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Lower Extremity (Overview)

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Lower Extremity (Overview)

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Allison Greco
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What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Board Certified, Neurology
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I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis.  I cant move anything waist down.  how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

Insufficient data: First of all, "paraparesis" MEANS lower extremity weakness. What does "unexplained" mean? That you can't explain it, or your doctors can't? Are you absolutely sure they didn't find a cause? Some patients just don't get it the first time around. - If the weakness is from the CNS (spinal cord), you'll get disuse atrophy. If PNS (lumbosacral plexus), you'll get neurogenic atrophy - much worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Can i bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Can i bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Sometimes: There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Unlikely: Forces required to disrupt injure the human pelvic ring are massive in the lab and beyond what can be produced by hands applied externally ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

Several posibilities: This may have been an acute attack of diverticulitis, it could be due to kidney stones, and other possible causes. This may have nothing whatever to do with your having eaten recently. If this recurs you should definitely see a doctor and get evaluated. To expand on possibilities is impossible in this confined space. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have nontraumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity is this something that could be corrected with a laparoscopic surgery?

I have nontraumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity is this something that could be corrected with a laparoscopic surgery?

Fasciotomy procedure: The surgical procedure for people with compartment syndrome is known as a fasciotomy and this may be done as an open procedure, or with assistance from an endoscope. Prior to the procedure you will also need to have testing done to confirm your intercompartmental pressure to see if you are a good candidate for the fasciotomy. Conservative treatment options should be exhausted before surgery. ...Read more

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