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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Transverse Furrows

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17years girl has subacute transvere myclopatby.What is its treatment?

17years girl has subacute transvere myclopatby.What is its treatment?

Consult a good neuro: A good neurologist can help address your questions. Transverse myelitis is a serious disease and can cause paralysis...Steroids are commonly used but it is best you take an expert's advice. ...Read more

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Five months since i suffered a transverse process fracture. Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back. What is this and treatment ?

Five months since i suffered a transverse process fracture.  Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back.  What is this and treatment ?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs into the buttock like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause, an MRI can be very helpful. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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A few months ago i suffered a L3 transverse process fracture and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since. What is this and treatment?

A few months ago i suffered a  L3 transverse process fracture  and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since.  What is this and treatment?

Transverseprocess Fx: A transverse process fracture typically does not cause buttock pain. It mgiht be due to some soft tissue injury adjacent to it, or there might be something else... An MRI could exclude an occult disc herniation or other problem.... ...Read more

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Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more

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Should cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?

Should cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?

Talk to doctor: You need to find why it is needed. Sometimes cortisone shot is used to reduce the acute inflammation which may cause too much discomfort. At other times it is used to slow down the healing process which may lead to excessive scarring. This is not my specialty and thus you need to discuss this issue with your own doctor ...Read more

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Where can I get a more holistic approach to severe pain in lower leg and foot? I had an episode of transverse myelitis in late 2005 which affected my lower extremities from waist down.After treatment & rehab, i regained use of my legs but continued to exp

Needless : Needless to say, i assume the cause of your transverse myelitis was investigated, and you don't have an underlying infection. That being said, have you tried acupuncture? Also, one of the hard lessons we have learned from pain management clinics is that the mistake we continue to make in trying to manage pain is we try one thing, when that doesn't work or isn't enough, we abandon that and try something else. When that isn't enough, we abandon that and then do something else. What we should be doing is add a different treatment modality to the first, and if that's not enough, add a third, and so on. It turns out that 2+2=5 when it comes to pain management, and it might take a combination of medication, physical therapy, tens treatment, acupuncture and perhaps a trigger point or spinal injection to get you to a point where you can live comfortably. I hope this advice helps you. Chronic pain is extremely difficult to live with. Good luck. ...Read more

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No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

Depends: Hi JonT Sorry to hear about you have been struggling with your health. It really depends on your diagnosis. What you described are clinical and exam findings. Diagnoses are made through consideration of all the data. We typically try to prioritize treatment of the underlying illness before symptom treatment with the thought that if we can fix the illness, the symptoms will go away. Hope this helps ...Read more

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L1-2-3 Transverse process FX 6 weeks ago. Feel better,but now my up/mid back is stiff and have mild pain. Do i need Therapy/Massage now?

L1-2-3 Transverse process FX 6 weeks ago. Feel better,but now my up/mid back is stiff and have mild pain. Do i need  Therapy/Massage now?

Yes: you need to see either a spine doctor ,that will recommend a specific exercise and therapy. or you can go to physical therapy specialist,and they can recommend a special stretching,and strengthening exercise,and therapy. message will be included in your therapy,but be careful if you go directly to a message parlor they might hurt you. ...Read more

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I'm in pain and i don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopedists and interventional pain doctors are just some of the specialties that could help you with your pain. ...Read more

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Will i die without treatment. Its been t years and i can hardly function anymore?

Please share more: info. It sounds like you are in a tough place. However, we don't know which condition you are referring to. Please consider submitting again with clarification. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the dangers if any for i.F.C treatment? Who should or shouldn't have it done?

What are the dangers if any for i.F.C treatment?  Who should or shouldn't have it done?

Contraindications: Ifc should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers & near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women. This modality should be avoided where there is any possible risk of tumor metastasis. Arterial ds & DVT may have increased risk of emboli; current may increase infected areas; large open wounds may concentrate the current & distort the if field; ifc may worsen skin conditions in treated area. ...Read more

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I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

R u on max meds?: If you are on a maximal medical program such as nitrates , beta blockers and anti platelets and your already on the newer agent Ranexa (ranolazine) then eecp is a nice option . If no other revascularization options are available such as angioplasty or bypass then( if a candidate qualifies) then transplant may be an option for refractory angina. ...Read more

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Will problem go away on its own without any treatment i don't have medical insurance right now but will soon thanks

Will problem go away on its own without any treatment i don't have medical insurance right now but will soon thanks

Depends on problem: Unfortunately medical care can be expensive. There are resources out there available if you need to be seen. If it is an emergency, you must go to the nearest emergency room - they have to take care of you. If not emergency, consider a free clinic or the health department . http://nafcclinics.org/clinics/search. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

Increased infections: If your are taking ivig, stopping it may increase the frequency and severity of infections. However, people with mild cvid and good antibody production may do fine the life-style changes (good rest and nutrition) only. Be sure to get a flu shot. ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more