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I'm having trouble finding someone in the san antonio area that does genetic screening for frederick's ataxia? Any healthtap connections?

I'm having trouble finding someone in the san antonio area that does genetic screening for frederick's ataxia? Any healthtap connections?

Some suggestions: The largest lab for genetic testing is athena in massachusetts. Major medical schools have sections on genetic disorders, such as harvard, johns hopkins, mayo clinic, ucla. Univ of texas, san antonio, division of neurology could likely help, but the texas system in dallas and houston can likely also assist. ...Read more

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How long does a sprin thum take to heal?

How long does a sprin thum take to heal?

4-8 weeks: It depends on if you have it immobilized (/splinted), how badly you sprained it, and how quickly you heal. May need to follow up with a hand surgeon if bad pain, prolonged pain, or weak thumb. ...Read more

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I cut my thum a it's deep and its numb is that normal it's been numb for 2 hours?

I cut my thum a it's deep and its numb is that normal it's been numb for 2 hours?

Numb thumb: The numb thumb may indicate that you have cut a nerve or a tendon. See a hand surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Hi I have sharp shoting pain in my right hand starting from my rist and going all over my thum and finger next to it what could it be?

Hi I have sharp shoting pain in my right hand starting from my rist and going all over my thum and finger next to it what could it be?

Carpal tunnel: Your right hand median nerve is under pressure by ligaments in the carpal tunnel. See an orthopedic surgeon for a work up. In the mean time wear a wrist brace and take otc nsaid. ...Read more

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Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

"Could: "could it be broke". Did you fall or otherwise have a high-energy injury? If not then, no it cannot be broken.

If it feels broken, that is probably a misinterpretation of the pain. Pain always triggers and sets off our "safety system", making us feels protective and causing us to prepare for the worst ("it feels broken").

It's interesting that you want a name. Humans crave control and I assume you feel that if you could name the painful bone that you could feel a soothing sense of control.

I suggest that a visit to a hand surgeon is in order. He or she will likely tell you several things you are not expecting to hear. Even though most or all of them will be good news, just the fact that they are unexpected or counter-intuitive can make them a little unwelcome, so prepare yourself. Be ready for the "safety system" to have called "fire" when there is just smoke. Be prepared for something you find convincing ("it's broke") to be incorrect. ...Read more

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Tremor in thum pain in right arm muscle??

Tremor in thum pain in right arm muscle??

Can be local issue: This could be muscle or neurologic have your physician send you to a rheumatologist or neurologist ...Read more

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Whenever I over work my hand like using a hammer for a couple of minutes or grabbing something I have a pain sort of like cramp palm side all around thum?

Whenever I over work my hand like using a hammer for a couple of minutes or grabbing something I have a pain sort of like cramp palm side all around thum?

Carpal tunnel or...: It is possible that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome or early arthritis at the base of the thumb. It's also very possible that muscle fatigue because you normally don't use that muscle much and suddenly you force that muscle into working hard, it can be easily fatigued due to lack of conditioning. If resting quickly resolves the symptom, likely muscle fatigue. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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About half of the nail on my thumb has been pulled up - its still attached but I'm in pain thum swollen and tender and leaks clear/blood what can I do?

About half of the nail on my thumb has been pulled up - its still attached but I'm in pain thum swollen and tender and leaks clear/blood what can I do?

Keep wound site: Clean and dry and apply triple antibiotic ointment and cover with a wide canvas bandage 3 times daily.- you may still lose the nail; however anew nail should regrown in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts what the heck?

Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts what the heck?

Arthritis of thumb?: Can't be for sure what you have, but possibly some arthritis at the base of the thumb, especially if you use your hand/thumb a lot etc... If symptom has been ongoing and worsening for awhile, this is likely. If symptom comes on rather fast over couple of days, it could be gout--this can be very painful. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc asap. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

Get Ortho consult: For someone with many question about bones, getting an Ortho consult would be a good idea. They may provide a genetic referral to see if you fit into one of the inherited bone diseases, which can provide the explanation to your quarries. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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Is mj safer than hash?

YES: The amount of active drug is safer in MJ

My opinion only

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a term baby get nec?

Can a term baby get nec?

NEC: Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth. ...Read more

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Them bass my dear friend?

? Question: I am not sure what your question is. Please re-ask it with more clarity and maybe someone can provide you with assistance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do thay intubate a person?

How do thay intubate a person?

Special tools: Usually, a metal instrument called a laryngoscope is used. It has a light that illuminates the inside of the patient's mouth and is used to see the vocal cords. The breathing tube is inserted through the vocal cords into the patient's trachea (windpipe). Sometimes, a fiberoptic scope is used in special circumstances, for example, when the patient's mouth doesn't open or the neck is immobile. ...Read more

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Do women live longer than man?

Do women live longer than man?

Yes!: Survey after survey shows that, at least in the States, women tend to live longer than men, by several years. Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6335a8.htm. Of course, this says nothing about individuals. Interestingly, life expectancy is also linked to ethnicity & socioeconomic strata. ...Read more

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Can I take all of them together?

All of what?: You don't specify what you want to take together. Please submit again with details. ...Read more

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Can I get any smarter than I am?

Can I get any smarter than I am?

Of course: "smart" can be a matter of opinion. Wisdom usually comes from life experience. Genius is usually something that you are born with and is the way your brain assembles and uses your knowledge and experiences in your daily life. Intellegence is conventionally thought of as how much you know. So, to answer your question, yes you can get smarter. Start by exploring your interests, travel and learn. ...Read more

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Who wants to be on my care team?

Everyone helps: All of us here on Health Tap want to help, and we share the the responsibilities 24/7. ...Read more

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Why my temp is lower than usual?

Low temp: Do you mean low for you or low for the average person. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for fat?

What is the medical term for fat?

Lipids: Lipids is the general term for fats in the body and cholesterol and triglycerides are both types of fats. ...Read more

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What is the word "them" in arabic?

Not medical: This forum is not for translation services but for medical help. ...Read more

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How to last more than 1 hr in sex?

Prolong sexual exp.: Unfortunately there is no pill or treatment to achieve such a sexual experience.

That is not to say that prolonging the time to ejaculation can occur with practice. There is a lot of information and opinions about this online and in published books about sex.

But, to last for a full hour before ejaculation is a very rare event. ...Read more

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Coughed for more than about a month?

Coughed for more than about a month?

See Your doctor: Many possibilities including infections, allergies and acid reflux.Call your doctor. ...Read more