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How do you tell if there is fluid in a joint?

How do you tell if there is fluid in a joint?

Compare c other: May be balooing of the patella, the usual grooves of the normal knee are lost. You compare one knee with the other. With fluid looks more round. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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How to tell if there is infection in my knee?

How to tell if there is infection in my knee?

See details: You will often note major redness, swelling and pain. However, the only symptoms may be pain. If you are concerned see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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How does a orthopedic know if there is an infection in the knee joint?

How does a orthopedic know if there is an infection in the knee joint?

Aspiration: The best way is to get a sample of fluid from inside the knee joint and test it for white blood cells and send the fluid for a culture to see if a bacteria grows. ...Read more

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Just wanted to know if rheumatoid arthritis is possible in a teen, and if so what causes it?

Just wanted to know if rheumatoid arthritis is possible in a teen, and if so what causes it?

Au contraire! Rare!: The term jra is not used anymore in rheumatology!. It is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Most children are ccp antibody negative, and the majority rf neg as well. Ra can appear early in life, mainly in females in there mid-teens. I have not had a single RA pt. In the last 43 jia patients seen. Even the sex ratio is different: more like 1 to 1, versus 10/1. ...Read more

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Hi can you have bronchitis without a fever?. And how do you know if you have it is there a test for it?. Where can u buy it what's the symptoms of it.

Hi can you have bronchitis without a fever?. And how do you know if you have it is there a test for it?. Where can u buy it what's the symptoms of it.

Lotta coffin: Yes, you can have what's called "bronchitis" without a fever, or much else but a cough. The cough can vary and also what you may spit-up. At your age if you DON'T have a fever or spitting up bad-tasting glarp, then it's a cough, variously called "bronchitis," "viral syndrome," or something else that sounds official. But if it's intense, frequent and annoying, see your doctor, it could be pertussis ...Read more

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What is a way to test whether i will get keloids or not. Is there some kind of blood test or something?

What is a way to test whether i will get keloids or not. Is there some kind of blood test or something?

Difficult..: Unfortunately there is no way to accurately predict whether a patient will develop keloid scarring. There is no blood test available. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if have tmj?

Is there a way to know if have tmj?

Need an evaluation: Tmj disorder presents typically with muscle pain in a variety of areas like; beneath the ear, cheeks, the front of the head, the neck, & other key locations of the head & neck. But these are not the only areas that reveal TMJ disorder---a dentist and prosthodontist can evaluate the function of your jaws & teeth & their alignment to establish TMJ disorders. Ct scans of condyles can also confirm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a doctor says there might be some bacteria in the stomach how serious is this ?

Can you tell me if a doctor says there might be some bacteria in the stomach how serious is this ?

H. pylori...: The stomach is a highly acidic place, and the high acid levels prevent many bacteria from being able to live there. Some bacteria (like helicobacter pylori) are able to live in / infect the stomach and cause inflammation of the stomach lining which can lead to upset stomach and other symptoms. This type of infection is treated by combination of antibiotics and peptobismol. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if osteosarcoma is in the bone, if it depends, couldnt the bone or limb just be amputated?

Can you tell me what you suggest if osteosarcoma is in the bone, if it depends, couldnt the bone or limb just be amputated?

Local therapy...: The treatment of osteosarcoma involves surgery and systemic chemotherapy. Depending on the exact location of the osteosarcoma, size, and how well it has responded to therapy, sometimes limb sparing surgery is performed (remove the tumor and replace that segment with bone from donor (cadaver)), or an amputation is performed. In almost all cases, chemo is also needing to prevent metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if there was damage in the jaw joint there's must be pain or not?

Can you tell me what you suggest if there was damage in the jaw joint there's must be pain or not?

TMD has many symptom: There is no 1 symptom of tmd, the first sign of a dysfunctional joint is clicking and popping. Some patients do get pain in the actual joint(s), but many have symptoms around the diseased joint, like headaches, muscle spasms, ear ringing, limited opening of the jaw, etc.. ...Read more

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What is a pinch nerve in the shoulder? And how do you know if you have one?

What is a pinch nerve in the shoulder? And how do you know if you have one?

Suprascapular nerve: Suprascapular nerve impingement is an example of a pinched nerve in the shoulder, and is most frequently seen in overhead athletes, causing aching pain and weakness. However, this condition is rare, and pain around the shoulder would be statistically more likely to be caused by rotator cuff pathology, joint/labrum problems, or even cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Not to make a big deal of it, but how do you tell if your hymen is broken or not?

Not to make a big deal of it, but how do you tell if your hymen is broken or not?

Easy: An imperforate hymen means the vaginal cavity is closed. You would not have visible bleeding with your menstrual periods. I suspect that question has been answered for you by 40 years old. If you are talking about someone else, then the vaginal opening would not be open below the opening of the urethra (where your urine exits). ...Read more

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Is there signs to warn you that a popliteal cyst is gonna rupture and if it does what do you do?

Is there signs to warn you that a popliteal cyst is gonna rupture and if it does what do you do?

Not really: Large popliteal cysts are more prone to rupture than large one as are ones that are large and more acute ( less likely for chronic large ones). If you feel more pain behind your knee or feel the pain progressing 'down your leg'see your ors... Other diagnoses should be 'ruled out ' before you assume it's a ruptured cyst . Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference from have a kidney pain or a pregnancy?

Pain location: Kidney pain is located in the flank, deep to lower ribs in the back.Pain can radiate round to front with kidney stone that gets stuck in lower ureter.Either can be associated with blood in urine or stone history.Pregnancy normally not associated with pain, however tubal pregnancy can cause excrutiating pain in low abdomen, if present occurs about 6 weeks into pregnancy & thus after a missed period ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a limit to how small you can go when getting a breast reduction?

Please let me know if there is a limit to how small you can go when getting a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction siz: Yes , the surgeon has to limit the reduction size in proportion to the function and cosmesis of the breast. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there was no oxygen in the air what would happen?

Can you tell me if there was no oxygen in the air what would happen?

Mass extinction: Most higher life forms would die very quickly without oxygen in the air. Creatures in deeper water and many single cell organisms would be able to survive and adapt. There would be no humans around to tell the tale. ...Read more