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Is stiff back and stiff legs signs of a popliteal aneurysm?

Is stiff back and stiff legs signs of a popliteal aneurysm?

No: Popliteal aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they become very large (>3 CM in diameter). Symptoms at that stage may be soreness behind the knee, swelling of foot or calf, or numbness/tingling of the foot, along with an easily palpable pulse behind the knee. Popliteal aneurysms are treated once they are >2cm due to the risk of clotting not rupture. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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I have a pineal gland cyst.Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

I have a pineal gland cyst.Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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My Sister is experiencing neck pain and back pain. The following also describe her: Headache and Pain shooting down the leg. Her MRI findings are DIFFUSE DISC BULGE AT CV4. CV5 AND CV5.CV6 CAUSING THECAL SAC INDENTATION What should she do?

My Sister is experiencing  neck pain and back pain. The following also describe her: Headache and Pain shooting down the leg. 
Her MRI findings are DIFFUSE DISC BULGE AT CV4. CV5 AND CV5.CV6 CAUSING THECAL SAC INDENTATION  What should she do?

See spine doctor: First, she would also need an MRI of her lumbar spine, as she has some symptoms referable to the lumbar spine. Second, she should take her MRI scans to a Spine specialist and discuss possibilities for treatment. ...Read more

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Neck pain and aching legs in kids a sign of cancer?

Neck pain and aching legs in kids a sign of cancer?

Other symptoms?: Pain can be a presenting symptom of cancer, but there are many, more common causes. Details about the pain (constant?, location?, migratory?, how long going on for?) can be helpful. Symptoms with pain that are more concerning for cancer include: new bruising, extreme fatigue, unexplained fevers, appearing very pale, new mass, persistent lymph nodes, headaches+vomiting. See doc if having these. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured neck artery ? Tightness in neck, slight headache and spacyness both come and go. Feel fine otherwise. History eds3

What are the symptoms of a ruptured neck artery ? Tightness in neck, slight headache and spacyness both come and go. Feel fine otherwise. History eds3

Probably not: Arterial rupture would put you in the ER with more serious symptoms. Could more likely be related to your POTS or TMJ...or something you may not have mentioned. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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Could headache mainly at base of skull, in very specific area one on one side, worse with head movement be cervical artery dissection? Feels muscular.

Could headache mainly at base of skull, in very specific area one on one side, worse with head movement be cervical artery dissection? Feels muscular.

Unlikely : What you are describing sounds like a muscular headache. If there is some reason why you are particularly concerned about vertebral artery dissection then see your doctor. Signs of this would be confusion, difficulty with movement or speech. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of stiff neck, and localized pain in the neck spine when i get up?

What are possible causes of stiff neck, and localized pain in the neck spine when i get up?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of stiff low back with stiff knees and cracking pain with very sore buttocks?

See DO dr.: Since there can be many causes causing your symptoms, it's best to have it examined closely by an osteopathic physician, who can do a complete musculoskeletal and spinal, with treatment to help you. Depending on your family, medical, trauma, social, sexual histories will determine what additional testing is needed to help you. Start there, and get a definitive diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain and pressure at back of head all day, getting worse and body weakness. Never had before. Could it be anuerysm or brain swelling?

Pain and pressure at back of head all day, getting worse and body weakness. Never had before. Could it be anuerysm or brain swelling?

M.D. visit: Your symptoms are of concern, and there are several neurologic conditions that may cause your pain and weakness. I would suggest that you call your doctor or obtain a check up at the ed. It may also be caused by something less serious such as a muscle spasm. It is best to be checked as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

Neck and back pain neck stiffness jaw stiff like i csnt open it all the way, TMJ scoliosis and neck degeneration is this normal ?

MSD: or musculoskeletal disorders disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system: neck, back, TMJ. See a pain management doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause pain in back right arm and right leg with stiff calf muscles and tingling , a little right portion of back is stiff?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause pain in back right arm and right leg with stiff calf muscles and tingling , a little right portion of back is stiff?

Vitamin D deficiency: would not be my first impression. Certainly significant vitamin D deficiency can cause symptoms of bone, joint or muscle pain, it would not be so localized as you suggest involving specific areas of the right leg and arm. I would be more suspicious of a nerve impingement syndrome involving your back. This requires careful evaluation by your doctor and possible imaging, i.e. CT or MRI.Make an appt ...Read more

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All pain is on right side finger joints elbow shoulder neck and feet fingers and in back could these be early symptom of ALS or MS or any idea I'm 21?

Joint pains: Pains in multiple joints are not characteristics of ALS or MS. Arthritis ?type is a possible cause. If symptoms persist, a rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 35.3 low? It is accompanied with excruciating neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, left hand side. Neck is very sore and siff.

Is a temperature of 35.3 low? It is accompanied with excruciating neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, left hand side. Neck is very sore and siff.

Yes it's low: Depending on the type of thermometer and how your temperature is checked, 35.3 deg. C (95.5 deg. F) is low or very low. If you are acutely ill it can mean you have a serious infection. Go to an ER now. ...Read more

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Popliteal Aneurysm (Definition)

Enlargement of artery behind the knee Often associated with abdominal aneurysm ...Read more