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What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

?Hyperthyroid: Pre-tibial edema can be part of general edema due to heart failure, low protein etc. However, a special case of pre-tibial myxedema is seen in some patients with hyperactivity of thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

What is the pathogenesis of pretibial myxoedema in graves' disease?

Not known: It is most likely somehow related to the auto-immune etiology of the graves' disease, but the exact mechanism that causes it is not known. ...Read more

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Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

Pretibial myxoedema - want to know if you can get it from taking Armour Thyroid?

No: pretibial myxedema is a skin disorder associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (typically Graves disease). It occurs unrelated to thyroid hormone levels or medications such as Armour thyroid. ...Read more

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What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings . What causes this?

What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings . What causes this?

Common finding: It means there is some fluid in the tissues along the front of your knee. It can be caused be being on your knees a lot. Plumbers, carpet layers, house cleaners, etc. But i also see it not uncommonly as just an incidental finding and it doesn't necessarily mean much. ...Read more

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Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Any relief for inflammation from  graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

Eye & skin in GD: Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking. Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma. ...Read more

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What does bca mean?

What does bca mean?

Could be many things: Bca could mean many things. However, it commonly means breast cancer. Also, balloon catheter (coronary) angioplasty. Need more information on how it is being used. ...Read more

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What does ems mean?

EMS: Like all acronyms, is confusing. It means emergency medical system or squad to me. ...Read more

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What does barren mean?

What does barren mean?

Generically: Unable to produce fruit, and in the medical sense, unable to produce a pregnancy. ...Read more