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A few years ago went to emerg with resp of 40 heart rate 90 and carpopedal spasm, my hands were clawed inward and couldn't move arms. Stroke? Mi?

A few years ago went to emerg with resp of 40 heart rate 90 and carpopedal spasm, my hands were clawed inward and couldn't move arms. Stroke? Mi?

Not necessarily...: Carpopedal spasm could have happened as a result of acute loss of co2, when you were hyperventilating for some reason; especially if your muscles were sensitized (genetically, or chemically/pharmacologically) a reversible "mini stroke" is a possible diagnosis, but it has to be supported by other findings. Heart rate of 90 is not diagnostic at all. Absolutely not enough evidence to label it an mi. ...Read more

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I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - suggest you have a frank discussion with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Anatomy survey: Is typically performed between 18 and 22 weeks gestational age. At that time, the fetal anatomy has developed well enough to detect most anomalies. The arms, legs, hands and feet are typically part of a routine anatomy survey, so abnormalities should be identified at that time. ...Read more

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Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Yes: Cabis ratchets are serious and need to be treated quickly. Get to your doc soon! you will most likely need abx treatment. ...Read more

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My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?

My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?

Infection: The bites of a cat can inject multiple organisms like pasturella, strep, staph & others which can set up an infection rather quickly. Rabies could be passed at the same time but domestic cats are rare vectors (you can call the local health department to see if any rabies is in the area)cat scratch takes days to weeks to become symptomatic. See the doc soon.Delay can lead to surgical clean out. ...Read more

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What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

Various causes of: such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more