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Need doctor's help! will mononeuritis multiplex lead to amputation?

Need doctor's help! will mononeuritis multiplex lead to amputation?

It might, but there: Have been so much advancement in our knowledge and preventative measures, that the amputation option would be the last resort. The best person to answer this specifically would be the physician/neurologist who is seeing and treating you. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A genetic condition characterized by cafe au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more


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Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Almost never: However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist. Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard?

Need doctor's help! will lipoma be hard?

No: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. They can be removed surgically as an outpatient, many times under a local anesthetic (depending on location). You may read of new procedures, their long term success are unproved. ...Read more

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Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Many do not: The finding of a type one chiari malformation is often an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. These do not need surgery. Surgery for the malformation is quite complex and must be considered very carefully. There are significant risks to the surgery that must outweigh the risks of not doing surgery. Second, third, and fourth opinions may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Thickening: Thickening and calcium build up on valves causes the sclerosis . Doesn't mean anything in the short term need follow up in yearly echo. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Do you think I'll need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Maybe: Patients who get a pressure rise with a phenylephrine test benefit from peripheral iridotomy. ...Read more

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Does lipomas need to be treated?

Does lipomas need to be treated?

No: Once confirmed as a benign lesion{biopsy or exam) .If they become a mental worry for the patient, painful or cosmetically unpleasing they can allwaysw be locally excised. ...Read more

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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lupus be certified for disability?

Need doctor's help! will lupus be certified for disability?

Uncertain: Whether a medical condition is considered a disability depends on many factors. First is the condition optimally treated and stable? What is the long-term prognosis? What are the essential duties of your job? Are there accommodations or can the job be modified? It's a good idea to discuss all of this with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

Neurofibromatosis: The quick answer is no but hopefully in the future the genetics people will be able to manipulate the gene that causes this disorder and stop the progression. At the moment we do not have that ability. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma on ovary who do need to have surgery?

Serous cystadenoma on ovary who do need to have surgery?

Surgery needed: This tumor can only be diagnosed by removing it surgically. If you have an ovarian tumor and your doctor tells you it needs to be removed, get it done. Then you will know if it is benign. ...Read more

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Hemoglobinopathies, do they require treatment?

Hemoglobinopathies, do they require treatment?

Most so not: Most have altered hemoglobin in the form of "trait." Those individuals may only have small red cells but no anemia. However, patients who have full blown hemoglobinopathy are usually anemic. There are many forms of hemoglobinopathies... Such as thalassemia. Sickle cell disease vs trait is another type of altered hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia).?

What do I need to know about living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia).?

Complex Q: If a person has been diagnosed with hht they should see a doctor regularly who can direct their care and screen for complications. More information can be found at http://hht.Org/about-hht/. ...Read more

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Need leiomyosarcoma definition?

Need leiomyosarcoma definition?

Leiomyosarcoma: Is a cancer of the smooth muscle - majority is found. In the uterus / originated from the smoothmuscle of the uterus, but also can be found outside the uterus. ...Read more

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Could anybody get neurofibromatosis?

Could anybody get neurofibromatosis?

Congenital condition: Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning if one of your parents has the disease you have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. There are also instances of spontaneous mutation in about half of cases where an individual has the disease but it is not seen in family members. Either way, you are born with the condition, but may not see symptoms until later. ...Read more

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Can neurofibromatosis type 1 progress to neurofibromatosis type 2?

Can neurofibromatosis type 1 progress to neurofibromatosis type 2?

NO : Tow distinct gene mutations. Neurofibroma nf i & nf ii are both inhirted tppe i will show cutaneous, neurological and ortho malformations.Tend to be non cancerous nf ii is less frequent ( i in 40000 ) less skin lesions more neuroligical tumors, like maningiomas, bil aucoatic neuromas, schiwanomas, gliomas is part of misme syndrome. ...Read more

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What type if cancer related to paraneoplastic neurology syndrome?

What type if cancer related to paraneoplastic neurology syndrome?

More info needed: There are about 8 or 9 different paraneoplastic syndromes with neurological symptoms ranging from encephalitis to opsoclonus to myoclonus, to ataxia to neuropathy. You need to narrow things down to generate a list of cancers that may cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Do vertabral hemanginomas need to be treated or just watched?

No: They can be followed they are hard to link convincingly to any symptoms they are usually incidental adymptomatic findings large ones can be watched small ones should be ignored. ...Read more

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How should you address an odontoma (benign tumor)?

How should you address an odontoma (benign tumor)?

Remove it: In general, these should be removed. They can continue to grow and can damage or cause other teeth to shift. This is a benign tumor but it should be removed. ...Read more

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