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I Have Occult Spina Bifida Of S1 What Problems Over Lifetime
Probably not much: Spina bifida oculta is often an x-ray finding that causes no major symptoms . However spina bifida can cause symptoms such as weakness of the legs and bladder problems and occasionally a characteristic loss of the sensation in the so called 'saddle' area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Spina Bifida Occulta worsen and develop into Spina Bifida? My MRIs show severe issues in every level of my spine, but only the L5/S1 shows SBO
No, the anatomical-: -variant has always been there & no need 2 worry. Also it has nothing to do with your complaints. It is usually found incidentally on X-rays. ...Read more
I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?
Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If a scope shows that I have colon cancer after 6 months of low iron and other symptoms, what are my chances of survival if i've had it for that long?
DEPENDS: The prognosis for colon cancer does not depend on the length of time that you have had symptoms. It does depend on size and depth of the tumor, if it has spread to lymph nodes or other places and genetics of the cancer itself. Some patients have very advanced tumors with no symptoms while some have symptoms and have a very curable cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird. I have a very high palate and arches. Also pectus excavatum, occult spina bifida. Genetic problem?
I have 2 kids from previous marriage what to have a bay laparoscopy done in jan15. what are chances of having a baby i'm 32 yrs?
I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?
Not likely: A tethered cord may be a problem during periods of rapid growth during childhood. As an adult, it is very unlikely to start causing a problem. Minor numbness is common in normal persons and may be a trapped or pinched nerve. Tight clothing may be a cause or pelvic problems including inflammation of kidney or uterus or ovaries, etc. Discuss this with your doctor. May need pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more
Depends: Urinary incontinence and constipation, of course. That is lifelong. Problems due to insensitivity of the skin, specifically the bottoms of the feet if the child is able to walk. The extent of the problems depends on the level of the lesion. Lumbosacral? Throacolumbar? Thoracic? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extra thoracic ribs and a 6 lumbar vertebrae. I have had severe neck back pain and for years. Are the congenital defects linked to a cause?
Hello, wondering if there is any history out there of women attempting vbac after 2 c-sections? I have a spinal fusion from l3-s1.
Mom & I both have lots of muscle spasms. Name of hereditary illnesses like that? We both have a lot of OA. I have cerv. spondyl., she: stenosis/kyphos
Having just been diagnosed with spinal bifida occulta at 24, i was wondering if there are certain careers to avoid?
Not really: This is almost always asymptomatic. Most frequently incidentally diagnosed. I don't think you would need to worry about most careers. But that being said, not all spina bifida occulta looks the same an it may have some associated bony abnormalities that may restrict your activity (pars defects, spondylisthesis etc.) consult with your doctor. All the best! ...Read more
Heartburn symptoms?: The size of the hernia is not as important as the presence of symptoms. It is very common to have a hiatal hernia without symptoms. In that setting there is not much cause for concern. Symptoms of reflux, heartburn, trouble swallowing, regurgitation, as well as other atypical symptoms. Weight gain, excessive straining, tight fitting clothes, are some of the reasons symptoms appear or worsen. ...Read more
Is spina bifida occulta congenital condition?
What are the remedies? I get bothering back pain at least once a year but does not affect daily activiti
Possibly: Spina Bifida occulta is often an incidental finding when someone develops back pain and has an x-ray done. This is due to incomplete fusion of the spinous process during development and is congenital. An MRI could be helpful to examine the spinal cord to see if there is and tethering. Discuss with you Doc. ...Read more
Usually fine: “Babies born after 35 weeks are only mildly preterm and usually do very well.” (http://www.birth.com.au/premature-baby/survival-of-preterm-babies-gestation#.VVpX1fFdWM8) ...Read more
Parents carriers of glactosemia 4 children have this 4 dont of which im 1 what ischances that im a carrier do my children need tested sis almost died?
Yes: You should know if you are a carrier. Your children were likely tested at birth thru routine newborn screening. Most if not all states test everyone for the disease. Carriers are not detected on the screen. Talk to your pediatrician. If your kids are healthy, they don't have the disease, but could still be carriers. ...Read more
I have chronic (hereditary) degenerative disc disease & in a lot of pain what exercises are recommended?
See specialist: Make sure that your pain is from the "discs." most people with "degenerative discs" do not have pain. If the discs are causing pain, spinal stabilization exercises are helpful. Strengthening the hip abductors and extensors with appropriate hip flexor stretching is also often useful (a physical therapist can give you an individualized program). Walking or elliptical are good for cardio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14 yo son had an X-ray due to lower back pain and it showed spina bifida occult L5 , and mild wedging deformity T11 what does it mean?
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