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What Does It Mean To Have Osteomyelitis Of The Jaw
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin infection.: Cellulitis refers to a superficial skin infection, usually bacterial in origin. A brief course of oral antibiotics is generally sufficient treatment. In severe cases, a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?
Inflammatory: condition of the intestines, contrasted with infectious condition, is usually Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Other inflammatory conditions are rare. Causes are unknown in most cases. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory meds, sometimes even steroids, and avoiding certain foods. Ask for a referral to a GI specialist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Pain : I cannot give you a definitive diagnosis but if it is intermittent and sharp it is probably muscular. However if it is dull and persistent you should see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Spinal canal: It typically means that their may not be enough space in your spinal canal for the nerves frequently having some narrowing can be without any real consequence if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
NOTHING SPECIFIC: A lot of things can cause pain in the back of your mouth. Without examining your mouth, it is impossible to tell. ...Read more
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
If the soreness: Is persisting best to be seen by your physician if dentist for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment if needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when lots of antibiotics don't help a frontal sinus infection? What would be the reason?
Does subluxation of trapezium from myocardial joint in my thumb mean arthritis. If not, what does it mean? How to treat?
I think so: There may be some confusion regarding the language you use. Arthritis of the base of the thumb (carpometacarpal aka cmc joint) commonly involves subuluxation of the metacarpal from the trapezium. There are non-op options (meds, injections, splints) & surgical options. See these links for more: http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00210 http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/46743.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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