Patient discussion about point

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Q. what is the difference between tender points and trigger points.

I read somewhere in the net that there are two points called tender and trigger points which are one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Is that true? If so what is the difference between tender points and trigger points?
AWhat you have read about tender and trigger points are true. A tender point hurts to the touch and causes some degree of pain in that area, while a trigger point may not necessarily be painful to the touch but causes a degree of pain to be felt in another area. Fibromyalgia patients typically have a number of tender points and, according to the American College of Rheumatology, the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia stipulates that an FMS sufferer should have pain upon palpation (i.e. touch) in eleven of the generally accepted eighteen tender points. A tender point is verified in a physical examination in which approximately nine pounds of pressure are applied by touch and the patient acknowledges that pain is felt.

Q. can Autism appears in any point in life?

Anot really no, ether you diagnose it at the age of 3 or it's not there.

Q. My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender/trigger points moves.

My aunty who is suffering from fibromyalgia feels the position of painful tender points /trigger points moves. The pain moves. For this reason, pain cannot be bound to specific points. Can anybody help?
AIt’s a usual feeling faced by most. Really you will get more help from this community. We recommend you to consider neurophysiology and neuropsychology which can help you to understand the problem and the quality of pathological inference and its central representation.

Q. Can ADD become ADHD at some point?

A1ok, that's a great explanation, thanks. I guess environmental motives cause the development of the hyperactivity if occur later on?
A2ADD and ADHD are actually groped together - some children have more pronounced attention difficulties and some patients have more pronounced hyperactivity difficulties, so it's not really "becoming" a different disease. The signs and symptoms of hyperactivity may develop a bit later in life than those of attention-difficulties, so the patient may develop the hyperactive type after been diagnosed with the attention-difficulties type.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html

Q. is depression is a diseases that can appear in any point in life?

A1I am not a doctor but I don't think depression is classified as a disease. It is more of a disorder. Lots of different things can trigger it. It can vary widely, from a one-off occurrence to a lifelong disorder with recurrent episodes. I suppose I have the latter since I have been on medication for it for over a decade. I would say for sure that if diagnosed by a doctor it can be treated with medication. Medication is definitely a good thing because it works to right the chemical imbalance that occurs. A doctor can increase the dosage of the medication as needed on a case by case basis.
It usually does NOT mean that you are crazy or anything like that. Its got to be very severe before anyone would have to be hospitalized for it. "Hospitalization may be necessary in cases associated with self-neglect or a significant risk of suicide". References indicate that Electro-convulsive Therapy is used in severe cases usually only as a LAST resort.
A2yes,it can happen anytime i.e. loss of employment,divorce,loss of a loved one,there are so many things that can set depression off,the main thing to do is talk to someone,don"t keep it all bottled up,find some one that will listen to you,if needed you can see a doctor for some medication,just remember tour not alone,cbellh47 is someone that would be someome to talk to,i recommended him as a support leader for depression.
A3Yes. A depressive episode or major depression, can appear in any point in life, stating from childhood to adolescence, adulthood and very common also in the geriatric population. The statistics say that 16% of the population will experience at least one episode of major depression during life, and even more when there are other psychiatric disorders in the background (for example phobia or anxiety).

Q. can you get autism at some point of your life?

or do you necessarily have to be born with it?
A1 a decrease in communication is noticed in an 8 year old child, if not autism, what can it be?
A2No, autism is a congenital state and it is not considered 'aquired' as other conditions are. Autism and autism spectrum diseases are usually diagnosed during the first few years of life.

Q. at what point of the pregnancy can you tell if the child have autism?

if at all??
AAs far as I know, it's not possible to diagnose autism during pregnancy (actually not until 2-3 years old), apart from diagnosing some syndromes which confer increased risk of autism (tuberous sclerosis, prader-wili syndrome etc.)

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
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