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What is synovitis?

What is synovitis?

Synovitis: And inflamation of the lining of the joint, could be due to many causes. If acute nsaids are the best, if chronic, check with your dr for other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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What is toxic maculopathy?

What is toxic maculopathy?

Toxic maculopathy: Toxic maculopathy is damage to the central portion of your vision (macula is center portion of the retina which is responsible for central vision) due to a chemical/ medication/ other substance. ...Read more

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What is septic arthritis?

What is septic arthritis?

Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused with gout. ...Read more

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What exactly is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

What exactly is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

See below: It is a group a streptococcal infection associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failure. N soft tissue infection is the most common portal of entry. Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis is common. ...Read more

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What is toxic shock syndrome?

What is toxic shock syndrome?

TSS: High fever, vomiting, diarrhea, mental changes and rash, often on extremities and face. This progresses to shock and may be fatal, it is generally due to toxin production by either staph or strep. There were a series of cases associated with tampon use in the 1980's which rapidly tapered off with changes in the make-up of the vaginal inserts. Not a very common syndrome, but quite severe. ...Read more

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What exactly is a toxic relationship?

Relationships: Toxic relationships include emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse. They also prevent growth. For more, check out this link on healthy love vs. Unhealthy love. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/43/42/80/434280aec37b178f12323adac16acc71.jpg. ...Read more

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What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis and chrohn's disease may also be involved frequently. Parasitic infection would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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How concerning is this toxic shock syndrome?

Very serious: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is toxic maculopathy of the retina?

Could you tell me what is toxic maculopathy of the retina?

Toxic maculopathy: A small number of drugs are known to cause damage to the retinal tissue resulting in several patterns of toxicity, depending on the drug. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is frequently implicated in toxicity since it accumulates in epithelial cells of the retina (RPE cells). Tamoxifen is another drug known to cause a crystalline deposit in the retina. A retina specialist can carry out several tests that can diagnose. ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patellae and is it serious?

What is chondromalacia patellae and is it serious?

"Sick Cartilage": Specifically: breakdown of the cartilage on the kneecap. Can be very serious in a small number of patients. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a non toxic & toxic mulitnodular goiter?

What is the difference between a non toxic & toxic mulitnodular goiter?

Thyroid function: Hi. With a toxic multinodular goiter (MNG), the patient is hyperthyroid, whereas with a non-toxic MNG, the patient has normal thyroid function, so thyroid function is the difference. Some (statistically a minority) of non-toxic nodules are thyroid cancer, and may need fine needle aspiration biopsy to evaluate based on nodule size and other ultrasound characteristics. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

Can be serious: Hemolytic uremic syndrome ofter occurs due to infection with toxic strains of e coli. One of the manifestation is destruction of red cells and it causes damage to the kidneys. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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What exactly is toxic shame?

What exactly is toxic shame?

Toxic shame: Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we're flawed and therefore unworthy of love & belonging. It's "toxic" because it often leads to hiding or withdrawing -- which intensifies it. Other results can be trying to overly please or ingratiate others, or getting aggressive towards others to gain power by shaming them. Guilt = "i did something bad." shame = "i am bad.". ...Read more

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What is toxic granulation on cbc?

What is toxic granulation on cbc?

Powered-up neuts: When there's serious bacterial infection, or the body think there is, neutrophilic white blood cells will be produced that are extra-powerful. One sign is that the granules are easier to see. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Degeneration: in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time. ...Read more

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