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I get this sharp pain kinda like period cramps just 100% worse every night around 12 I started getting it after I had my baby c-sec what cld it b?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Since your pain has a specific time of day I suspect this may be a digestive issue related to intestinal function. A proper work up is needed. ...Read more
Had baby & cycle returned at 9months, had 2 normal cycles. Had unprotected sex, cycles have been late since. Belly is round & growing cld I b pregnant?
Had falope ring 3 months after 3rd child. Have normal periods. This cycle had blood tinged mucus n painful ovulation not like normal. Cld I be pregnant?
Possible: Possible but not likely. If your concerned, have a pregnancy test performed. At times after tubal sterilization there will be changes in discomfort and bleeding patterns. ...Read more
So I took 3 hpt's. All came out +. But today, almst 2 weeks late, I strtd my period. Am I still pregnant? Or was I ever? If I am, cld this HRT my baby? .
If this is your: Actual period then you are not pregnant currently. If this is spotting - you may be pregnant. Pregnancy tests are quite accurate - it you are uncertain if you did it correctly - a serum pregnancy test which is ordered by your physician - is the gold standard. Take care. ...Read more
I am pregnant and am worried abt my meds. I take doxycycline (2 daily) & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (only wen I hav a test 2 study 4) cld these meds hurt my unborn baby?
Left breast has shrunk and hanging. 2nd child 5 mnths breastfeeding. Taking thyronorm, thyroid 2.5 recent. What cld be the reason for shrinking?
Shrinkage of milk: Glands can leave a breast have an empty of sunken appearance after cessation of breast feeding. During pregnancy and early breast feeding, the breast glands swell and become engorged and stretch the skin of the breast and may actually replace some of the normal supportive tissue of the breast. When breast feeding stops, or if an infant prefers one side, then this appearance of sagging can occur. ...Read more
Had a baby 11wks ago never breast fed still no ms should I be worried?? Husband got a vasectomy 10/23 we had unprotected sex on 11/18 cld I b pregnant
Do HPT, but...: Some 85% of vasectomized men will have sperm-free semen in 2 months or after 15 ejaculations. Occasionally, the presence of sperms in semen after vasectomy may linger for months. So, do HPT timely in a wk after missing period and repeat it in another wk if the first HPT is (-) and still in doubt. More on vasectomy? Go to http://sick-ask. Com/aboutvasectomy. Html. ...Read more
Vgnl ultrasnd at 37 dys after sex-empty uterus and ngt urine test at clinic-2 periods as well. Cld they miss the baby or do bad test? Shld I concern
Not pregnant: You are not pregnant. There would be no reason to spend any time or money on ultrasound or blood testing. YOU ARE NOT PREGNANT. They did not miss the baby. You have had two periods. You do not need any further proof. ...Read more
Trying to figure out my low moods for months. I take levo & have doubled the dosage the past 3 days & today I feel like awesome. Cld thatv been problem?
Medication changes: Finding a therapeutic level for antidepressants, when monitored by your prescribing doctor, can bring a great sense of relief, increased hopefulness, reduce anxiety and get you back to your life. Tracking symptoms with a symptom checklist can help you & your doc see the dose is right. Do let your doc know if manic symptoms emerge. It sounds like a change in mood to celebrate! ...Read more
Sick or chronic?: If you are sick this is from chemicals your body makes to fight the infection. Getting warm will help you get well. If not, the most likely reasons for this would be low thyroid or low iron. The most basic labs would be TSH for your thyroid and ferritin for iron. You want TSH less than 3 or so and ferritin above 50. More tests could be helpful but most often one of those will give the answer. ...Read more
The last 2 wks I have had a feeling of a cut or scratch on my left side of my front torso. There is no scratch or cut there. What Cld this be?
Sensation: If there is no sign of inflammation or irritation, this sensation most likely is caused by an irritable or slightly inflamed superficial nerve (possibly related to your MS) in that area of your torso. This may eventually resolve without any treatment. See your physician or neurologist as needed. ...Read more
Am having constant back and waist pain for close to two years now. What cld be the cause and what advice or recommendations do u have for mei?
Are they related?: Hard to say. Are these two things related in some way? Is this pain in your waist at the flank, near the back? In the front, abdominally? Do these things come on together? There are so many different possible causes of pain at the center of torso. If you have had the pain for two years, probably not so severe if you have not sought medical attention yet. Check in with your medical doctor. ...Read more
I got my af on dec 11th on dec 23rd and 24th I had unprtcted sex. The past four days I've ben havin crampin and spottin. I'm wonderin if I cld be preg?
Period Symptoms: Your symptoms are the symptoms of periods not pregnancy. We no longer diagnose pregnancy from symptoms alone. If your next period is missed then it is time to get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Ovulation?: Is usually stringy but might be a bit different for you if it is always like this. If you start to get irritation get it checked out. ...Read more
This is serious: The patient is bleeding or hemolyzing, and has more than a cold. ...Read more
Right nephrectomy: You say that your right kidney needs to be removed. Why would you not tell us the reason? If you want a second opinion about your proposed nephrectomy, see another urologist (u). If the u agrees, have the surgery, if not postpone until until you speak to the physician who advised you to have it done. Good luck. ...Read more
Sensitivity to hot and cold
pain when biting
dull ache that is continuous. ...Read more
Lower back the right side I been in pain for three weeks, hurt to get up, sit up what cld be wrong?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I have a knot in my lower back an it hurts to the point that it fills like it grabs sumtimes takes my breath away. What cld it be?
Knot in back: It could be a variety of things including muscle spasm, sprain, or radicular (nerve) pain. When you see your doctor, they'll ask about nerve symptoms, if the pain travels, if you're having any bowel or bladder problems, and they'll do a thorough exam including testing the reflexes, strength, sensation of your legs, and special tests for nerve pinching. ...Read more
Not cleared up between periods mild staining thru month also have shorter interval no other symptoms what cld be cause & what cld be done bout it?
I'm 5'5 tall currently weigh 90lbs. In the last mnth I've lost over 30lbs. Not wanting to, I look nasty skinny, what cld cause this, & how to gain bck?
I feel empathy for you for loss of over 30lbs weight in a month
See a Psychiatrist soon for diagnosis of a Medical condition, Depression, or Anorexia, and treatment
In Depression, there is marked sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness and low energy
In Anorexia, there is intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though underweight
Therapy for self-acceptance and conflicts about appearance ...Read more
I strted loosing hairs 2months aftr my t.B medications. I also lost 4 kgs during tht process. Its 9 months into hairloss! Wht cld b the cause of it?
If I haven't got my af in 3 mnths and I get my af every 3 mnths, is it possible for me to ovulate before my next af, if so how likely cld I get preg.?
My K level was elevated to 5.2 last 3 test I have had. Its normally 4.2. Cld prilorsec/miralax cause false testing results. I did bld test myself @ wrk?
Technique: How did you collect blood? Even slight amount of hemolysis due to faulty technique for blood collection will raise K level. Get a trained phlebotomist to collect blood, do not engage in fist clenching and have the blood analyzed immediately. ...Read more
I've a little vibration tool tat I use on d face n it seems to make my face looks more defined. Cld I b imagining?
No: There are many technologies out there that make certain promises. Like most things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't. It all really depends on your personal goals and how much difference you expect and how long you expect these changes to last. Ask lots of questions and always remain optimistically cautious. ...Read more
I always get bumps or lumps under armpits when I shave. Sometimes they are painful and sometimes they arent. Wht cld it be?
It can be hair folli: This could be irritation of the hair follicles. There are certain medical conditions that can lead to this. Your physician may send you to a dermatologist to clarify the diagnosis. This can be a common problem when hair follicles are irritated. However there are some medical syndromes which can irritate a lot of hair follicles and that needs to be excluded. These hair follicles can be infected. ...Read more
After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?
Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more
I hadn't a period in five weeks, but I had been spoting off in on, l started spoting and bleeding five days ago for three day, cld tht bn pm?
Variation: It's probably a simple variation in your cycle. Keep track and be checked if the bleeding persists or the cycle doesn't normalize next month. Get a pregnancy test unless that isn't possible. ...Read more
I hve a 29-30 day cycle. I got my af the 16th of april for 4 dys nd since I've ben hving sex nd today may 1st I strted spotting. Cld I be prego?
Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more