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I've had frequent bouts of upper abdominal pain. Burning, burping, fluttering, sore chest.What's up?

I've had frequent bouts of upper abdominal pain. Burning, burping, fluttering, sore chest.What's up?

Heartburn: Your symptoms sound like acid reflux (heartburn). It can occur after large meals, chocolate, coffee, caffeine, or spicy foods. Identify trigger foods to avoid. Try eating smaller meals, and do not lie down shortly after eating. If antacids and these tips do not help your symptoms, it may be time to see a doctor for further investigation as these symptoms can be more from a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


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How do I determine if a new pain is from my disability or not?

How do I determine if a new pain is from my disability or not?

Examination: See your healthcare provider to determine if the pain you are experiencing is from your disability or a new issue. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty as a caregiver?

How can I stop feeling guilty as a caregiver?

Support group: Joining a support group for a particular medical condtion will give you the opportunity to interact with others who are in a similar situation. It helps to know that you are not alone. ...Read more

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Are carbuncles always painful? Is it possible to have a carbuncle but not notice it because there is no pain? .

Yes: Unless you have a rare disorder that does not allow you to feel pain, a carbuncle is generally a very painful infection. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What is causing pain in my arm from throwing a football?

What is causing pain in my arm from throwing a football?

It depends: Without knowing what part of your arm hurts, this is a difficult question to answer. It could be anything from tendonitis, to muscle strain/sprain, or arthritis. See your doctor so that he or she can determine the cause of the pain and decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I had a partial colon resection with appendectomy about 13 years and ever since then I have a pooch where the incision is.

I had a partial colon resection with appendectomy about 13 years and ever since then I have a pooch where the incision is.

Hernia: This sounds like an incisional hernia. In this condition, a weak spot in the surrounding tissue or muscle allows fatty tissue or intestines to protrude. If the fatty tissue or intestines become pinched in this area, it can be a life-threatening problem. A general surgeon could give you more guidance as to whether or not a repair needs to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Hi my mom has been taking amoxicillin 500 mg three times a day but she says that she votmits and also feels dizzy what do I do?

Hi my mom has been taking amoxicillin 500 mg three times a day but she says that she votmits and also feels dizzy what do I do?

Call her doc: The symptoms you describe could be side effects of the amoxicillin. She should contact the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin to determine if a medication change is needed. ...Read more

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What could cause WBC to be high and red to be low? My son was diagnosed with influenza a he is 11. I am worried about him. Any ideas

What could cause WBC to be high and red to be low? My son was diagnosed with influenza a he is 11. I am worried about him. Any ideas

Infection: Viral infections, like influenza, can cause the bone marrow to temporarily decrease the production of red blood cells. The number of white blood cells would also be elevated as the body is trying fight off the infection. You can always ask your son's doctor to recheck his blood count after he is over the infection to make sure the counts have normalized. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant. Been bleeding for 6 days now.Not a lot though.. I had my blood taken and my levels went 632 to 2632. Is this miscarriage?

I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant.  Been bleeding for 6 days now.Not a lot though.. I had my blood taken and my levels went 632 to 2632. Is this miscarriage?

Good sign: If your beta-hcg levels are increasing, this is a sign that the pregnancy is progressing and a miscarriage has not occurred. ...Read more

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How can you recognize a stroke?

How can you recognize a stroke?

Neuro changes: Loss or alteration of vision, speech, balance, thinking, sensation, strength which lasts as little as 30 seconds could represent a stroke. The longer the symptoms last the more likely a stroke is occurring. Don't take a chance. Better to check it out quickly. ...Read more

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I am having problems using the bathroom. What should I eat so this won't be a problem anymore?

I am having problems using the bathroom. What should I eat  so this won't be a problem anymore?

Clarification: Please let us know more about your bathroom problems so that we can address your question. First off - are we talking about bowel movements? Too often? Not often enough? Runny stool? Hard stool? Pain? Etc. Please clarify & re-ask question. Take care. ...Read more

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I get so bored on a treadmill. What can I do to keep myself going on the treadmill?

Lots of things!: Watching your favorite tv show or listening to music can make your time on the treadmill more enjoyable. ...Read more

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Is it possible not to see a twin during early screenings?

Rare, but possible: With early, high-quality ultrasounds, twins are usually not missed anymore. ...Read more

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Why does my pee have a red tint to it?

Why does my pee have a red tint to it?

Visit your physician: It's impossible to say without more information. Talk to your doctor and don't try to self-diagnose. It may be as simple as medications or dehydration, but it could be something more serious that is causing blood or other abnormal products to be passed in the urine. ...Read more

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Abdominal Cavity (Definition)

This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic ...Read more


Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more