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Ultrasound For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely that I would be able to add much without... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

vaginal ultrasound

I had a vaginal ultrasound done and the tech opened a new prob cover but dropped it on the floor, but she still used this prob cover on the vaginal wand that was inserted on me. My concern is what if HIV was on the floor and the probe was...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This was very poor form on the part of the tech. I am sure you were shocked and that it was difficult to demand another probe be used. However, in the future you should feel free to voice your concern if health care providers are not using proper... Read more »

Liver ultrasound result

Hi Doc, appreciate if you could interpret my liver ultrasound result and i quote:The liver is normal in size exhibiting inhomogenous echotexture with moderate increase in parenchymal echogenecity. No focal mass noted. The common bile duct and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It suggests that you may have some scarring of the liver. A liver biopsy may be indicated. However, some doctors treat up front and follow your virologic response.... Read more »
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Question about ultrasound and blood test

Posted by Veronicaa, 1 Reply
I'm infected with Hepatitis B, and I need to have an ultrasound and a blood test.

My question is, can I eat and drink normally before taking the blood test?

As for the ultrasound, I understand that I can't eat and drink but do I need to poop to get... Read more »

HIV from dirty ultrasound wand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
okay for some who dont know there are two types of that goes on the stomach, and the other one where they put a wand up your vagina to check out your ovaries. Well recently i just got both of those ultrasound tests done...and I am... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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