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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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Don't elevate extremities with snake bites. Do keep the extremity lower than the heart. ...See more

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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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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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Your skin is changing color. Your extremity is swelling. Well, i bet that snake was venomous. Go to er! ...See more

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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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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

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Rattlesnake bite to an extremity? Try to keep the extremity as immobile as possible. ...See more

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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

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more


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