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A 29-year-old male asked:

are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? they're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
No. : If you have never had cancer, it is HIGHLY unlikely that this would be the first symptom of metastatic cancer. However, it is still a symptom that warrants investigation.

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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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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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A 24-year-old female asked:

Around my aunt eye there is some swelling , some pain , itchy. The pain level is a 5 on a scale 1-10 . Should we be concerned ?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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See an eye doctor: Swelling and pain around the eye may be caused by an infection. If left untreated, it can potentially get into the eye socket and even the brain. Your aunt should be evaluated by an eye doctor immediately.

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