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I have a reoccuring theme of bad health in my life, and I feel like they are all related to my body being highly susceptible to damage. I have 3 herniated discs one which causes nerve pain - This became much worse after a car acciden...
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Hi Wveryone, I had my second knee reconstruction just over 4 weeks ago. This time it was done with Donor tissue. The swelling has not really gone down much and rehab feels much harder this time round. It has been particularly sore over t...
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I dislocated my knee sometime ago.. Both have popped out multiple times.. The last nearly a year ago now popped out, now for a few months it's hurt rather bad to the point it wont bend without pain or I can't turn my leg.. Even walking h...
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Hi, I had an MRI done on my whole spine, and there was a syrinx in the spinal cord and some bulging discs. My symptoms are leg and arm weakness. I went to visit 2 neurosurgeons for 2 different opinions and both advised, if the root ca...
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My daughter is 14 years old and she has been having bad pains in her calf muscles. She has toe walked for as long as i can remember and it has never bothered her. However, now she is unable to lower her heel to the ground as her calf mus...
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I've been having some major pain in my back. Its prevented me from sleeping, shopping, and doing what I gotta do. My left side ribs feel depressed in the back, one or two of the lower ones, and it seems that they are slightly undernea...
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I know this is a pediatric surgery forum, however, because spina bifida is treated so aggressively with kids, I felt that maybe someone might be able to point me in the right direction for treatment as an adult. I am a 45 year old adult...
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In August of 2009, I was involved in a car accident where another driver drove into my lane and pushed me into the concrete median, then drove away. A week and a half (and one emergency room visit right after the accident) later, I went ...
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Yesterday, I went to sit on the couch like I usually sit and when I twisted my right leg to the right to sit, I felt a sudden sharp pain in my knee. I sat for a while and the pain went away but every time I bend my knee I feel the pain a...
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Would an MRI show all software tissue defects? Seems like where the foreign body was (which was deep touching the calcaneous bone) hasn't approximated while the outside is continually calloused and I have to deride it to walk. Upon trimm...
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I currently have restricted range of motion in my left arm as a result of a slowly worsening condition that has been progressing for perhaps 10 months to a year. Please note that when I first noticed diminished range in this arm, it was ...
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I have Spondylothesis from birth and the orthopedic doc wants to cut and put the metal in as supports, I also have a disc that has herniated because of this problem at L4 wondered with all the bad stuff you hear about back fusion if anyo...
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I jammed my middle finger 5 weeks ago. The pain went away from the middle of the finger but the top portion I still feel pain when I lift something, or when I put pressure against the top of it. I have attached a picture and circled the ...
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Based on the MRI results I just got back, what was originally thought as a meniscus tear was found to be two fissures, tibial and patellar. I was told that based on where they are located surgery is not an option. I was told to I needed...
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I am a MtF transgender woman who has fully transitioned through numerous surgeries (face, breasts, genitalia). Appearing 100% "passable" in the new gender is of utmost importance to a transgender person so that they can be fully accepted...
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I had a MRI done. I am in severe pain and need to know if the results can clairfy it for me . Here is my results. Thank You! L3-L4" Diffuse disc bulge with tiny right paracentral disc herniation. Mild bilateral facet hypertrophy. L4-L5...
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Hi I just had a recent Mri done due to lower back pain. I already have cervical spinal stenosis with bone spurs. The pain was new in my back so Doctor ordered a lower MRI. The findings said I have sacral epidural cysts noted at S2. I was...
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I am hoping and praying someone can give me some much needed advice. About a year ago I started to notice my wrist hurts when I flex it back or if I put pressure on it. (like doing push ups). I'm a pretty active guy and at first thought ...
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my age is now 30 (Male). i used to masturbate from age 10. but from last 10 years, i feel leg ,foot pain. five years ago i consulted ortho doctor. he taught me some exercises. he told i am very much normal. but time being it solved t...
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Male Healthy 34 years old 2 weeks ago, I broke my left ulna after a fall while weightlifting. My arm struck the metal foot of the squat rack. A trip to the ER revealed a fracture in the distal 1/3 of the ulna. I had a follow up w...
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