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A 39-year-old member asked:

what does nitroglycerin do in the body?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Dilates blood vessel: It dilates blood vessels temporarily. If it dilates coronary ateries it can stop an episode of chest pain. Jf it dilates arteries in the brain it can cause a headache. It can teporarily lower blood pressure.
Dr. John Burns
Cardiology 46 years experience
Dilates vessels: Nitroglycerin is a potent dilator of veins and arteries.
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take it sitting down) or headache.

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What is better for my body to take daily up to 3 times a day paracetamol, ibuprofen or indomethacin for strong pain that keeps coming back?

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Probably ibuprofen: Nsaid medicines (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) all come with risks. I want to make sure you are receiving guidance on how to take these medicines from your physician. All nsaids can cause gastritis (inflamed lining of stomach), peptic ulcers, and kidney dysfunction. They can also increase your risk of bleeding.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Having pain in my back, legs, joints, and bones. Pain worse at night and all over body. Everything hurts all the time, how come? How can I stop it?

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Pain all over: Generalized pain is unusual. It can be caused by medications, vitamin deficiency (d), fibromyalgia, systemic disease including infections, medicine/narcotic withdrawal, or unusual neuropathies. If it is worse at night, and associated with restless, crawling, tickling, like pepsi in the veins - with associated non-restorative sleep, consider restless leg syndromes. Pursue thorough med evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

I have a ruunny nose cough and watery eyes with body aches. Is it allergies a cold or flu?

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Dr. Steven Hill
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Probably infection: Allergies generally do not cause body aches. Any viral infection could be responsible.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

If 61 yr m had a -ve whole body pet+ct done for renal mets 1 yr ago, how long we can postpone colonoscopy (first time)screening for colon cancer?

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Dr. Samir Gupta
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You shouldn't : Although a pet ct will show some types of cancers and is part of a metastatic work up, it will not detect precancerous polyps and can miss small cancers. I would recommend a screening colonoscopy.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

Have human growth hormone (hgh) or anabolic steroids ever been used to treat the symptoms of inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Why not?

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No: Not to my knowlege. Contact the nih.Gov site since they might be recruting people with this disorder for some studies.

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