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What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

Don't do it again: Cerebral contusions (bruising) in the brain is usually tolerated okay if it's not too severe. But as each subsequent head injury is cumulative and exponential in it's effects, you only wan this once in your life! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

What does getting broken elbow mean in the long run?

Depends: Witout knowing more about the fracture, long term consequences cannot be predicted. Some elbow fractures will heal and after rehab will have no long-rem problems. Others, especially those with significant joint damage cause loss of motion and possible post-traumatic arthrosis. You should did the fracture with your physician. ...Read more

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What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

What does getting hepatoblastoma mean in the long run?

Fight for survival: Hepatoblastoma-most common cancerous liver tumor affecting children from infancy to about 5 years of age. As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival vary greatly from child to child.Prompt medical attention, aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis.Continuous follow-up care is very important because side effects of radiation/chemo may occur, as well as second malignancies. ...Read more

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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

Worse next time: There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus. Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

See below;: Monocytes - How high? Slight elevation is not meaningful. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. Pneumonia- It depends on the cause of pneumonia, underlying lung disease, immune status and treatment given. Under favorable circumstances a person should recover in less than a week. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. What foes that mean and how does this affect future pregnancy. Still having pain in hand?

Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. What foes that mean and how does this affect future pregnancy. Still having pain in hand?

Clot in RA: The radial artery has be clotted off, and now there is scarring (chronic thrombosis) present with no flow through the artery. This may contribute to hand pain, but will not affect future pregnancy. Trauma, access through the radial artery with needle stick, clot from upstream artery may be some of causes. Best to see your doctor who can advise you after examining area. ...Read more

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I know that aortic aneurysm is a general term for swelling of the aorta. How does this affect my blood flow?

I know that aortic aneurysm is a general term for swelling of the aorta. How does this affect my blood flow?

Blood flow unaffecte: Main risk of aortic aneursym is rupture with increasing size. Rarely blood flow may be impaired with thrombus or blood clot formation in abdominal aneursym. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have the spinal cord swell? Why can the spinal cord swell, and how long can it last? What risks/damage does this create?

What does it mean to have the spinal cord swell? Why can the spinal cord swell, and how long can it last?  What risks/damage does this create?

Damage to cord: Swelling in the spinal cord occurs after injury just like in other parts of the body. The injury can come due to compression (transient or continuous), infarction (lose blood supply), tumor, inflammatory disease, infection and other causes. How long it lasts depends on what the cause is and if it's treated properly. Damage depends on location (cervical, thoracic, lumbar): paralysis, sensory etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a DVT in lower leg to travel to the lungs? Does this happen often?

How long does it take for a DVT in lower leg to travel to the lungs? Does this happen often?

Can be sudden: If a clot breaks off it can travel to the lungs suddenly. Some leg clots are more dangerous than others. A vascular surgeon is best suited to evaluate, treat and follow dvt's. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

What does it mean when a lot of veins show in your hands?

It is normal: I agree with dr morrison thin people without much body fat hand veins show more & also as we age our normal hand veins show more as skin thins. They dont need to be treated but they can be treated or closed with sclerotherapy if they are a cosmetic concern, it usually takes 2-4 sessions for cosmetic results. See a phlebologist, a vein specialist who does many of these treatments. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more

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What would cause cerebral atrophy in my 5 yr girl. What is the long term affect on her?

What would cause cerebral atrophy in my 5 yr girl. What is the long term affect on her?

Likely congenital: There are numerous both congenital and genetic conditions, and unclear as to significance base upon your information. Suggest visit to pediatric neurologist or Concierge consult online with one of our pediatric experts. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have valve damage in the vein of calf? Previous DVT and has apls.

What does it mean to have valve damage in the vein of calf? Previous DVT and has apls.

Damaged Valves: Damage to valves in veins usually refers to the valve no longer functioning appropriately. The valves open and close and allow blood to go against gravity. When the valve is "damaged" It no longer closes all the way and blood can go the opposite way under gravity. This is called venous insufficiency. May or may not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 2/3 of a broken back?

What does it mean to have 2/3 of a broken back?

Columns: I suspect you must have fractured two of the three 'columns' of a spinal vertebra: the anterior column, middle column, and posterior column. The stability of a fracture is determined by which columns have been compromised and dictates whether a fracture requires treatment with a brace, a specialized injection, or a surgery (like a spinal fusion). ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from surgery for an avm that was located in the cerebellum?

How long does it take to fully recover from surgery for an avm that was located in the cerebellum?

Depends : Of course the best person to ask is your neurosurgeon who performed your surgery. Depending on the extent of your surgery, the amount of resection necessary, the success of the avm removal, your recovery, etc., your recovery will be dependent on all those factors. ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

Severe pain: A dislocated hip causes severe pain and no weight bearing or walking. ...Read more

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If a person had a stroke on the left side of the brain, does that usually mean he/she can no longer speak?

If a person had a stroke on the left side of the brain, does that usually mean he/she can no longer speak?

Not necessarily: While it is true that the left side of the brain usually houses are "speech centers", not everyone with a stroke on the left side will lose their speech. It really depends on the size of the stroke and the location of the damage. There are strokes that will affect speech production but preserve speech comprehension and others which will do the opposite. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a minor cuncussion assuming that is what the doctors meant, on the brain. With just a little blood on the brain.

How long does it take to get over a minor cuncussion assuming that is what the doctors meant, on the brain. With just a little blood on the brain.

Concussion: A "minor" concussion is usually recovered from quickly - with the presence of blood that can delay things a bit but normally the patient is back to normal within 2-3 months if not sooner. ...Read more

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