Patient discussion about consequences
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Q. except for for the scars, are there any more consequence to burns?
10 years ago i was burned in my face and right hand from boiling water. i was hospitalized and was treated with skin grafts from my thighs. In the last four weeks I feel a strange feeling in my scar. Its hard to describe the exact feeling but it kind of a painful lump inside my flesh. 10 years After that accident can it be that my body is still not over this injury?
|A1||burn scars have 3 optional ways of evolving.|
a) nothing happens - shouldn't hurt at all (this is by far the most common situation)
b) nerve trapping (which happened to me. Its usually begins months after the burn and not years. and you dont have a lump)
c) skin cancer from the scar. this is a rare syndrome but you must go to your GP do exclude it. its called marjolin ulcer.
|A2||In general burn injuries that scar are a sealed deal.|
The scar formation can take for up to a year but afterwards it shouldn't disturb you in any way.
If you feel that there is a new pain in the scar area consult your GP and maybe go to a pain clinic.
Q. I need to know what needs to be noted in a bipolar, which if unnoticed, will have serious consequences?
One of my distant relative who is a bipolar is now an alcoholic…..it’s dangerous to handle him for the kind of problems he creates to his friends and family………..maybe he is not responsible for all these…..but I need to know what needs to be noted in a bipolar, which if unnoticed, will have serious consequences?
|A1||Merkel- they tend to stop medication without consulting the doc. this can be a dangerous act, could lead to a major depression. you should notice it ASAP cause stopping can even cause suicidal thoughts.|
|A2||Hi Markel, although bipolar is devastating for the person suffering from it and sure alcohol doubles the impact of this devastation. There are some other related disorders if coupled with bipolar is really a problem and will need a medical treatment. They are like eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia where they tend to eat a lot and uncontrollable which is worth noticing as it indicates some signs of other addiction like for drug or alcohol. The diagnosis becomes very difficult if the person is both bipolar and ADHD and the treatment are difficult until correct diagnosis.|
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