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I have a constant pain (feels like pulled muscle) under my xiphoid process. I noticed it last night when going to bed - particularly when lying on my left side. I am 60 yr. Old. No history of heart disease. I was out shoveling heavy/wet snow for an hour e

I have a constant pain (feels like pulled muscle) under my xiphoid process. I noticed it last night when going to bed - particularly when lying on my left side. I am 60 yr. Old. No history of heart disease. I was out shoveling heavy/wet snow for an hour e

Chest pain: While it may be only musculoskeletal, given your age and the circumstances that led to the pain, the wisest course of action is to immediately go to the er for cardiac evaluation. No adult male with chest pain should assume it is not heart related until they have been properly evaluated. Go now without further delay. ...Read more

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A few months ago i suffered a L3 transverse process fracture and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since. What is this and treatment?

A few months ago i suffered a  L3 transverse process fracture  and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since.  What is this and treatment?

Transverseprocess Fx: A transverse process fracture typically does not cause buttock pain. It mgiht be due to some soft tissue injury adjacent to it, or there might be something else... An MRI could exclude an occult disc herniation or other problem.... ...Read more

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What exactly is the process of treatment if you're in an accident that leads to you to lose your memory?

What exactly is the process of treatment if you're in an accident that leads to you to lose your memory?

?head trauma: Trauma could cause a brain injury, tbi, and/or post-traumatic stress, ptsd, and this needs evaluation. Would suggest psychologist or psychiatrist or neurologist to initiate screening, and possible neuro-psychological testing to define. Therapy is based on the diagnosis and specific limitations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the treatment process for leukopenia?

What's the treatment process for leukopenia?

Leukopenia refers: To a low white blood cell (WBC) count. The differential diagnosis is extensive, and until the cause is determined, a treatment plan can not be made. ...Read more

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Best treatment for elongated styloid process?

Best treatment for elongated styloid process?

Probably surgery: Elongation of the styloid process (eagle syndrome) is recognized as one of the numerous causes of pain in the craniocervical region.Elongated temporal styloid process (more than 30mm) affects adjacent anatomical structures. Symptoms include unilateral sore throat, difficulty swallowing, tinnitus(saar ringing), unilateral facial and neck pain, and ear pain.Surgical shortening of the process. ...Read more

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Will using too many products at a time for psoriasis mess up the treatment process?

Will using too many products at a time for psoriasis mess up the treatment process?

Possibly: It depends on what products are being used. I would urged consultation with a dermatologist to coordinate care and prevent use of unnecessary or inappropriate treatments. ...Read more

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What is an auditory processing disorder? What treatment is recommended?

What is an auditory processing disorder? What treatment is recommended?

Learning Disability: Auditory processing disorders are a type of learning disability. As the name indicates, people with apd have more difficulty with processing auditory information than we would expect based on their intelligence otherwise. There is no cure, but especially for schoolchildren accommodations to the learning environment are very helpful, and people can learn skills to cope with an apd. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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I am suffering from vsd and severe pah with diabetes from birth please tell me about the medication and the treatment process if any?

I am suffering from vsd and severe pah with diabetes from birth please tell me about the medication and the treatment process if any?

Need a specialist: There are several options available from medications such as sildenafil/ tadalafil; ambrisentan/ bosentan; prostacyclines, or per cutaneous catheter closure of vsd (if necessary). You need to see a pulmonary hypertension specialist. ...Read more

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How do I measure improvement from therapeutic listening as a treatment for sensory processing dysfunction?

How do I measure improvement from therapeutic listening as a treatment for sensory processing dysfunction?

Measurement: Ask your therapist for a formalized listening instrument that can be used to assess you progress. There are reliable, valid and accurate. ...Read more

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