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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean If Your Diaphagm Is Paralyzed

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What happens if your diaphragm is half paralyzed? Does it mean that you cannot breathe on your own?

What happens if your diaphragm is half paralyzed? Does it mean that you cannot breathe on your own?

Difficulty breathing: Although the diaphragm is one organ, both sides act almost independently, but they need each other for perfect breathing. A nerve on each side of the heart makes the diaphragm move. If that nerve is injured, that particular side of the diaphragm is paralyzed, making breathing difficult. This may be fixed by a surgery called diaphragm plication, performed by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your vagina is swollen?

What does it mean if your vagina is swollen?

Irritation: This is usually a sign if irritation. This can be from an infection (for example a yeast infection or an STD); trauma; an allergic reaction; etc. Sometimes you need an exam to know what is causing it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

Classical migraine: The variety of migraine which is associated with auras affecting the eyes and results in scintillating scotomata and/ or fortification spectra is called "Classical Migraine" and is far less common than "Common Migraine". ...Read more

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What does it mean if your oxygen is at 91?

What does it mean if your oxygen is at 91?

A little low: Assuming you mean a "pulse ox" result, than 91% means that your are getting 91% oxygen saturation at the tips of your fingers. Normal is 97-100%. As a gauge, medicare guidelines will pay for oxygen if under 88%. If you have asthma or copd, this may be baseline for you? Check with your dr and follow up if your pule ox remains in the low 90's as you want to assure this is followed up on. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor diagonosed paraparesis?

What does it mean if the doctor diagonosed paraparesis?

Usually: Both legs are too weak to stand or walk, indicating most likely a spinal cord issue. The tone and function of sphincters may be affected. Paraplegia means absolute lack of tone, sometimes the next step. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your back is swayed?

What does it mean if your back is swayed?

Maybe nothing: Everyone has a little "sway" in their lumbar spine. This is called lumbar lordosis. Some people have a little more lordosis than others. This could be genetic, but often is seen with poor posture. If you experience pain in your low back be sure to see your physician to see if you're a candidate for physical therapy which may help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

Green stools occur : When the feces transits rapidly through your GI tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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What does is mean when you lose your bladder control?

What does is mean when you lose your bladder control?

Urinary incontinence: This typically means that you have the full control of your bladder function and now experience the involuntary loss of urine. This may be due to many causes but there is treatment is the loss of urine is bothersome, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your stomach is hard?

What exactly does it mean when your stomach is hard?

Nonspecific: That is fairly nonspecific, and could be related to dilated intestines from a variety of causes, or the muscles of the abdominal wall, also from a variety of causes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uvula is elongated?

What does it mean when your uvula is elongated?

ThLongAnTheShortOfIt: It means your uvula is elongated. The uvula is an elongated structure. But if you mean TOO long, then it might irritate your throat or cause you to gag or swallow a lot or feel like there's a goldfish in there. Sometimes it will swell from an allergy, sensitivity or irritation, but with time it will shrink back down; sometimes medication is needed; rarely, surgery. Try ice chips, then your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your fibroids is 2mm?

What does it mean if your fibroids is 2mm?

Nothing: 2mm is very tiny and a fibroid of this size is incapable of causing any symptoms. Fibroids are very common benign tumors, particularly in african-american women. It is estimated that up to 80% of these women of childbearing age have these tumors. 2mm fibroids are what i refer to as "passenger" fibroids. They ride along in the uterus and don't need anything done about them. ...Read more

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What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

What does Macrocytic mean? And what does it mean if your result is +1?

Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stomach is sore?

What does it mean when your stomach is sore?

It depends: This all depends on the context of what was said, and by whom. Generally, most of us interchange the word "stomach" for "abdomen or belly". The stomach is contained within the abdomen. It is most likely that someone really means their abdomen (or belly) hurts. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your vagina is always hot?

What does it mean if your vagina is always hot?

Unknown: the temperature of a vagina is not necessarily diagnostic or meaningful for any disease. Is there anything else going on with you? You might want to see a gynecologist. Based upon your age it is possible that you are having perimenopausal symptoms and it could be related to a hot flash , but more information is needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

What does it mean if your thyroid is .1?

probably normal: If you are referring to a TSH level being 0.1, that would be normal. ...Read more