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What Causes An Avm To Develop In The Fetus
There are many cause: Fliud on the brain may be the result of a blockage to the outflow of cerebro-spinal fliud as it leaves the ventricles in which case it is refered to as hydrocephalus..Either communicating or non-communicating. Fluid on the brain may also refer to accumulation of fluid out side the surface of the brain in the sub-dural space...Aka: subdural hematoma. ...Read more
Leucodystrophy: Vlcfa stands for very long chain fatty acids. This is the finding in patients with a certain form of leucodystrophy. They may have disorder of adrenal function as well. Usually male and usually progressive. Special labs are available to measure these levels. There are treatments available for some forms. You need to discuss these issues with your doctors. ...Read more
Forceps brain injury: Usually would not result in br injury, also count in time duration from full dilation to forceps use. Difficulty from forcep delivery add up to total trauma + times suffering low oxygenation. Symptoms would not appear till late if just cognitive weakness, if physical trauma-brain bleed sx would be immediate (reflexes + respiration adequacy + tonus of muscles..). ...Read more
Seisures dued to a tumor in the brain . What is the risk of of surgery what is some questions that i can ask?
Can one have an MRI of the plevis if one has a pacemaker? Is there a risk that the leads to the heart could be damaged?
Can genome sequencing help to reveal the cause of an intellectual disability? How can an 'unknown cause' of it be eventually clarified?
Yes: Causes of Intellectual Disability are: Chromosomal-30%, CNS malformations-15%, Congenital syndromes-5%, Metabolic-5%, Acquired-15%, Unknown-25-38%. Genetic testing revealed cause in 50% of these cases. Notably numerous other tests are important to diagnosis as well. Recent advances in cytogenetic & molecular genetic testing will lead to improved diagnosis & lower the % of unknowns in future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the worst structure to injure that may potentially expose a fetus to the mother's Rh type?
The placenta?: Usually sensitization takes place getting born. Early separation might increase the risk. ...Read more
Great question!: You are correct that there seem to be differences in the brains of transgender vs non-transgender folks. It may be related to hormone exposure early in development, but this is an area where we really don't have an answer yet. We do know, however, that being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice" any more than it is to be cis-gender (non-transgender). LGromkoMD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flip side of coin: We presume hormones, & brain systems regulating them, R responsible 4how bodies develop sex characteristics. But hormones behave in complex ways & their production is affected by genetic makeup + external factors- incl bacterial cultures we carry on us! The systems & factors that make someone identify as transgender vs "cisgender" (body matches gender w/ which they identify) R likely the very same ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pelvic vascular congestion with prominent vessels in the periuterine area? What types of symptoms will pelvic vascular congestion cause? And what should be done to treat the condition?
Pelvic congestion: Pelvic congestion is related to to incompetent valves in the ovarian veins allowing venous reflux causing venous pelvic engorged veins. They can be asymptomatic or cause pelvic aching/pain. When they are symptomatic they can be treated through a minimally invasive procedure by blocking off the veins by an interventional radiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause the plaque in heart arteries to SUDDENLY rupture then form a clot then cause a Heart Attack? what are the reasons behind rupturing? Thank you.
Read this: Good summary article: http://cardiovascres.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/2/369Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the possibility of death when you have brain damage to the left side of your brain after a hemorrhage stroke?
Relative term: it depends on location and size and many many other factors. ...Read more
Can you explain the causes and consequences of a stroke, relate to the nervous system and explain what happens there?
Simple concepts: Stroke involves blood flow to brain and if blocked, brain tissue dies causing symptoms such as unilateral paralysis, or speech deficit. Causes may include hypertension, smoking, high blood lipids, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, but also, could be secondary to primary cardiac problem. ...Read more
See below: In general, in any location, an aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of the artery resulting in a ballooning or enlargement of that portion of the artery, and not necessarily a blockage of the artery. An embolism would be a blood clot that forms and travels to the inside of a blood vessel causing an internal blockage of the vessel. ...Read more
No way to tell: You can't tell this. Any exposure can pose a risk. ...Read more
Can a octreotide scan be able to detect any abnormality of the structure of the heart or any heart disease?
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