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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. Erik Borncamp
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Loss Of Strength (Definition)

Each muscle has a degree of function that is described as normal strength; this would usually be categorized as a strength of 5/5. Anything less than that would be a loss of motor strength, from which there are a ...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

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My husband has severe copd.. Recently, pain and weakness has caused him to use a walker. Is this related to copd?

My husband has severe copd.. Recently, pain and weakness has caused him to use a walker. Is this related to copd?

Probably: As a person with COPD progresses they do become weaker and are limited to the amount they can walk, etc. As unusual as it may sound, he may benefit from an exercise program special for copd. Ask his physician. ...Read more

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What would you tell a patient with constant bouts of weakness and severe body aches, but had all possible labs, normal. Would you give up on them?

What would you tell a patient with constant bouts of weakness and severe body aches, but had all possible labs, normal. Would you give up on them?

Fatigue: I would never give up on any patient. Since labs are normal , I assume most of the major conditions are ruled out . I would recommend go natural way, eat plants based vegan diet, try avoiding gluten, drink plenty of water, get adequate sleep, maintain circadian rythm, make sure you have daily regular bowel movements , do some relaxation and stretching yoga, walk in fresh air, do not give up. Try ...Read more

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Hi I have severe Crohn's disease and am prescribed im gravol by injection. I now have have hard lumpy areas that are painful, a fever and weakness ect?

Hi I have severe Crohn's disease and am prescribed im gravol by injection. I now have have hard lumpy areas that are painful, a fever and weakness ect?

Several things: Lumpiness can com from mos injections at the sites. Dought the fever and weakness is from the gravol but either your crohns or possibly an infection as you are most likely somewhat immunocompromised. See your doctor.! ...Read more

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I have a high pain tolerance, can severe pain that I don't realize to b so sevr cause weakness and the feeling of being "off" ? I have pretty severe cramps prior to my cycle and always feel "off" just before. Could this be why?

I have a high pain tolerance, can severe pain that I don't realize to b so sevr cause weakness and the feeling of being "off" ? I have pretty severe cramps prior to my cycle and always feel "off" just before. Could this be why?

Endometriosis?: This could be endometriosis, which is when the material inside your uterus grows outside your uterus, sometimes on other organs and other places in the abdomen. It can present with pain that is timed with your monthly cycles. There are several treatment options. See your doc for a diagnosis and to see what treatment might be best for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is nuro circulatory asthenia? Treatment of this problem

Please tell me what is nuro circulatory asthenia? Treatment of this problem

Da Costa's Syndrome: Neurocirculatory asthenia is also called da costa's syndrome. It's an unusual disorder that may occur after a respiratory illness. No one knows what causes it but it's harmless. There is no treatment for it other than reassurance and exercise. Here's something to read more: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1277260/. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder and a feeling of severe weakness with pain on the joints ?

I have pain in my left shoulder and a feeling of severe weakness with pain on the joints ?

Viral Illness: These symptoms may be the result of something more generalized due to a viral illness. I suggest you see your local doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can low vit d cause mild breathing weakness along with my body weakness and fatigue. Dr prescribed pills for severely low vit d?

Can low vit d cause mild breathing weakness along with my body weakness and fatigue. Dr prescribed pills for severely low vit d?

Low vitamin D: If your doctor has prescribed vitamin D for you the breathing weakness is not vitamin D related. What is your ethnicity? Vitamin D is lower but very safe in African-Americans. ...Read more

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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does  muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe weakness from 3 month. I am eating healthy food and multivitamins but not recovering. How can i recover fast?

I am suffering from severe weakness from 3 month. I am eating healthy food and multivitamins but not recovering. How can i recover fast?

Weakness: Can be a sign of multiple problems. I can be due to An infection, Chronic medications, Chronic illness such as anemia or something more serious. You will need to consult with a physician and be evaluated for any or all of the above causes. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Asthenia (Definition)

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