Transverse myelitis

What is Transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition consisting of an inflammatory process of the spinal cord. The inflammation can cause axonal demyelination.

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Question, I have these little pinpoint red dots all over my body, some are raised and some are Flat. they are raised on my chest and back and flat everywhere else. I ve read these can be cause by an autoimmune process, this is the second time I have this and seem to be in more pain during this breakout. Could this be due to TRansverse myelitis? I was diagnosed with transverse myelitis a year ago.

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Hello
I would be pleased to answer your question .

Thanks for the query posted .

From your description they sound like Acneiform eruption . These are painful and need proper Dermatology treatment with the help of Glycolic acid or antibiotics.

They are not in any sense related to the Transverse...

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My friend is suffering from Transverse myelitis since July 2003. No treatment has respnded till now. Corticosteroids were given to him with no response. I want to know whether steroids can still be given for treatment after so many years. Please let me know whether the disease can be cured & which is the hospital you would advise for treat ment in India? i shall be grateful for your early response.

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Hello Mr XXXXXXX and thanks for your query.

I shall make an effort to provide you with good professional recommendations specific to your questions.

Transverse myelitis for your friend certainly requires corticosteroid injections whenever the inflammation flares up. And the subsidence depends on...

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i am a recovering paralytic after an attack of transverse myelitis .. I am walking without support but i have an incontinence problem which is not regularized.. I would like to know the solutions for it .

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Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have incontinence of urine due to transverse myelitis.

In any neurological disease It takes long time for bladder control to be achieved and to have continence.Perhaps bladder control is last to be recovered....

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Hello i'm a 16 year old male and have made a miraculous but not full recovery from transverse myelitis. I was paralyzed from the waist down for 5 days but managed to walk with assistance on my 6th day at the hospital. (not to mention the terrible pain those first five days) I have now been out of the hospital for a week and wondered if the use of marijuana would affect my chances of making a full recovery as I am an avid soccer player and would be extremely disappointed if I could not play again.

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Hi,

It is great that you have recovered so much from transverse myelitis. Regarding use of marijuana in your convalescence, I would suggest that it would be more sensible to stay away from it. There is no authentic from clinical trials to study effects of marijuana use in transverse myelitis and...

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Hi, I have transverse myelitis (partial) so I have been on heavy doses of cortisone over a year ago, continuing with nerofen and codeine, I developed a very bad tooth infection and have been on a lot of antibiotics this past year including the last two months, about 5 weeks ago started with constant nausea, I have a dull ache in my abdomen and sometimes stomach, my stomach always feels unsettled, sick, making noises and far more gastric flow, I am battling to eat and feel full after a small meal,I have a bit of indigestion and sometimes a few stomach cramps, I sometimes feel shaky, my doctor thinks I have gastritis. She has put me onto losec, is there anything else can I can do to relieve my symptoms, my last blood tests showed a severe bacterial infection and I am going to have more blood tests done today. The few times that I have been to the doctor she has mentioned that my heart rate is fast and I sometimes have headaches and have a rash over my face. I had the abscessed tooth out a week ago.

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Brief answer...you are suffering from gastritis.
Detailed answer...
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Your symptoms are due to drug induced gastritis and in your case pain killers and steroids are responsible for it.
Treatment for This requires...
Stopping the offending agents like pain killers and...

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Hi,

My Name is XXXX, i am from XXXXXXX my contact no is +91 0000.

My daughter is 5 years old, she is suffering with acute transverse myelitis since 16 march 2015.

Her condition is same as first day of disease. We already gave her IVIG, and PLEX also.

So please guide me some solution on this on urgent basis

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It might often be hard to treat such a condition.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.
I am sorry to know about your daughter. Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord, which often targets myelin, the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers....

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I am 57, Male and in the process of recovery from Transverse Myelitis .I had regained bowel control to an extent but still suffer from problem of frequent urination and incontinence .The steroid dosage of methylprednisolone is completed.Being on Catheter for a month;i have developed UTI for which i have been advised to take Martifur 100 mg thrice a day after meals.Even after taking Terol LA 2 mg (Twice a day) and Gabapin ME 300;there is no relief from frequent and consistent urination and it gets problematic when i am asleep.I am also taking Shelcal 500 and Bevon.The problem of frequent urination at short intervals is making me feel weak and causing excessive fluid loss. Kindly, provide me a comprehensive outline of the plan of action to be taken for proper rehabilitation.I am attending physiotherapy sessions for 30 mins twice a day

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I suggest you have a few tests done. These include a Uroflowmetry, and an estimate of post void residue and an assessment of Serum Creatinine. If these are abnormal, you might not derive benefit from drugs like Terol.
Depending on the flow and residue, we might have to start you on a system...

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Recent questions on  Transverse myelitis

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yes thank you. My husband a 43 y.o. male has been hospitalized a second time noe within the last 3 months. the first time they DX him with guillian barre syndrome. they treated with IVIG for 5 consecutive days and then he remained in hospital a total of 9 days until he could walk and then was discharged. this time, s/s started the same as before. N/T in bilateral feet that migrated quickly up to knees and then tohips and then to elbows and wrists. Then intense burning ache in the joints that followed the same progression. MRI show lesions in the brain, none in spinal cord or brain stem. Lumbar puncture showed only elevated proteins (67). they checked for lymes, encephalitis, meningitis.ets... The first time in Novenmber he last all pheripheral reflexes. This time they sre dull only at this point. I am concerned that they are missing something. My husband states the pain is 9/10, and the only meds that help are Neurontin and toradol. Narcotocs and muscle relaxers do not help at all. We questioned CIDP, MS, transverse myelitis, and they have no answers. They havedone another MRI of brain and brain stem/ neck area. We do not know the results yet, and they are questioning whether or not to do another lumbar puncture... I have requested west nile test and tey just ignore me...I have been an RN for 24 years as well.

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Hello Doctor, I have suffered from Transverse Myelitis in feb. this year. My only urinary system was affects and also bowel functions a little bit. Now I have recovered almost from this ailment and living normal life except some delay and little pain in urine starting time. as urine urine starts to flow it gets better and i urinate quite normally. I just want to ask why I Cant ejaculate with same force as I used to do before my illness? will it get better with time? or shud I consult a doctor? Please help.

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Friend -always active - growth removed from spine 25 years ago. July this year, problems walking, escalated to now using walker to stand, drags feet. Dr. MRI Brain - clear. Dr. blood tests, fine. Dr. to Nuero - he said he can't help her, back to...

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A friend has been experiencing increased tingling/twitching/ numbness only on the right side of her body - mostly in her arms & legs. An MRI of her brain was negative. Tests for diabetes , B-12 deficiency, and other vitamin deficiencies were...

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my normal gait when walking is pretty brisk. lately I seem light headed

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Dear sir
I have a problem called transverse myelitis
Can u help me in this??
Please revert me in detail about this.
I am on wheelchair now with one sacral bedsore.
My affected area is d3-d7 (ie dorsal spine)

I am very upset because all of this. Please help me
Regards
Deepak

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