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Flaccid paralysis

What is Flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid paralysis is characterised by weakness, paralysis and reduced muscle tone without obvious cause. It may be caused by disease or trauma affecting the nerves associated with the involved muscles.

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I am an intern physiotherapist and I am currently managing a patient that had typhoid perforation and underwent exploratory laparatomy some weeks to a month back. She had generalized body swelling and associated pain two weeks ago which the doctors said was due to septicaemia. But it resolved after a few days of massage therapy. The problem is that she also has limb weakness, which I initially believed to be related to the swelling and the infection spread. But since that resolved, she still presents with the weakness especially of her lower limbs, which are quite flaccid. The patient is very much conscious and can sit with little help. I've browsed the net and I still haven't found anything to explain the obvious paraparesis the patient is presenting with. Is there any relationship between typhoid perforation and paraparesis? Could the condition, since it was actually treated late, have caused any problem to the spinal network of the lower limbs? Or is this just a normal neurological complication of the disease? Thanks in advance for our input to this and if possible, any reference to an article or webpage that shows more light on this would be highly appreciated.
Hello Good Evening,

According to your description, patient had typhoid infection, so she underwent to intestinal perforation and had gone through surgery, this indicates that the disease was so serious and complicated with septicemia, perforation, edema etc.

There are lots of complications of...
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hello i have a six year old son and the first week of feb he was sick in the 11 i took him to his dr and they said he had broncchitist then on 19th he was complaining bout chest pains gain so i took him to the er they did x ray and gave him some medicine thrusday he woke up could not walk say his cafe hurts both of them took him to the dr friday they drew blood and said that his blood was low ut did not geive no medicine only tamiflu and told me to bring him back. it has been 3 days and he can not walk. please help me waht is wrong these dr in florence do not know
Hello,

This may be GBS(Guillain Barre syndrome).

This is an autoimmune disease of the nervous system but it can be triggered following an infection.

Many of the patients recover well with little lasting problems.

But in some it may turn dangerous.

Discuss with your doctor to exclude conditions...
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I cut my forskin not to long ago and now it has healed up it has become very tight and hurts slightly to pull it back when flaccid but it is impossible to pull back when erect, I'm worried its scar tissue that is permanent, please help
Brief Answer:
Give wound time to heal completely

Detailed Answer:
Hi Joesoal,
Thanks for writing in to us.

The foreskin is very thin and sensitive skin and any cut in it heals by scar formation as you are experiencing. At first I would like to know how big was the cut and how many days back you...
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HI, my vagina is flaccid and wide, especially the lips are hanging and are lifeless. I have 2 children and since then i feel that everything down there just went flaccid . It is really disturbing, what can i do about it?
Try exercises that tone up your pelvic muscles.An expert trainer can help you with that.
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Sometimes when I am leaned over putting my socks on it seems as if all of my organs are being moved up and to the left side. It makes me drop to my knees then after a little bit it's like they all go back into place. I have never had this happen until probably 6 to 8 months ago and it happens probably once or twice a month because I try to be careful putting my socks on so all of my insides don't feel like they are being crushed and shoved upward.
Do some abdominal muscle strengthening exercise as probably your flaccid tummy gives you that feeling, avoid acute bending instead pull up socks on raised leg with knee folded to comfortable position.
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i found a deer tick on me my husband got it out now it is all red around it what should i do
Brief Answer:
Sooner ticks removed,less likely to have disease.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You have given very short history. You have found deer tick on your skin. You have developed erythema around bite. And the tick is removed by your husband.

I would like to say that most ticks don't carry...
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