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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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I have subacute chronic spongiotic dermatitis with scattered eosinophils- what does that mean?

I have subacute chronic spongiotic dermatitis with scattered eosinophils- what does that mean?

Allergic dermatitis: The eosinophils indicate an allergic component. This can be due to drug (or other ingested products), or contact allergen. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks sub acute recent or within 3 weeks problems with a joint. ...Read more

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I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, elevated CK usually indicates some disorder of the muscles. Please consult this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

A "squeezed" cord: The spinal cord has less space available then normal due to compression by something (such as a disc herniation, arthritis, tumors, infections, etc.). The word "chronic" implies that this has been going on for a long time and is not a recent problem. Cord compression can be a serious problem with potential paralysis. You should be evaluated by a spinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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What does "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5" mean?

What does "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5" mean?

Pars defect: Refers to the pars interarticularis which is the bone connecting the inferior and superior facets which is anterior to the lamina and posterior to the pedicle. There are two per vertebrae. Lumbar pars defects can occur in young athletes or from stress fractures secondary to chronic arthritic changes or sudden severe trauma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to me and what should I do if I have "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5"?

What does it mean to me and what should I do if I have "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5"?

Me too!: Bilateral pars defects are genetic defects of the spine that mean that the joints that hold the spine together at that are, and you could be more prone to spondylolisthesis--the top vertebra slipping over the bottom, which can case back pain, and radicular pain from pinched nerves. My mother had this, and so do i. Mine caught earlier because i was a gymnast--didn't know i had this until too late. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

Lots of variation...: It means to have a headache regularly over a long period of time. Believe it or not....Some people have daily headache and some have constant headache. Specialized headache clinics see many of these people. ...Read more