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What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

Pain: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine can cause neck pain as well as symptoms in the arm (radiculopathy) with pain, weakness and numbness. Sometimes, compression of the spinal cord can cause myelopathy. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can cause a cancer in the jaw , and what are the symptoms?

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What can cause a cancer in the jaw , and what are the symptoms?

Various: The symptom would be a mass on the jaw. Cancerous mass on the jaw can be caused by a growth on the jaw bone itself -i.e. Bone cancer; or can be caused by a growth of the lymphatic gland around the jaw area- and this can be a manifestation of lymphoma or cancer spreading from a cancer that is originated on the head and neck area. However, infection/inflammation can also cause swelling on the jaw. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured?

What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured?

Acute?: In acute bronchitis, symptoms include cold symptoms, cough with sputum production, fever, body aches, shortness of breath. If it is due to bacterial infection, antibiotics are used and if it is a viral infection, it will run its course over a few days to week or so. Your doctor can tell the difference. There is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of PID and how is it diagnosed?

What are the common symptoms of PID and how is it diagnosed?

Infection: PID is also known as pelvic inflammatory disease and causes a lot of pelvic pain and can be associated with a purulent vaginal discharge or bleeding and fever. Often the abdomen is very tender and you can have pain in the right upper quadrant because of inflammation around the liver ( Fitzhugh- Curtis syndrome). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

See below: The most common presenting complaint in people with lymphoma is painless adenopathy, or a persistently swollen lymph node. Other complaints can be fever, night sweats, or weight loss. Detection is either through a swollen node or imaging showing enlarged nodes. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. There's no prevention. Treatment will involve chemotherapy and may or may not include radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

Early stage 95%: With early detection of uterine cancer , with radical surgery , advanced current chemoradiation the cure will be will be 95% for 5 year survival. Stage ii of uterine cancer is confined to uterus with cervix involvement but no spread to lymph nodes. For stage ii it will be 70%. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured naturally?

What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured naturally?

Your body does that: Cough is predominant symptom and vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several wks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

Pain, burning: Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especially with percussion. Also, pyelonephritis (as a kidney infection is known) is often associated with high fever. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Very real: Here's a legitimate respected site. More is recently being understood. It's very real and varies from person to person. Like many conditions, emotional issues can underlay or overlay it and complicate the picture. It takes a while for some Doctors to get up-to-date on research, so be careful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enlarged adenoids and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of enlarged adenoids and how is it treated?

Nasalobstruction: Symptoms include but not limited to: nasal , obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, recurrent sinus infection, ear infection and middle ear fluid causing diminished hearing. Treatment depend on age, severity of symptoms and size of adenoid. Treating underlying infection and nasal steroid spray may help, but adenoidectomy ( adenoid removal) is usually recommended if severely enlaerged adenoid. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?

What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?

No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lung cancer? And what is the process of getting rid of it or is it curable? Can you live with one lung?

What are the side effects of lung cancer? And what is the process of getting rid of it or is it curable? Can you live with one lung?

Multiple: Lung cancer effects can either be local, due to the location of the cancer, or distant, due to metastasis or spread. Once diagnosed, treatment is focused on removal or chemotherapy and /or radiation if not removable. Cure is generally based on the stage of the cancer at presentation. You can live with one lung quite well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?

What are the symptoms of andropause in men?   Can it cause panic attacks and chills?  And what is the average length of duration?  What can be done?

Low libido: Andropause, or low t with ageing can show up with low libido, weight gain, hot flushes and many other ways. Get a blood test and talk with your doctor. Make sure he/she checks a psa at same text if you're over 40. ...Read more

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What type of surgery do they do for early degenerative spondylosis that is mainly in the c4-c6 areas?

What type of surgery do they do for early degenerative spondylosis that is mainly in the c4-c6 areas?

See below: This depends on your symptoms. Since you are on quite a bit of pain meds i assume that you have significant pain. Still, it's probably too early to do surgery on mild degenerative changes. Do you have any other symptoms? Physical therapy & pain management would help. There is also a full range of cervical spinal blocks that can be done as well. Consult with your dr, a neurosurgeon or pain doctor. ...Read more

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At what age do people usually start to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis? How common is it in the feet and ankles?

At what age do people usually start to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis? How common is it in the feet and ankles?

Depends : Depends on your health status and underlying diseases. It would be unusual at your age and we want to make sure it's not an inflammatory arthritis. You may need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding.Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

Usually unknown: When you say nph, i believe you are referring to normal pressure hydrocephalus. This is usually idiopathic and occurs in up to 500, 000 people in the U.S. The diagnosis may be made clinically when patients have the clinical triad of memory, gait, and bladder control problems. This in combination with ct/mri scans that demonstrate large cerebral ventricles. Other tests like CSF drainage may help. ...Read more

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