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A 22-year-old member asked:

i've had a bad cough - coughing up mucus- for 2 weeks and now i also have a runny nose. cough syrup helps a little bit. is this just a cold?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: If you have been coughing up colored mucus for 2 weeks and over the counter remedies aren't working, it's time to be checked out by a doctor for a possible lung infection.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probable bronchitis.: You probably have bronchitis. If you have only a low-grade fever, it is probably viral so antibiotics are not useful. If your symptoms are improving, you would need symptomatic relief only and you should see it resolve over the next few days. If your symptoms are worsening, see your doctor. You could also have residual bronchospasm best treated w/ inhalers that your doc can prescribe.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I just had a sonogram at 6 weeks 2 days pregnant and the tech said I had a corpus luteum cyst on my ovary. What is this? Is it normal? Especially, if I have had a miscarriage (due to a partial molar pregnancy) and one healthy baby.?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Normal: The corpus luteum is the cyst in the ovary where ovulation occurred. It is an important source of hormonal support to the early pregnancy. This is a normal, healthy finding.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is severe headaches cold feet chills tremors then vomiting light headed sweating neck pain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can be a big problem: Severe headaches, accompanied by neck pain, could be a type of meningitis (serious infection around the spinal cord and/or brain), although the real flu can cause similar symptoms. Cold feet, chills, and tremors occur when fever is rising; sweating happens when fever is dropping. Light-headedness and vomiting make it all more worrisome. A trip to the doctor is needed to evaluate these symptoms.
A member asked:

Pain in legs & hips head aches and indigestion lack of energy all started since I quit drinking are these normal symtoms?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Temporarily: (obviously more information needed) how long ago did you quit drinking, and how much were you drinking? Overall stopping drinking is good for your health, but there are acute withdrawal symptoms, as your body adjusts. Think back how you felt any given morning after a drunk night. Not so good probably, symptoms would be relieved by alcohol's putting you back in semi-stupor. Break that cycle!
A 34-year-old member asked:

My mom is complaining of lower back pain. She has had cancer in lung and brain both removed. Should I worry?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See her doctor: With a history of cancer more spefic tests may be indicated such as x-rays or mri.
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A 63-year-old member asked:

I had back surgery 2 years ago and have pain in right leg only. Could this be sciatic nerve damage?

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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Could be..: If you have had previous surgery, follow up imaging and neurosurgical consultation are important steps to pursuing an accurate diagnosis.

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