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I'm tetraplegic having tendon release to stop my big toes curling. If I was not tetra, would my toes move after the procedure? Encase of cure for sci

I'm tetraplegic having tendon release to stop my big toes curling. If I was not tetra, would my toes move after the procedure? Encase of cure for sci

Tenotomies: Or cutting of tendons are performed all the time. If you cut the flexor tendon the toe will be straight. You take away the ability of the toe to plantarflex or curl down, but it doesn't affect your walking....People do just fine when the toes don't flex.... ...Read more

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How long does HIV in urine survive outside the body? Also can it be transmitted by contact with the palms? Theoretical explanation required with sci.

How long does HIV in urine survive outside the body? Also can it be transmitted by contact with the palms? Theoretical explanation required with sci.

HIV paranoia: Please consider making an appointment today with either an HIV specialist or a mental health counselor. Hiv does not live or survive in urine. Hiv, as you have been taught numerous times, does not infect a person on the palms of their hands. The science of this has been expertly explained to you previously. I wish you well. But it is time for mental health intervention. ...Read more

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In 2011 I had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why I'm still in pain?

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In 2011 I had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why I'm still in pain?

Doesn't show up: Pain is not seen on mri, only tissue changes. You can still experience pain chronically if it was a true sci. The spinal cord does not heal as well as other nerves in the body.
I recommend evaluation at a physiatry center specializing in sci. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can warm my legs up? I'm sci and socks don't really work.

Is there any way I can warm my legs up? I'm sci and socks don't really work.

See physiatrist: Spinal cord injuries are helped by physical medicine & rehabilitation (pm&r) doctors called physiatrists (not psychiatrists). If there is little heat generated in the legs, extra clothing won't help, because clothing only retains heat but doesn't create heat. So, external heating may be needed, but can be dangerous if one has no sensation! The doctor may have ideas on increasing blood flow (heat). ...Read more

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I dropped out in my last sem of my asoc of apl sci do to my mom being sick I plan to go back and go to pharm school how should I go about it?

I dropped out in my last sem of my asoc of apl sci do to my mom being sick I plan to go back and go to pharm school how should I go about it?

Call the dean: Of your school and see about re entry! And completion.
Seek details of local pharmacy programs and requirements.
Great career.
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38 yr m, wid 6 yrs of diabetes. Suffered sci at d12-l1 5 yrs back. Walking now. On metformin 1gm bd & vildagliptin 50 mg bd. Fasting120.Pl advise?

38 yr m, wid 6 yrs of diabetes. Suffered sci at d12-l1 5 yrs back. Walking now. On metformin 1gm bd & vildagliptin 50 mg bd. Fasting120.Pl advise?

Diabetes: I am not sure what kind of information you would like to obtain based on the info provided. If you are concerned over the fact your diabetes may not be well controlled, the best measurement to assess it would be a1c - 3 month sugar test that gives you an idea of how well your diabetes is controlled. Normal in most cases is less than 7.0. If that's not been done, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I am 47 and having 12-20d cycles, bloating, pressure (decreased pain sensation d/t SCI) and new GI sx. On US 2 large hyperechoic fundal masses.

Cycles, masses?: Hi~ sorry, but a very badly written question so I'm guessing here, but it sounds like you have 2 FIBROIDS in the UTERINE fundus ~ causing MENORRHAGIA ~ go and see an OB GYN to help out here Thanks! ...Read more

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"walking quadreplegic" can't feel one leg & have numb spots in random around trunk of body with C6 incom. SCI 5/2012. will I feel baby move round 18wk?

"walking quadreplegic" can't feel one leg & have numb spots in random around trunk of body with C6 incom. SCI 5/2012. will I feel baby move round 18wk?

Pregnancy: Yes. If you are able to walk and get pregnant then you will be able to feel your baby. If it is a first pregnancy or the placenta is between the baby and the uterus then feeling the baby move may be delayed until week 22. Congratulations and enjoy your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Colostomy but leaking stool from anus c4 level sci, 21 years post injury. Colostomy about 18 years. Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days.?

Colostomy but leaking stool from anus c4 level sci, 21 years post injury. Colostomy about 18 years. Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days.?

Depends: I do not know what surgery you had, if it is an end or loop colostomy. The residual rectum will occasionally have a thick mucous dischage that could look like bowel contents, and if you have a loop colostomy the rectal discharge could be more. May need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Movement disorder: Dystonias or other movement disorders are often painless, involving often bizarre posturing or sudden random motions. There are a considerable variety of these, some of which are post-infectious, secondary to medications, psychiatric disorders, as well as genetically-determined movement disorders. If this a persistent problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a c4/c5 SCI I have no movement in my hands or wrist. My wrists flop around and my fingers are curling, can they be set in a certain position?

I have a c4/c5 SCI I have no movement in my hands or wrist. My wrists flop around and my fingers are curling, can they be set in a certain position?

See specialists: I would definitely recommend you be seen at a center that treats spinal cord injuries as the outcome and functional benefits can be drastically better. In America, among the finest centrs are the sheperds center in Atlanta, ric in Chicago, and the Miami spine project. ...Read more

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Haven't had period since jan 17. All negative hpt but one had faint positive in April. I am quadriplegic walk. Regular cycle since sci. Am I pregnant?

Haven't had period since jan 17. All negative hpt but one had faint positive in April. I am quadriplegic walk. Regular cycle since sci. Am I pregnant?

You tell us: Physicians never, EVER, guess when it comes to pregnancy. If you do not believe your pregnancy tests then you MUST go to the doctor and you MUST have the appropriate testing and perhaps vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Iam 38 yr male, wid 5 yr sci at d12-l1 level. Now ambulatory wid 1 crutch n AFO on right foot. Paraplegia gone, have stress incontinence. Pl advise?

Iam 38 yr male, wid 5 yr sci at d12-l1 level. Now ambulatory wid 1 crutch n AFO on right foot. Paraplegia gone, have stress incontinence. Pl advise?

Need reevaluation: You need a repeat urodynamic evaluation to show the exact cause it could be stress incontinence but also could be neurogenic bladder dysfunction very important to follow up as long term issues untreated may lead to permanent kidney damage. ...Read more

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Will a nerve transplant in my arm cure my rsd? I'm recovering from an incomplete sci and I'm not sure if the radial and ulner nerve are damaged. I also would like to know what type of doctor deals with damaged nerves and rsd? Its going on a year and I hav

Will a nerve transplant in my arm cure my rsd? I'm recovering from an incomplete sci and I'm not sure if the radial and ulner nerve are damaged. I also would like to know what type of doctor deals with damaged nerves and rsd? Its going on a year and I hav

You: You are posting multiple questions that need to be answered by a physician who is interested in upper extremity problems from spinal cord injury. This physician will be a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon in a city with a large trauma center that sees spinal cord injuries or who is affiliated with a rehabilitation center. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant/Normal period since MVA may2012 result inc SCI c6. I walk/can't feel legs always. No period since jan/4 lbs gain/negHPT/poss causes?

I may be pregnant/Normal period since MVA may2012 result inc SCI c6. I walk/can't feel legs always. No period since jan/4 lbs gain/negHPT/poss causes?

Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What is s.t.i?

What is s.t.i?

Sexually Transmitted: STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) would typically be another way to refer to a STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) or VD (Venereal Disease). Terminology has changed over time but is essentially the same thing. ...Read more

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How is sui treated?

How is sui treated?

Surgery: Stress urinary incontinence responds really well to surgical treatment, it s a condition very common in females and the golden standard not it s called sling. A piece of mesh that provides support to urethra. ...Read more

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T-sacs jeen, what is it?

T-sacs jeen, what is it?

Genetic: You are probably are talking about tay-sacks disease gene which is a hereditary disease which affects metabolism. ...Read more

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How is tay-sach's inherited?

Autosomal recessive: Both parents must carry a mutation in the hexosaminidase a gene. They would have a one in four risk in each pregnancy of having an affected baby. ...Read more

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Quiero saber si estoy embarazada?

Quiero saber si estoy embarazada?

Haz la prueba: Si hace ya mas de una semana después de la fecha cuando esperabas to periodo. Puedes ir a la farmacia y obtener un producto para hacer la prueba de embarazo “Pregnancy Test”. Estos son muy precisos. Están basados en medir hormonas que produce el bebé y eliminas en tu orina. También puedes hacer una cita con tu médico para que te hagan la prueba. ...Read more

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When can I see the baby in the sac?

When can I see the baby in the sac?

6 wks gestation: We routinely see the fetal pole and heart motion at about 6 weeks gestation (weeks from last menses) using transvaginal ultrasound. The better timing is to measure from known ovulation, IUI or egg retrieval and then 4 weeks later. We can often see sac at 5.5 weeks and normal pg may not see heart motion until 6.5 weeks. Heart motion very good sign - miscarriage drops to 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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