A 36-year-old female asked:
i have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight i now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). i am wondering how concerned i should be about these/
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Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doctor hear your story and possibly order some blood work. Document the spots, locations and take a clear digital picture of them when they occur to share with the provider.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Within reason. The injection itself may initially irritate the tissues around the nerve and the nerve itself. Especially if you had what is called a transforaminal injection. It sounds as if your injection was given around the 3rd lumbar nerve, right ?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 40 years experience
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
I have an enlarged lymph node near my jaw. I have earaches and I also feel pain in my legs, arms, feet, and hands. Could it be HIV or some other dise?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Get tested: If you have high risk sexual behavior or use IV illicit drugs, get tested. Don't wait for symptoms because you might not have them until really late. Only one lymph node is not very dangerous but i would have a consultation with the physician to be on the safe side.
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My mother is suffering through rheumatoid arthritis and can not walk much and always feels the pain on both the knee joints .?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Rheumatoid: She should be seen by a rheumatologist and placed on the appropriate medications pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication. Physical therapy may or may not be part of the treatment as well.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 27, 2015
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