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My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

Her age? Shunting: Some hc is due to tumors blocking the flow of csf. There the tumor must be removed. In the elderly one may have "non-obstructive hc" the cause of which is unclear. Most cases are treated by placing a shunt from ventricle in brain to the abdomen. ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

An abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal, or "brain fluid," within the brain, which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more


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My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves , sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except the physical disabilities. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

Not much: She probably has a viral conjunctivitis. This is infectious and is transmitted by contact, usually after she might touch her eyes, then perhaps open a door leaving the virus on the handle that you might innocently open 15 minutes later. Then it can spread if you in fact touch your eyes. She should use cautionj in her environment and you the same. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

Resect: 75% of oesophageal cysts will become symptomatic, therefore , resection is advised as soon as diagnosed. See your board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

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My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

Invasion of muscle: Assuming this is urothelial carcinoma, the most important issue is whether or not there is muscle invasion. One-third of all newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer present with muscle invasion, which indicates more aggressive disease and requires either cystectomy or combination therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Also, the grade of the cancer would be useful information. ...Read more

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My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

Rheumatologist: It would be best to be followed by a pediatric rheumatologist who can help provide a treatment plan that will help improve everyday life as well as follow the progress of the disease and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

Good outcome: This represents a transient condition with typically great outcome and full recovery. She may need some more aggressive medical support in the first few days, but usually the "broken heart" goes away in days to weeks. ...Read more

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My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

Fibrous dysplasia: is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal bone development and increased risk of fractures. Fortunately, only one bone is involved in most cases and symptoms usually present in childhood. In rare cases it is associated with hormonal imbalances. Complications are specific for which particular bone(s) are affected. An orthopedist should be part of your healthcare team. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

Medical Oncologist: She would need to see a medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. ...Read more

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What to do if i was just diagnosed with diabetes and now my doctor wants me to see an ophthalmologist?

What to do if i was just diagnosed with diabetes and now my doctor wants me to see an ophthalmologist?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a leading cause of irreversable blindness due to retinal disease. Patients with type 2 diabetes may have had high blood sugars for years before diagnosis and may have already developed retinal disease prior to diagnosos. Generally diabetics should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least annually. ...Read more

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What can I do if my brother is suspected to have adhd, what do we do?

What can I do if my brother is suspected to have adhd, what do we do?

ADHD: A thorough evaluation by an experienced knowledgeable provider is a must. Adhd could coexist with other diagnoses, just as there many diagnoses that share symptoms with adhd . Beware of courtesy quick assessment and a provider with a quick trigger to a prescription pad. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has been diagnosed with leukemia. What can I expect?

What can I do if my son has been diagnosed with leukemia. What can I expect?

Alot of new: Information with a steep learning curve. Talk to the treatment team to get the details of the leukemia type and the associated risk factors. I would suggest you look at the resources on the lls.Org website when you know what you are looking for. Up to date and very thorough info. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

Bone problem: Fibrous dysplasia is an abnormal bone growth where normal bone is replaced with fibrous bone tissue. Fibrous dysplasia causes abnormal growth or swelling of bone. Fibrous dysplasia can occur in any part of the skeleton but the bones of the skull, thigh, shin, ribs, upper arm and pelvis are most commonly affected. Fibrous dysplasia is very rare, no known cure. Fibrous dysplasia is not cancer ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

Wet,wabbly,and wild: The changes in clinical presentation for nph are often considered in the context of the mnemonic-"wet, wobbly, and wild" this representes a triad of signs that are helpful but not diagnostic. Wet= incont. Of urine wobbly= gait changes(unsteadiness in ambulation) wild= personality and/or behavioral changes. This triad progresses at a variable rate and not all three are needed to have nph. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bpd but my psychiatrist left me with help to understand this what do I do?

I was  diagnosed   with bpd but my psychiatrist left me with help to understand this what do I do?

Psychoeducation.: Hello. I am having a hard time tracking on this question. It sounds like you were diagnosed with borderline personality disorder but there was no treatment plan & little education (if i understood correctly). Very few psychiatrists do therapy any more. I would suggest working a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Your therapist can provide psychoeducation as well as talking treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what can I do?

What can I do if my boyfriend was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what can I do?

What to do for MS: Sometimes MS can be a very manageable illness. Encourage him to work regularly with his neurologist. Extra points if they are an MS neurologist, although this is not always needed. Regular aerobic exercise and vitamin D are helpful. These components are a good way to address this, in addition to following your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Daughter was diagnosed with autism. What do I do now?

Daughter was diagnosed with autism. What do I do now?

See below: Time to help her. Your doctor should help you arrange possible early intervention services, speech therapy , and behavioral therapy. All these services may or may not be needed. Also, when your child attends school, she will qualify for an individual education plan, iep. Which will help her obtain an optimal education experience. ...Read more

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My daughter was just diagnosed with severe scoiliosis. What do we do now?

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My daughter was just diagnosed with severe scoiliosis. What do we do now?

See orthopedician: I would like to suggest to have her evaluated by pediatric orthopedician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child was diagnosed with macrocephaly?

What do you suggest if my child was diagnosed with macrocephaly?

? cause: It really depends on the cause. Most kids just have big heads because their parents have big heads. If it is due to hydrocephalus, then you child's physicians are best able to advise you. ...Read more