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bilateral

 [bi-lat´er-al]
having two sides; pertaining to both sides.

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'er-ăl),
Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]

bilateral

/bi·lat·er·al/ (-lat´er-al) having two sides, or pertaining to both sides.

bilateral

(bī-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.
2. Relating to both the right and the left side of the body or of a body structure: bilateral mastectomy.
3. Having or marked by bilateral symmetry.

bi·lat′er·al·ism n.
bi·lat′er·al·ly adv.
bi·lat′er·al·ness n.

bilateral

[bilat′ərəl]
Etymology: L, bis + lateralis, side
1 having two sides.
2 occurring or appearing on two sides. A patient with bilateral hearing loss may have partial or total hearing loss in both ears.
3 having two layers.

bilateral

adjective Referring to or distributed on 2 or both sides of something.

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'ĕr-ăl)
Relating to, affecting, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]

bilateral

Involving or affecting both sides. In the case of paired organs, bilateral means affecting both of them.

Bilateral

Affecting both eyes.
Mentioned in: Retinoblastoma

bilateral

affecting both sides of a structure

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'ĕr-ăl)
Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]

bilateral (bīlat´ərəl),

adj pertaining to both sides.

bilateral

having two sides; pertaining to both sides.

Patient discussion about bilateral

Q. Is it common to have both- fibromyalgia and diabetes? My daughter has both and I was wondering whether it has some explanation

A. Ia don't know if it's common but I suffer from both as well...diabetes and fibromyalgia,if it helps in any way at all...

Q. I am Maya,I had stress both at work and in my personal life. I am Maya, a Civil Engineer working in a construction company. I had stress both at work and in my personal life. As a result, at the age of 30, I developed fibromyalgia. I could not meet my target of 8 hours sleep due to work stress and I had to forgo 2 hours of my sleep every day. Somehow, I would try to make it during weekends by sleeping 7-9 hours a night. After a year of this, I suddenly developed a pain in the shoulder and shooting pains in my arms, hands and fingers. My muscles became tight as if it was being tied to the rock and I felt weak. I cannot quit my job though, as I had to meet my commitments. Does work pressure and stress fuel up fibromyalgia?

A. Hi, I wish you the best in learning to deal with your condition. AS most of us that suffer know distrubed sleep is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The pain awakes you or when you wake you feel as if you haven't slept. There for the chronic fatigue. But with learning to deal with your illness, working with your doctor to find out what treatment works best for you, you can and will learn to cope. You will realize you have "limits" that weren't there before and you will adjust to meet these. For someone that had suffered from the worse of my symptoms for the last 4 years I feel stress is a VERY large trigger for me. I can feel the difference in my body and the pain when I am under a lot of stress. I encourage you to find support, to try to outline ways to get things done that do not rush and stress you. Hot/warm baths, resting when you can and you need too. Realizing your new "limits" and not overdoing when ever possible. Good Luck!
best,

Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

A. Sounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

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

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