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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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I fractured a bone in my knuckles 6yrs ago but i wasn't able to have it check to a medical person, is there any chance that it would be back to normal?

I fractured a bone in my knuckles 6yrs ago but i wasn't able to have it check to a medical person, is there any chance that it would be back to normal?

Probably not: After 6 years you hand is probably as good as it is going to be. You can try strengthening it with gently squeezing exercises but in terms of mobility change is unlikely. ...Read more

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So I am 21 and was wondering if it was possible for the curvature of my spine to get worse as i age?

So I am 21 and was wondering if it was possible for the curvature of my spine to get worse as i age?

Risk of deformity : Progression depends in several issues including the size of the curve at the time of skeletal maturity as well as the location of the curve and what type of curve you are talking about: a scoliosis or a kyphosis. Underlying medical issues can okay a role like osteoporosis. This should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon who can review all these considerations with you. ...Read more

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If a person cant' stand for long periods of time and is in pain because of scoliosis, is scoliosis then considered a disability? I have had scoliosis for many years and was told originally to just watch it that nothing could be done about it. Now i can't

If a person cant' stand for long periods of time and is in pain because of scoliosis, is scoliosis then considered a disability? I have had scoliosis for many years and was told originally to just watch it that nothing could be done about it. Now i can't

Not in itself: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. People w this condition get more back pain than people without the condition. However many folks will also have other degenerative spinal conditions that can coexist. I would see a spine doctor or general orthopedist to address some of these issues. ...Read more

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I have a lipoma on my back. Is this something to be worried about and will i get more? Is this related to lymphoma?

I have a lipoma on my back.  Is this something to be worried about and will i get more? Is this related to lymphoma?

No: A lipoma per say isn't reason to be worried. This is a benign ie non-malignant growth. You can get more, especially if the one you have is incompletely excised. This is not a lymphoma. Any concerns see a general surgeon to decide if a bx needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have three bulging discs in my lower back. Is it safe to get pregnant? And will this possibly make it harder to conceive?

I have three bulging discs in my lower back. Is it safe to get pregnant? And will this possibly make it harder to conceive?

Disks and pregnancy: Bulging disks is a radiologic diagnosis, so your question needs symptoms in order to answer it. The ability to conceive should not be affected by that diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have spondylilothesis. Is it possible that this is causing an obstruction in my vagina? I have not been able to have intercourse for 3 years.

I have spondylilothesis. Is it possible that this is causing an obstruction in my vagina?  I have not been able to have intercourse for 3 years.

No: It would be very difficult to have such an anterior movement of the sacrum to cause obstruction of the vagina. If you have been sexually active in the past, you shouldn't have any problems except normal changes of the vagina related to menopause. The vaginal tissue gets thinner and more fragile because of the hormone changes related to menopause making intimacy more uncomfortable. ...Read more

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If I have a minor degree of scoliosis, and my spine is fixed will i be ablt to grow?

If I have a minor degree of scoliosis, and my spine is fixed will i be ablt to grow?

Slightly: Greater the curve magnitude, the more height restoration. For most curves requiring surgery, i would expect 1-2" height gain. ...Read more

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I get my period once a year I been having this problem for the last five years and wanted to know what can be the cause im planing to have a baby and I can't . Is it possible to have a baby in this condition?

I get my period once a year I been having this problem for the last five years and wanted to know what can be the cause im planing to have a baby and I can't . Is it possible to have a baby in this condition?

YOU NEED AN evaluati: Evaluation, you will need help because if u only have one period per yr- that is not normal and u are not ovulating so see your gyn so your gyn can start the workup, u need an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to start out with and you will need meds to make you ovulate - possibly Clomid (clomiphene) but you may need injections, your gyn can refer you to an infeet specialist , u should have seen gyn long ago. ...Read more

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I have curve to the right in my penis it doesn't hurt but is it a issue? And could this be a reason of erectile dysfunction or UTI I am 20 yrs old.

I have curve to the right in my penis it doesn't hurt but is it a issue? And could this be a reason of erectile dysfunction or UTI I am 20 yrs old.

Curvature: At your age, it could be a congenital curvature of the penis. Trauma to the penis can cause scarring and curvature, peyronie's disease is a condition of unknown etiology that can also cause curvature. Peyronies diseas and trauma can lead to ed. Depending on the amount of curvature you may have trouble penetrating the vagina. There are correcive measures available. ...Read more

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I have really dense pain in my right foot.However, I have not done anything to it. What could be the problem?

I have really dense pain in my right foot.However, I have not done anything to it. What could be the problem?

Many possibilities: Without seeing the foot, it is difficult to determine what might be causing your pain. It is also important to know if there is swelling or redness or increased warmth in the foot. The pain could be from a deep callous or a stress fracture or gout as some possibilities. You should see a podiatrist to be evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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I have broken rib - is it possible to have one for years, what to do?

I have broken rib - is it possible to have one for years, what to do?

Xrays: Rib fractures usually begin ossifying within 6 weeks. By one year a callus is evident. If a fractured rib re fractures many times, a mal union or non union can occur. Evidence of previous healed or healing fractures can be seen on chest xrays or cat scans. ...Read more

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Is there anyway a girl might be misdiagnosed with pcos? I only have two of the symptoms. But ttc one month in need to know so i can move forward right

Is there anyway a girl might be misdiagnosed with pcos? I only have two of the symptoms. But ttc one month in need to know so i can move forward right

Yes: It is possible to make an incorrect diagnosis. If you are concerned then i would recommend seeing a fertility specialist (aka repro endo) so you can get a second opinion and know for sure. But...Symptoms can vary so no 2 women are alike. ...Read more

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Pregnant question my mom could not get pregnant for 10 years is that something that is hertitary and will be a problem for me to?

Pregnant question my mom could not get pregnant for 10 years is that something that is hertitary and will be a problem for me to?

There : There are many different causes of infertility. Some are hereditary or partially hereditary but infertilty per se is not a heritable disease. Since 30-40% of infertility is male related, your mom might not have had any fertility problems at all. Try to find out what she knew about the cause of her fertility difficulties and any gynecologic problems that she subsequently developed. A more specific knowledge of her history might be helpful in predicting your potential but most likely her history doesn't necessarily mean problems for you. ...Read more

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I have a strong spinal pain because my disc are worn. I have seen doctors say it is due to (spondyloartrosis). What I do for the pain? Regards

I have a strong spinal pain because my disc are worn. I have seen doctors say it is due to (spondyloartrosis). What I do for the pain? Regards

Try these: Spodyloarthrosis or degenerative disc disease or arthritis of the spine is a very common and benign condition. It is caused by wear and tear of our spine from regular or strenuous activity. The word is scary to hear from a layman's point of view but fear not! people don't die from it. Your arthritis will definitely outlive you. Try some otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if u have no allergies). ...Read more

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If i have hardware in my pelvis that prevents my hips from spreading is it safe for me to be pregnant?

If i have hardware in my pelvis that prevents my hips from spreading is it safe for me to be pregnant?

Chances: are ...(and I do not know what kind of "hardware" you are describing) that you might need a C section but it certainly is "safe" for you to get pregnant. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I have height problem. I am 22 years old. is it possible to increase my height? if possible can you direct me on that way.

I have height problem.
I am 22 years old. is it possible to increase my height?
if possible can you direct me on that way.

Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more