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Why Spondylolysis Cannot Be Cured
It can IF we know...: ....what is causing the abnormal brain discharges. For example, a person were to have a brain tumor responsible for causing seizures and if that tumor could be 100% removed without damaging any other brain tissue....the epilepsy caused by the tumor would cease. However, most of the time we don't know WHAT THE CAUSE of the discharges is and therefore, controlling seizures is the best we can do. ...Read more
How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh
HPV: There are no antibiotics to treat HPV, however, the immune system of the majority of women will fight it off in a few years. Its generally not a life-long problem. If you have High-risk HPV, you will need to see your Gyn more frequently. I have personally not seen a case of cervical cancer in a women who does the follow-up. Its always been in women didn't follow the advice of their Gyn. ...Read more
I have myopia with 0.5d power.Doc says it will be cured subsequently. Is this a misconception or it can only be cured by laser surgery? Please explain
Myopia: Or nearsightedness, is one of the types of refractive errors that affect vision. You have a very mild degree of myopia. This does not go away spontaneously. In fact, people will sometimes develop more myopia as time passes. If your myopia remains at this level, i would not recommend lasik to correct this. ...Read more
Treatable, not cure: Oa is wear & tear arthritis & inflammation. Goal of treatment is pain relief & maintenance of function. Nsaids &/or tylenol (acetaminophen) used (former fights pain & inflammation; latter fights pain). Exercise to maintain function is important; also helps against stiffness. Moist heat also beneficial. Preventive measure to delay further wear & tear helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to define cured: The severity of hip dysplasia will determine the prognosis of the disease. Mild cases often need little to no treatment. Moderate to severe cases will often lead to the need for total hip replacement surgery. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex hip replacement for further information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more
Migraines: Migraines are thought to be caused by vasodilation/vasoconstriction of cerebral vessels. Diet plays an important role in it. Your best bet is to keep a journal and identify the factors that predispose you to them. Depending on the frequency there are prophylactic medications (meds taken for prevention) that can help (beta blockers, topomax) ...Read more
I have a herniated c5-6 disc, how common is this, how can it be treated, and can it become fatal if not treated properly?
Common: Neck and low back disc problems are very common. See them almost daily. Very treatable with many options. Usually start with physical therapy. Epidural steroid injections in the neck are often used if surgery does not appear necessary, especially if pain or numbness go down an arm. Not fatal. Usually a broken neck is the only fatal injury to be concerned with, not a herniated disc. ...Read more
Depends on type: Yes, some viral infections can be treated with antiviral medications. Viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics. This is typically the case when someone goes into the doctor for respiratory symptoms and wants an antibiotic. The doctor says it is a virus and must run its course. Antibiotics would not be helpful in this case and may be harmful. ...Read more
Medullary carcinoma thyroid diagnosed and surgery can not be done doctors says its impossible. What is solution please tell me.Thank you?
Medullary thyroid: Cancer (mtc) accounts for only 3--4% of all thyroid cancers and is hereditary in 25% of reported cases. Patients with mtc should undergo genetic testing for ret mutations; if positive, their family members should be tested also. Management options for tumors that cannot be removed surgically include external beam radiation treatment and oral chemotherapy drugs (vandetanib or cabozantanib). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Chlamydia-induced arthritis is not permanent. However, you should seek immediate and complete treatment for your chlamydia.Nsaids like Ibuprofen and Naproxen can help control some of the inflammation and pain in your joints while the infection is eradicated with antibiotics.If the arthritis persists and does not improve after being fully treated, then you may have a type of chronic arthritis (ra). ...Read more
If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule, ) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.
Usually not: Azoospermia is a lack of sperm in the semen. 2 types: obstructive and unobstructicve. You need to be seen by an infertility specialis to see if you qualify for special procedures to extract sperm. This is only necessary if you and significant other are undergoing infertility treatment and assisted reproductive tecchniques. Obstructive type may be fixed by an expert on this area! ...Read more
Yes and No: The answer depends on the type of cancer, stage of disease and the time lines since treatment. Early (stage 1 and 2) cancers are frequently curable and would not recur once you have gone past 5 years(yet there are rare exceptions of late relapses/between 5 and 10 years since diagnosis. More advanced cancers(stage 3 and 4) are more difficult to cure, yet some patients are cured permanently. ...Read more
Can mild scoliosis be cured completely? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it's not severe. Will treatment cure the problem completely, or will i always have some curvature?
No: There is really no "cure" for mild scoliosis from the structural perspective. Non surgical treatments do not straighten the curve and we do not do surgery for mild curves. But the reason all that is ok is because mild curves are not really usually associated with problems. Even the incidence of back pain is similar in someone with a mild curve as it is in someone with a straight spine. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a cure for pcos? Can this be treated permanently? If so, what are the medicines to take to fully get cured? I have it since i was 14. I'm 28!
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