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Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength X-ray ok

Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength  X-ray ok

Cannot say: in your particular case without a direct visit/exam/etc. BUT cysts don't show up on x-rays. Irritations or damage of a nerve also does not show on x-ray. A tendon can have a bleb called a ganglion cyst; its symptoms generally are what you describe. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/basics/causes/con-20023936 ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Loss Of Strength (Definition)

Loss of strength is a symptom in which a person loses some or all muscular strength, in one or more parts of the body. Loss of strength can be temporary or permanent, and can be caused by chemical imbalances, infections, brain or ...Read more


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Cervical stenosis causing severe pain&stiffness in neck,numbness in both shoulders&hands,loss of strength, insomnia,&itchy neck- will rf ablation help?

Cervical stenosis causing severe pain&stiffness in neck,numbness in both shoulders&hands,loss of strength, insomnia,&itchy neck- will rf ablation help?

Insufficient data: Your post is too vague. Please repost and state who made the Dx of cervical stenosis, based on what tests. Does (S)HE think your symptoms are due to your Dx? If so, have you been referred to a surgeon? If your symptoms are so bad, why is an operation not being recommended? For symptomatic cervical stenosis only surgery is curative. Whose idea is RF ablation, yours or someone else's? ...Read more

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23 yr old F. Severe anxiety disorder. All the time body weakness and shaky like i am going to collapse. Could it be my anxiety or something else.

23 yr old F. Severe anxiety disorder. All the time body weakness and shaky like i am going to collapse.  Could it be my anxiety or something else.

Yes. Can be either.: Health anxiety disorder should be followed by one's primary care doctor and maybe a psychiatrist. Regular counseling visits, group therapy for support, and cognitive psychotherapy focusing on realistic beliefs about disease are all part of treatment. Anxiety creates daily physical symptoms, and the patient thus needs to know herself really well to be able to identify new, non-anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Whenever i work out, even just for a little bit, i get severely weak and fatigued for days after. Why does this happen? The weakness is unbearable!

Whenever i work out, even just for a little bit, i get severely weak and fatigued for days after. Why does this happen? The weakness is unbearable!

Muscle pain: How often do you work out? It may be because you are out of shape or it may be because there are other conditions going on, you should have yourself evaluated nevertheless. ...Read more

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What does fullness in the i hilum mean? an could this cause severe fatigue. an weakness?

What does fullness in the i hilum mean?    an could this cause severe fatigue. an weakness?

Is this a: chest xray finding? It means there is possible enlargement of a part of the hilum, which is located in the central part of the lung, where the pulmonary blood vessels emerge from the heart.Usually this is just due to anatomic variations of the blood vessels, but it could also be due to adenopathy, a pulmonary circulatory abnormality, or mass.Talk to your doc, you may need a chest CT to sort it out ...Read more

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What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many: The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Asthenia (Definition)

Asthenia is a symptom in which a person feels weakness and a lack of energy in his body, especially after doing activities. Asthenia can be caused by nerve problems, muscle problems, ...Read more