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Mild Spina Bifida In Adults
Please be specific: Spina bifida & circulation problems r not related. Problems associated with spina bifida are neurosurgical (back pain, nerve compression etc) orthopedic (gait, leg & foot broblems) or urologic (urinary incontince) & taken care of by specialists in those areas. Circulation problems r related to reduced blood flow to certain areas from spasm (raynaud's) kinked or compressed blood vessels & cause pain. ...Read more
Question for adults with spina bifida. Can they have loss of motor function or inability for orgasm if low?
Yes: Spina bifida oculta usually has no neurological deficit, norma, . 10% of population. Open & close spinal bifida usually will have motor and sensory deficit like para/quadriplegia, decrease sensation/orgasm, respiratory problem (due to chiari malformation . Intelligence usually not affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuro/Ortho Spine: Some pediatric neurosurgeons will follow their patients as adults so check with them. You may need a team to help with bladder, orthopedic, and neurologic problems. For patients with chiari or vp shunts, they will need to see a neurosurgeon to be assessed for concerns for headache, numbness, or weakness. Get referrals from your pediatric providers if possible. ...Read more
Stomal appliance fit: Priority is a good fit of your appliance. Prevent any excess baggage to carry around, by burping gas from you bag, and dumping contents so as not to burden your appliance and to raise your risk for leak. Empty your bag at least daily or twice daily as needed. Replace the bag as you change appliances, don't bother cleaning it, but maintain the cleanliness of the connections and the outside. ...Read more
My wife was just diagnosed with spina bifida occulata (age 23). They said it's mild. Her tailbone hurts. What's the treatment for something like this?
8 year old with mild spina bifida. We just found she has 2 cysts on the sacral region of her spine. Can cysts be malignant? We are worried
My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. her urologist found 2 cysts on her sacral part of spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon appoint. Need more info?
Spina bifida assoc.: Here is a link for loads of information and resources: http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8028963/k.BE67/Home.htm ...Read more
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