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bilateral

 [bi-lat´er-al]
having two sides; pertaining to both sides.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'er-ăl),
Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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bilateral

adjective Referring to or distributed on 2 or both sides of something.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'ĕr-ăl)
Relating to, affecting, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bilateral

Involving or affecting both sides. In the case of paired organs, bilateral means affecting both of them.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bilateral

Affecting both eyes.
Mentioned in: Retinoblastoma
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·lat·er·al

(bī-lat'ĕr-ăl)
Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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