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I was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis). Can you please help me find a doctor near my mid-michigan home?
Expand geo search: Pachydermoperiostosis is a very rare inherited condition. It's so rare, that it's considered an orphan disease. Therefore, i'd avoid putting a geographic restriction on your search. My 1st suggestion is to ask the doctor who made diagnosis who s/he would suggest. Then check out http://rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov/gard/7299/pachydermoperiostosis/resources/1 as starting point for specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
See below: The bulge is usually due to a deteriorating spinal disc which is losing it`s shock absorber ability, and thus putting pressure and weight on the facet joints which results in damage to these joint with bone formation which can lead to symptoms from the nerve root leaving that joint from the spinal cord ...Read more
Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?
See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25 w/levoscoliosis upper 2 mid thoracic, schmorls nodes mid 2 lower thoracic ,mild disc bulges l4-5& l5-s1, bilateral facet osteoarthropathy what now?
Not sure what: you are asking. Sounds like you have a good anatomic description of you spine though. Is there a symptom that accompanies your question? ...Read more
Arthritis: The spine has disks and facet joints at each level. The disks in the front of the spine begin to wear initially. This is followed by loss of height at the disk and then the facet joints begin to wear out. The body builds bone spurs around the joint which is facet hypertrophy in an attempt to stabilize the joint. This is typical of arthritis in hips, knees, knuckles etc. ...Read more
Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Increased marrow: Hypertrophy refers to an increase in mass of an organ. An overworked muscle that enlarges is hypertrophied. For bone marrow, it means there is an increased quantity of blood making cells in the marrow. It does not tell you if those cells are normal blood making cells or a sign of disease. Persistent blood loss, for example, could cause an increase (hypertrophy) in erythroid precursors. ...Read more
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