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Can muscle removed by shrapnel from an ied ever re-grow?

Can muscle removed by shrapnel from an ied ever re-grow?

No: The number of muscle cells have is typically a fixed number--we don't regenerate muscle. Stem cell therapy might be changing that, though, in terms of cardiac muscle, and early studies are promising. Muscle cells do get bigger though, and can compensate for lost muscle. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?

I need better pain management meds for chronic pain from shrapnel inside me that can't be removed.I currently take tramadol and oxycodone?

Many wish there was: Many chronic pain sufferers wish there were better choices! Medical marijuana is a worthy possibility and - lucky you! It's legal in your state. Other than that - I was trained in a VA pain program in the dark ages and we used hypnosis training, lots of education, individually selected exercises, therapy and it was great! You might find the pieces and create your own program. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Could I still build muscle if I have my pancreas removed?

Could I still build muscle if I have my pancreas removed?

Pancreas removed: If your pancreas was removed entirely your doctor must be prescribing insulin for you. Once your blood sugar levels are under control you can go ahead and build muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could still build muscle if I have my pancreas removed?

Can you tell me if i could still build muscle if I have my pancreas removed?

Muscle building: You will receive replacement treatment if your pancreas is removed and once you have fully recovered from the treatment you can still build muscle. ...Read more

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I have a huge dent can muscle and/or tissue grow back after removed by surgery?

Plastic surgery: Your body might fill in defect after tumor removal or trauma. If not, this area can be filled with fat injections. ...Read more

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How much muscle is removed in a muscle biopsy?

How much muscle is removed in a muscle biopsy?

Less than the : Thickness of a pencil and less than one inch long. This would be the maximum amount removed. For some diagnses, a needle biopsy may be sufficient. ...Read more

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What can I do to start regaining muscle right after my cast is removed?

What can I do to start regaining muscle right after my cast is removed?

Therapy: Ask your doctor how much you are allowed to do immediately after a cast is removed - bone may still be healing. Start with range of motion/stretching exercises. As you start regaining your normal motion, you then can start specific strengthening. As you use your limb more, the muscle strength/bulk will return over time. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed now i'm having trouble building muscle. What do I do to fix it?

I had my thyroid removed  now i'm having trouble building muscle. What do I do to fix it?

Meds?: Are you on thyroid meds? If not, you probably should be. Armour thyroid may be a good choice, as it has other things in it including calcitonin which helps build your bones. ...Read more

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What muscle is removed during a radical mastectomy?

What muscle is removed during a radical mastectomy?

Pectoralis muscles: Actually, this question should read "was", not "is", since we never perform radical mastectomies any more (nor have we for 30+ yrs); removing the muscles never helps treat the cancer. The most common mastectomy for breast cancer treatment is called a modified radical mastectomy. This means that the breast and armpit lymph nodes are removed without any muscle removal. ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more