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Symptoms Of Myelomeningocele
Myelomeningocele: There is no cure but a surgical treatment is available for repair of the defect - done by pediatric neurosurgeons. ...Read more
Myelomeningocele: Usually the repair of a myelomeningocele is delayed several days after birth to ensure that the child is stable for surgery and to also get a better assessment of potential neurologic deficits. As an adult, some patients develop spinal cord symptoms from tethering of the spinal cord prompting a procedure to release the tension on the spinal cord. ...Read more
Spina bifida: Myelomeningoceles are almost always repaired within the first couple of days of life. The exception to that is unavailability of a surgeon to do it young leading to a later repair. The other situation where the family does not want it repaired. ...Read more
I have myelomeningocele spina bifida I use senokot for bowel management once a week but it has stopped working is there anything else i can do?
There are a number: Of other medications for bowel movement, including the magic bullet if you are looking for suppository meds. If oral is preferred, can consider miralax, magnesium citrate for short term use only. Do you use any narcotic medications? These obviously can slow bowels and there is a new peripheral acting only Narcan that doesn't block pain but does clear bowels of opioid issues. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulging sac: This is a developmental malformation of the nervous system where the normal posterior structures do not form properly. Usually a bulging sac is seen in the back which contains the 'meningocele'. They can leak causing meningitis and are usually surgically fixed. The kids however are not otherwise symptomatic as apposed to the myelomeningocele patients. Spinal deformity present. ...Read more
Chiary II.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). Symptoms: lower extremity paresis, hydrocephalus, bowel/bladder control impairement, inability to indipendently ambulate. ...Read more
Health aniexty constant symptoms how do I no if I'm really ill my family say I'm fine but I don't believe them ?
U R Really Suffering: Living in a state of perpetual doubt takes its toll. And your primitive brain regions, in an effort to protect you from harm, are sounding a steady stream of false alarms. But those same primitive brain regions are very convincing as they are so freaked out. The higher thinking areas of your brain sound exhausted by this. Suggest learning about ocd - how it works. See: http://bit.Ly/15ggecx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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