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What Does Subacute Chronic Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow is the site of the defect. Treatment and outcome depend on the type of leukemia and stage of the disease. Some leukemias may be curable with intensive therapy and may require bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get a Dr to understand that just because I'm young doesn't mean that I can't have chronic pain?
Age is irrelevant: Chronic pain by definition is a pain that has lasted longer than three to six months and chronic pain persists despite the fact that the injury has healed. Chronic pain can strike anyone regardless of age. See a pain management specialist for chronic pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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