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How Might Multiple Sclerosis Be Contracted Or Developed After A Fall
I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?
Yes: Fungal in some cases as well but very unlikely unless immunosuppressed. More likely bacterial or viral. Depending on the facility you may be able to get chest physiotherapy which may assist and possibly reduce the risk of this unfortunate complication developing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After someone has had a stroke or TIA can you tell from an MRI or CT scan? Also how long after one of these do post symptoms occur?
Yes and no: A definite stroke or cerebral infarction is visible on brain MRI right away as changes on the dwi sequence will be seen. A TIA can occur and by definition no true brain infarction occurs so in those studies will be normal. The diagnosis of TIA is based on history of a sudden neurologic event that completely resolves within 24 hours. Reversible ischemic neurologic deficit is another term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sometimes xrays could miss a subtle fracture or soft tissue damage such as ligament tears( lisfranc), tendon tears or cartilage damage. A good clinical exam should detect this but at times a MRI or ct is needed when injuries last longer than they should on a compliant healthy person. Ask your podiatrist if there is anything else that can be done or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
I'm 38 and was diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation. Can MS be a likely cause? Or could it be related to a lower back injury i suffered recently?
Retrograde ejaculate: When the bladder neck muscles don't tighten properly, sperm can leak back into the bladder instead of out of the urethra, described as a dry orgasm. Various medical conditions including ms, spinal cord injury, diabetes, prostate surgery and certain medications can cause this. A simple low back injury is unlikely a cause versus ms or surgical exploration or trauma to the back. ...Read more
Can spinal meningitis when i was fifteen cause hypothalamic dysfunction? Have several signs of h.D. But no trauma or guess to what could've caused it.
If had a meningitis and was treated before, is there any possiblity that he can get it again or pass it to other people?
Yes & no: Since there are dozens of germs that can cause it & many are bacteria (like a strep throat),a prior case does not prevent it from ever happening again. You can not pass it to others if you have been treated/cured, but might in the pre-treatment period. The frequency of getting it again is small, sort of like lightening striking you again. Rare immune or structural defects could make it possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If facial droop was caused by a stroke could the droop come and go over a matter of hours or even minutes or would that point to an infectious cause?
If I play tennis once and get an overuse injury can it cause the thoracic outlet syndrome or are you born with it?
No: Thoracic outlet syndrome is generally not an 'overuse' injury but can symptoms can be initiated by athletic or work endeavors , etc.In my orthopedic practice TOS is most often caused by a 'cervical rib' or other anatomic variant.See an experienced ORS for examination, Xrays, . Best of Luck!! ...Read more
Can a birth injury such as shoulder displasia, which was not x-rayed, be detremined at a later date to have caused a broken clavicle?
Word confusion: Shoulder dysplasia is a term that describes a shoulder that didn't form right.Shoulder dystocia describes difficulty getting the shoulder to come out after the head is out during delivery.The clavicle is the most often broken bone in the body & can crack with or without recognized difficulty at delivery.It may take a day or so for swelling & lack of use to be recognized & DX made. ...Read more
Depends: There are some metabolic disorders that you are born with,some that may only become evident after exposure to certain medications. There are some "metabolic disorders" that develop later in life due to lifestyle and or illnesses that are acquired later in life.The term "metabolic disorder" is not very specific.If you have a specific condition in mind, you should provide more basic information. ...Read more
Could there ever have been a death caused by an allergic individual sitting next to someone eating nuts or some other?
I never heard of it: After 40 years in autopsy pathology. I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong here. Peanut allergies can be very severe, and some people claim that sitting next to someone eating peanuts makes them sick. This has led to "peanut bans" in schools, airplanes, and some lawyering. It also makes any physician suspect that suggestion and somatizing are operating. ...Read more
I was told a pt could have sepsis for 1-2 wks before it overwhelms the body eg if it begins in an abscess Could the same occur with a pulmonary source?
Not so: Bacteremia (bacteria in the blood), of course. An abscess seeds the bloodstream, and this explains the common phenomenon of a variably spiking fever when an occult abscess is present. Sepsis (bacteria multiplying, maybe doubling their populations every twenty minutes IN the bloodstream), no. I'm concerned, Steve, as to why you're asking. Perhaps there's a misunderstanding. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am very susceptible to infections, fall ill easily or has low immunity.Is it likely that i will show symptoms of a STD 6 hours post exposure?
No: Six hours is much too soon for an infection to develop after sexual activities, and be causing symptoms. People don't have to worry about symptoms arising, until 3 days or more have passed after the activities. ...Read more
Can a thoracic Syrinx be caused by an auto accident or would it be a pre-existing condition. IE accident occurred on 9/25 and then on 10/07.
Syrinx: If I am understanding your question correctly, it sounds as if you had the car accident on 9/25 and then developed symptoms on 10/7. This appears to be a rapid progression and seems unlikely that the accident caused the syrinx but it is a possibility. Another possibility would be that the syrinx was present prior to the accident and became symptomatic after the trauma. ...Read more
Have had what appears to be a stomach virus 3 times in a year. Is there any possible reason why i might be more susceptible than others?
Unlikely immune: As previously said, this assumes that you have made a recovery to normal bowel function between episodes. 3 x in a year is a bit unlucky but not so many that I would automatically start considering immune issues etc. Do you have children or exposure to children/animals (very common for parents to get these kinds of illnesses frequently)? Other considerations are your work or daily activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have Temporary Agnosia after a traumatic incident (besides that cause by a stroke)?
Yes it is: possible, with most brain injuries even with a concussion. Closed head injuries especially can cause temporary agnosia with some permanent sequelae as brain cells do not regenerate like most of the rest of the body. Please see a board certified neurologist ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Is it risky for someone with Multiple Sclerosis to be around someone who recovered from MRSA within the last 5 months?
VARIABLE RISKS: The MS itself does not usually cause an infection risk without compromise of specific areas, such as increased risk of urinary tract infections, or demise from pneumonia. Bigger issue involves our potent medications which may suppress the immune system. Recovery from MRSA appears to provide no problem, as unlikely residual infectivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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