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The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Possibly: This compound is what's known as a sympathomimetic because it raises heart rate and constructs your blood vessels which raises your blood pressure. Brain damage can happen from many different causes one of which is strokes or a blood vessel blockage or rip. To say that the compound causes brain damage would be incorrect but long term usage could predispose you to brain blood vessel diseases ...Read more
Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?
What could it show?: If you aren't having any symptoms at that point, chances are that the CT will show nothing. Most neurological symptoms are quick to develop (within 24 hrs) if they occur & would be permanent if they persisted for 1 day. Besides, what diference would a CT scan make? If a neurological exam isn't abnormal, then there's nothing to do with any CT scan result: it's exposure to radiation & wasting money. ...Read more
Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.
I have had bone pain for 9 months. I have been tested for cancer, brain diseases, nerve conditions and any rheumatologic possibilities. Suggestions?
Skeletal x-ray , MRI: Many possibilities of bony pain- from muskuloskeletal, neurological etc. If I am not mistaken, you are recently diagnosed of having mgus 19 months ago, correct? I recommend you to get a skeletal bone survey to be done. If that is normal- you should consider pet scan ( superior than skeletal bone survey) or MRI of spines to detect bony lesion that may be associated with your plasma cell disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever and damage: There is a condition called malignant hyperthermia, a disorder in which muscle breaks down, releasing myoglobin which is toxic to the kidney and results in significant muscle damage and even death usually fever is not the cause of the damage. The damage is caused by whatever has caused the elevated temperature, for example prolonged seizures with fever.. ...Read more
Can tingling of feet, hands, sore back be a neurology problem like damaged nerves? Or an underlaying disease?
Yes: tingling of hands and feet means that there is irritation of the peripheral nerves, we call this a neuropathy. Most neuropathies that are acquired are due to an immune attack on ther peripheral nerves. Conditons like lupus, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis make one more prone to neuropathy.and are treatable. ...Read more
Trigeminal Neuralgia: I think you meant trigeminal neuralgia. If so, trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. ...Read more
Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more
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