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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Be not serious 1st: Back pain is a challenge to advise serious versus not serious in this format. 80% of people will have a debilitating episode of back pain from nothing serious. Assuming you’ve had an in person exam eliminating that, this sounds like the nerves are being irritated by either muscle/ligament tightness/strain or vertebrae alignment. Don’t do anything that aggravates it x 1-2 days, see image for more..
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question.
A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Cramp&contraceptive: Following vigorous vaginal intercourse you can get mild cramps and nausea that should subside within a couple of hours. When used a sole contraceptive, being uncertain whether a condom broke should prompt immediate consideration for plan B & std testing of each partner.
A male asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Not contagious : The most common causes of pancreatitis which make up 99% of cases are not contagious thus would not be transmitted via intercourse.
A male asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Generally yes: unless the degree of swelling caused by the suctioning is severe enough to cause difficulty swallowing, handling oral secretions or breathing.
A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes but: it seems you have the numbers incorrect without a decimal beforehand. Because if your Troponins were really 70s and 80s, you wouldn't need to ask if you had a heart attack. Perhaps they were 0.73, 0.76....
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
BP: Check your blood pressure and then see your doctor in an urgent manner.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Help: While the need to abbreviate and use the writing space wisely, I think this needs some word expansion to be clear and reply with helpful answers.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Preg UTI= -Preg UTI : While treatment is slightly different, diagnosing UTI is done so in the same manner whether pregnant or not.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Give it time: Likely a non-serious pain from a muscular spasm or an irritated nerve from the sleeping. Further symptom progression such as redness or swelling may warrant an urgent evaluation by a doctor. However this is likely to go away on its own within the hour.
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