Can an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?
I recently had piriformis and sciatic nerve surgery. My surgeon seems to have either injured or severed the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve during the procedure. The back of my thigh has been numb with a burning feeling inside the leg since the surgery over two months ago. What are the chances that this will heal?
It's if severed I don't believe so,,,but then again,,they have been doing hand transplants (+ info
Is there a non-over the counter drug to cure cutaneous candidiasis?
I have a stubborn case of cutaneous candidiasis (yeast infection), I have been to the dermatologist for it many times have have tried many things. Verdeso was the only thing that worked but it came back after my sample was done. Then he put me on something else that doesn't work at all. I was wondering if there is anything that you could buy non over the counter that anyone has found to treat this. Thank you.
DTD, you are correct... it is a skin infection.
Not yet, there is a couple working their way through the red tape though. (+ info
When someone contracts syphilis, how long do they have to receive treatment?
Meaning, once syphilis is contracted, how long do you have to get treatment before it kills you? Also, is it possible to receive treatment when symptoms and conditions are at their worse?
yes you can get treatment anytime but why wait. It is a miserable debilitating death that can be easily eliminated. If you wait until the latent stages dementia is an inevitable part of that. (+ info
I say Syphilis was acquired by European settlers in the new world, am I correct?
I say Syphilis was acquired by European settlers in the new world from the natives and transferred back to Europe where it spread rapidly. My friend says Syphilis was known to Europeans since antiquity.
I say she's wrong and confusing Syph with Gonorrhea.
During the 16th century, it was called "great pox" in order to distinguish it from smallpox. In its early stages, the great pox produced a rash similar to smallpox (also known as variola). However, the name is misleading, as smallpox was a far more deadly disease. (+ info
Can a woman pass on syphilis to her newborn without passing it on to her mate?
She tested negative for any STD's and VD's during her testing cycle with her OB/GYN. But, back in May 07 when our newborn was born, Syphilis showed up in his system. She then told me that she had contracted it 7 years earlier but was treated and cured. If that's true, then why didn't she pass it on to me? We did not have sex between Feb 07 and May 07. Could it be possible or likely that she contracted it during that time period since we did not have sex with each other.
if i am correct...syphillis is never really cured. it's treatable but not cure-able. so, maybe she just had a reoccurance of it.
i hope your boy is fine. (+ info
What people were purposely given syphilis and by who?
What people were infected with syphilis without their knowledge as part of an experiment? Why were these people chosen? Who did it and why?
No one was purposely "infected with syphilis without their knowledge as part of an experiment". (+ info
Can I donate bone marrow with a history of cutaneous lymphoma?
I had cutaneous T-cell lymphoma earlier this year and am now cancer-free. It was confined to a tumor on my arm with no lymph node or organ involvement. I was wondering if I could still be a bone marrow donor?
I don't think you can. They're pretty picky when it comes to a history of cancer, especially a blood cancer like Lymphoma. Here is the bit from the National Registry:
I'd love to donate blood or marrow, but I never can and that really does upset me. I'd love to help someone else, considering a stranger helped save me. (+ info
How long does it take for SYPHILIS to show up in a blood test?
After sex, how long should you wait until you get a syphilis test to make sure the virus has already shown up??
Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum and is characterized by 3 sequential clinical, symptomatic stages separated by periods of asymptomatic latent infection. Common manifestations include genital ulcers, skin lesions, meningitis, aortic disease, and neurologic syndromes. Diagnosis is by serologic tests and adjunctive tests selected based on the disease stage. Penicillin is the drug of choice.
Venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test
A negative test is normal and means that no antibodies to syphilis have been detected. The screening test is most likely be positive in secondary and latent syphilis. During primary and tertiary syphilis this test may be falsely negative.
Rapid plasma reagin (RPR)- False-negatives may occur in persons with early- and late-stage syphilis. More testing may be needed before ruling out syphilis.
Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test- A positive FTA-ABS usually indicates infection with syphilis. This test result will remain positive for life even if syphilis has been adequately treated. Therefore, it cannot be used to monitor the treatment of syphilis. (+ info
What is the earliest age someone can get syphilis?
I am just curious. Does someone need to have gone through puberty in order to catch syphilis?
It's possible of getting if from your mother during pregnancy if the syphilis was left untreated during that time.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread through direct contact with a resulting sore. These sores can be found around the genitals, anus and mouth. Similar to other STD’s such as Chlamydia, a person that has syphilis can not show any symptoms or the symptoms can go unrecognized. You can transmit this disease during stage 1 and stage 2 when the sores are present. (+ info
What are the long and short term effects of syphilis?
I would love to know the long and short term effects of syphilis!
I was just curious all of a sudden.
Early signs of syphilis are a red/brown rash about the size of a penny that may be on all of your body or just certain parts like the palms of your hands or the bottoms of your feet. This is the most common early symptom. Also headache, mild fatigue, hair loss, and swollen lymph nodes may occur.
Long term symptoms include serious heart abnormalties, mental disorders, blindness, other nuerological symptoms, and sometimes even death.
Hope this helped you:) (+ info
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