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Elbow soft tissue atrophy after cortisone injections. What kind of more damage can be made for hand because of this and what is the treatment?

Elbow soft tissue atrophy after cortisone injections. What kind of more damage can be made for hand because of this and what is the  treatment?

Steroid injections: Too many steroid injections can weaken the tissues and once this occurs, the damage is done. Tendons have been known to rupture after too many cortisone shots. The main treatment is to avoid any future steroid shots or placing of undue stress on the elbow. An orthopedic specialist can advise you further. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Is there anything that can be done to regain breast tissue after atrophy caused by cessation of lactation?

Breast tissue: I feel for you! My 42 year old daughter has breast cancer and metastases. She will recover. You don't have cancer as I gather but you can certainly regain breast tissue of some sort. Please see your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness, falls and connective tissue disorder ?

Mild to moderate cerebellar vermian atrophy  in 51 year old female. Recent history of unsteadiness,  falls and connective tissue disorder ?

Comments: A common cause of cerebellar vermin atrophy is history of alcohol nutritional occurrence, and this variety might respond to thiamine 50-100 mg daily. Your imbalance is likely secondary to this. Connective tissue disease may be an underlying cause, but this will require further investigation to pin down. Physical therapy gait training may well help your unsteadiness. Ankle weights often aide. ...Read more

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Grwth hormone generates growth of new cells and tissue (fact), even brain tissue. So, can long term use also help redvlop a 1sided atrophied testicle?

Grwth hormone generates growth of new cells and tissue (fact), even brain tissue. So, can long term use also help redvlop a 1sided atrophied testicle?

Not at all: There is no approval commercially that I am aware of for the use of growth hormone for any length of time to help redevelop atrophy of any tissue, organ, or side of the body. There is certainly a lot of hype of using it for such thing and sports athletes have been the primary reason why such bad information gets to the public but there is no medical basis nor approval to use it as such. ...Read more

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Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Ankle Fusion: Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) absolutely will atrophy certain muscles in the foot and leg, as there is no further motion in the ankle joint. This limits the amount of contracture and use of the muscle, which leads to muscle wasting and atrophy. Also, you will not return the blood to your heart as effectively, as you rely on skeletal muscle to push the blood back to the heart (Venous insufficiency) ...Read more

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What positiv effects has HGH on testicular tissue/ size? (Left pelvic-testis pain, left atrophy, MRI no findings, possible infection take doxycyclin).

What positiv effects has HGH on testicular tissue/ size? (Left pelvic-testis pain, left atrophy, MRI no findings, possible infection take doxycyclin).

Here are some ...: The available history indicates you have undergone a substantial imaging and hormonal studies and treatments for ?missed left testis, ?pain in left side of pelvis, etc. So, it makes most sense for you to direct all concerns to the treating Doc. Known to most, HGH use is only approved for rare conditions in children and adults; its general use as touted online has not proved, as it has seemed. ...Read more

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What are +ve effects of HGH on testicular tissue/ size? (Left pelvic-testis pain, left atrophy, MRI no findings, possible infection take doxycycline.)

Please help ...: Please help me to know what "+ve" means so I may answer your question. Being unable to understand an abbreviation as such leads me to feel a wider generation gap. Help; thank you. ...Read more

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Is there specific blood test that detects peyronies disease?Can person attain erection if scar tissue is damaged?What reason can it cause penis atropy

Is there specific blood test that detects peyronies disease?Can person attain erection if scar tissue is damaged?What reason can it cause penis atropy

Here are some ...: Peyronie's disease is a clinical diagnosis based on the Hx on the onset, evolution, & progress of penile culture and the physical palpable plaque in the penis, and there has been no known blood test linking to its occurrence and progession. For most cases, no traceable Hx could be identified although few may have Hx of penile injury during "violent" sex. More? Ask urologist timely; best wish... ...Read more

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What does global atrophy in a child mean ?

What does global atrophy in a child mean ?

Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused by metabolic, mitochondrial, or other genetic disorder. This will affect longterm development. Other causes of global atrophy are toxins, malnutrition, epilepsy, encephalomyopathies, or any number of severe infectious insults to the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

Several: You mean atrophic vaginitis.Symptoms include dryness, soreness, white malodorous discharge due to infection,painful intercourse. sometimes bleeding in post menopause. Estrogens are helpful. If you have these symptoms see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

Thin skin: Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner contributing to more atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions of the testicle are sperm and testosterone production. Fortunately, if the other testicle is normal, then there should be no impact on overal fertility or hormone levels. It's important to protect the remaining testicle if playing contact sports. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more

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Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Brain atrophy: Atrophy of the cerebral cortex is often seen on ct scans of elderly people who have no significant cognitive problems. Therefore that ct scan finding often has no clinical significance except for ageing. If you have further concerns about cerebral atrophy, a neurologist or psychologist can do a mental status evaluation to further check for any cognitive loss. ...Read more

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What is bifrontal atrophy?

What is bifrontal atrophy?

Atophy means loss: Of structure or wasting. I assume this is in reference to brain imaging, so they are saying the front portion of the brain on both sides has lost volume. ...Read more

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What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

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What is cerebral atrophy?

What is cerebral atrophy?

Shrinkage: A certain amount of atrophy occurs as we age. When atrophy is excessive or is very focused in a specific region of the brain it can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder. For example, in alzheimer's disease focal atrophy can sometimes be seen in the inner part of the temporal lobes (memory regions). In frontotemporal dementia the atrophy is in frontal and/or temporal lobes. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more