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Doctor insights on: Is It Impossible To Break A Titanium Plate In Your Arm

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I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

Catchetet incomplete: Incomplete removal unlikely more often this pjs a thrombosed vein that feels hard usually this would absorb and disappears in a few weeks some get infected so watch out for this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Probably ok: I am not sure it will be affective. PUPPP aka pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy is the most common dermatosis of pregnancy. Incidence 1/160 to 1/300 pregnancies. Presents as erythematous (red) papules within abdominal striae sparring umbilicus. Itchy. Treatment goal is relief to symptoms. Low mid potency topical corticosteroids and or nonsedating antihistamines. Baby ok. ...Read more

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I saw that plastic glasses have bpa in them used to bite on arms of them not anymore will that cause cancer.

I saw that plastic glasses have bpa in them used to bite on arms of them not anymore will that cause cancer.

Unlikely but...: BPA has many negative effects on health. Even though you no longer bite on your glasses you are still likely exposed daily from other sources. BPA is just one of many common toxins that increase risk of cancer, but, while everyone has some BPA, few will get cancer from it. Minimize all toxic exposures and take steps to keep your immune system strong. See comments and http://tinyurl.com/jmth6lt ...Read more

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I'd surgery on my right shoulder 9 months ago, past days there is a plastic sound in it if i move my arm, is that normal? I'm declared healthy by doc

I'd surgery on my right shoulder 9 months ago, past days there is a plastic sound in it if i move my arm, is that normal? I'm declared healthy by doc

You to talk : Talk to your surgeon so have an implant tendon or capsular surgery all these cause scarring and strange feeling and sounds on movement you need to see your x-rays and to your therapist and surgeon or get another opinion. ...Read more

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I have a large lipoma on my upper left arm and the plastic surgeon wants to remove it with local anesthesia? can this be done without pain or risk?

I have a large lipoma on my upper left arm and the plastic surgeon wants to remove it with local anesthesia? can this be done without pain or risk?

Low risk: This is usually a pretty straightforward procedure. There could be some pain afterwards that should be easily controlled with OTC pain Meds. Sometimes there can be some skin numbness from superficial nerves being cut during the procedure. Localized skin infection is a possibility with any invasive procedure but overall the risks are very low. ...Read more

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Please help i was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then i wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will i get herpes ?

Please help i was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then i wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will i get herpes ?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...Read more

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I have the implanon contraception in my arm (the plastic rod) my periods are very irregular and 2 days ago at night i had a very strong pain in the bottom of my stomach woke up the next day and have a clear stringy discharge with brown streaks in when i w

I have the implanon contraception in my arm (the plastic rod) my periods are very irregular and 2 days ago at night i had a very strong pain in the bottom of my stomach woke up the next day and have a clear stringy discharge with brown streaks in when i w

Implanon: Irregularly irregular periods are very common with the Implanon and Nexplanon contraceptives. The streaky brown discharge may be old blood that is just part of this irregular bleeding. Many things including colon cramping could have caused the pain 2 nights ago. If you aren't having any more pain, I don't believe you need to be concerned. See your doctor if more pain occurs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I had radial head plastic surgery over 20 years ago. Now I am having much pain and stiffness when lifting, pulling or if i hold elbow in bent posit?

I had radial head plastic surgery  over 20 years ago. Now I am having much pain and stiffness when lifting, pulling or if i hold elbow in  bent posit?

Complex: After 20 years it is unlikely that there is any complication of the surgery. Now that being said, there is always an increased likelihood of arthritis in areas after trauma and repair. But there are many other possibilities. The best is to see a local surgeon or check with your primary care md who can then direct you further. ...Read more

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I have titanium in my arm but haven't taken pain meds for almost 2 years. Is it too late to go to a doc and get them prescribed? The pain is worse.

I have titanium in my arm but haven't taken pain meds for almost 2 years. Is it too late to go to a doc and get them prescribed? The pain is worse.

Let advice you: When you have those metal in your arm for two years and did not cause any problems, know we have to think why know. 1-possible loose metal or screws there. 2-possble low grade infection there. 3-possible nonunion of the bone. Check it out with your doctor how did the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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25 months post ulna shortening op. Arm swollen & ultrasound shows no fluid. Was advised to go back to Dr. Could I be allergic to the titanium plate?

25 months post ulna shortening op. Arm swollen & ultrasound shows no fluid. Was advised to go back to Dr. Could I be allergic to the titanium plate?

Unlikely: titanium is relatively non-allergy forming, but sometimes other alloys are mixed in or you could be sensitive to something like the cement used for placement. Allergist or dermatologist can provide patch testing procedure to help answer your question. ...Read more

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I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

I was recently told that my surgeon put in a stainless steel plate in my arm & not titanium. I have an allergy to Nickel. Will this cause me problems?

Ni Allergy: Unless the allergy is severe, the Ni leaching out of a plate should be insignificant. Since there is rarely enough friction to aggravate any elution when placed on a long bone or a flat one your are probably safe. Swelling and redness around the area would prove me wrong. ...Read more

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If I can FaceTime a doc to show my titanium implant arm and explain why I need it again, would they be able to provide my pain med prescription?

If I can FaceTime a doc to show my titanium implant arm and explain why I need it again, would they be able to provide my pain med prescription?

Unfortunately, no.: Federal and state laws limit prescription for narcotics to patients the physician has an established patient-physician relationship with. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What would cause a sudden popping noise and bump on a arm? My daughter broke her right arm 5 years ago, the doctor put in a titanium rod. Last night she was folding clothes and heard a pop, it hurt her enough that it brought tears to her eyes, i noticed a

What would cause a sudden popping noise and bump on a arm? My daughter broke her right arm 5 years ago, the doctor put in a titanium rod. Last night she was folding clothes and heard a pop, it hurt her enough that it brought tears to her eyes, i noticed a

There : There are a few things that can cause such symptoms. One thought is whether the bone healed completely in the first place. If the bone doesn't heal around the rod, the hardware will eventually fail, no matter how solid it seems. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the bone fully healed. Another possibility is a tendon snapping over the area and becoming inflamed. She could also have a problem unrelated to the old injury. The most important thing is to take her to the orthopaedic surgeon and get x-rays. The numbness in the fingers can indicate that a nerve is stretched or pinched. If not treated, nerve injuries can become permanent. ...Read more

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How to break a arm?

How to break a arm?

RIde motorcycle.: Hang glide, fall, play sports, etc.

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Does anyone know a way to break an arm in the wilderness?

Does anyone know a way to break an arm in the wilderness?

???: Why would you need to do that? There is no safe way to do it. You can loose your arm or die from bleeding. ...Read more