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Soreness From A Dbs Battery Implant
HOW DBS WORKS!: DBS works by implanting an electrode in a nucleus of brain.The target varies depending on what is being treated.The electrode has four contacts on it that can be programmed by changing the voltage, pulse width and frequency which can be programed 2 weeks to a month after surgery by a neurologist.The electrical signal either inhibits or stimulates the nucleus changing the firing pattern of Neurons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep brain stimulators are used in the treatment of parkinson's and tremors. A person is scanned with a MRI or ct frame on their head. A burrhole is then made and a stimulator wire is passed into a precise deep brain target. This is connected to a stimulator which placed under the skin. They are very expensive but ...Read more
Does cash price of a brain MRI changes if I have a dbs implant? I heard a special procedure need to be followed for patients with such pacemakers.
14 years with parkinson's. Have a dbs implant, taking stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) 125 x 6, requip 2mg x 5. How can I control the random "off" occurrences?
Readjust DBS unit: One of the potent values of your stimulator is the benefit of modifying the settings to more fully control the on/off episodes. Contact your neurologist and readjust dbs function. Rather unlikely that you will achieve success with modifying your current meds. In some cases, if "off" episode a problem, use of Apomorphine could be solution. ...Read more
Depends: Usually just a few days. Over the counter pain relievers are generally sufficient to control the pain from a single straight forward implant. However, depending on the individual situation it can be much longer. If things are not improving after a few days please contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had breast implants put in 6 months ago and just in the last 3 days in my left boob has been sore and even to lay on what could it be ?
See Surgeon.: There are many reasons why a patient may have discomfort 6 months after breast augmentation surgery. One of the potential causes include capsular contraction of the breast implant. Best to be seen by your plastic surgeon to rule out this condition; if it is present it may be treatable with medication. Sometimes, if the condition becomes severe, surgical intervention is necessary. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My scrotum sack is mosit and sore.I had a penis implant 15 years a ago could that be some of my ploblem?
MOIST SCROTUM: A common cause of moisture of the scrotum is obesity and yiest. Diabetes can increase the risk of both of these entities. The prosthesis is a treatment of the e.D.. E.D. Can also be caused by obesity and diabetes. Absorbtive supportive underwear, close monitoring and treatment of diabetes and treatment of the yiest with antifungals with steroid preps can help. ...Read more
My scrotum is moist and sore .I had a penis implant 15 years ago could it be a problem.The implant works good.?
Seek evaluation.: Given that you had prior surgery in the area, and that you have a prosthetic, it is very important to get evaluated to make sure you don't have an infection. Any infections, especially if they involve a foreign body such as a penile implant, should be treated early and with the right antibiotic. If the infection progresses too far, the implant may need to be removed. ...Read more
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