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Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is treating or preventing disease with the help of stem cells. Stem cells are cells that have the ability to differentiate into other types of cells. The most common stem cell therapy used is bone marrow transplantation to treat cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

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I have lower back pain for more than eight years. Will stem cell therapy help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lower back pain for more than 8 years and sciatica for the last 6 years. Now, I could not lift my left foot properly. My recent electromyography of left foot revealed signs of a chronic denervation of the muscles on the left foot from the L5 motor root. My recent MRI (Magnetic Reso...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need surgery for the herniated discs since they are significant and you have a neurological deficit (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would advise you go ahead with surgery as soon as possible. You have good chances of recovering the lost function...  Read Full »

Can adult stem cells improve high myopia?

Query: Hello doctor, Since my childhood I was complaining short sightedness that the doctors call high myopia. 19 years back, I was having lasik operation for both eyes then my vision improved, 6 years later, eyes vision begun decreasing. After that I was having light sensitivity. I am feeling headache b...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems from the history that you have undergone LASIK surgery for correction of myopia. The symptoms of light sensitivity, headache on watching computer or TV indicate dry eyes which is common following LASIK surgery. No need to worry the treatment is also simple a...  Read Full »

Can cell therapy help a patient with neurogenic bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 22 years old, has neurogenic bladder. Her height is 4'10" and weight is 53 kg. She is suffering from voiding dysfunction and constipation. She underwent surgery for spinal lipoma when she was 45 days old. Her bladder trabeculated and grade 3 reflux. Her right kidney is...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to We are here to help you. Yes, your daughter needs treatment. I need to know how she is doing without medicines. How many times in the night does she pass urine?   Read Full »

Is autologous stem cell transmission a good option for Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had eight cycles of ABVD, which did not remove the tumor and the tumor started growing back after four cycles. Then, I went for salvage therapy and that also did not give a good response. Now, the doctor advised to do the autologous stem...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First line therapy of Hodgkin's lymphoma is chemotherapy. ABVD is the most common scheme (Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine). Second line chemotherapy and radiation may be used if the first therapy fails. As you said in your query that has not had the...  Read Full »

Can stem cells be used to grow taller?

Query: Hello doctor, I want, prior to anything, thank you for the time you are going to take to answer this question. I have been told by my basketball coach, in order to grow taller, to undergo the following kind of intervention, but my question is, where and how to undertake such a procedure. This is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kashif Mahmood Qureshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stem cell transplantation is a highly specialized procedure and is generally done for specific indications. Almost all such procedures are conducted by the Surgical Oncology Teams (Specialized Cancer Hospitals). Stem cell tranplantation are generally done in patients ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for Burkitt's lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My 60 year old uncle is diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. His report¬†says MYC-IGH fusion signal was detected in 45 % of the cells. The sample is positive for t(8;14). Could you please suggest whether it is curable and if it is curable then what is the best treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to He needs to be admitted urgently to a tertiary care hospital where specialists such as hematologist, oncologist, etc. will be available. An early initiation of chemotherapy with R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxy daunomycin, Oncovin, Prednisolone) regimen or ...  Read Full »

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