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Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rare: Yes, but that is very rare. I have seen a case of an abnormal tendon wrapped around the nerve. Masses can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Is it true that it's rare for a 16 year old to have carpal tunnel or tendonitis?

Is it true that it's rare for a 16 year old to have carpal tunnel or tendonitis?

Yes: Tendonitis can happen in any age group, and is usually the result of overuse or repetitive use of the hand. Carpal tunnel is rare in a 16 year old, but can occur. ...Read more

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Please help me! is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby for months now?

Please help me! is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby for months now?

Carpal tunnel: The median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel suffers when subjected to abnormal pressures. One source of pressure can be swelling of tissues, including tendon linings in the carpal tunnel, during pregnancy. Good news: after delivery, symptoms typically resolve. The third trimester is the worst, and ordinarily a safer time to inject the wrist if needed to provide short term relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a three year old to have tourettes syndrome? What are the symptoms?

Is it possible for a three year old to have tourettes syndrome? What are the symptoms?

Tourettes in 3 yo: My answer is that anything is possible in terms of things that can go wrong with us humans. In one study, 3.4% of school children between 6 - 12 years of age in a columbian study were diagnosed with tourettes. Another study found between 0.4 - 3.8% of kids had tourette's [robertson, mm 2011 feb.] according to cedars-sinai, it can occur as early as age 2. http://bit.ly/yfqqpm. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a healthy 24 year old to have arthritis?

Is it possible for a healthy 24 year old to have arthritis?

Yes: Arthritis usually affects people a little older than 24 years of age however some young people can still develop the condition. Such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel after having a baby?

Is it possible to have carpal tunnel after having a baby?

Yes: Swelling during pregnancy can cause increased pressure within the carpal tunnels of the wrists. This increased pressure can compress the median nerve within the carpal tunnel, causing symptoms of numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers. I would talk to your doctor about this. Wrist splinting, range of motion exercises, and cortisone injections are options, prior to considering surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 13/14 year old girl to get arthritis?

Is it possible for a 13/14 year old girl to get arthritis?

Absolutely: There are several types that can be seen in this age group. If this is the case, have the person see a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 22 year old to get osteoarthritis?

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Is it rare for a 22 year old to get osteoarthritis?

Yes: It is rare, but it also depends on how we are defining osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a state where the cartilage in the joints have been worn down. If someone has a lot of injuries to the joint, there is more osteoarthritis to be had. The other part is genetic. A patient is predisposed to have osteoarthritis if the parents have osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Not likely: While some young men may have lower urinary tract voiding symtpoms, they are not likely due to an enlarged prostate as the prostate has not started to enlarge at such a young age. Some young men have a bladder neck problem that looks like BPH and may repsond to some of the same treatments. Your urologist would be able to to the evaluation and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby?

Yes: Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel. This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3 month old child to have meningitis?

Is it possible for a 3 month old child to have meningitis?

Yes: They have not completed their primary immunization series yet. So they are at risk for bacterial and viral meningitis. Although, it is not a common illness. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a young 18yr adult to have fibromyalgia?

Is it possible for a young 18yr adult to have fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can aff: Although a thorough medical evaluation is indicated to rule out other causes for the symptoms, fibromyalgia can be present in the young adult population and is best treated by a sensitive team familiar with the different treatment options. In this way symptoms can be effectively managed so as to support both function and quality of life. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis grows in the presence of estrogen. If a person is taking estrogen or has to much estrogen in her diet , or is producing estrogen in her body--endometriosis may continue to be active. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gout when your a 16 year old female?

Is it possible to have gout when your a 16 year old female?

Yes: Teens don't usually get gout but it's on the rise due to the growing obesity problem.Get evaluated by your doc for for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 13 year old to already have endometriosis?

Is it possible for a 13 year old to already have endometriosis?

Possible: Millions of women have endometriosis, many of them teenagers. Sometimes it is hard to diagnose in a young woman, after a girl first gets her period it is assumed maybe her painful periods are cramps.But when there is long standing pain around the cycle and no other reason can be discovered it may be suspected. The only way to diagnose accurately is by having a laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

Is it possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is entirely possible in young women. If the clionical history suggests it and the pt fails to have significant improvement while taking birth control pills, a laparoscopic exploration is needed. However, be sure to have an experienced gyn minimally invasive surgeon do the surgery. The first doctor "in" has the best chance of curing the problem, so choose your surgeon wisely. ...Read more

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What would cause a women not to ovulate for a year at 26 years old? Is it strange?

What would cause a women not to ovulate for a year at 26 years old? Is it strange?

No period: By no ovulation do you mean no period? If a woman doesn't have a period it can be due to extremes of weight (thin/heavy), problems with thyroid or pituitary, or premature ovarian failure. If it's been a year without a period, that's definitely a reason to see a doctor and make sure nothing concerning is going on. Wouldn't want to miss anything! ...Read more