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What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial deviation repetitively or a significant lift resisting this motion. Secondly inflammatory processes like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can weaken the tendon prior to tear. Finally an old fracture or RA with prominent ulna can compromise the ecu tendon. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

Retinal traction: Most retinal rears are caused by traction on the retina by the vitreous gel, sometimes in association with weaknesses in the retina related to high eye nearsightedness, retinal injuries, old retinal scarring, etc. As the eye ages, the vitreous gel naturally liquifies and detatches from the retina, a posterior retinal detachment. Residual areas of traction can cause retinal tears/detachment. ...Read more

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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Rare: Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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What causes small tears on vaginal area?

What causes small tears on vaginal area?

Depends on age, etc: In young, healthy adults, vaginal tears are usually related to trauma (rough or under-lubricated intercourse) or infection such as a yeast infection. Yeast infections are also common in infants and children. As we enter menopause, hormone changes can cause severe dryness and skin tearing, and again leave us more susceptible to infection. Other skin conditions and medications may also cause tearing. ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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How do meniscal tears cause sudden locking?

How do meniscal tears cause sudden locking?

Tear is loose piece: The piece can flip into positions that prevent the joint from fully opening or closing - thus locking it. ...Read more

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Can a fall off a bicycle cause a tear in the aorta?

Can a fall off a bicycle cause a tear in the aorta?

Unlikely but possible: Any serious deceleration can cause traumatic disruption of the aorta. More commonly motor vehicle collisions, but I have seen a bicycle collision do it. ...Read more

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Over stretching - can it cause micro tears, and how can they be avoided?

Over stretching - can it cause micro tears, and how can they be avoided?

Yes: Overstretching can cause tears to muscle fibers and tendons. Avoid it by making sure your muscles are warmed up and softer and stretch very slowly. Slow and gradual to increase elasticity. Avoid quick stretching like bouncing further into a stretch. ...Read more

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Even though some small retinal tears don't cause detachment, if a small tear was to cause one, how long would it take, what's the average time?

Even though some small retinal tears don't cause detachment, if a small tear was to cause one, how long would it take, what's the average time?

Retinal tears: Time till detachment depends on many factors such as location, cause of tear, your age: can take minutes to never. Average depends on above but recommend treatment asap. ...Read more

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There is a tear part of my hymen and I can see a small hole on it and its slightly painful, what causes this and what should I do? Still a Virgin btw

There is a tear part of my hymen and I can see a small hole on it and its slightly painful, what causes this and what should I do? Still a Virgin btw

You don't need to: Do anything unless it is bothering you. A female's hymen is not likely to be competely intact at age 18. If there were no holes in the hymen - blood would not be able to exit the body during your period. On the other hand, If you are having continual pain - get it checked out. ...Read more

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What antibiotic causes a tear in the achillies tendon?

What antibiotic causes a tear in the achillies tendon?

Possibly Levaquin (levofloxacin): There have been reports of a very small percentage of people taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) who have developed tendonitis and Achilles tendon tears or rupture. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cutting wrists cause tfcc tear?

Help please! Could cutting wrists cause tfcc tear?

Doubtful: The tfcc is a cartilage and ligamentous complex that extends from the ulnar styloid to the ulnar border of the radius and acts to stabilize the distal radial ulnar joint. It is deep within the wrist joint and cutting your wrists would not affect this structure. It is typically injured secondary to a fall on hyper extended wrist or with repetitive trauma. ...Read more

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Why does shoulder impingment/ parial tear cause more pain at night?

Why does shoulder impingment/ parial tear cause more pain at night?

Sleeping in a: Comfortable position sometimes involves stretching the shoulder which would be painful. If the pain interferes with sleeping then the orthopedist may recommend advancing therapy. ...Read more

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Since birth and delivery, I have pain during and after sex because it causes a tear, what should I do?

Since birth and delivery, I have pain during and after sex because it causes a tear, what should I do?

Dilators, estrogen: Sorry to hear you are having pain. You may want to see your doctor about this. Sometimes vaginal estrogen will help you heal. There are also vaginal dilators that can help you adjust to having intercourse again after giving birth. Here is a good website devoted to sexual pain where you can purchase the dilators, if you desire: https://www. Vaginismus. Com/products/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will sitting on a plane for 4 hours cause further damage to dulging disc and annual tear low back aside from pain?

Will sitting on a plane for 4 hours cause further damage to dulging disc and annual tear low back aside from pain?

Not likely: While sitting in one position may indeed exacerbate symptoms from the condition, it is not likely that it is actually going to worsen the underlying condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of micro tears in skin on face?? How do I heal them??? What really causes them?? How to know if I have them or not??

What are the symptoms of micro tears in skin on face?? How do I heal them??? What really causes them?? How to know if I have them or not??

Sagging skin: Micro tears may be unpersivable, at times they manifest by sagging or atrophy stretch marks
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Is there an underlying cause to numerous meniscus tears over time? I'm a healthy, active 32 year old female who has had multiple tears over 14 years

Is there an underlying cause to numerous meniscus tears over time? I'm a healthy, active 32 year old female who has had multiple tears over 14 years

No specific cause: There is not likely a specific underlying cause. Once a knee has an injury, it is no longer a stable as it once was and has a higher risk of re-injury. As you injury it multiple times that re-injury risk goes up. At times genetics can play a role as can being involved in the same activities that caused the injury in the first place. Furthermore, body mechanics can be a factor. ...Read more

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What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials in the event of a rupture or injury. ...Read more