications: You are describing neuropathic pain and there are medications such as gabapentin and other neuroleptics, or TCA to name a few. Discuss with your doctor for the best one for you. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Had post shingles heel pain 20 years ago. Now it is back. Podiatrist said neuropathy. Age 66. Do I need a second opinion? Treatment opions

Had post shingles heel pain 20 years ago. Now it is back. Podiatrist said neuropathy. Age 66. Do I need a second opinion? Treatment opions

Yes: Definitely get the second opinion. It is extremely unlikely that you are experiencing any pain from shingles 20 years ago. Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How does pain management work? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine?

Many ways: For a non chemical approach to pain management, find a doctor familiar with sphenopalatine ganglion blockade which often helps where other methods of treatment, including surgery, have not been successful. ...Read more

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Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?

Maybe.: Ketamine is an anesthetic agent which may be useful in some chronic pain conditions, such as crps (complex regional pain syndrome). Usually given as an infusion in subanesthetic doses over several hours, several days in a row, usually by a pain specialist or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more