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My nephew's only 4day he has brain attack by MRI brain ' S vain swelled please tell me he live long or not?
Odd posting: MRI scanners do not attack anything. They use strong magnets to passively magnetize cells that line up with a north/south polarity that can be analyzed by the system. If he has a brain problem, it was there to begin with. Prognosis will depend on the real diagnosis. Since we do not have that information we cannot speculate on the outcome. ...Read more
Dad was in a motorcycle crash got leg hit. he hates/ wont go to the Drs. He thinks it's broken & has high pain toler. How can I convince him to go?
Nerve damage, what should he do? My husband had the main nerve in his right arm removed because he suffered a near fatal gun shot wound to his chest. He has limited mobility in his right hand, as he can not write, tie his shoes, button a shirt and anythin
Nerve Repair: Your discription indicates an injury to the lower trunk of the brachial plexus which contributes to the ulnar nerve that controls the hand. The timing from the injury is key as the optimal time for nerve repair is within the first 4 months. Grafts can be placed across the nerve resection site. If it has been longer than 6 months, the potential for nerve regeneration with any technique is bleak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband on eloquis. He slammed his trunk door against his arm above elbow and is complaining of pain. How do I know that he's not bleeding internally?
My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?
Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids.In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing.I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad is diagnosed with avascular necrosis due to his fracture on his left hip joint 2 years back. What can he do to recover faster?
My husband has bone spurs in his elbow is swollen and pointy dr gave him steroids what else can he do ? He can barely move it ? Thanks in advance :)
My father had stroke 2 months back and is slowly recovering. He has coordination problem on his right of his body. Advice me to teach him to swallow. ?
Stroke,swallow: A difficult issue that needs much detail regarding the site/type of brain injury ;will need a trained speech therapist to help re train deglutition; meantime airway protection is vital to safeguard against aspiration pneumonia risk ,a feed tube may be necessary ;consult with local neurology services. ...Read more
My stepdad has the sudden symptoms of a possible bell pasley nerve disorder.When he speaks his mouth goes to one side, what can we do to prevent ?
See doctor and...: This may well be bell's palsy, but it may be best to see a doctor & make sure he has not had a stroke or other problem. Bell's palsy almost always gets better without treatment but anti-virals may help. However, bell's palsy can be a symptom of lyme disease so it is wise to make sure it is not related to that. See http://www.Nativeremedies.Com/ailment/bells-palsy-recovery-info.Html for more info. ...Read more
My 3yrs son has loss of temper. He gets mad easily, shouts and throw stuff when things don't go his way. Up to hitting others or himself. This normal?
YES: Often called the "terrible Twos" can extend into the 3rd year. Unless his behavior is harmful to himselff or others KEEP CALM ...SET LIMITS (FIRMLY) and when necessary QUIET TIME . (My advice is NOT "medical" ..I am not a Pediatrician rather I have been through this with three great kids...who now have a total of six themselves!) Good Luck the "lovely years" are ahead. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
My husband found out yesterday he's got Bell's palsy he afraid to kiss me or our child thinking we will get it or the virus that causes it. Panic ?
Bell's palsy...: ...is often (not always) from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) afftecting the facial nerve. If he has recurrent oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), he could transmit HSV1 at those times. Otherwise litle or no risk of passing it on and he doesn't need to avoid kissing you or anyone else. You and your child could have blood tests to see if already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. ...Read more
My friends kid is suffering , cause water is rolling in his Head around the brain. I need to know if anyone knows which hospital can cure.
Hyrdocephalus?: If you are referring to a condition called hydrocephalus,the primary treatment is the surgical insertion of a shunt from the brain often down to the abdomen where the extra fluid can be reabsorbed.Check out the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for more information.Any major hospital system will likely have pediatric neurosurgeons who can perform this surgery. Boston for sure ...Read more
My brother was walking down the road yesterday when he felt some crack in his knee after which he was not able to move his knee please help me to cure?
KNEE PAIN: Unfortunately, over the computer, this is tough to "help you to cure." Your brother should get an exam and most likely an X-ray to see what the diagnosis is in his knee, especially with the "Crack" you heard. For know, use an ace wrap on his knee, get him some nsaids to take and have him see the Dr. for an evaluation and some testing. Good luck. ...Read more
My father was unable to have open heart surgery yesterday his heart was too destroyed. They gave him a 40% chance to live, what does that mean? The say he needs a new heart or he will die, he is not on the transplant list and his defibrillator goes off da
My husband had a bad accident while visiting africa. He damaged his femur of his foot and theya re saying that will cut off his foot. Please make me?
My mom went in2 cardiac arrest & brought back but on life support -before her brain died completely could she hear me telling her I love her please?
Yes: It is likely that she heard you. I guess it was her time. I tell the loved ones and staff that are within earshot of my patients who are in a coma, to assume that everything they say can be heard and understood. If they cannot hear then nothing is lost through such acts of kindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can we know my sons future? He has a brain injury brain sheer he is non responsive but opens his eyes and moves his leg it has been 3 months
Traumatic brain inju: Prognosis after TBI depends on multiple factors. MRI information can help guide prognosis as can PET flow studies. Generally most clinicians consider a two year window for potential neurologic recovery. Visual evoked potentials can also help prognosticate outcome. Continued stimulation in the brain injured patient such as music and conversation can be beneficial even though it may seem tha ...Read more
My grandpa pulled a muscle in his back & went to the va hospital yestray. Hes home now & thr medication they gave him doesn't help the pain & his sides are now hurting. What else can we do?
Call or go back VA: If the medication is not working, i'm sure the prescribing doctor wants to know. Call the doctor or go back to the va to get re-evaluated for possibly another treatment regimen. Depending on what was given, sometimes it takes more than 1 day to feel better but if you are concerned, definitely go back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It looks like broken blood vessels down my daughter leg (from knee to foot, in about 1 1/2 - 2 " strip)and she hasn't banged or scraped her leg. What could be going on?
Petechia: The common causes of petechia are trauma, which usually is a result of a tourniquet type but maybe due to any trauma. Or due to a deficiency in playlet number or function called itp or due to a more serious Meningococcal infection it also could be do to medications. The key is to observe for spread if the petechia or signs of illness. If that happens see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer