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What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coccyx Disorders (Definition)

Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than ...Read more


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What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

Bleeding: Our bodies have a system of blood and tissue factors and cells (platelets) which cause our blood to clot with an injury, so that bleeding stops. Abnormality of any component causes a clotting disorder. Most common is excessive bleeding, as in hemophilia or vonwillebrands disease; you can also have excessive clotting, or what is termed a thrombotic disorder. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a fistula?

What sort of disorder is a fistula?

Abnormal connection: A fistula is when two tubes are connected that should not be. A fistula can be located almost anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the GI system. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

Blood flow...: Guess you mean a disorder where blood flow to a region is abnormal. Can be due to atherosclerosis, as in the legs with pad, or as in coronary artery disease. Can also have spasm, sometimes cold-induced, as in raynaud's disease. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a concussion?

What sort of disease is a concussion?

Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a communication disorder?

What sort of disease is a communication disorder?

Multifactorial one: I will share this question with experts in the many fields who see people with communication disorders. It can be due to one or many interacting causes. Treatment often involves multiple approaches including education, speech therapy, occasionally medication, etc. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a conduct disorder?

What sort of disease is a conduct disorder?

Childhood Disorders: Conduct disorder is defined as a group of behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents. Symptoms include aggression towards people and animals, destruction of property (fire setting), deceitfulness, lying, stealing, and serious violations of rules. Children exhibiting any of these symptoms need a comprehensive evaluation by a child/adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

Vertebrae fracture: Front half of the vertebrae with a fracture causing collapse of the vertebrae. Should not exceed 20-30% loss of height or will require treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

Not a disease: A craniofacial injury implies an injury to the face and skull. This is typically seen after motor vehicle accidents and trauma to the head from falls. Multiple facial bones may be broken and require repair. These injuries often require treatment by several specialists, including plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, trauma surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a finger fracture?

What sort of disorder is a finger fracture?

Bone fracture: I am not sure what you mean but it is most commonly a traumatic injury. Occaionally it can be due to bone disease from tumor. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is cushing disease?

What sort of disorder is cushing disease?

Cushing's disease: Cushing's disease is a condition where the pituitary (tumor) is producing too much acth (adrenalcorticotropic hormone). This hormone stimulates your adrenal glands to produce extra cortisol (stress hormone) which in excess can cause a lot of metabolic problems. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

Traumatic: A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema). It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cervical spine fracture?

What sort of disorder is a cervical spine fracture?

Broken bone: Cervical spine fractures are any break in the bone of the cervical spine. They can be very benign or quite difficult. Some require no treatment but most require at least bracing. There are also many times they must be treated with surgery to stabilize the fracture. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

Facial injury/disord: A variety of facial disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an encephalocele?

What sort of disorder is an encephalocele?

Encephalocoele: This is a congenital condition in which portion of the skull are absent and/or fail to fuse permit extrusion of portions of the brain. Surgery is generally advised. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebellar hemorrhage?

What sort of disorder is a cerebellar hemorrhage?

Bleeding in brain: A cerebellar hemorrhage refers to a collection of blood in the part of the brain (cerebellum) responsible for coordination. If large, it can be life threatening and needs immediate surgical evacuation. Finding out the cause early is critical. It can be related to long standing hypertension (older patient) or a brain arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm or tumor. Mri or angiogram is often done. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an enterocele?

What sort of disorder is an enterocele?

Internal hernia-ish: Weakness in the pelvic muscles that support the innards can cause prolapse (bulging) of various organs, including the small bowel (enterocele), urinary bladder (cystocele), uterus, rectum (rectocele). ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a flail chest?

What sort of disorder is a flail chest?

Rib fractures: A flail chest occurs when several ribs adjacent to each other ate fractured and a segment of the chest wall are then able to move paradoxically. During inhalation, the fractured ribs are sucked inward and during exhalation, they move outward which is opposite of the normal rib movements ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more