A 34-year-old male asked:
i have diverticulosis and ibs after my last colonoscopy i seem to be doing better. but then i had a flare up as in pain no fever and white blood cell count was only slightly elevated. all of a sudden i have a hard time peeing and bladder pain my urologist
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
IBS/ dysuria: Are testicles tender? Would check U/A for infection and even if relatively benign consider prostatitis . Also urologist can check for post void residual and ultrasound for hydronephrosis and stones f/u with doctor
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 37 years experience
Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving blood flow to heart muscle will relieve the discomfort caused by a partial blockage of the blood vessel with plaque.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Dilation of vessels: Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure. This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Could low blood potassium cause shortness breath?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
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A 25-year-old member asked:
After having low back surgery, is it normal to have unresolved nerve pain in feet and legs?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: I assume you are talking of disc surgery, which the nerve involved.
We have to consider two things.
How chronic the painwas?
How much the nerve injury is?
It may take days?
It may have residual pain for long time?
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A 26-year-old male asked:
I've lost 15pds in 12days. Hsve rectal bleeding in stool an tissue. Cramps sharp pain in stomach. Cant go with out fiber pills lax. Bloating vomiting?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO: No you should see your doctor first , for full physical examination, blood tests, endoscopic examination along with radiological tests to find the cause of your symptoms. Some one at your age a malignancy is unlikely, may be ulcerative colitis, or other conditions that could be cured and get it treated with out delay.
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
Last updated Nov 27, 2015
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