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What is the treatment for Encephalomalacia? What are he symptoms,

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What is the treatment for Encephalomalacia? What are he symptoms, What is the prognosis?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Answers are for informational purposes only. Please confirm any information given with your own doctor. If I don't respond right away, be patient.

 

Generally there is no treatment. Did you have a head trauma?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I had a huge meningioma removed from both frontal lobes on Dec. 17, 2009

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Any symptoms now ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What are the symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't know what the symptoms are

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Memory loss, mood changes, weakness, numbness?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Extreme memory loss, mood changes weakness, can't hardly write anymore,cognitive impairment, adjustment disorder, frontal lobe injury, irrevesable damage, dissassocation from family and friends, passing out all the time, I've suffered 2 severe concussions within a few weeks back in oct.still come close to passing out, hands tremor sometimes. Ectreme difficulty in sleeping, ansiety

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Other.
There was something wrong
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
I have seen your relist

Have you had
Physical therapy
Occupational therapy?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

A long time ago, I'm now working with The Brain injury network


 

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
OK
What type of therapist?
What are you doing hands on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Nothing right now

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
,

Nothing right now

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
So what type of doctor recently?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

neurological psychologist, family Dr


 

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
OK
I suggest you ask for a referral to a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, this is an MD specialist of PM&R. He/she can put together a physical and occupation program of manual medicine which is really critical to get as much function back as you can.

There is some evidence that hyperbaric therapy will help with this condition
[Sessions in an oxygen chamber under pressure] I would therefore ask your doctor about this, and in addition you should be seeing a neurologist.

Let me know if you have further questions. Just use reply if you are not done.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have no access to anything you proposed, and I am seeing a neurologist, sort of, he does and MRI once a year but the last time his nursing practitioner told me that I'd be dealing with her from now on. What is it? Is it brain damage cause me the surgery and tumor?


 

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes damage and swelling and deterioration from the surgery and tumor

Where are you exactly?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'm in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, pop is only 10,000. And as I'm Social assitance I can't afford the physical therapist let alone drive the city, which is 3 hours away for the hyperbolic chamber.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Contact this organization
www.capmr.ca
There are physical medicine doctors in Canada, the specialty has become plentiful, and they probably have one within driving distance. This doc might even be able to set up home therapy for you.

And there must be a neurologist to consult at least once.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Would this thing in my brain get better or worse over time? This is the last question, I promise. :)

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
It simply means the softening of part of the brain due to injury.
It is not a progressive disease.
This is why the therapies are important, to encourage the plasticity of the brain so that your brain compensates for the damage to neurons.

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