A 31-year-old male asked:
i get occasional petechiae from rough scratching, or sleeping with arm under rib-cage. it always goes away in 1-2 days. two months ago - normal liver tests (including us), cbc (platelets 211), blood film, iga, igm, igg. no meds. should i be worried?
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Don’t thing you shou: I don’t se see any cause to worry from what you have provided.. I am not sure if you really had petechiae. I would suggest you see your doctor next time you have a flare up of your symptoms just to have a professional opinion. Otherwise just chill
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why can arm swelling and pain happen after breast cancer surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining tissue fluid and bringing it back into the circulation. Lymph node removal short-circuits this process leading to the risk of chronic swelling, or lymphedema. The less nodes removed, the lower the risk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 55 years experience
Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
There is no swelling or extreme pain. But there is bleeding during strained bowel movement. Could this be internal hemorrhoids?
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Internal Medicine 33 years experience
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 54-year-old female asked:
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 38 years experience
See a doctor: Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days. If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
San Leandro, CA
A 51-year-old female asked:
A friend gets a severe pain on her lower right side of her abdomen and her tongue feels numb. What can this be?
Her gallbladder was removed 3years ago
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 38 years experience
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 29, 2020
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