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I have just recovered from bronchitis and sinusitis, however Ive developed pain in the bottom of my right rib. Coughing, touching or if a move a certain way causes extreme pain. (General standing and sitting I am in no pain.)?
You most likely were having coughing spells while sick and have now strained your intercostal muscles.
They will get better in the next few days. You could take aspirin or such for a few days. If it continues longer or gets worse than you should be seen either by your physician or the emergency department depending on how bad the symptoms are.
Right now give it a few days, but keep taking deep b ...Read more
My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?
If I was leaving on vacation and couldn't get in to see my pcp. What route should I go in order to obtain a prescription for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). I have metal screws in my ankle and am constantly in pain.?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) refill: I am sorry to hear this. We are unable to help with this type of medication. By law, one must be seen by a physician ...Read more
One of the simpliest definitions for pain is this
"an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder" there are different types of pain depending on where the injury is (muscles, bones, nervous system, etc). The treatment also varies depending on the same variables. ...Read more
Pain hurts: Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that one's brain and nerves create from electrical and chemical signals transmitted by sensors in the body. Pain means there is real or potential tissue damage happening. Pain is not just a physical sensation, but is molded by a person's attitudes, beliefs, personality, and social surroundings, and does affect his or her emotional health. ...Read more
Hard to say: Inner thigh pain can be from almost anything as so many things are there. Problems can be from muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels and nerves, or combinations. More info is needed on how it started, what the pain is like, what the area looks like and so on. Sorry I can't do more right now! Try again and tell more of the story. Lots of great doctors waiting to help! ...Read more
Too nonspecific!: The differential diagnosis is too vast, without more specific information, and requires a length history regarding features of the pain and location, time of occurrence and an exam. I do not believe any of my healthtap colleagues could be more specific. If you are having an ongoing issue, see your doctor. Best! ...Read more
Home Care: While you do need to see a dentist to resolve this pain, there are somethings you can do at home to help relieve it. Rinse with warm water and brush teeth gently after each meal to flush out any food particles and reduce bacterial load. Avoid eating sweet and/or sticky foods. Avoid acidic drinks (soda, gatorade, etc.). Take advil (ibuprofen) as per a headache. Please arrange to see your dentist asap. ...Read more
UTI, kidney stones: The most likely cause is infection. Usually seen with flank pain and polyuria. However, kidney stones are a common cause of pain. This usually radiates to the groin. Another possibility could be a muscle strain or spams. Try hydration, and stretching. If symptoms continue, see your physician for a urinalysis, or ultra sound. ...Read more
Not enough info: Right side.... Starts top head and ends at soles of feet. So your question is like starting what should be a 12 word sentence in a book and stopping after the second word.... Which is fine if your are writing a book and you believe in poetic license. But it doesn't cut it if you are asking a health expert a health question. ...Read more
Pain from low back: Sciatica describes nerve pain that originates from the low back or buttocks area. It may extend down the leg. Causes include a low back strain or muscles spasming around the nerve as it travels down the lower extremity. The distribution of the pain often helps tell where the source of the nerve injury is occurring. ...Read more
There are many kinds: Travelling pain can be pain that goes from one joint to another, which is a hall mark of rheumatic diseases. The latin root "rheum" means "to flow" or travel. It can also be referred pain, which means the problem is in one place, e.g. The lower back, but is felt in another, e.g. The back of the leg. Fibromyalgia can be associated with travelling pain. ...Read more
A specialty of medic: The purpose of pain management is as it sounds to manage a person;s pain. If done right, a cause should be looked for first. If done right, it shouldn't be just medication but rather include lifestyle modifications, psychological or behavioral interventions, exercise or physical therapy and sometimes alternative treatments too like acupuncture. ...Read more
Many causes: Back pain can have many causes. If it is severe, if you have fever or loss of control of bowel or bladder then you should be seen by a doctor immediately. If it is not, then try warm soaks, medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen and gentle stretches. If it is not resolving then you may need to see your doctor or a physical therapist. Acupuncture or chiropractic care may help. ...Read more
Pain contract: It is a binding document where you will follow the rules of engagement for the management of your pain. Shows your commitment and the seriousness of your doctor to take care of your pain. Gives you guidelines of how and where to get or not to get pain medications, screening for use or abuse of medications, which allows for close monitoring. ...Read more
Heel pain: Heel pain can be common, and often activated by inadequate arch support or improper shoe wear. People whose jobs have them on their feet all the time, are at more risk for heel pain too. Posible causes can be variant of plantars fasciitis, tendonitis, or a heel spur. Try nsaids and rest to start, if persisits, see a dr. For an evaluation and possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more