Was diagnosed yesterday with hydromyelia..ive never heard of it before..and wasnt told of anything that could be done and just released,my left leg from my calf to my foot has been numb for over a month now..the dr i saw released me nothing done,nothing more said back to full duty at my job where i do alot of lifting,should i be concerned?
hi becca..i must admitt,i had not heard of hydromyelia,it sounded familiar by name so i looked it up and my daughter has syringomyelia...it was only when i looked it up i then noticed the similarities...,all i can say is try not to worry hun..i see you have just been diagnosed.and i know its easier said than done as i remember when my daughter was diagnosed..i was at my wits end but my daughter was diagnosed approx 7 yrs ago now..and she is doing just fine..obviously it is a concern..but its a concern that can be monitored and cared for and with the right help will be treated..i wish you all the best and i will look up more about hydromyelia...if you need to talk il be here to listen ...good luck hun xx
Hydromyelia refers to an abnormal widening of the central canal of the spinal cord that creates a cavity in which cerebrospinal fluid (commonly known as spinal fluid) can accumulate. As spinal fluid builds up, it may put abnormal pressure on the spinal cord and damage nerve cells and their connections. Hydromyelia is sometimes used interchangeably with syringomyelia, the name for a condition that also involves cavitation in the spinal cord. In hydromyelia, the cavity that forms is connected to the fourth ventricle in the brain, and is almost always associated in infants and children with hydrocephalus or birth defects such as Chiari Malformation II and Dandy-Walker syndrome. Syringomyelia, however, features a closed cavity and occurs primarily in adults, the majority of whom have Chiari Malformation type 1 or have experienced spinal cord trauma. Symptoms, which may occur over time, include weakness of the hands and arms, stiffness in the legs; and sensory loss in the neck and arms. Some individuals have severe pain in the neck and arms. Diagnosis is made by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which reveals abnormalities in the anatomy of the spinal cord..
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.