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Meatal Stenosis In Adults
See your doctor: Having been operated on as a young baby for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis usually does not result in adult sequelae. If you are having significant abdominal or gastrointestinal problems, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician or an adult gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Is adult 36 yr old mild lumbar scoliosis less than 20 degrees along with mild stenosis has a tendency to progress? No previous X-rays available. No pain or symptoms.
Unlikely: Unlikely to progress degenerative less than 20 usually dosent progress idiopathic curve greater than 45 degrees known to progress ...Read more
Depends: Lumbar stenosis is typically does not resolve on its own. It usually from hypertrophied ligaments or bones. If, however, stenosis is secondary to a herniated disc, this may resolve on its own. Discs have a fluid-like component which can dessicate over time, and as the disc dries up it lifts pressure off the nerve roots. ...Read more
Non specific term: Stenosis just means a tightening & is generally used to describe a tubular structure. For any specific discussion of treatment we would first need a better description of what you mean, what the stenosis refers to. Please start over & submit a question with more background information. Questions are not linked. ...Read more
Try this link...: Anal stenosis, also known as an anal stricture, is the narrowing of the anal canal, located just before the anal sphincter. Read more at: http://www. Ddc. Musc. Edu/public/symptomsDiseases/diseases/colon/analStenosis. Html ...Read more
Many causes: There are many possible causes. It can be congenital from having a small spinal canal, it can be related to trauma, or it can just be degenerative from years of stress put on your back by day to day activities. Some of this can be determined by the appearance of the stenosis but some can't. ...Read more
Abnormal narrowing: Stenosis is abnormal narrowing. But, "stenosis" tells us nothing about what is narrowing. After all, spinal stenosis is very different from coronary artery stenosis which is different from carotid stenosis which in turn is different from penile artery stenosis. However, last 3 arterial stenoses tend to lead to vascular events eg heart attack, stroke & erectile dysfunction while former causes pain. ...Read more
MANY OPTIONS: 1st q to ask: was the laminectomy appropriate tx of choice initially? Signific # of back pain pts are s/p laminectomy. Was laminectomy for stenosis or herniated disc & then u developed stenosis subsequently? Back surgeries r great if successful 1st surgery. If not, repeat surgery has very poor success rates. Natural options always better. Lose wt #1, if overwt. Then research the many other options. ...Read more
One kidney does fine: If only one of your kidney is affected and the other is fine, you may never need dialysis as long as it remains healthy. Many people donate one of their kidneys and do fine with just one. So, if you have medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, or atherosclerosis etc. Make sure you get treatment and follow-up with doc regularly. Good luck to you. ...Read more
See below: Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more
Not always curative: In patients with renal artery stenosis several factors are considered to determine if intervention is indicated. If the kidney is already scarred and small and BP is well controlled with 2-3 medications than angioplasty is not indicated even is stenosis is high grade ie 70 % or above. ...Read more
Several: As aortic stenosis worsens, there is less blood leaving the heart. Complications can result from that decrease blood flow, including passing out, chest pains, or pressures/fluid building up in lungs (chf). Also, there is a higher incidence of avms (arterial-venous malformations) in the intestines leading to GI bleeding. ...Read more
Depends on cause and: Severity. Physical therapy and injections can help early. Pain is usually the first symptoms, and leaning over (flexing the lumbar spine) will make it feel slightly better. If it is progressing, you can start to pinch nerves that go to you your legs (assuming lumbar stenosis). It usually does not progress to something as severe as paralysis unless it is from a bad cause like vertebral instability. ...Read more
Nerve heating: Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray. The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit. ...Read more
How serious, lesion on R PAV 40% stenosis 9mm lenght. Lesion on Mid RCA 20% stenosis 19mm lenght. Thank you?
Heart disease: I means you do have heart disease. It would be a good idea to exercise and eat a healthy diet. If you smoke, quit. DASH diet to improve blood pressure and health. I am sure your doctor also recommended a statin medication to lower your cholesterol to prevent further blockage of the blood vessels ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis. What this means? Is it Serious? How is it treated?
Central what?: Hello Mickeylandia ~ I have no idea, you could be talking about the Suez canal! You have to tell me what you are referring to! The back, the neck, the Fallopian tube?? See if you can be a little more specific with a re-write and then I'll give you all the info you need back! :-)) thanks ...Read more