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Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff I get normal readings.

Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff I get normal readings.

Absolutely: If the blood pressure cuff is too small/tight around your arm it will cause a falsely elevated blood pressure. Conversely if the cuff is to large and loose around the arm a falsely low blood pressure will result. Read more

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How would I know if my rotator cuff is ready for high intensity sport?

Depends: Did you have surgery? Really depends on circumstances. If you had a repair and based on the size it will likely take you 9-12 months before I would fully clear you to resume high intensity sport which also requires more clarification...Crossfit? Heavy lifting? Also be aware that if you did have surgery it is not full proof and you can tear it again with higher likelihood if previously repaired. Read more

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If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high?

If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high?

Yes & Yes: 19 y/o Female asks If blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high? The Answers are Yes & Yes. If one is concerned about the cuff one should have BP checked in a proper Medical place by trained people to be sure. Best wishes Read more

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Can this cause high reading? 10 consecutive bp readings w less than 1 minute rest between them home monitor probably small cuff along with anxiety?

Can this cause high reading? 10 consecutive bp readings w less than 1 minute rest between them home monitor probably small cuff along with anxiety?

High BP readings: W/anxiety and multiple readings. Please continue to see your doc. Anxiety certainly raises BP and it doesn't go down in less than a minute between readings. Peace and good health. Read more

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Does a rotator cuff tear prevent you from lifting the arm up high?

Does a rotator cuff tear prevent you from lifting the arm up high?

Yes.: The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that function to lift the arm above the shoulder and help to externally and internally rotate the arm. One way of testing the rotator cuff is to hold the arm out and see if it falls. It's called the drop arm test and helps to ascertain the integrity of the muscles. Read more

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My blood pressure has been fluctuating greatly. Ranges 135/90 to 197/130 resting. Severe headache when high. Cuff accurate.?

My blood pressure has been fluctuating greatly. Ranges 135/90 to 197/130 resting. Severe headache when high. Cuff accurate.?

May be: When in the upper range, you BP is high enough to produce a headache. Advil (ibuprofen) can elevate your bp. So can anxiety and stress (eg for your upcoming cancer surgery) (incidentally, lortab which contains acetaminophen, shouldn't be taken with Acetaminophen or you can od). You should seek medical attn for control of your BP and to have you cuff validated. Good luck with it all. Read more

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I got omrom bp742 blood pressure arm cuff machine for 4 years now. Readings good at on it but high other machines. Should I buy new one?

I got omrom bp742 blood pressure arm cuff machine for 4 years now. Readings good at on it but high other machines. Should I buy new one?

Bring cuff to doctor: It is recommended to bring your blood pressure cuff to your next doctors appointment and they can compare to a manual blood pressure reading. Read more

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What would you suggest about having partial rotator cuff surgery and is this tear a high risk of increasing? I've just been diagnosis with a partial focal tear of the supraspinatus at insertion with most anchor fiber intact. After steriod injection, my ri

What would you suggest about having partial rotator cuff surgery and is this tear a high risk of increasing? I've just been diagnosis with a partial focal tear of the supraspinatus at insertion with most anchor fiber intact. After steriod injection, my ri

I: I don't have all the answers, but I might be able to clarify a few things.

First of all, when a test is interpreted as showing a "tear", that implies damage that should be repaired. But rotator cuff tendinopathy is more like greying and hair loss--expected changes with age. I find the term "partial tear" particularly misleading and even sinister. It's really just a signal change on MRI due to the changes in the tendon. You don't state your age and sport. If you are a throwing athlete under 40 years of age, the process is different.

Second, and to reinforce the first point, not all of these tendon changes cause pain. We know this from studies of patients with no shoulder pain and from studies of a patient's non-painful shoulder.

Third, like greying and hair loss we do know that rotator cuff tendinopathy is progressive.

Finally surgery does not cure the problem any more than hair plugs or rogain cures hair loss--it just patches things up for a bit. The larger the defect, the quicker it will recur. Surgery helps many people feel better, but you should not have surgery under the misconception that it is necessary. Read more

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Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty? .

Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty? .

After: After brachioplasty, the most important thing you can do to reduce arm swelling is to wear your compression sleeves as instructed by your physician. You do not need to keep your arms elevated after surgery. You may hold your arms in whatever position is most comfortable for you.

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dr. Skourtis. Read more

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Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Shoulder: Seek medical attention.
A orthopedic surgeon is the best place to start.
After the exam you may get radiography, physical therapy, anti inflammatory, steroid injection, linemen or surgery.
Regardless you need to get to the bottom of it. Read more

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If a patient has rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendion tear surgery in the same day what is the expected time off work? Patient also had complication upon waking up from surgery. Patient woke up with elevated blood glucose levels of more than 300 and ha

If a patient has rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendion tear surgery in the same day what is the expected time off work? Patient also had complication upon waking up from surgery. Patient woke up with elevated blood glucose levels of more than 300 and ha

Long: Much depends on size of tear, method and quality of repair. It can vary from 4-6 weeks in a sling. Time off work depends on what "work" is... For an athlete, could be a year. For a secretary, a week. Be sure to ask the surgeon. Read more

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Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours Read more

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What is a high dhdl?

What is a high dhdl?

Direct high density: Direct high density lipoprotein, it is the so called good cholesterol. Read more

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Creatinin level high?

Creatinin level high?

KIDNEY PROBLEM BUT: High creatinine level means there is a problem with kidneys, it can be dehydration which can be corrected by hydration. It can be due to acute kidney problems and may be reversible ot it can be irreversible due to chronic kiodney disease and ut has various stages, the end stage requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. Read more

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What are high index lenses?

What are high index lenses?

Plastic lenses: These are eyeglass lenses made of a plastic which will bend light more than the usual plastic. Because of this, a thinner lens is possible and has the advantage, being plastic, of being lightweight although somewhat susceptible to scratching. Read more

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What if my a/g ratio is high?

What if my a/g ratio is high?

See below: It is supposed to be more than 1.0. Absolute values for Albumin and globulin are more important. Read more

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What is a high number for segs?

45-70%: The number of segs or neutrophils is given as a percentage of the total count. The normal amount is between 40-70% of the normal white blood count of 5000-10, 000. So high wbcs and/or high segs should be evaluated. Read more

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