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is upper back pain normal before my period?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not usually: Upper back pain (like between your shoulder blades) is an unusual presentation for premenstrual pain. It is possible that with the breast changes that occur premenstrually your posture changes causing the back pain.

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I need a knee replacement so my otto gave me painkillers till I go but lately I had a lot of pain so it says take 1to 2 every 4 hrs for pa?

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Ice: Try to limit the pain killers. Usually an absolute max is 8/day. It depends on the drug and the strength. Cold packs for 15-20 minutes at a time can help. There are many different meds to try if the 1 you are using is not effective.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Since I was 5 I have had hearing problems. Now i'm 23 can't hardly hear feels like blockage. Ears hurt, and can't sit through fireworks. Please help!?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Need full evaluation: A person with hearing problems since age 5 years will have had evaluations by her pediatrician or primary care doctor, been referred to an audiologist for complete testing, and been seen by an ENT doctor to find out if there is any correctable disorder causing the hearing problems. If these things have not been done, she should write down her story and take it to her primary care doctor to start.
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I have a bad knee I could not walk two weeks ago without a lot of pain my doctor sent me for a X-ray it didn't show anything?

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Cartilage: Xray doesn't show cartilage damage. If knee pain is persistent despite normal x-ray then MRI should be done to explore other possible cause.
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I have the flu and am struggling to breath with bad chest pains and shooting pains down my left arm?

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See a doctor: This no longer sounds like influenza. If flu to begin with this can predispose you to secondary acute bacterial pneumonia which can be potentially very severe and even fatal. Please go to an emergency room asap and be examined and treated. Do not wait. Hope you are better soon.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

I got this pain in my upper back.. it happened a few times already and it was so servere that i ended up spotting just for a few hours. Its not my period. Sometimes i cant even walk. is this normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Any swelling, or as in your case pain and bleeding deserves evaluation. Because of the severity of your pain an immediate trip to your GP or to the ER is warranted.

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