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Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Possible: Is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

Nerve repair: If a nerve has been cut or even partially cut it will not heal on its own. You need to have the nerve repaired. If the nerve has been traumatized or crushed it might or might not heal on its own. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

Surgery: Best option is surgery if you have not had symptoms for long time. Time damages the nerve and once the nerve is liberated it starts to heal, to a certain degree depending upon the damaged he endured while trapped in the wrist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy in your hand permanent? I had shingles to break out on my left during the month of august, the rash has cleared up. Since then it has turned into neuropathy. My question is what is your best recommendation for treatment? I can't bend my inde

Is neuropathy in your hand permanent? I had shingles to break out on my left during the month of august, the rash has cleared up. Since then it has turned into neuropathy. My question is what is your best recommendation for treatment? I can't bend my inde

Get checked: Shingles can be a very painful disorder. Even after the skin lesions have cleared up, you can still have neuropathic pain. I would suggest going to a neurologist if you haven't already. They can prescribe a medication to help relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment available for nerve damage?

Can there be any treatment available for nerve damage?

Yes, but: Why do you ask the question? See, loads of doctors can treat nerve injuries, and both surgery and medications are often employed. But rehab measures such as pt and ot can be helpful, besides occasional nerve blocks, and various injections. Suggest you get a diagnosis, and then participate in treatment. ...Read more

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Any treatment for penile nerve damage? Iam scared

Possible: Is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more

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I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

See details: There is no such thing as a biceps nerve. What specific nerve is involved and how severe is the involvement? Are you certain it is not a tendinitis instead? Speak with a neurologist if it is a nerve issue. ...Read more

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How do u cope with nerve damage in wrist from a cortisone injection?

How do u cope with nerve damage in wrist from a cortisone injection?

Contact your doc: Not clear to me that you have any nerve damage, and would be unusual to acquire associated with cortisone injection. You need to pin down precisely what has occurred so it can be managed properly. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Please help! What is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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About 2 months ago we believe I had nerve damage to my left wrist. Since the pain and numbness went away, I have a constant feeling it needs to pop.?

About 2 months ago we believe I had nerve damage to my left wrist. Since the pain and numbness went away, I have a constant feeling it needs to pop.?

This may be good: The pain in the list can suggest a neurological issue or possibly a vascular issue. The fact that it's gotten better is a good sign. I can't tell for sure if the piping is from tendons, the position of the bones in the wrist, but that would be when I might consider. ...Read more

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage in wrist reverse on its own or only surgery?

Can nerve damage in wrist reverse on its own or only surgery?

Nerve damage: It depends on the underlying pathology. If there is nerve damage from a compressive pathology like carpal tunnel, the pathology will typically progress and worsen. If it is after acute injury like a fracture, it will typically heal very slowly. An EMG may be able to sell the severity if the nerve damage and your doc should be able to answer your question fully. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more

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OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

Pudendal neuralgia?: Could be pudendal neuralgia. One way to know is to have the pudendal nerve blocked and see if your pain improves. If this is the case, pelvic floor physical therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read more

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I have cut down my wrist with blades. Blood has stopped. But m worried if there is any nerve damage. They are very deep cuts. How to test for nerve i?

I have cut down my wrist with blades. Blood has stopped. But m worried if there is any nerve damage. They are very deep cuts. How to test for nerve i?

EMG: First of all, even if the bleeding has stopped if you have really cut your wrists you need immediate medical attention in an emergency room setting.
If you had nerve damage there would be symptoms in the hands of numbness or tingling and an EMG could be performed, but what I have stated in the first paragraph is far more urgent. ...Read more

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If I had nerve damage what would the treatment be?

If I had nerve damage what would the treatment be?

Pain management: Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded. Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain'
nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent. ...Read more

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I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

Sacral nerve: This is correct if the nerve/s are damaged then there is no treatment - if you have pain then there are options to control the pain that do not involve medication. ...Read more

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After injuring my wrist my thumb started to get thumb. It has been numb for now 3 1/2 weeks. Could there be nerve damage and how severe if there is?

Thumb numbness: Not sure exactly how you hurt your wrist but you may have injured a part of your median nerve if thumb is numb on the palm side or part of the radial nerve if numb on the top side. Recovery depends on the extent of the injury...Weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on

Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on

Very unlikely: The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves. (however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting)

You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

Medications: You are describing neuropathic pain and there are medications such as gabapentin and other neuroleptics, or TCA to name a few. Discuss with your doctor for the best one for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that after the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome about the wrist I suffered suffered nerve damage?

Is it possible that after the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome about the wrist I suffered suffered nerve damage?

Yes: It is quite rare but possible for a nerve injury to occur during carpal tunnel release surgery. It is also possible for the nerve to feel slightly hypersensitive in the immediate post operative period. I would seek a second opinion if you are concerned for a nerve injury. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe. ...Read more

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I woke up with wrist pain. Later it got a bit swollen and painful, I can't move my hand up and down cause it hurts. Is it blood clot? Nerve damage?

Wrist pain: The combination of wrist pain and swelling, unless caused by injury, suggests acute arthritis but not a blood clot or caused by nerve pathology. There are various types of acute arthritis such as rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, osteoarthritis, etc. Treat it with cold applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil. See your physician or a rheumatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How does pain management work? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine?

How does pain management work? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine?

Many ways: For a non chemical approach to pain management, find a doctor familiar with sphenopalatine ganglion blockade which often helps where other methods of treatment, including surgery, have not been successful. ...Read more

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Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?

Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?

Maybe.: Ketamine is an anesthetic agent which may be useful in some chronic pain conditions, such as crps (complex regional pain syndrome). Usually given as an infusion in subanesthetic doses over several hours, several days in a row, usually by a pain specialist or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?

Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?

Not likely: In my experience, patients with glaucoma rarely notice the loss of vision until it is far advanced. Also there is no reliable way to estimate the percentage loss of nerve. We generally judge the extent of disease with the peripheral vision test as mild, moderate or severe. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more

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I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?

I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?

Difficult to say: Because it's not clear the association for your goiter with hearing loss, i'd recommend seeing an audiologist and ENT physician (otorhinolaryngologist) for your hearing loss. Let's see if it's actually nerve damage or some other problem. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass. Can nerve damage be reveresed?

Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass. Can nerve damage be reveresed?

Spinal Cord: A spinal cord stimulator has been shown to improve circulation. It is done regularly in Europe. It is approved in United States but most surgeons won't refer a patient for it.
Can nerve damage be reversed. A nerve regrows for up to a year. Whatever damage remains after a year is unlikely to improve. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my left wrist and hand. Could it be radial nerve damage?

Where in the wrist: This depends on the distribution of the pain - we need to know where the pain is located. Your physician can help access where the pain is and what causes it. It could be many different things beyond radial nerve such as arthritis. ...Read more

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I have pls. I have been exposed to chlorine gas inhalation several times over the years working in the water treatment. Can this cause nerve damage?

Mustard gas?: Stories abound about the horrible effects of chlorine gas during wwi. Serious nerve, liver, lung, kidney, vision, brain problems were reported. Hopefully, your exposure was less severe and carefully monitored. Not much to do now, but you may want to get a thorough medical evaluation to be all your systems are healthy. ...Read more

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Started glaucoma treatment for 1 eye. 30 percent optic nerve damage. Pressure 31. Is this advanced stage & will damage progress fast or slow?

Pressure control: Usually progression of glaucoma is slow but it depends on the control of the intraocular pressure. The better control the more likely it will not progress or progress slowly. Can not say if advanced without seeing the health of your eyes and optic nerves. ...Read more

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Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.

Yes: You have a fracture or dislocation of a wrist bone that is now pressing on your median nerve. You need to see a hand surgeon asap before you have permenant nerve damage. ...Read more

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Weakness + shooting pain in arm, wrist, clawing of 3rd and little figure. Clear nerve conduction test, what else could it be other than nerve damage?

See hand surgeon: You may possess a rheumatological condition affecting tendons in wrist and hand, but if nerve testing was done within 3-4 weeks of onset, an emerging nerve problem could be missed. Sounds like a significant problem. See a hand specialist, and get expert advice. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more