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  1. Thread: hemorroid ?

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    Yes, hemorrhoids are common in people with SCI,...

    Yes, hemorrhoids are common in people with SCI, for several reasons, including:


    Sitting most of the time when out of bed (truck drivers get them too)
    Chronic constipation (hard stool)...
  2. Thread: sp tube?

    by SCI-Nurse
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    Are you maintaining a closed system? Do you...

    Are you maintaining a closed system?

    Do you clean the catheter outside the stoma when washing the stoma area daily? Do you use an antibacterial soap for this?

    (KLD)
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    So sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis. ...

    So sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis.

    Will you be having surgery? Radiation? Chemotherapy? Immunotherapy?

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    No. Have you been screened for kidney stones?...

    No.

    Have you been screened for kidney stones?

    (KLD)
  5. Thread: Bowel regime

    by SCI-Nurse
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    Metamucil is not a laxatives. It should be taken...

    Metamucil is not a laxatives. It should be taken daily.

    Why do you need a neurologist? A good physiatrist who specializes in SCI/D would seem more appropriate for your needs.

    (KLD)
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    Most experts in kyphoplasty are orthopedic spinal...

    Most experts in kyphoplasty are orthopedic spinal surgeons, not interventional radiologists. Find one through you closest university hospital or trauma center.

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  7. Impossible to tell from just a photo. Shingles...

    Impossible to tell from just a photo. Shingles will follow a nerve path. You need to get a swab or scrapping of the area by a physician to get a more definite diagnosis. Meanwhile don't let anyone...
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    Vancomycin installation really is indicated for...

    Vancomycin installation really is indicated for prevention of UTI & colonization, not for treatment of UTIs or eradication of colonization. It doesn't manage symptoms such as burning, spasm, etc...
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    In my experience, surgical revision is usually...

    In my experience, surgical revision is usually required eventually. Urethral dilators used for a Mitrofanoff may indeed damage the continence mechanism of the conduit.
    I would recommend a second...
  10. Thread: Bowel regime

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    No more than one change per week. Why do you...

    No more than one change per week.

    Why do you think Metamucil will cause accidents?

    It takes15-30 min. for the gastrocolic reflex to kick in after drinking a hot liquid or eating food.

    (KLD)
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    Bard flip-flow or Hollister vinyl bag (as above)....

    Bard flip-flow or Hollister vinyl bag (as above).

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    Are you using the standard twist valve on your...

    Are you using the standard twist valve on your Urocare bag or the add-on flip valve?

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    You would have to pay for this unless you have...

    You would have to pay for this unless you have long-term care insurance or a private insurance that covers respite care, and few facilities would consider this for a stay of less than 1-2 weeks....
  14. Thread: Bowel regime

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    No, obstructive megacolon is not diagnosed with a...

    No, obstructive megacolon is not diagnosed with a colonoscopy.

    You should have better bowel care results doing it 30 after a meal that includes some fat or hot liquid.

    A GI specialist is best...
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    If you use a straight catheter with a funnel end,...

    If you use a straight catheter with a funnel end, you can attach any drainage bag to it easily. You don't need a prescription to buy a drainage bag. Try Amazon.

    (KLD)
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    Do you use a power chair? If so, have you...

    Do you use a power chair? If so, have you considered an electric leg bag drainage valve?

    (KLD)
  17. Thread: Bowel regime

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    Actually, there is little evidence that long-term...

    Actually, there is little evidence that long-term use of bisacodyl suppositories causes any problems. Chronic long-term use of strong stimulants, such as senna, or laxatives, is associated with...
  18. Thread: My Health ?

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    Prolonged bed rest can be very debilitating,...

    Prolonged bed rest can be very debilitating, resulting in easy fatigue and muscle weakness and atrophy. You need an intensive rehab and exercise program to come back to your previous level of...
  19. Excellent article on rotator cuff repair recovery

    From current issue of New Mobility, by Bob Vogel:
    http://www.newmobility.com/2019/10/rehab-after-shoulder-surgery/

    (KLD)
  20. You should be seeing a good urologist for this....

    You should be seeing a good urologist for this. Prostatitis does not usually cause swelling or redness of the penis or scrotum. You could also have an infection of your foreskin and/or testicles.
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

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    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with...

    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with blood stream infection that can come from many different infection loci in your body. While the source often is a UTI, it can start with colonization in...
  23. Suddenly increased spasticity, like AD, can be a...

    Suddenly increased spasticity, like AD, can be a non-specific sign of pain someplace in your body. Stones, pressure injuries, fractures, etc can be causes, as can an enlarging syrinx.

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    Depends on your brand, model, and seat of your...

    Depends on your brand, model, and seat of your commode and clearance between the seat and toilet bowl. Sitting on the floor on a towel next to you is easier on your PCA's knees than squatting.
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    Dig stim is primarily for gettIng the anal...

    Dig stim is primarily for gettIng the anal sphincter to relax and let stool in the rectal vault to pass, so is usually done after the suppository, which primarily increases colon peristalsis and...
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