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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
IMMEDIATE EVAL!!!: chest tightness alone Should be evaluated emergently, particularly if accompanied by fatigue or shortness of breath. the symptoms are concerning for a life-threatening problems like heart attack or pulmonary embolus ( blood clot in the lung)... you could also have serious problems still not quite as life-threatening as and abnormal heartbeat. if no ER is immediately available, you should call 911
A female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Infected v irritated: There is probably something irritating the wound, or there may be some mild local infection... Keep it clean, no lotions, skincare, or hair care products. U can even try to clean the area with an alcohol pad... If it still doesn't heal in 5 days seek a dermatology opinion, sometimes these things can be serious
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Probably ok: Everything is probably fine because your heart rate responds appropriately with activity. however a resting heart rate of 38 is still very low I would recommend that you see a cardiologist to make sure there are no underlying problems
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Recurrent back pain: this is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain.. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis.if you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Needs evaluation : but oftentimes ultimately turns out to be benign. In your condition I would be concerned because your hx of heart problems. I would recommend that you go to an emergency department as soon as possible to be valuated for problems with your heart as well as potential problems with your lungs
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Hormone imbalance : suspect that you may have a elevated prolactin level.this can be due to a number of things most of which are benign, but some of which can be concerning. You should be seen by your doctor, so that some testing can be done to help determine what the cause is
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Possible abscess: would be concerned that it is an abscess, particularly if it is red or painful. if it is an abscess it will require drainage. it could also be a cyst, or a benign fatty tumor. far less likely it could be some sort of malignancy.... given the wide variety of possible diagnoses, it is important that you be seen by a doctor, to make a definitive diagnosis
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Need testing: mucous in your stool is concerning for some infection or other inflammatory process in your bowel. at the minimum u need stool testing, and may need colonoscopy
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Close monitoring : its very good that you are working out but according to your ht and wt, your BMI is practically within the normal range.however, if your goal is to lose weight you will have to monitor your food intake closely as well. also you should also monitor your body fat percentage. frequent workouts may be building muscle, which is heavier than fat. & though you may be heavier you are also healthier
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Should be fine: the drug mebeverine is not available here in the United States but I checked the interaction between those two drugs with a reference that I trust and no interaction was noted. You should be able to take them without any problems
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