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Inflammation Inside The Body For Years
See your doctor: There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment. Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter (also many types) to prevent more big clots from going to the lung. The doctor must carefully assess the risks and benefits on an individual basis. "best" treatment is a case by case assessment. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
What are the possible effects all over the body after an invasive staph infection in my back bone?
Mom (59) has pain that moves from one part of the body to another for last 10 years. Pain usually increases in the evening and subsides by next mornin?
Mom pain: Anna255 ~ I know you are concerned for your mothers health but doctors cannot ethically consult through a 3rd party. Encourage your mother to see a doctor herself thanks ...Read more
If the immune system targets and attacks and kills the nerves in the entire body after a viral infection what is this diagnosed as?
Guillotine Barre : Guillain -barre syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constant swelling on the left side of my body only for the last several years. Swelling to the painful extent. Any clue as to possible causes?
Can we puncture the inflammatory liquid in the knee and then puncture kenacort (triamcinolone) to a 80 years old women?
My scalp has been sore to the touch for 3 days now. The surface area is a half circle from above ear around the back to the other. No abrasions?
Herpes zoster?: Assuming no trauma, this could be an early stage of herpes zoster (shingles) and you should look carefully for red bumps, blisters, etc. However, shingles usually doesn't cross the midline, so "around the back to the other [ear]" is atypical. Still, keep an eye out for the rash. Even if none appears, see your doctor if the pain is severe or continues another 2-3 days. ...Read more
Is there a physician specialty re oral medical problems I am a 69 yr old female in july 2011 my mouth developed soreness inside in front of my lower teeth and felt like coating or a thickening of the mucous lining and the corners on the outside sever
Is it possible to have damaged my muscle tissue? I've encountered a swollen lymph node, swelling in the hip and pain in one side of the body
My six year old son was scratched in the lateral part of the conjunctiva 3 days ago, has a prominent vessel, still complains of foreign body sensation?
I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?
Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, other brain tumors and brain infarcts (stroke). You should review your situation with the doctors ( radiation oncologist especially) Each situation requires weighing the potential risks vs benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had folliculitis in the vaginal area for years now, what is the best treatment for the scarring and itch it has created?
Stop shaving?: If you have been shaving the area, stop. That may be the main problem, perhaps the only problem. If pubic area hair control remains important, consider a hair removal cream instead. If not shaving, other factors may be important -- for example, you may be carrying virulent staph or strep. If you haven't yet seen a dermatologist, consider it now. She or he should be able to sort this out. Good luck ...Read more
The lining between the tip of my penis and its body most of the time the skin peels leaving a burning sensation when I mastrubate . Please help?
I have a thickening of the tissue under the skin on the right outer part of the shin. It's oval in shape about 3.5' long and has heat coming from it. ?
Erythema nodosum?: google pictures of that. See a dermatologist or a doctor about this. ...Read more
How bad is subcutaneous soft tissue swelling at the medial aspect of the ankle ? I've had this for a yeah now. Can this turn in tumor cells?
What is the best treatment for osteod osteoma since it is in critical place inside the bone of ankle& maybcause damage to bones and nerves around it?
Dysplasia cells in the lining of my stomach. What is the likely hood of turning to cancer. I see my dr in 6 months.
It really depends: The chances of turning into cancer depends on many factors, the main one being if it is high or low grade. Other factors that may need to be addressed would be a possible infection such as h pylori playing a role or excessive acid production. I would recommend you clarify precisely what the finding was and what the treatment and follow up should be with the diagnosing physician before 6 months. ...Read more
Can a light message for the tight thin tissue around opening of the vagina cause relief from that pain during sex.The tissue on the left is tight&thin?
Hymen: Stretching of an intact or tight hymen can cause a burning sensation and pain with intercourse or with any stretching. As a woman is more sexually active the stretching occurs with time. You can stretch your own hymen with massage with your fingers or toys. I suggest you stretch enough to fit two fingers in the vagina comfortably, then you will be fine. DrG ...Read more
After receiving pentavalent and pneumococcal vaccine in the leg 1 week ago a hard mass formed under the skin in place of shut of 1 of two vaccines.
Ice/observe: You must be writing about your baby receiving the pentavalent vaccine immunizing against 5 childhood diseases & pneumonia vaccine. Either might cause an inflammatory reaction under the skin. May ice and/or give acetaminophen for comfort. Observe for fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and see doctor promptly for any of these known side effects. Good wishes! ...Read more
If you take Motrin for many years for pain can your body start having inflammation because of it?
I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?
I don't believe it: Go to the refereed medical literature and you'll find a single article from 2000 in an obscure german-language journal about the foreign-body reaction and idly conjecturing cancer promotion; i just ran a search of the nih data-base and there are no actual cases. This sort of thing in connective tissue is well-known to us pathologists and doesn't turn malignant. Stop reading internet junk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?
No: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the sling. The only way to know for sure is to see a specialist with a lot of experience treating mesh related complications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Always tired, knots all over body with inflammation and pain from almost 4 years but severe from 5 months. Sleep problems and anxiety and depression.
Fibromyalgia?: You should certainly see your primary care physician for an exam and some lab tests. The combination of chronic body pain, depression, and insomnia may indicate an underlying medical problem like hypothyroidism or fibromyalgia. Depression may also be responsible for the symptoms. It's helpful to get evaluated to narrow down the likely causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic gastritis, lymphocytic inflammation in esophagus. Body pain. Chronic vomiting. Stomach/pelvic pain. Going on over a year. What could this be?
See your doctor: I am concerned that you have been suffering with these pains for over a year. Your diagnosis could be the cause of your symptoms. But i encourage you to visit with your primary care doctor right away. If you have a GI specialist who had helped you in the past, please also give him/her a call right away to talk about your symptoms. Good luck with your health care... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking copaxone (glatiramer) for many years for my MS . I have pain in my right big toe with inflamation . Could my body systems not want me to take it .... Gout?
Need to reassess: At your current age, 77, you may no longer need copaxone, (glatiramer) and if you developed a secondary progressive ms transition, this drug would not be appropriate to handle that either. The pain in your toe could be gout, but other explanations may be considered. Yes, check your uric acid, but also update MRI of brain, and get full neurological re-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with costochindritus since new years of 2014. How long does this annoying inflammation die down? I still feel it.
Hi hurt my back a few years ago, and the pain is back am guessing its inflammation what can I take?
Try a topical: There are some great topical medications out there. My favorite is super blue stuff, which is available on amazon. I use it on myself for the most severe back pain, and within 5 minutes i'm better. It has emu oil, which penetrates the skin and drives the medication into the muscle--camphor, menthol, and herbs. Try it! it's amazing! ...Read more
I have inflammations in the skin for more than three years that are controlled by desloratadina every day. It seems related with staphyloc.coag.neg.
? hives: Staph coag neg is a normal skin bacteria and not the cause of your symptoms. None of us are sterile, we can culture bacteria off all of us. If desloratidine, an anti-histamine controls your symptoms, it suggests an over prodution of histamines. This is known as Hives. it can be chronic,. many causes,most of the time we cannot figure it out. See an allergist if your primary care doc has not looked ...Read more
I am 68 years old.My eyes keep watering and there's irritation resulting in rubbing and further inflammation. Any solutions. Chandrashekar?
Lower lumber disc bulges from leaning over & lifting 10 years ago. Never completely healed. Is surgery an option? Any meds to reduce inflammation?
I am suffering from leukorrhea since 2 years. i want to get rid of it. kindly help me. sometimes there is an inflammation also.
Leukorrhea: is sometimes normal but it usually is due to non infectious processes and usually hormonal speak with your OB/GYN for further treatment ...Read more
What is the proceedure for tooth with crown and inflammation in it? I had crown for 5 years anx now there is inflammation in root.
RCT?: From what you're describing it sounds like the nerve of the tooth is inflamed. If that's the case you would need root canal therapy. And a dentist can make a hole through the biting surface of the crown and remove the nerve and tissues inside the canal(s) and then fill the canal and the whole (or make your another crown). Speak to a local dentist to understand what needs to be done. ...Read more
I am suffer with allergicjrhinitis. Since 7 years. My symptoms are difficulty breathing as my air passage is very narrow and there is inflammation.?
Hd my last pap smear 1.4 years ago which was perfect.No inflammation nothing, I am 24. When shud i get my next? From past 1.5 years m not sexualy activ
Every year: The recommended interval for pap smears is every year between 21 and 35. Pap smears are done to prevent cervical cancer and find precancerous changes in the cervix early. Do not miss your pap smears as cervical cancer remains one of the biggest killers of women worldwide and it is a preventable cancer. ...Read more
My dad is 50 years old he said that he noticed an inflammation on his left lower pelvic area kind of been worried about this could be serious no pain
I am methotrexate for 10 years.I had an m r i scan and blood tests for inflammation.All is perfect.I am going off the methetrexate.is this o k Thanks?
What causes inflammation of the skin with an unknown diagnosis. J have seen numerous doctos and dermatologists. I've had this for 8 years. How o treat?
??: Can't answer this better than the experts who have already seen you. Need to listen to them. I am sure that biopsies have been done and that we at least have some idea about what is not causing your symptoms. By this point we also likely have an idea about which treatments work and which don't. ...Read more
Hello I am a young man 29 years I am suffering from chronic inflammation of the prostate is not a bacterial than ten years. What is the treatment?
Prostate : A 29 year old with prostate inflammation is unusual. Prostatic inflammation can be non bacterial in nature and be treated but its exact cause would need to be established. This is unusual enough at your age that I would seek out an evaluation by your primary physician who may end up sending your to a Urologist. ...Read more
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