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One of my teaches told our class that if you leave a tam pon in over night you'll have to get it surgically removed. Is this true?

One of my teaches told our class that if you leave a tam pon in over night you'll have to get it surgically removed. Is this true?

No: A tampon can be worn for 8 hours overnight and removed normally. Do not use a tampon for more than 8 hours during the day or night. Longer usage can cause toxic shock syndrome. ...Read more

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How to heal pons stroke?

How to heal pons stroke?

Rehab: Time will heal. Make sure you are taking the medicationg prescribed. Be active with physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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What does this mean prominent T2 signal abnormality in the pons of questionable significance?

What does this mean prominent T2 signal abnormality in the pons of questionable significance?

YOU are the patient: ...not the MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered an MRI for a reason. (S)he is the 1 who knows you & can interpret the MRI findings IN YOUR CASE; or, if (s)he can't, is ethically obligated to find someone who can. Ask to see the actual images. "Questionable significance" means exactly that. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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I've never used any tam-pons before I've always used pads, but I bleed heavily and go through many pads. Would I go through less tam-pons?

I've never used any tam-pons before I've always used pads, but I bleed heavily and go through many pads. Would I go through less tam-pons?

Heavy periods: No, it would probably be the same. Some women use both a tampon and a pad at the same time with really heavy periods. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

Anatomy: Pons is a general area within the lower brainstem inferior to the midbrain, but reticular formation involves a group of neuronal connections mediating brain arousal and extends over much of the brainstem. ...Read more

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What are side effects from a bilateral, total rhizotomy near the pons?

What are side effects from a bilateral, total rhizotomy near the pons?

Sensory loss: This is a significant procedure and should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon. As the nerve roots will be cut or otherwise destroyed, you will have complete numbness in the distribution of those nerves. ...Read more

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What side effects are expected from a bilateral, total sensory rhizotomy near the pons?

What side effects are expected from a bilateral, total sensory rhizotomy near the pons?

Rhizotomy: There have been few studies of the effectiveness of trigeminal nerve rhizotomy in the relief of trigeminal neuralgia. However, the studies did show it seems to be effective and well tolerated. The major complication is facial numbness. Rarely, but importantly there have been some cases where the neuralgia returns more severe than before. If this happens, contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Throbbing in head & l.Back where i've had a fusion, u pon standing. What could this be? Is it serious ?

Throbbing in head & l.Back where i've had a fusion, u pon standing. What could this be? Is it serious ?

Low back pain: The first question is how long ago did you have your back fusion. I would not expect for the pain to totally subside to about 8 to 12 months after surgery. The other issue is that patients tend to develop facet syndrome after having had back fusion it can be treated but you'll need someone skilled in interventional pain to help. Other problems such as hardware failure are possible, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to use a Tam Pon for the first time? Is it uncomfortable? I've always used pads but with sports it's awkward and uncomfortable

Tampons: Tampons are not typically uncomfortable at all. Have a look at the various options and choose one for a beginner so the applicator will be "skinny ". If you don't like the first brand, try another. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons.Took rest symptoms gone.Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons.Took rest symptoms gone.Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

See your doctor: Go back and see the physician with whom you consulted earlier. This sounds potentially quite severe and you should be seen and examined asap. ...Read more