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sup /b/
neurosurg here
ask me whatever
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wahtever?
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here's a low-tech bad day
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>>720041683
i know a lot about neurosurg but otherwise I'm just another anon

pic related: sometimes bad days turn out ok
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>>720041619
you every made a person retarded because of a accident or on porpuse?
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>>720041684
RIP in peace he ded
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>>720041684
ER neuro?

I assumed you guys were too busy to be sitting around for general/trauma ER duties. Do you just have a couple of neuro residents on call for neuro-related ER tasks?
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Had a pilocytic astrocytom in cerebelum right. Was operated 6 years ago. Is there a chance it will come back?
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>>720041619

Through what process does cabergoline diminish pituitary tumors?
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>>720041891
on purpose? nope
always assess the risks versus the benefits before starting a case, anon. of course, complications happen but in most cases predictable and manageable

>>720041905
true story

>>720041955
Not sure what ER neuro is
i'm a neurosurgeon. if a case comes through the ER, i'll get them sorted
no residents. not at an academic setting

>>720041959
how old are you? (range is ok)
JPA's are benign and do well depending on extent on initial resection
if you haven't had any recent follow up, make sure you get that sorted, anon

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>>720041619
How would you fix the housing problems people face in the inner cities?
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>>720041959
Yes , 100% unless you go on a ketogenic diet and consume a sugar free diet for the rest of your life
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how can candida affect the brain?
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>>720042143
you want mechanism of action against a prolactinoma, anon? pimping me, or what?

>>720042307
first, i'd take a nap. because i'm sleepy. then i'd look to the pyramids for inspiration.

>>720042359
da fuck you talking about, anon? JPA recurrence related to sugar intake?

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>>720041619
Is there a permanent fix for anxiety/serotonin defects?
Zoloft Britfag here, I'm sick of being a shell of my former self.
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I have visual snow....how do I get rid of it?
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why did you waste your life with a useless degree when you could have been a student of the humanities?
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>>720041619
Is it true that if I stab myself in the ear with something long and thin I become an hero?
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>>720042582
You sound more qualified than the current HUD secretary nominee
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>>720042582
I just dont know how it works i shrunk mine by alot but i thinks its more from going low carb than by the cabergoline, also i was trolling the other anon i have no idea what a jpa is
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>>720041619
i get migraines like a motherfucker, how do you fix that shit? I mean other than sitting in a dark room and praying to fall asleep
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>>720041619
is the brain squishy?
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>>720041619
I know that neurosurgery encompasses quite a range of diseases and conditions (brain tumors, neurological disorders, disc bulges, radiculapathy, etc.).

I have pretty bad sciatic pain that has gone up and down for years amid multiple surgeries and every kind of PT and drug. Pain is still there and the new neurosurgeons I've seen just blow me off and give me some new shitty muscle relaxer that is useless.

Are there any that specialize in nerve damage or nerve conditions?
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>>720042802
im not op but i used to have the same thing. was coming from my neck. chiropractics has helped me 100%
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>>720042533
badly
pic related (although more likely bacterial tbh)

>>720042623
sorry to hear that, anon. i understand it can be a bitch taking those meds. i don't know of any structural problems that can be corrected through surgery. all i can recommend is that you stay on your meds and only consider tapering them in a controlled fashion. good luck

>>720042640
floaters? cannot.
something else? tell us more

>>720042652
well played, anon
truth be told, my undergrad was in a worthless non-STEM field. but... here we are.

>>720042666
eh. not likely. you'd need to get all fork-in-a-garbage-disposal with it to really be certain. there are cleaner, more certain techniques than that silliness. but, cmon anon, why you want to do that madness? go outside and get some fresh air.
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>>720042802
Hey I also get migraines, what i do is eat, take 400 mg ibuprofen , drink a strong coffee and a bottle of waterand sit in the dark and I kid you not it makes it go away
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>>720042301
>ketogenic diet

I was 19 years old. Chances i got defects which i donĀ“t notice? Sometimes i got a bad pain where i was operated.
If i work long I feel very exhausted and it is hard to speek. I am starting to stumble. Is that normal?
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>>720041619
1. How long do you think it will be before we are able to transplant a human brain into another human host?

2. How long can we preserve a human brain? I've heard indefinitely, but I'd like some confirmation or denial.
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>>720043036
my gf sacrificed me to Satan there is no other way
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>>720042582
How do I increase my brain levels and longevity?
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How likely is someone going to die from a fractured skull with bleeding on the brain?
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>>720042802
Sorry to hear that anon, I had those when I was growing up. Haven't had any since I was 17 luckily, hope they stop for you soon too. 2nd worst pain I've had was migraines.

>>720041619
Is there a reason my migraines stopped at 17? I assumed it was a growing pains problem but am concerned if they come back as i get older.
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>>720042978
meh, thanks but where I live we just have the hippie chiros that think they can cure diabetes...
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>>720043036
>>720042623
Thank you based Op, Just as long as I'm not considered a weak, degenerative nutjob.
I will take your advice.
Peace /b/ro. :)
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>>720043326

My guess is you decreased your levels of zinc through chronic masturbation, high levels of zinc cause migraines.
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>>720041684
how does a machete even go through a skull.. especially at that angle? and who would leave it there? it looks more like a refridgerator with a machete mounted to it fell on the guy
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I ve been struggling with candida overgrowth for an whole year and these stupid urologists couldn't get it right.finally I self diagnosed myself and I'm feeling much much better.you think 14 days of difulcan-fluconazol-50mg would do the trick? I ve had brain fog and chronic fatigue syndrome and depression and alot of other candida related symptoms
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>>720041619
Should I trust a surgeon that posts on /b/?
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>>720042715
fuck that noise
i like my job, i don't need govt headaches
i will never disparage the man's surgical contribution (he's probably saved more lives than i have, just based on grey hair count), but he's for sure a wing nut

>>720042784
you got a jpa or a prolactinoma?
pic related: surgical view after resection

>>720042823
healthy brain: firm tofu

>>720042867
sorry to hear that anon
if you've had surgery already and new surgeons are saying, no more, i'd listen to them
sometimes the nerve has been injured from prior compression and there is no more surgical correction to safely consider. stretching and exercise (easy for me to say) are usually the best bang for buck. hope you get relief or at least tolerance. good luck

>>720042802
neurologists and their meds are usually a better path than surgeons. however, i don't (as a rule) recommend chiro depsite anon's experience. apologies to chirofags lurking. very remote but real risk of catastrophic vascular injury from cervical manipulation.
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>>720043326
Thanks...it's the weirdest shit like when the weather changes. Probably the lamest superpower ever, to be able to predict changes in barometric pressure by getting shitfuck headaches
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>>720043541
lemon sized prolactinoma invading sinuses
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>>720043541
my sis is the same, does the immitrex route. Thanks for the advice mang
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>>720041619
In the off chance you are legit....I occasionally get a bad migraine/sharp pain in my head (varies but mostly at the base of my head where it meets the neck and also like a section behind either eye) and it is triggered by a sneeze, cough, or sometimes during sex. Should I be worried? Some backround I think is relevant is that I have played football from pop warner through college (and other contact sports) and I'm worried it might be related to essentially being in a minor car accident for many days in a row for years. It's just such a debilitating pain that it worries me...like hair pulling pain that leads to just feeling exhausted and out of it...thanks anon
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A while back I got 2 MRI's I think. The ones where I had to go in a loud tube and they let me listen to metal music...but the first time the neurologist said I was leaking spinal fluid at the base of my skull? And after the second one he merely said don't worry about it...anything odd or out of place about that?
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Barbiturates help my migraines
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>>720043541
OP what can I do about a sunflower seed stuck in my nostril? its like caught between some kind of ledge and been there for years. dont ask, just tell me
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>>720043067
good recipe, anon. glad you got relief.

>>720043081
got a recent post-op surveillance scan?
lingering discomfort is typical as is more easily feeling of fatigue. but at 6y postop i'd wonder if anything is brewing especially if you feel like you get more worn out more quickly than last year. if you haven't seen your doc in the last year, get yourself an appt anon. good luck

>>720043083
my crystal ball says: never and never.
i like being wrong but i wouldn't invest in anything with cryo- in the name

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>>720043541
>>720043083
Hmm...guess I'll ask a neuroscientist instead. You could have said you don't know instead of left me hanging. That's cool though, have a nice day, neurosurgeon.
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>>720041619
what do u do for a living
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>>720043850
>>720043898
Oh...took long enough. I'll still look to find someone more qualified.
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>>720041619
How is the brain of a psychopath?

Send pic and explain.
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>>720043898
how rude, she was just trying to help
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>>720041619
>If
If you heavily impacted your head/skull on a cement football pitch at 8. What damage could there be later on in life. If there has never been an x-ray or examination at all?
I do have a lump on my skull but that is all.
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>>720041619
movement disorders.

can they be treated. how. specifically what surgical techniques/medications.

I have essential tremor or parkinsons. It has made life unbearable. i'm going to treat myself, because medicine is too expensive in the US.
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Medical student here. Ask me anything, Ill beat op with my huge neuroanatomical knowledge.
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>>720043541
>sorry to hear that anon
>if you've had surgery already and new surgeons are saying, no more, i'd listen to them
>sometimes the nerve has been injured from prior compression and there is no more surgical correction to safely consider. stretching and exercise (easy for me to say) are usually the best bang for buck. hope you get relief or at least tolerance. good luck

Thanks for the reply.

I don't want more surgery, I just want the pain to be stopped or managed. I could go to pain management, but I know that isn't a solution and will involve some drugs or shots.

I'll keep with the PT and drug plan I'm on now, but it hasn't resulted in any change over the past year.

I'm 95% certain there is no current fix for my unique problem, based on dealing with this for 5 years. Is it possible that I just have permanent damage and the pain will never go away? I'm not asking for a diagnosis, just if permanent pain is possible from compression.
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>>720043067
are you sure it's not cluster headaches you're suffering from?

also ibuprofen can have massive deleterious effects on the liver.
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>>720041619
i don't care what you do for a living. go back to r3ddit you AMA faggot. this is /b/ not 'give me attention because of what i say'

kill yourself

hope you get sued - malpractice
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>>720044171

How do you find the g spot and pleasure a woman, please provide first hand knowledge. Also is it true that it happens to every guy and its not that un common?
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>>720043727
Do you have the radiologist's report for the MRIs?
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>>720043249
levels of what, anon? just do the common sense healthy stuff: indulge in moderation, maintain balance, exercise... blah blah blah. it's boring but far more effective than any snake oil being pitched.

>>720043261
a lot of variables, anon.
epidural hematomas get the most press but different types of bleeds in different places can cause unwelcome mischief.
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>>720043361
yeah. no.

>>720043464
peace, /b/ruv

>>720043466
don't go misleading /b/
no such thing as too much masturbation

>>720043483
it's all in the hips, anon
aim for the fence

>>720043496
whoa there, anon
you are talking about the little head and the big head and treating both concurrently
fungal infections can be a bitch but it's not rocket science to diagnose and properly treat. how you getting those meds without a script anyways? make sure you are getting appropriate follow up to exclude residual infection. good luck
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>>720044301
Dear Sir,
As a medical student i do not own such knowledge.
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>>720041619
I have idiopathic non-chiari syringomyelia. What can I expect out of life?
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>>720044354
Negatory
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>>720044251

I keep hearing that about ibuprofen i will stop using it, my headaches are pretty strange every step every movement makes it pound and hurt more
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>>720044404
Just wanted to say that; while neurosurgeons are dicks, I appriciate you popping on here to say hi.
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Have you done surgeries for temporal lobe epilepsy? Nothing comes up on my MRIs, but I have TLE for apparently no reason. No genetic history etc.

Once you cut someone open, is a problem area readily apparent in these cases, even if it doesn't show up on an MRI? Do you think its worth getting surgery in these cases?
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>>720044447
Sad face :(
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>>720041619
I've been experiencing vertigo for three weeks and in the last few days my eyes aren't focusing well like double vision - how big is my brain tumor?
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>>720044881
Have you tried keto?
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My grandma legit just died today from a series of strokes

How could we have prevented such a thing?
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>>720044959
Its more likely you have diabetes have you been thirsty lately? are you overweight?
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>>720043499
Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.

>>720043664
still taking the med without unwelcome side effects, i hope? no csf rhinorrhea? lucky anon
don't stop taking that med

>>720043712
word

>>720043723
biggest concerns to me are if the frequency or severity is increasing over time. it's unlikely to be structural in nature but it's possible you can get some relief with meds (if appropriate). see your primary as a first step. they'll set you up with initial testing/treatment/referral. hope you get some relief soon, anon.

>>720043727
nah. the rads report probably said something about "csf collection" or pseudomeningocele" or some such. if the surgery was years ago and nothing is leaking through the skin, don't sweat that. the question is if there was any abnormal enhancement at the area of tumor resection. if none, you're doing ok, anon.

>>720043823
i won't ask, anon. it's between you and me.
see your PCP and get a referral to an ENT
if there's something there, they can fish it out
if you haven't had recurrent/chronic infections, it's not likely still there though.
and, word of advice, stop shoving shit up your nose.
christ's sake, anon.

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>>720042307
kekd heartily

we love you Ben
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>>720045012

Keto diet and calorie restriction
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>>720044404
is that picture from a massive head trauma? stroke? aneurysm?
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>>720045012
>not transferring her mind into a robotic body
It's 2017, get with the program
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>>720045012
You could have pushed her down a flight of stairs a couple years ago and killed her before the series of strokes started
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>>720044404
I have immunoglobulin deficiency enherited from my mother.it all started with what looked like prostatitis but with no sign of prostatitis and so I was diagnosed with chronic prostatitis .I didn't take the meds by myself ,I had the luck of going to a nefrologist that believed my assumption based on the fact that she s been seeing very agresive candida infections.after I read into candida (because it was the only thing that was coming up in my gf s blood tests) I realized that I had symptoms like those I ve written before but I ve been putting them on the depression I had being in pain from the prostate.candida overgrowth explains all the symptoms I have plus others (like those written above).what follow up should I do after difulcan?
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>>720044684
It could be very high blood pressure. I have no idea, I'd recommend you see a physician, you don't have to go through that suffering.
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>>720045090
how on earth does ketosis + caloric restriction reduce the risk of stroke (unless the simple implication is weight loss).
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>>720045069
I have an appointment in March.. but I don't want to wait that long. Cant I remove it somehow by myself? Can I do something to dislodge it? Is there tissue growth over it do you think? Or could I just get it out without bleeding/ risk of infection?
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>>720044518
Cmon neurofag help me out. This shit is rare and I want to know if I'm gonna be a cripple
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>>720045069

I was told there was significant reduction in the 30 days i started taking cabergoline no discharge but i did have a little blood from my nose it was very little and it was just a spot on a cleanex but dark red more like reddish snot i have 6 months on cabergoline to go then another mri
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>>720045144
Kek'd and check'd
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>>720044978

Not fully. Doc recommended it, but it didn't seem to help, and I kept getting seizures. I also dropped 30 lbs and looked like fucking skeletor.

Seizures have pretty much stopped now and I eat whatever I want, besides bacon / cured meats. For some reason I felt like they were causing me issues, but its probably not... When I was eating that I was getting multiple partials a day, now I've had a few a year. Btw all this shit randomly started at 26yo
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>>720045090

sugar is bad and stuff
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>>720043947
i make the donuts.
but, you know, that shit gets sold out quick so i needed something to fill the hours. hence neurosurgery.

>>720044034
good question, anon
look up 'phrenology' to see how people have tried to sort that shit out
grossly, meaning macro scale, there's typically not an obvious difference (look up phineas gage for an exception)(pic related)
micro scale, people have tried to attribute variations from the norm to explain deviant behavior of different flavors
my own sense is that we don't know enough to really understand the situation

>>720044139
at this point, presuming you're not like 8 1/2, it's unlikely to be causing any ongoing issues. the lump may or may not be related, but if you can feel it through the scalp it's not likely to cause issues inside
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>>720041619
How's your computer running
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>>720045236

thanks will do
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>>720045320


sugar is bad and stuff
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I really really like my own farts. Like to the point where it's becoming a growing concern. I dont even give a fuck about personal space or if people can hear them or they smell bad. They just amuse me.

For example yesterday I was at a show and i cut a real nasty one right before the set and I could see the look on the faces of people around me that they could smell it (although it was crowded so I'm not sure if they even noticed it was me). I was so elated I almost got hard.

I even drank like 1/2 a gallon of milk today just so I could change up the smell from my normally protein-induced farts to something more exotic.

Does this mean my brain is broken?
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I have a M.S. in mechanical engineering and after working for 5 years have been thinking of going back to school for medicine, possibly neurosurgery or radiology.

I'm one of the anons with nerve pain and feel like I should just become a doctor myself to figure it out and help others like me.

Any thoughts on my stupid idea?
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>>720045069
thanks anon. It has not increased in either frequency or severity which is why I haven't gone in for it. I have a check up soon anyway so ill bring it up. Thanks again
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>>720041619
Can you fix the trans/pedo/zoophilic minds with an operation?
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>>720044169
fuck anon, that sucks
but essential vs PD is not a tough one
if you don't have insurance, get that shit before it becomes unobtainable for 'pre-existing conditions'
see the primary, get a referral to a neurologist, and they can guide you to the best meds
usually surgery, while effective, is reserved for problems refractory to medication (meds no longer work)
good luck getting it sorted

>>720044171
sup anon
what year and where you headed?

>>720044226
5 years is a long time to suffer, anon
that being said, i wouldn't lose hope
unless two docs have told you (never believe one if it's big news) there is irreversible damage and the current pain will be permanent, i'd take it one day at a time. if you haven't seen pain docs yet, may be worth a visit. they sometimes have cocktails to recommend that won't necessarily have unwelcome side effects
in the meantime, keep on keeping on. as long as you don't give up hope, you have a chance to achieve pain-free fun. good luck

>>720044286
roger that, anon
pic related: try this
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>>720041619
>how many years of residency?
>your age when you got official doctor title?
>$$ during residency and $$ made with title?

And most importantly,
>whats your resume like? Did you have to do volunteering for med school?
Fuck the poor and needy. I used to be like that but the world is cold. Money talks. Fuck altriusm and doing shit for free. Id rather do research and internships out the ass
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>>720045947
lobotomy
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>>720044518
Come on doc. My syrinx is 5.3mm across and 3.4 cm long. Stretches from C-1 to C-3. Total width of my spine at C-2 is 11.34mm. Give me a prognosis
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>>720045330
OP just so you don't miss me. Can I do it myself? I don't really know nasal anatomy that well and I don't want to get cancer or lose functionality of the nostril. So I ask.
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>>720046016

Full blown aids
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>>720045069
thats pretty close to the bifurcation for a A. thyroidea superior.
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>>720044367
first: new barber
second: see a good neurologist. if you are not getting relief with your current doc, get another opinion. no need to suffer if there's another option to explore. cluster headaches suck, but sadly surgery doesn't offer relief. hope it gets better, anon

>>720044518
have you seen a neurosurgeon yet? if they're already calling it idiopathic, they've presumable ruled out trauma and any enhancing lesion (did they do gadolinium with the MRI?) that could be causing it. in that case, you may live to be 100y and never suffer any problems from the radiographic finding. most important: stay aware of how the legs/bowel/bladder function change (or not) over time. no change? no worries. just don't ignore it, anon. good luck

>>720044851
my pleasure, /b/ro
been lurking >10y
why the fuck not?
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>>720041619
Does the brain still have sentience or pain sensation after firing something through it?

Been planning to put a grenade in my mouth and pull the pin. Would I feel it?
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>>720042582
speaking of your picture, what is calcification of the denoted gland?
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>>720044881
I did these cases in residency but since it's best addressed by an expert, i don't do them currently. literature supports the view that there is a criminal delay in getting people surgery that can enable seizure-free (or at least improved) lives.
starts with the primary, then the neurologist, then the neurosurgeon, neuropsych, perhaps a stay in the EMU after grid/depth electrodes are placed (pic related). the first step is to ask the question and be the squeaky wheel. you may not benefit from surgery, but it's best to make some noise getting an answer so you know your options. good luck
pic related

>>720044959
super duper non-existant
vertigo sucks but in the vast majority of cases is idiopathic and resolves
to be safe, see your doc though

>>720045012
sorry to hear that, anon. shit sucks. hope you are spending time with family and getting some fresh air.
truth: there's no prevention that's bullet proof.
the one saving grace is that, as tough as it is for the family and loved ones, in most cases the person suffering the strokes is unaware of all the shit that's going on.
hang in there, anon
having a drink now for your grandma
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>>720046838
Wondering this myself. Would you feel anything if you offed yourself via biting a barrell or grenade?
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>>720043850
friend of mine had this exact procedure but she needed repair to the membrane so they put in skin from her ass to cover it, i unironically call her a butthead
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>>720047060
How do you not throw up when you cit someone's head open? Does it have a smell?
Has anyone accidentally become retarded after a fuck up?
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>>720041619
I have Chiari Malformation..7 brain/spine surgeries later and I am still not better..I gotta give you guys a lot of credit.
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>>720047410
Wow what are the chances that you have a chiari malformation and a non-chiari syringomyelia in the same thread
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>>720047311
not op here, but im working as a surgeon too (vascular surgery). If its not infected, it has no smell. Only like a little "iron"-y from the blood.
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i have slipped discs in my lumbar area.

what should i do about it?

should i get a shot or surgery? they say no but i dont want to be in pain or weak for the rest of my life.

also can it make my leg walk all gay and like give out?

my neurosurgeon says it cant be from my back, well i didnt hurt my leg and its still doing it 2 months later.
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>>720041619
What's the scariest condition you know of?
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>>720047503
oh shit-I didn't even get to read the entire thread yet. I do have syringomyelia (T6-T10 last time they checked).
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>>720041619
For years I've suffered from what I think is depression combo'd with Anxiety; I always feel detached from my body and that I'm not here fully.

I also feel a constant pressure in my head, top forward part of the brain (frontal lobe?) and it's almost like i want to itch my brain kind of feeling.

I've put it down to anxiety and what the internet tells me (parathesia etc) but there is always a scary feeling that I have a tumor or some shit.
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>>720045099
subdural hematoma
presumable traumatic

>>720045174
glad you are seeing a nephro doc and getting sorted, anon
you've got problems i'm not going to pretend i know how to address
i'm more an above-the-neck guy
as long as you have regular follow up with your docs and make sure you have your concerns addressed, you can rest assured that you're not neglecting anything
hope it all resolves

>>720045330
anon, you're worried you got a seed up in your shit. now you want to go digging solo? bad call. if it's getting worse/painful/infected/draining, the way to accelerate the process is to go to the ER. anticipate a bill, but if you're worried about your health it's well worth it.

>>720045396
sweet
sounds like no issues so far
when you meet to review the MRI, ask about long term follow up so you know the plan

>>720045644
you are the one that needs to wake up every morning and do what you do
if you want to do medicine, get connected with a pre-med advisor (usually your undergrad school is the best place to start) to understand the process and strategize. most important: make sure your motivation is legit. good luck
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>>720041619
Is it true that the patient has flashbacks due to pressure on the neocortex?

How exactly is memory stored? Or do you just know where it is stored?
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>>720047636
Paranoid Schizophrenia or Alzheimer's.

Would rather try to french kiss a tiger.
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>>720047636

High levels of melanin
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>>720047755
Made me kek
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>>720047660
Love you bro. Hang in there.
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>>720047891
Aye-you too
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I don't know whether I'm depressed or just a nihilist. Why does my brain disobey millions of years of evolutionary hard coding, and wants to die?

How common is this?
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>>720041619
How do get rid of fears?
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>>720045968
>>720047721
Thank you for your advice neuro anon
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You said you did a useless non step undergrad.
What made you find your calling?

-Desperate neet
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>>720045975
it's never about the money, anon
if it is, medicine is the wrong path
clever people can make more for less grey hairs
in the US, 4y undergrad, 4y med school, 7y neurosurg residency
fellowship prn 1-3y
income ranges are avail on google

>>720046016
most important is you, anon
is it affecting you in an appreciable way
MRIs are basically magic, x-ray vision, but you need to be measured in your reaction to them. they can reveal things that are pre-existing and asymptomatic, and essentially need no follow-up or treatment.
discuss it with your doc. if you're unsatisfied with their explanation/plan, ask for a second opinion.
you could live to be 100y and take that fucker to your grave.
don't sweat it, anon; just don't ignore it.

>>720046166
anon. cmon. don't be that guy that shows up to the ER with a spoon stuck up his nose. how long has that shit been there? if it's stable, be patient. if it's getting worse, see if you can get an earlier appt. if you're really worried, go to the ER.

>>720046838
if you do it right, nope
but why even do that, anon? maybe go outside first. get some fresh air. have a drink.

pic unrelated
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>>720048004
1/5th of humanity suffers from debilitating depression or other mental illness.

it could be evolutionary, like homosexuality (ie a 'check' on population numbers)?
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>>720041619
Can my epilepsy ever be cured?/soon a cure will appear or something like that?
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>>720047873

Thanks I try, Ill be here all week
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>>720041619
Can pain be so hard that you stop to feel it for a moment because all neurons "fired"?
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>>720041619
How close are we to closing the case on Alzheimer's? Seriously.
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>>720044367

in all seriousness, microdosing cubensis shrooms is supposed to help immensely. worth a try, right?
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Not neurological, but I've had these lumps in my wrist for a year and half now. They keep growing in size and debsity, and sometimes they feel as if they're leeching off me. Is it cancer?
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>>720048709

We already have its called stop eating sugar and follow a keto diet
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>>720042623
Kill all the mudslimes liberate the country.
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>>720048765
Have not heard word one about stopping sugar and the diet. Not a whisper. Already have cut out sugar to a large extent though.
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>>720048727

Yes its lymphoma , go t a doctor and follow a keto diet
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>>720048765
Doesn't it have something to do with aluminum too?
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Do you think depression and other chemical imbalances are congenital?
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>>720048727
are the lumps hard? lkely benign tumors. could be cancerous.

see a dr. please.
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>>720048924
>keto diet
sounds like your answer to everything is a keto diet...
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>>720049024
They feel spongy. Went to the doc, and she said they'll go away on their own. >they kept growing.
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>>720047410
that's a long road, anon
glad you are not worse, despite the process
we don't always get improvement but if we can prevent decline, that's acceptable
pic related

>>720047622
it's not about the 'slipped discs' described by rads
it's about how you feel and is there a structural explanation that can be improved by surgery
if you saw a surgeon and they said no need surgery, you can always request a second opinion. but i wouldn't keep asking until someone says 'sure, i'll cut you for a bucket of money.'
time, exercise, core strengthening and patience usually work best.
hope it gets better, anon

>>720047636
what do you mean, anon?
not to be edgy, but we live, we die.

>>720047682
stop trusting the internet, /b/ro. see your doc. there may be options to explore that can make you feel more yourself.
good luck

>>720047723
flashbacks? not sure i understand, anon, but not that i'm aware of.
google hippocampus for a primer on memory
short version: lotta ideas but ultimately it's a question without a definitive answer

>>720048004
very
my rec: take a break from /b/ and get some fresh air

>>720048108
see above

>>720048162
pleasure, anon

>>720048338
it falls in the category of 'be careful what you wish for,' anon
that being said, i do love my profession. the people, the patients, the families, fuck me they're good people. stronger than i am.
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>>720041619

I keep feeling a slight tickle in my ear it feels like a hair all of a sudden cam a live and started whipping around or something crawling around in there, what is going on
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>>720047963
Although it is fun to show people my joints totally hyper-extend..that's always a good conversation starter..
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>>720048709
pretty close actually. would have had a cure by 2024 if Hillary had won (that was a part of her platform).

hopefully Europe will take the lead on it.
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Human brain looks tasty as fuck.
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>>720048989

yes and most sugary foods come wrapped in foil, coincidence? no
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>>720049220
thanks dr. anon. I kinda thought we were in the cure/total prevention ballpark.
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>>720049136
your doctor should be sued and prosecuted, are you serious?

you need a new doctor immediately (and to see said doctor), get a diagnosis -- and then pursue malpractice suits against her.

really?? "they'll go away"
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>>720049144
Doctor Anon could you visit this one?
>>720047016
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>>720049334
indeed. some new medicines look promising. we're not there just yet... but be hopeful my friend, things are looking up in the regard of Alzheimer's and dementia.
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>>720049366

I second, that looks like some kind of lymphoma
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>>720048501
see my reply >>720047060
hope you get some improvement in the quality of life

>>720048608
maybe. but i'm betting in a moment they'll catch their breath and let you know your shit is in a world of hurt

>>720048709
im not a neuroscientist, but my uneducated guess is 'not in our lifetime,' sadly

>>720048711
now you're getting fancy
how about that fresh air, anon
fresh air and friends.

>>720048727
i agree with the other anons
see a doc
better to ask the question and have it answered than ignore it

>>720048996
sometimes, but not my area of expertise tbh
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>>720049366
Idk man, I went there, the waiting room was jammed. She just gave it a touch and told me it was something something, and that it should fade over time. In and out in a minute.
Should I get them excised or punctured or some shit?
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>>720049144
>what do you mean, anon?
>not to be edgy, but we live, we die.
I mean, from the bad stuff that can happen to your brain, what's the think that scares you the most? Or at least the one you pray not to have
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>>720049529

im afraid too long may have passed and you may need an amputation if its eroding into the bone
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>>720041619
Eating bread does damage your brain?
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>>720049557

Well one the worst condition is listening to rap music and talking pretending youre still in high school
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>>720049505
>maybe. but i'm betting in a moment they'll catch their breath and let you know your shit is in a world of hurt
I happen to be in extreme pain from time to time that comes in waves
I guessed that the firing of the neurons would be the cause that they are not constant
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>>720049220
Europe generally seems to, at least clinically.

Not sure if it's more stringent regulations or the beaurocracy that is the problem here.
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>>720049645
Don't be telling me that shit nigger. She did mention they're benign I think. Do they evolve into cancer or what?
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>>720049732

Yes, follow a keto diet
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>>720041619
>sup /b/
>neurosurg here
>ask me whatever

How concerned should I be about a cerebral venous malformation?
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>>720041619

How much does severe chronic ptsd physically effect the hippocampus?

Asking cuz my bud is alot different after war.
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>>720049645
FUCK FUCK FUCK MAN I'M IN PANIC MODE NOW DON'T DO THIS TO ME

They're soft and spongy and move around upon touch, and don't look like cancer on google I don't wanna lose a hand man.
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>>720049792

Did she take a small biopsy with a small round cookie cutter device? if not she could not have known it was benign , I urge you to look further into it, it could also be a ganglion cyst


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgNJ8YDA7dY
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>>720049983

ok ok I may have been a bit morose, but it could be a ganglion cyst or something similar
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>>720049984
No she just prodded it with her hand. Is a ganglion cyst harmful?
I had one deep in my forearm between the ulna and radius but I can't feel it anymore.
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i have a stiff lump behind my ear but my doc seems to think its fine i have had it for at least 2 years it like bigger than a pea but smaller than a marble wat do?
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Can you insert a microchip into my brain so that I can watch porn whenever I want??????2?
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Anything that you would like to study that crosses ethical boundaries?
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