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I have mild discoloration/the skin is slightly red around my serratus anterior /below my armpit. Has been for a few weeks. What do you think it is?
Finally got my diagnosis. I have an injury to LTN with paralysis of Serratus anterior muscle. It has been nearly 3 yrs. Is it possible to recover?
I have very little pain on my side , i feel it on right and sometimes on left side ,sometimes anteriorly and others posteriorly . Whats ur advice ?
Side pain: Bilateral (both right and left) side pain is less of a concern to me than just pain on one side, especially as it seems to shift location - anterior, posterior, right and left. Does this seem to happen more after activity? If so, this may indicate more of a muscle strain or pull. If it escalates in any way (worsens over time), I would seek medical attention; but for now, rest seems to be needed. ...Read more
Hard to say: without more specifics. Hyalouronic acid injections as well as related Synvisc injections are used in degenerative joint conditions, especially of the knee and TMJ. They are less commonly used in the spine; effectiveness is questionable. Herniated disc therapies are rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, chiropractic or physical therapy, injected (maybe oral) steroids,and possibly surgery. ...Read more
CVS: Guess you are asking about chorionic villi sampling. The procedure involves an ultrasound exam, passing a catheter through the cervix (or a needle through the abdomen), and taking a very small sample of the placenta that will be tested by the lab and gives you the baby's chromosome make up like down syndrome, etc. The procedure has a ~1% risk of pregnancy loss. Hope this all is not too confusing. ...Read more
Your opinion on the pain of inman aligner vs. The pain of invisalign? I'm def. An invisalign candidate; might be for inman (anterior crowding only).
Invisalign less: Inman aligner uses on one appliance to move the teeth. Therefore, the initial force will be substantially higher, and there might be more pain associated. Invisalign uses a series of aligners, each one programed to move the teeth a very, very small distance. Therefore, there is less initial pressure, and less associated discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should I expect in the days and weeks following my lower anterior resection (lar)? Is there anything I should be prepared for?
Depends: It mostly depends on whether you have a diverting ileostomy or not ("a bag"). If you don't, then the main changes relate to the increased frequency of bowel movements. Many patients have less warning that a bowel movement is coming. Most patients have a low energy level for a few weeks that gets better. Watch for signs of infection (wound drainage, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial blockage: "Reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall" likely came from a nuclear stress test report. It suggests that part of the heart does not get enough oxygen when stressed (example: during exercise), but does get enough oxygen when at rest. This can happen if there is a partial blockage of an artery.Symptom may be chest pressure or pain when walking. Follow-up with the doctor is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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