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Taxol And Permanent Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy. ...Read more
My mom is undergoing chemotherapy-currently taxol- for breast cancer-is neuropathy that comes and goes a normal side effect?
Doctors will never admit the, damage cipro has done too me, the FDA says it causes permanent periphial neuropathy., so wouldn't that be a start HELP!!
Neuropathy: can be caused by many conditions. Often time there are more than one contributing factors. A good starting point would be to have a good NCV performed to help characterize the type and severity of the disorder. Once you know the extent to which there is demyelination vs axonal injury you can get to the bottom of things by excluding all treatable causes / conditions. ...Read more
Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?
Depends: Taxanes may cause permanent neuropathy in any patient although uncommon. There is increased intolerance to taxanes and preexisting sensory neuropathy. Unless the individual is effected by hereditary neuropathy I am not aware of any data suggesting an increased risk just because the family is affected. Whether taxanes can be replaced depends on disease and for what purpose it is used. ...Read more
I had bilateral sagittal split osteotomy surgery recently. My inf alv nerve was torn but was reconnected during surgery. I have numbness and an intense burning sensation. I this healing or neuropathy? Permanent or temporary?
Too soon to tell.: At this point in your surgical recovery, your body is going through a lot of healing. There will be discomfort from the procedue itself. Numbness and burning pain are both typical of nerve injury, even if that nerve has been repaired. Nerves heal very slowly. It is too soon to know how long you will have the discomfort, but likely these feelings are not permanent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible ( for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is neuropathy in your hand permanent? I had shingles to break out on my left during the month of august, the rash has cleared up. Since then it has turned into neuropathy. My question is what is your best recommendation for treatment? I can't bend my inde
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