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Muckle Wells Syndrome
Is it possible to have compartment syndrome in medial compartment of foot w/o trauma? Tested w/ stryker needle. +cs pressure of 41 (starting at 125)
Yes: Trauma is not the only reason a foot could swell, though likely the most common to cause the compartment syndrome. With the reading obtained if accurate this would signify elevated reassure consistent with compartment syndrome. Clinical exam should help guide therapy. The two docs should come to a consensus or ask for a weird opinion. ...Read more
How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more
No: The disease kniown as stiffman syndrome is not known to burn out if the synptoms reolve one would question the diagnosis. It is a progressive disease not well treated controlled with diazapam high doses and has been treated with plasmaphioresis with mixed results. ...Read more
3 yrSon isdefiant and hitssometimes punching andthreatening tome andadultsin family fathernot present whatsefective w out creating neg selfimageinhim?
Consistent hold: It is good that you care about his self-image. All household members need to agree on the approach or he'll play on it or be confused. Brief clear stmt of plan to him "We will stop you from doing this" and a restraining hug-hold (practice first) till calm in small empty corner. Serious but calm - no giggles or anger. A Child Psychologist can teach your family better than a few words can. Seek one! ...Read more
Would lack of pressure (for example standing partly submerged in water) relieve a patient with tarsal tunnel syndrome (or other nerve con.) in feet?
Probably yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression disorder of the posterior tibial nerve as it enters the foot on the inside of the ankle. It is much like carpal tunnel syndrome of the hand. Displacement of body weight by water would lessen the load across the ankle joint, resulting in less pressure, and likely relieving symptoms. Anti-inflammatories with activity modifications advised. Surgery prn. ...Read more
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
Mal de Mer??: It is possible to have fluid in the middle ear to cause this or just feel sea sick and not being on the boat after disembarking. Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea can be caused by many things. Fluid in middle ear might have been caused by having a cold or sinus problem and not being on a ship. If symptoms do not improve being on land for 24 hours see your family physician or sooner if worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 yr old son, college baseball player, ulnar wrist pain, mri-intraocceous ganglion within lunate with marrow edema. treatment? Worsen if plays?
Surgery: Would want to discuss directly with hand specialist, but would likely need surgery, although could potentially be done in off season. The combination of the ganglion inside the lunate weakening the bone and your sons sporting activity are causing edema in the bone, which is somewhat like having a stress fracture in the bone. If he has future hopes in baseball, will Likely need to be fixed. ...Read more
Possibly: Cts can also result from trauma to the wrist (fall, crush injury). Not all state work comp rules recognize cts as a work related issue, particularly, if it is attributed to "overuse, " such as typing, keyboard, etc. Generally, if there is a chance that it might be accepted, you can expect a thorough investigation in to your life, to make sure that there is no other possible cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: They are different but both share the same increased extensibility of joints. ...Read more
Is it ok to get tattooed with irregular heart beats, pots syndrome , sjögren's syndrome and sinus tarchydia ?And possible brain problem. Mri shows.
No relation: There has been no relation between these problems and getting tattooed. Makes sure the needle is a sterile needle. ...Read more
Location/type of fx: Oi has several sub forms and the type & location of their fx are often used to help classify their subgroup. That said, the type and pattern of intentional trauma is recognizable. Breaks that show symetrical shoulder fx from shaking of a child lifted by his upper arms/ circumferential skull fx, etc. I believe a sub-board of pediatrics recognises those with the added training to sort these out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?
I have been diagnosed with wells syndrome what are the potential risks of this disorder? Since it is so rare, my doctors too won't have enough info?
Continued: This condition has been associated with spider bites, parasitic infections, dental abscess, myeloproliferative disease, leukemia, eczema, churg-strauss syndrome, viral skin infections, herpes simplex infection, fungal infections, tetanus immunization, and drug reactions, which suggests that this condition is caused by a reactive or hypersensitivity phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types and how often, cancers are afiliated with this rare disease .Thank you?
Get clarification: If this is eosinophilic cellulitis, it's a skin disease that's not especially going to increase your cancer risk. The fact that you ask this question suggests there may be a misunderstanding with your physician. He/she is responsible for explaining exactly what's going on, especially when you've been given a rare diagnosis. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more
Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more
Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more
Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more
Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any salicylate product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetic Condition: Kallmann's syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the failure to commence or complete puberty. It causes hypogonadism (low level of circulating sex related hormones; testosterone in men and estrogen and Progesterone in women) and is accompanied by a total lack of the sense of smell (anosmia) or a heavily reduced sense of smell (hyposmia). The diagnosis is made by a full endocrine eval. ...Read more
Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read more
Birth defect: It is not a syndrome but an association of defects. It's not genetic. Also called VACTERL or VATER association. A person who has these has a birth defects (anomalies) in at least 3 of these areas: Vertebral, Anorectal, Cardiovascular, Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal atresia, Renal and/or Radial anomalies, Limb defects. See this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VACTERL_association ...Read more
No: Frey's syndrome is also called auriculotemporal nerve syndrome. This occurs after damage to this nerve in the face from trauma (birth trauma, gun shot, surgery, etc) and as the nerve "regrows" it goes to the surface rather than to the salivary gland. When a person eats something and salivates, the develop a red, non-itchy rash along the face where the nerve is. It's not familial. ...Read more