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Is It Possible For A Seventeen Year Old To Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare: It would be rare but it is possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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