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Lump right side of neck. Ultrasound report rec. CT, CT normal. Valsalva maneuver shows slightly larger IJV on that side. No other symptoms. What next?

Lump right side of neck. Ultrasound report rec. CT, CT normal. Valsalva maneuver shows slightly larger IJV on that side. No other symptoms. What next?

See ENT doctor: You must have seen at least one doctor if you have had those tests. As the problem is still there and unresolved, see an ENT specialist for his/her evaluation ...Read more

Valsalva Maneuver (Definition)

The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if ...Read more


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What happens when I do a valsalva maneuver?

Valsalva: Doing a valsalva maneuver will equalize the pressure between ears and sinuses if the area is not filled with mucus or swollen. It is also called "clearing your ears". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: valsalva maneuver?

See below: The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. ...Read more

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A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?

A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?

Any thing: That increases pressure eg. Coughing, V/m, bending forward may cause pain in back if u have heniated disc. Other signs are pain going to legs, numbness in legs. If any mucle weakness occurs that is an emergency should see an ortho md ...Read more

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Why is the murmur of hocm louder on valsalva maneuver?

Why is the murmur of hocm louder on valsalva maneuver?

Anything: That decreases venous return leads to a reduction in volume to the heart. These changes will effect the intensity of murmurs. With the valsalva there ia a transient/ brief increase in output. The straining portion decreases venous return and will increase the intensity of the murmur. Heart rate will also increase. Standing abruptly will do the same. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a lot of nausea while performing a valsalva maneuver?

Is it normal to experience a lot of nausea while performing a valsalva maneuver?

Soemtimes: When some people swallow or bear down, the vagus nerve is overly stimulated and creates a nausea sensation. Usually this person has an excessive gag reflex as well. Try not to do a valsalva maneuver unnecessarily.. ...Read more

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How to perform a Valsalva Maneuver for SVT? If it didn't work, what other maneuver that I can do safely?

How to perform a Valsalva Maneuver for SVT? If it didn't work, what other maneuver that I can do safely?

Valsalva: A valsalva maneuver is bearing down as if having a bowel movement, or forceful exhalation against a closed airway as in closing mouth pinching nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. Also massaging the carotid artery just under the angle of the jaw can arrest svt but do this sitting down or laying down as the drop in pulse can be dramatic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Need to be able to: If you aren't able to valsalva then you should not be diving. Over-pressure from too aggressive a valsalva can damage the ear however. ...Read more

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How does valsalva maneuver slow the heart rate down? What's the mechanism?

How does valsalva maneuver slow the heart rate down? What's the mechanism?

The valsalva does: Not slow the heart rate. It increases the heart rate during the time of increase in intrathoracic pressure due to restricted venous return. Wikipedia has a nice and easy to understand description: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver.
If you mean slowing or breaking an episode of SVT it is from compensatory increased vagal tone. ...Read more

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What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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I tried the Valsalva maneuver to lower my HR due to drinking caffeine it from 90 to 75. But it made me kinda lightheaded and foggy. Why is that?

I tried the Valsalva maneuver to lower my HR due to drinking caffeine it from 90 to 75. But it made me kinda lightheaded and foggy. Why is that?

Physiology!: Great physiology question! When performing a valsalva maneuver, pressure in your chest rises which impedes venous return to the heart and leads to a decrease in stroke volume/cardiac output. This can lead to a transient feeling of dizziness. The effect should only last seconds. ...Read more

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I hit my head 2 days ago with the door with no consequences, yesterday after a valsalva maneuver I got yellow fluid from one nostril, what do I do?

I hit my head 2 days ago with the door with no consequences, yesterday after a valsalva maneuver I got yellow fluid from one nostril, what do I do?

Probably: NOT related events!

Look for nose itself as a source of yellow fluid??? sinus drainage???? infection

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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If I have ear pain from ETD and what feels like excess pressure is the valsalva maneuver a bad idea?

If I have ear pain from ETD and what feels like excess pressure is the valsalva maneuver a bad idea?

ET Dysfunction: Once the issues behind the ET dysfunction are solved (infection, allergy, virus, etc) (not before) then it's important to start clearing you ears with a Valsalva menuver - I am a DAN (Divers Alert Network) physician and see numerous scuba divers who can't clear their ears. We undertake to diagnose and fix the issues then they can start to Valsalva again (required in diving). ...Read more

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Valsalva maneuver resulted in ear barotrauma? What do I do? I was conjested &tried to rid blockage. Now there's pain and discomfort inside my right ear

Valsalva maneuver resulted in ear barotrauma? What do I do? I was conjested &tried to rid blockage. Now there's pain and discomfort inside my right ear

Ear pain: Hi, I believe you might have an Obstruction or blockage of the eustachian tube resulting in a negative middle ear pressure, with retraction (sucking in) of the eardrum membrane which is uncomfortable, you should see an MD for evaluation to make sure u have no infection, also evaluate for sign of allergy, you might benefit from a short course of Prednisone. ...Read more

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Can performing the valsalva maneuver while weightlifting exacerbate normal leakage across the valves of the heart if a murmur already exists?

Can performing the valsalva maneuver while weightlifting exacerbate normal leakage across the valves of the heart if a murmur already exists?

Yes it could: It is a long explanation but you should continue to breath during lifting and avoid grunting and holding breath ...Read more

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Is it safe to perform the Valsalva maneuver while I have an ear infection? (plugging my nose and blowing to pop my ears). The discomfort is really bad, but I don't want to try it if it could make the pain worse or cause damage.

Valsalva maybe: If you have negative pressure in the middle ear space, gentle Valsalva might provide relief. If you have positive pressure, could make it worse. How do you know you have an ear infection? I'd discuss with someone who has examined your ears and seem your ear drums. ...Read more

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Used too much pressure doing nasal irrigation. Left ear is clogged. Valsalva maneuver ineffective. Have been taking sudafed. Ineffective?

Used too much pressure doing nasal irrigation. Left ear is clogged. Valsalva maneuver ineffective. Have been taking sudafed. Ineffective?

May need time: It may take a few days to weeks for the fluid to clear. Avoid irrigation for now but could continue sudafed. If the hearing is affected or continues for >4 weeks would see ENT to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?

I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?

Yes but. .: Weightlifting, breath holding and being upside down will cause an increase in the pressure in the eye temporarily. So also will rubbing the eyes and any other activity which puts actual pressure on the eye. These effects are temporary and your having controlled glaucoma should not be an issue. Pressure has to be elevated for a long time to cause damage. ...Read more

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What is the best maneuver for vertigo when I only get symptoms when lying on my left side? I don't want to dislodge other crystals to worsen vertigo

What is the best maneuver for vertigo when I only get symptoms when lying on my left side? I don't want to dislodge other crystals to worsen vertigo

Epley: Epley otocanalith respositioning maneuver which is best done by your neurologist in the office the 1st time around; once you learn the proper technique you can do the same exercise at home on your own until the vertigo has been gone for more than 1 day. ...Read more

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Will I need any medicine for pain when I go for a dix hallpike maneuver?

Will I need any medicine for pain when I go for a dix hallpike maneuver?

No: The dix–hallpike test or nylen-barany test is a diagnostic maneuver used to identify benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, no pain in performing that test. ...Read more

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Can you explain the heimlich maneuver?

Can you explain the heimlich maneuver?

Windpipe obstruction: The heimlich maneuver is a way to assist someone whose throat is blocked with (usually) food and occasionally other stuff. Since they cannot inhale either, they cannot increase the pressure in their chest too much. You reach around them, clench your hands and forcefully compress the chest to get a rush of air to push out the object in the throat. It is a lifesaver and you can be a hero. ...Read more

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If your MRI said that you have a displaced medial menisus root. Would a mcmurray maneuver hurt?

If your MRI said that you have a displaced medial menisus root. Would a mcmurray maneuver hurt?

It is possible: According to some sources, the sensitivity of the mcmurray test for medial meniscus tears is 53% and the specificity is 59%. In a recent study, clinical test results were compared with arthroscopic and/or arthrotomy findings as reference. The clinical test had a sensitivity of 58.5%, a specificity of 93.4%, and the predictive value of a positive result was 82.6%. Thank you. ...Read more

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Why does chondromalacia cause discomfort and popping when making cutting maneuver? When making turns, when pivoting.

Why does chondromalacia cause discomfort and popping when making cutting maneuver? When making turns, when pivoting.

Rough surface: In a normal joint, two smooth cartilage surfaces glide over each other allowing for smooth, gliding motion. In chondromalacia, those smooth surfaces have become rough and irregular. This can cause pain and popping and crunching sounds as the joint goes through motion, this is known as crepitance. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more