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What are the differences between symptoms from permanent brain damage and symptoms from temporary brain damage?
Infant plasticity: While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas.Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible.I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope.Improvement is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Meconium aspiration, per se, is uncommon, and many cases of so-called meconium aspiration are simply other forms of respiratory distress noted in newborns who also passed meconium prior to delivery. True meconium aspiration does cause acute lung injury but most, if not all, cases heal completely within days to weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urologist should...: Can bladder malfunction result? Yes. Could be muscle or nerve generated dysfunction. Which came first, neurogenic bladder or bladder distention? A good urologist or spinal cord specialist should answer based on details of your situation. Need to see specialist to discuss. ...Read more
Can brain funciton recover after trauma? Is the loss of mental function resulting from brain trauma necessarily permanent, or can it be recovered?
Yes: The brain tends to compensate, with or without therapy over a 1-1 1/2 year period following brain injury. Speech therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, memory enhancing drugs, ritalin, (methylphenidate) all may spead your recovery and allow improved coping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can demyelinating neuropathy be caused from residual nerve damage even if the nerves are no longer being pinched?
Yes it can: deafferentation pain. Deafferentation refers to the partial or total loss of a sensory nerve supply to a particular body area. Normally, when the sensory supply to an area is compromised, one would expect a decrease in sensation and a loss in ability to perceive pain. However, in some cases involving nerve injury, a paradoxical condition arises. See pain management specialist. ...Read more
Rare: Though the esi injections are quite safe in the general parlance, yet there always remain some adverse reactions of epidural steroid injections. Temporary pain may be felt by a patient administered with an esi injection. There may be risks of spinal punctures, infections, bleeding inside epidural area with damage to nerves, headaches, & retention of water in the body. ...Read more
Difficult question: Not sure what you inhaled. Nerve damage is usually acute or chronic. Acute damage can recover with time and good health habits. Chronic damage may be permanent. Unsure what nerves were damaged? If in the lungs, very difficult to treat. If more diffuse in peripheral distribution, may respond to treatment with therapy and medication. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Can you recover from amnesia resulting from a traumatic event or even from memory loss as a result?
Clarify?: There's a "pop" notion that people, especially children, typically forget horrible experiences, and that these can be recovered by hypnosis and suggestive interviewing. Most physicians believe this is not true. What settled it for me is a series of about 100 kids, each of whom saw dad kill mom at a young age. Every one of them remembered in detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Back fusion is not a benign surgery. Make sure you have it done by a skilled neurosurgeon or ortho-spine physician if you have to have it. However, avoid having a fusion as long as possible. You will most likely trade the pain at the fused levels for pain at the overcompensating levels above and below afterwards. I hope this answer helps and best of luck! ...Read more
A rash is the ...: Minimum. For the worst efects go to pubmed.Gov. Then discuss results with your pcp. ...Read more
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Can residual inflammation or damage from epiddymitis on the testicle muscle be seen on ultrasound?
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Varies: Each person heals differently & depends on the severity of the episode of diverticulitis. It would be common for healing & recovery to take many days to a few weeks, with the discomfort continuing to diminish over that time. Avoid constipation, follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Alcohol is generally metabolized at the rate of one ounce per hour. Once all the alcohol is metabolized, it is gone from the body. It does not build up. One can, however, have residual effects from alcohol, especially with heavy drinking. Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body, except, interestingly, the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Residual node: It depends where the node is located, how long you've had it, what is its consistency if the size has remained stable and it is not hard you can probably just watch it.. ...Read more
Voiding residual: The amount of residual urine depends on several factors. If you have had children, or have, for example, a fibroid uterus producing partial obstruction, the residual may be increased. If you have no urinary tract symptoms, and are not incontinent, there is usually no cause for concern. There is almost always some residual urine in all post-voiding measurements. ...Read more
What type of m.D. Would be certified to complete functional capacity exam & residual functional capacity report for ssdi case? Physiatrist?
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A charlie horse: is different from a twitch. A charlie horse is more of a spasm which when stretched and rubbed often goes away. (may take some time.) Twitching is rapid involuntary movements….this can happen from vitamin deficiency, or lack of sleep or rest. Some blame overconsumption of caffeine... ...Read more
What is the cause?: It is not unusual to have some pain for a few weeks after mcl injury. Residual medial (inside) knee pain after mcl injury may be due to a meniscus tear. Other locations could be due to bone bruise, ligament or muscular injury. If you cannot progress in your rehab get it checked. ...Read more
Quad strengthening: While it may take 3-4 months for the mcl to heal completely, it is rare for it not to heal. Persistent pain after mcl tears are more commonly secondary to hamstring tendinitis that occurs with quad inhibition and quad weakness secondary to the mcl tear. The hamstring is right next to and overlying the mcl, so it is often difficult to distinguish problems between the two. ...Read more
See below: By definition, residual volume is residual, or left behind in your lungs. This is needed to keep your lung tissue from closing shut due to the surface tension of the fluid (surfactant) in your lungs which allows gas exchange. It's similar to a wet, soapy glass or cup in the sink. It sometimes sticks to the sink and you need a little more force to break the surface tension of the water. ...Read more
Really none: Have been reported that persist after the drug is stopped. There is a great deal of controversy over whether suicidal thoughts or actions are truly increased with chantix, since such thoughts/actions occur in people stopping smoking in general, and not all studies have shown this. Same with the cardiac problems. I have mostly seen vivid dreams and nightmares, and they have gone away after stopping. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Scarlatina is a simple rash produced by some strains of group a strep. By itself, it is irritating and will sometimes peal like a sunburn. As long as the underlying strep infection is treated within a week to 9 days of rash emergence, no long term effects (rheumatic fever) would be expected. If untreated, the risk of rheumatic fever is the same as that of strep without the rash. ...Read more
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