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what is the best way to help chrons pain?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
See a pain Doctor: Your best bet is to see a doctor that specializes in pain if your primary doctor is not comfortable or experienced in its treatment.There are many, many approaches to deal with chronic pain and they have to adjusted to work for you.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 35 years experience
Medication mgt: Crohn's disease can create abdominal pain from many aspects of the bowel and surrounding region. You can have pain from colonic spasms, adhesions, complications of prior treatments or surgery and from the internal lesions themselves. Medication management is usually one of the few options but beware of the constipating effects of narcotics. Anti-spasmotic agents like Baclofen can come in handy.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not really. : Crohn's is associated with arthritis. Pain in joints requires drugs to cut inflammation. If you have abdominal pain, then more likely than not, your crohn's is active !

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What is the best method to find basal body temperature?

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Not accurate: As you first wake up place a basal body thermometer underneath your tongue for approximately 3 minutes. A digital thermometer is easier and more convenient. Unfortunately basal body temperature taking is very confusing. Any type of movement or any type of activity prior to awakening in taking the temperature will falsely elevated the temperature. Also when the temperature has risen approximately .6 to 1° ovulation has already occurred.
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It can be: Tailbone injuries can be extremely painful. Fortunately, they rarely cause any permanent damage and rarely need any kind of intervention. Unfortunately, little can be done to speed up recovery or change its course. Treatment usually involves avoiding pain, using soft cushions or doughnuts, and resting.
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Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

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Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist.
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What the best thing to use on infant heat bumps?

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I m having upper and left hypochondrium pain since 5 years I have taken lot of proton pump inhibitors and took lot of medicines for IBS also.Wat shal?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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No easy answer: Ongoing pain in the upper abdomen that has not responded to standard treatments can pose a difficult problem to solve. Best to start with a thorough evaluation by a good gastroenterologist.

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