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What are some of the symptoms of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

What are some of the symptoms of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

Many: Walking changes, unsteady gait, writing changes , difficulty with small object manipulation like buttoning buttons, zipping zippers, tying your shoes. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Syringomyelia (Definition)

Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cavity or syrinx within the spinal cord, which may be related to blockage of the Cerebrospinal Fluid ...Read more


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What are the meanings of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

What are the meanings of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

Spinal cord fluid: Hydromelia means an abnormal collection of fluid within the spinal cord & connected to 4th ventricle within the brain and usually associated with hydrocephalus (xs fluid within the brain). Syringomyelia is also a collection of fluid, like an elongated cyst, in the center of the spinal cord itself, but does not communicate with any other fluid filled spaces, & can also lead to loss of nerve functio. ...Read more

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What are the major signs and symptoms of syringomyelia?

What are the major signs and symptoms of syringomyelia?

Spinal cord problems: Syringomyelia is a cavity of fluid within the spinal cord. It is not always symptomatic. It is most commonly present without an obvious cause but may be related to trauma, infection, hindbrain abnormalities, and tumors. It presents with weakness or numbness of the arms or legs, gait difficulties, pain in the extremities, scoliosis, ataxia, or atrophy. Signs include in addition, reflex changes. ...Read more

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Will you die from syringomyelia? Is it possible that even though i'm experiences symptoms due to syringomyelia but drs won't do surgery due to risks?

Will you die from syringomyelia? Is it possible that even though i'm experiences symptoms due to syringomyelia but drs won't do surgery due to risks?

No it will not: Syringomyelia usually arises from a congenital abnormality or can be brought on by trauma. It's an abnormal expansion of the canal in the center of your spinal cord and will not kill you. It's most commonly treated symptomatically and surgery is usually not required unless secondary complications occur. Well wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with syringomyelia?

Multiple: Most people have no symptoms. Those who do have symptoms experience pain, burning, numbness. Some people can even experience weakness. ...Read more

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Which medication to control symptoms of syringomyelia is most effective?

Syringomyelia: The symptoms most common associated with syringomyelia are neuropathic pains and best to see a neurologist who deals in pain management as they can be quite helpful in treating these symptoms. Rarely is the pain completely gone but it can certainly made more tolerable. ...Read more

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Bit of a weird one. Been diagnosed with Idiopathic Syringomyelia C5-C7 after MRI scans. But all symptoms point to hemiplegic migranes. Ever seen this?

Bit of a weird one. Been diagnosed with Idiopathic Syringomyelia C5-C7 after MRI scans. But all symptoms point to hemiplegic migranes. Ever seen this?

Yes: These are separate, likely totally unrelated issues, but there is no reason they can't be seen in the same patient. I had a 15 yo kid that did something very similar. ...Read more

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Should I be tested for syringomyelia?

Why?: You have not provided a single shred of medical information. How can you expect an answer to your question?. ...Read more

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Are there drugs to treat syringomyelia?

Not really: The standard of care for managing syringomyelia is to decrease pressure effects that could cause the syrinx (spinal cord cyst) to expand. Avoid valsalva (bearing down, holding your breath) and control high blood pressure-- you may take stool softeners or medications for high blood pressure, but ultimately the syrinx may require decompression with a shunt procedure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of "idiopathic syringomyelia"?

Idiopathic: Unfortunately, idiopathic means "unknown cause". While the cause may not have been adequately worked up yet (in which case it may be premature to call it idiopathic), if you have had an extensive workup and very smart people have looked at the studies, then the cause will likely remain a mystery for now. ...Read more

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