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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Limb Paralysis (Overview)

= inability to move or control and extremity.


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Does lower limb paralysis affect ability to have baby?

Does lower limb paralysis affect ability to have baby?

Generally not, but: It makes a difference depending on the underlying cause for the paralysis. If the paralysis is due to trauma or congenital problem, shouldn't affect fertility. If due to an underlying systemic disease, such as vasculitis, autoimmune disorder, multiple sclerosis, ...It may. As usualy, need to see primary care physician, gynecologist, probably neurologist, maybe endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
6 doctors shared insights

Limb Paralysis (Overview)

= inability to move or control and extremity.


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Does lower limb paralysis affect ability to have baby?

Generally not, but: It makes a difference depending on the underlying cause for the paralysis. If the paralysis is due to trauma or congenital problem, shouldn't affect fertility. If due to an underlying systemic disease, such as vasculitis, autoimmune disorder, multiple sclerosis, ...It may. As usualy, need to see primary care physician, gynecologist, probably neurologist, maybe endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Partial paralysis of lower limbs?

What is the definition or description of: Partial paralysis of lower limbs?

Paraparesis: Paraparesis suggests you can move both legs but are weak. Often can be due to spinal cord problems or peripheral nerve cause. ...Read more

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My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?

My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?

Physical Therapy: There are no cures for traumatic brain injury. The only option is to work with physical and occupational therapists in an attempt to accommodate for the neurological deficits. Young children can overcome such injury more than adults due to the plasticity of the nervous system at a young age. ...Read more

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When I was 5 I was hospitalized for sudden lower extremities paralysis. I recovered in 4 weeks. Could this be a contributing factor to htn now at 20?

When I was 5  I was hospitalized for sudden lower extremities paralysis. I recovered in 4 weeks. Could this be a contributing factor to  htn now at 20?

How old are you now: If you were 5 in 50's or early 60s you might have had polio. Other causes are viral spinal cord inflammation, spinal cord stroke. If your are still partially paralyzed, then you could have reflex hypertension due to noxious stimuli to body areas below injured spinal cord, known as autonomic hyperreflexia. In order for this to be true the spinal cord damage would have to be currently significant. ...Read more

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Grandbaby has spinal bifida intrauterine.Sono shows. Only movement. Of. Shoulders. Elbows. Knees.Is this conclusive of lower extremity paralysis?

Grandbaby has spinal bifida intrauterine.Sono shows. Only movement. Of. Shoulders. Elbows. Knees.Is this conclusive of lower extremity paralysis?

Suggestive: The spina bifida defect is a variable and the outcome depends both on initial abilities and the effect of surgical intervention after birth.The mess of open nerves and tissue that may present at delivery must be closed to prevent infection and initial movements may be increased or more likely diminished after closure.Functional abilities of all sb patients improve with carefully planned delivery. ...Read more

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Name of jungle drug for muscle paralysis?

Curare: This is probably the drug you are looking for. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes. : Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can  a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911 !: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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Hello dr's. Is there is any management to releave numbness of upper and lower limb s?

Hello dr's. Is there is any management to releave numbness of upper and lower limb s?

Numbness: Hello, there are various treatments to help resolve your numbness. It begins with a detailed evaluation and an appropriate treatment plan. Step number 1 is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be is any medicine for paralysis?

Not yet: There is no specific medicine that can reverse paralysis. There have been many clinical studies done for spinal cord injury, and there are putative substances that may slow the process, but nothing has been proven yet in a randomized phase iii placebo controlled trial. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paralysis?

Inability to move: A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, infection, congenital issues, etc. ...Read more

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Are there effects of paralysis on speech? What are they?

Depends on cause: That depends on where the paralysis is and the cause. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more