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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have been lying in bed for 360 days, what can go wrong? I

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I have been lying in bed for 360 days, what can go wrong? I am addicted to lying in bed. I have lost parts of my hearing and I feel weak, I have carpool in my arms. My legs are weak and I am vomiting.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Swelling in the face
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Customer: Will I die?
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

I am sorry for your symptoms.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have weakness in the limbs, trunk?

What are the investigations and treatments done?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I am 27 and male
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I do have weakness in the limbs
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

You need an MRI of the spine, thyroid function tests, serum electrolytes, electromyography, nerve conduction velocity study, and evaluation for depression.

Physiotherapy, deep electrotherapy, and acupuncture, meanwhile are the mainstay of the treatment.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Can the carpool be cured? Or is it lifelong?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

Do you have swelling in the arms?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No but the ability for me to pick things up has become more difficulty in terms of the accuracy
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

Physiotherapy should help.

This is curable. though you need the investigations mentioned above to exactly ascertain the cause.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
the loss of hearing, can that be cured or will i have to live with it?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

This too is curable.

You may need audiometry for the evaluation.