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Yes: There are some clever tips with lubrication and the winding of a cord around the finger and under the ring which might allow removal without cutting the ring. This can be found on the internet and is a good first step. Emergency rooms have cutting devices to remove rings if necessary. ...Read more
I have tungsten shrapnel from my ankle to my knee in Right leg. I have been on all types of pain meds and all loose effectiveness could patch work?
Sorry for what you: are dealing with. There are Chinese pain patches that are helpful for some folks. They have herbs in them which are absorbed through the skin. Seek out a Chinese medicine doc in your area. Peace and good health. I've had a number of patients do well with them. ...Read more
Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more
Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more
Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more