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How Long Should Inflammation Of The Spinal Cord Last
Inflammation : Definition of inflammation of the spinal cord could be a very long list of causes. But in short inflammation is some sort of irritation to the cord that can be caused by infection, injection of foreign materials or even bleeding into the area around the cord. It is a very general terminology and in a diagnostic workup would have to be more focused on what might the causes of the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
2 years ago i was diagnosis with transverse myelitis. Again i had another lesion on my spine close to the first one past and present brain MRI was clear should I be doing a spinal tap. Could it still be ms?
This needs diagnosis: Need to tie this down. First, get aquaporin-4 study for neuromyelitis optica, and also visual evoked potential which is twice as accurate as mri. Yes, it could very well be ms, and you should get spinal fluid and check oligoclonal bands, but send fluid to mayo clinic, not locally. Lastly, get a second opinion asap. Ms drugs will make worse if nmo. Other problems should be excluded. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms of transverse myelitis? I've had s negative brain MRI and cervical/spinal ct .
What does it mean to have the spinal cord swell? Why can the spinal cord swell, and how long can it last? What risks/damage does this create?
Damage to cord: Swelling in the spinal cord occurs after injury just like in other parts of the body. The injury can come due to compression (transient or continuous), infarction (lose blood supply), tumor, inflammatory disease, infection and other causes. How long it lasts depends on what the cause is and if it's treated properly. Damage depends on location (cervical, thoracic, lumbar): paralysis, sensory etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The common reason for kidney failure after a spinal cord injury is due to urinary retention caused by neurogenic bladder which can cause swelling of kidneys called "hydronephrosis". If urinary retention is relieved and their is no underlying preexistant kidney disease then most patients can recover within 7-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a cyst on my spinal cord 4yrs ago. diangosis with acm 1 last year however my dr says they are not related. Could I have type 2 instead?
Unlikely Chiari II: Chiari ii malformations tend to be obvious at birth, involving neural tube defects and/or hydrocephalus, so chances are that's not what you have. Cystic dilations of the spinal cord (syringes) are associated with chiari malformations. Your syrinx most likely is related to your chiari i malformation and probably warrants treatment. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Can't tell, ask doc: It is impossible to even guess without more information about the nature of the injury, its severity, and which part of the spine was injured. The doctors provide the patient's care are by far the best to answer this. ...Read more
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