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My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

Yes: When you have multiple fracture, could means severe osteoporosis, cancer in the bone or some place else but move to the bone and trauma please check it out. Good luck and thank you... ...Read more

Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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My mother has cerebral contusion. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has cerebral contusion. Does that mean anything significant?

Bruise: Contusion in the brain is our wording for a bruise in the brain. If she is doing well, she should recover well. Repeated contusions cause permanent brain damage. There is always a future risk of seizures with contusions although seizures are uncommon afterward. Hopefully she will never have another traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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My mother has broken collar bone. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has broken collar bone. Does that mean anything significant?

Clavicle fracture: The clavicle is the term for the collarbone. It is a very common bone to fracture and usually does not need surgery unless there is significant displacement. Most fractures heal uneventfully in a sling after 6-8 weeks. Physical therapy is usually started after it heals to prevent joint stiffness. ...Read more

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My mother has complex regional pain syndrome. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has complex regional pain syndrome. Does that mean anything significant?

Yes: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg. Doctors aren't sure what causes crps. Some think this is problem with the sympathetic nervous system and others an autoimmune condition. Crps can occur after a minor injury or after nerve damage. ...Read more

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WBC is 138,000 is their anything that could cause that & is NOT cancer or does that mean she basically has cancer? had her bowel repaired 10 days ago

WBC is 138,000 is their anything that could cause that & is NOT cancer or does that mean she basically has cancer? had her bowel repaired 10 days ago

Elevated WBC: Hi Richard, elevated wbc can come from several sources, including but not limited to infection, inflammation and steroid use. However I haven't seen a wbc count that high due to those reasons. Inflammation can certainly happen after a major surgery. Diagnosing the reason for the elevated wbc in the case that you provide would require additional testing. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My wife's doctor said she has significant number of nerves pinched. What does that mean? Is it serious?

My wife's doctor said she has significant number of nerves pinched. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Vague question: it is very vagur when you said your wife has many nerves pinched where in the back in the neck in the arm,leg,where please be more clear and ask your question again so we can help you ...Read more

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Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

See the pediatrician: This is a tough question that really needs to be evaluated and answered by a health care provider who is actually seeing and caring for your baby. I would schedule an appointment with the pediatrician to get this checked out. ...Read more

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My mother has ear drum rupture. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has ear drum rupture. Does that mean anything significant?

Depends: This is very common in early childhood with ear infections or after tube extrusion & most infants/toddlers self heal over days/wks. Adolescents or adults may chart a different path. As the healing potential of the body slows, a perforation may become chronic & need a patch.This can be an involved surgery & considered after the ENT was convinced it was needed.Followup with your dr & discuss options. ...Read more

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I have all the health risk for having osteoporosis ,small frame bones ,hypothyroidism and genetics my mother has it , does it means I'll have it too?

I have all the health risk for having osteoporosis ,small frame bones ,hypothyroidism and genetics my mother has it , does it means I'll have it too?

A bone density test: would tell. If you have bone pains now, get it done now. If not, wait until you enter menopause. In women, osteoporosis becomes an issue the years after the have entered menopause. As of age 60 a bone density scan is typically covered under insurance, before that if you have risk factors. Your family doctor will be able to tell based on your history. ...Read more

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Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

Does having a fractured clavicle mean that there was child abuse?

Usually not: This is a very common accidental injury at all ages, even in the process of getting born. It's not the typical injury inflicted by an abuser. ...Read more

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My mother has benign positional vertigo. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has benign positional vertigo. Does that mean anything significant?

Ear issues: No, this is a benign issue and usually resolves in few weeks. ...Read more

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What would cause random/spontaneous bruising all over? My mother is 43 and has had some past health issues but nothing ever like this.

What would cause random/spontaneous bruising all over?  My mother is 43 and has had some past health issues but nothing ever like this.

Seek immediate eval: I'm very concerned about this story.Sounds like some blood disorder, and your mom needs to be seen as soon as possible for thorough physical and lab evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything ?

Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything ?

Past exposure: The vast majority of adults have IgG antibodies to Herpes 1. The odds are strong that you do as well. This just means that years ago, probably in childhood, he (like almost everyone) was exposed to that virus. He may (or may not) have gotten a cold sore. Most people with healthy immune systems keep it in in check & never get cold sores, but some do when under stress. If no symptoms not contagious. ...Read more

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X ray says that my heart has minimal enlargement. What does that mean and how is it treated?

X ray says that my heart has minimal enlargement. What does that mean and how is it treated?

If the: X-ray was a standard chest x-ray then this finding of "minimal enlargement" should be taken with a grain of salt. Clinical evaluation and, if necessary, echocardiography are better indicators of underlying heart disease. Don't put too much emphasis on a one-time chest x-ray finding. ...Read more

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What does mean when you have protien in your blood.. My father is having kidney problems does that mean there could be cancer some where ?

What does mean when you have protien in your blood.. My  father is having kidney problems does that mean there could be cancer  some where ?

Protein: Do you mean protein in the urine? Protein in the urine is usually associated with medical diseases like glomerulonephritis, kidney disease caused by diabetis, hypertension. Multiple myeloma can also cause protein in the urine. ...Read more

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Does having polycythemia mean that my kid has cancer?

Does having polycythemia mean that my kid has cancer?

No: In general, childhood cancers are often associated with anemia, which is a low red blood cell count. Polycythemia is the opposite, or a high red blood cell count. Polycythemia is common in newborn infants, and usually goes away on its own. If it persists or is found beyond the newborn period it should be evaluated by a pediatric hematologist, although generally for conditions other than cancer. ...Read more

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My dr. Said "interestingly she does have some turbulent sounds in her neck bilateral" what does that mean? ?

My dr. Said "interestingly she does have some turbulent sounds in her neck bilateral" what does that mean? ?

Bruins and hums: turbulent neck noises have multiple causes from venous , to arterial venous, to arterial narrowing and some rare things like hyperthyroid noises etc. If really present, a vascular surgeon can frequently sort this out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an old adult experiences sundowning, but has no other signs of alzheimer's?

What does it mean when an old adult experiences sundowning, but has no other signs of alzheimer's?

See below: Sundowning is not a normal feature of aging, and can be associated with medication rxtns, sleep disorders, nutritional deficiencies, as well as associations with alzheimer's and other dementias. Need to get this assessed and handled, as could worsen fairly rapidly. ...Read more

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