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Hip Effusion Symptoms
Post surgery changes to the femurs bilaterally results in significant metallic susceptibility moderate size left hip effusion what does this mean?
Susceptibility: Artifact is an expected MRI finding if there is a prosthesis or other metallic foreign body present. It is not an abnormality itself, but a distortion of the image due to the interaction of the metal with the magnetic field, and therefore could obscure an abnormality. A hip effusion is fluid within the hip joint space and generally indicates an inflammatory process. ...Read more
My MRI results (on hips) came back with symmetrical effusion present, bone island present and red marrow conversion present. Should I be concerned?
Why joint effusions: Conversion of bone marrow in the extremities from red to yellow is normal maturation process. Marrow reconversion is present when expected yellow marrow is replaced with active red marrow, tends to occur at times of physiologic stress. Bone island is normal dense island of bone. Joint effusions can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis, other rheumatology conditions. Infection and tumor usually unilateral. ...Read more
L hip MRI mild effusion/pain, 2008, self-resolved. Now same pain in rt hip, rt shoulder. Ana 1:140/speckled. Pcp referred me to rheum. Necessary?
Yes: It's time to get a diagnosis. Once you know the problem you can decide a course of action. ...Read more
Pls explain "sclerosis of posterosuperior femoral heads bilaterally" & "small hipjoint effusions v physiologic joint fluid present". THX! 27f hip pain
MRI of hips show osteoarthritis, joint effusion, gluteal tendonipathy (all bi-lateral) and free pelvic fluid. Is there treatment for this?
Multiple findings: These multiple findings would be best explained and treated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What is trace right hip joint effusion I had a MRI with metal subtraion and this is what the results are. I had an total hip replacement in January?
Broke my left femur and punched a hole through pelvis, terrible knee effusion, was in traction, 3 rods, nails, cement inserted in 2010, still painful?
Long term injury: It's not uncommon for traumatic bone injuries that require surgery to continue with some degree of pain after surgery and physical therapy. You may have to live with this as your baseline. I would suggest that you meet with your Orthopedic surgeon and obtain both a pain managment consult and repeat physical therapy session (s). If pain is progressing then you need a detailed exan for other causes ...Read more
Chest Pain: Pericardial effusion can be a problem if not monitored by your cardiologist...Chest pain, shortness of breath can happen. If so, this is a life threatening condition and needs to be treated immediately. Usually, pericardial effusions caused by viruses get better on their own. An enlarging effusion is worrisome and needs to be evaluated asap. Go see your doctor asap. ...Read more
See below: Sometimes there are no symptoms if the effusion is small or develops slowly. Other times and most often, patients are short of breath. They can also have pain due to the fluid irritating the lining of the lung - called pleurisy. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: It depends on what is causing it and how large it is. The more fluid the more it compresses and collapses the lung. The collapsed lung can not breathe for you. Effusions multifactorial, inflammation, heart failure, pneumonitis, cancer, post obstructive pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, hypoalbuminemia, granulomatosis etc. Shortness of breathatrestorexcertioninability to breathe laying flat. ...Read more
Pericarditis for 12years w/ pericardial effusions, but I have only had the classic symptom of pain when laying down once. That was w/ last flair. Why?
Effusion: Subacute or chronic effusions are often painless ...Read more
Is a pleural effusion always dangerous? Does it need to always be drained. What are the symptoms?
Pleural effusion: 31 F asks: Is a pleural effusion always dangerous? Does it need to always be drained. What are the symptoms? ANS: yes, no & SX can be none to pain when take deep breath, SOB or to coughing up blood but depends on cause. So ask your Drs what they think is cause. Once this is known then advice may range from no worries! To do not begin any long books! Dr. humor here! But ask them they know u best. ...Read more
Are there any key symptoms to look for to see if otitis media with effusion is starting to clear up?
Otitis: Genially if your ear starts to pop this is a good sign. Improving hearing also would indicate improvement. ...Read more
Asbestos - how long does if it hapensfor pleusry or diffuse pleural effusion symptoms to appear after exposure. I was xposed 3mo ago. Could I have it.
Likely to take years: Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in the construction, automotive, and other industries. Currently it is illegal to use. Factors involved in how asbestos exposure affects an individual include the amount and length of time a person was exposed to asbestos, as well as underlying health. In your case, a single limited exposure is not likely to cause early or high risk of late lung problems. ...Read more
Chronic pericardial effusion stable 26 yrs +Ana 3X’s then negative low lymphocyts nrml white count sed rate low no other symptoms ena all neg lupus?
Autoimmune: The symptoms you are describing certainly sound to be autoimmune in nature. I assume the pericardial fluid has been analyzed for infection (including TB) and there are no other unusual cells in the fluid. Patients can have autoimmune symptoms without a specific diagnosis being made. Treatment would still be needed. In the future other labs may become positive ...Read more
Symptoms or signs?: Symptoms refers to what the PATIENT is feeling; signs are what is seen by doctors. An X-ray can still show the lingering signs of a pleural effusion, especially if the pleural effusion is caused by "trapped" lung, cancer, or a severe infection. So, the "solution" depends on the CAUSE of the pleural effusion & what was done to treat it. Talk to ur doctor / pulmonologist for advice. Diagnosis is key ...Read more
HI Doctor, I had pleural effusion almost a year ago, Doctor diagnosed it and treated me for 6 months. Bt its symptoms r still on x ray.
Further workup: The bigger question is why a 23 year old would have persistent pleural effusions. Further workup to determine the specific diagnosis is needed, only then can treatment options/ prognosis be known. ...Read more
Doctor told me that symptoms of pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?
So pleural effusion is seen on a chest x. ray, and after treatment (ie drainage), there should be a difference, however, if a cxr is taken day/ month later the effusion may have recurred.
I do not have enough room to go into any further details however if a pleural effusion is seen on a chest x ray and it is large enough that it can be tapped, then it should be tapped for diagnosis & treatment ...Read more
Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?
X-Ray does not show: Symptoms, only density/ability to absorb X-Rays so they do not reach the film. Standard X-Ray images are just shadows, "shadograms" if you will, using higher frequency (above visible light) electromagnetic radiation. The shadows, on X-Rays, of pleural effusions/lung densities, etc. Often linger much longer than the effusion itself due to proteins which take longer for body to remove than water. ...Read more
Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?
Maybe: Not sure exactly what the question is, but X-ray changes typically lag behind clinical lung disease. In other words, you can get better, but the X-ray may still look abnormal for a while. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I was just dxed w/ pericardial effusion. I'm still experiencing many symptoms (short of breath and low bp) but my doc says he will treat it. Why?
You mean how: If the pericardial Effusion is the likely cause of your symptoms you should be calling your doctor now or go the ER as the situation requires urgent attention that will need removal of the fluid usually by needle aspiration. Otherwise if the pericardial fluid has no direct bearing or your symptoms, anti inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Either way it must be resolved now than later. Call MD ...Read more
Vibration in chest & mod-large pericardial effusion. Is vibration a normal symptom or should I go to er?? It is different feeling than a heart palp
Consultation or ER: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosing illness. It sounds like you have a complicated health history. If you feel the problem is serious go to the ER. If your not sure I suggest a CONCIERGE Consultation with a Health Tap Cardiologist online. (Not a Prime consultation)l. ...Read more
I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion, some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and?
Not likely: We got to address the reason for your knee arthritis. Are you overweight? If so, you got to lose weight. In addition, consider the use of cane for long distances. Stationary bike and aquatic exercises might be better way of exercising. Consider use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAID and glucosamine. Consider knee intrarticular steroid or synvisc shot which could buy you some time. If this fails, do replace ...Read more
For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis. There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?
Pericarditis: Discuss with your doctor. Pericarditis can be relapsing and problematic. We need to seek to find an underlying inflammatory process if it is happening. ...Read more
Hip pain: Hip dislocation is relatively rare, but serious. Symptoms include severe pain in the hip, worsening with leg movement. The leg on the affected side appears shorter than the other. There may be numbness or pain down the back of the thigh if the sciatic nerve is involved. A dislocated hip also makes the individual unable to walk. ...Read more
Most commonly pain: Pain and limited range of motion. I would also ask what activities made the pain worse or better. Hip can sometimes present as vague groin pain, increases with internal rotation. Rib pain is tender to touch, and may increase with deep breath or cough. Have your doc check it out to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain, stiffness, etc: Pain is typically in the groin, and also can be down the thigh or on the side of the hip. Stiffness can also occur. Difficulty with prolonged sitting, bending to put on shoes, etc, are common. Often patients experience sharp shooting pains or "catching" or "locking" sensations in the groin. Some patients experience the feeling of the hip "sliding out of socket.". ...Read more
Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture may include:
inability to move immediately after a fall
severe pain in your hip or groin
inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip
stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around your hip area
shorter leg on the side of your injured hip
turning outward of your leg on the side of your injured hip. ...Read more
Alignment: Probably walking with a limpGet a more detailed answer ›
Pain over greater: The symptom of hip bursitis is usually over the greater trochanteric region or on outside of the upper leg. One may have some pain radiating down the outer part of the leg to the knee. Also, when one lays on the affected side, it may be uncomfortable. Best treatment is exercise, aspercreme to the area, or NSAIDS. If they do not work a cortisone shot may be of benefit. ...Read more
Total hip @32 d/t avn, now 39.Vit d level 3, 4.On50, 000iu2wkx4wks then 5000qd. Contributed to avn? What are symptoms of low vit d?
Brittle bone: Vit d is vey imprt factor in bone metabolism, whenyou have low vit d, the get to brritle and that lead to frure of the bone, I notice in mi in some coummuity also which cover up high rate of that, also ther is more things low vit d will cuase, the treatment is when the cuase of low vit d. ...Read more
Can I still get scoliosis after I'm done growing. And could I have it, my symptoms are uneven shoulders and my hips get out of alignment.
Yes: It is possible. If someone has scoliosis prior to cessation of growing the scoliosis can increase gradually over time. When people get much older, arthritis of the discs and joints can cause scoliosis as well. Your pelvis/ hips can be out of alignment from a difference in leg lengths and cause a compensatory curve in the spine. If you are concerned see a physiatrist or spine md. ...Read more