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Sat, Feb 23 8:13pm · Inclusion body myositis in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Everyone!. I have not posted in a long while. Too busy or tired or both!. Anyway, I was tagged in this post but I do not have IBM so not sure where the Moderator is going with this. I am sorry that I don't have any info on this autoimmune disorder even though I have plenty others. Take it easy ~ Darlia

Aug 5, 2018 · Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts in Bones, Joints & Muscles

The dermatologist has now injected steroids 3x and since it always comes right back, time for the hand surgeon.

Aug 5, 2018 · Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am scheduled to see a hand surgeon Wed. In the mean time…I have some new ones starting on at least 2 other fingers!! Help!

Aug 5, 2018 · Renal Cancer: What are you supposed to feel after surgery? in Cancer

Welcome @jewels5 .. I am a renal cell carcinoma survivor. Right nephrectomy. Done in March 2008, so 10 yrs now been cancer free. Mine was caught at early stage 1. Only 1 cm in size. Encapsulated and back then there wasn't as many options so surgery was the best choice. I've been living a normal life on one kidney. I get a scan every year for the FU but because it was small and had not spread, no other actions were needed like chemo or radiation. They did tell me that kidney cancer is the slowest growing and that I'd already had it like 3 yrs when they discovered it. I had no symptoms yet either. Scarey that it had been in my body that long, I thought. It was seen on an ultrasound that was done to basically take a look at my stomach due to Acid Reflux and the Gastro Dr had ordered the complete abdomen be done. Sooooo. I was thankful for that. I was only 48 when it was found! Young and being female it was not common. I suspect it came from either smoking (I'd quit in '99) or mold in the house or being around asbestos without knowledge. Guess we'll never know.
If it's spread to other parts of his body, chemo is the usual choice I've heard. The scar I have is in my abdomen and its about 7-8 inches. I have keloid scar now too as it runs in our family. The recoup time in hospital was like 6 days for me. If I can help with other ?'s I'll be happy to help. Darlia

Jul 19, 2018 · serotonin syndrome in Mental Health

In my study of this, its the combination of certain drugs. These that you've listed do not sound like any that are involved when taken together. You can do more research at looking up serotonin syndrome on the internet. Even the reference lit that came with my meds said to beware of this syndrome.

Jul 7, 2018 · Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I've got this problem.. It's on my left middle finger, just below the nail and part of the cycts formation is occurring over the top of my nail. Mine does the same exact thing! I would like to know how epson salts relieved or "cures" this cyst? I can't use them because I only have one kidney and magnesium is a no-no. My dermatologist drains it and puts steroid in it. He says to come back in a month( that's Monday now)its been painful too. Drains, gets red, one time something sharp pricked it. It hurt, clear gel came out, it now has a spot that's a scab. So he says he is going to refer me to a hand surgeon. I'm guessing that's because there's a root that's the source to causing it and unless you remove the source it will continue to come back.
Any advice I get is appreciated from those who have already had a positive outcome. Thanks in advance!
Darlia

Jun 24, 2018 · Hand osteoarthritis with mucous cysts in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi John and @bonnieh218 ~
I've been scanning the Mayo connect tonight and looking at my past posts, etc.. I saw this and decided I can contribute because I just had a diagnosis last week of a cyst on my left hand middle finger which is just below the nail and cuticle . I had been noticing it as a depression at first and it looked also like the skin was shiny, and it was like the skn is irritated there and just not right… So I think this was many many months ago. My recollection isn't good on this but okay, so I have some ointment for when I get any open spot for me to put on to avoid infections. It's called Mupirocin. My dermatologist is the Dr who I showed it to and he said it is a cyst. I don't recall the name of it though. But he did use a type of syringe to extract the clear gel that was in it. Then he put some kind of steroid in it to help. He wants to recheck in a month..then after another couple times of extracting the gel, he says he will be referring me to a HAND surgeon. John, its not a gangleon cyst, the dermatologist told me this when I asked about my finger. But i cant remember what he called it…However, I did have a Gangleon cyst on my right wrist that got so large I had to have it removed by a hand surgeon and that was in 2003. That was not ever conveyed to me at all that either one was related to the Osteoarthritis in my hands. At the time of the wrist cyst I hadn't been diagnosed yet with osteoarthritis. So.the Hand Surgeon just told me that some people get them and are prone to cysts more than others. Gangleon cysts are not malignant and are also filled with a clear gel just like this one I have on myfinger now. Hope that you get some help. If you find out more about this finger cyst then please post it here Thanks.
Darla

Apr 18, 2018 · Tinnitus and regenerative medicine in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Greetings~
I am undiagnosed for this Latest issue…last couple of months I have in the background, a tinitus that is always there. I've been to the ENT abd he said he didn't see anything in my ears or throat but I'm sure that without any tests we won't know what is causing it..
Any knowledge that is medically substantiated on this is welcome.
Darlia