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Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

See your doctor: It's hards to pinpoint what you have without a medical exam and work up... You may need lab work (blood draw). Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Mild fever everyday since last 15 days. Severe lower back pain. Also, pain in the insets of both feet (however, no swelling. Hurts like wound). HELP!!

Mild fever everyday since last 15 days. Severe lower back pain. Also, pain in the insets of both feet (however, no swelling. Hurts like wound). HELP!!

Fever and pain: Low-grade fever and joint pain may be seen in a number of inflammatory conditions. I usually recommend that that might patients try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Tylenol. I also recommend that she be evaluated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I take voltaren (diclofenac) 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help.I'm late 30's.What else could it be?

Voltaren (diclofenac): I would go see a doctor if i were you. What you got could be due to many different things, and more pertinent history such as would be necessary to throw some possible causes at you. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis due to inflammatory bowel disease or chronic hepatitis, or complex regional pain syndrome/rds are some of the possible causes. Voltaren (diclofenac) could be bad for your heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Too complicated . .: Your symptoms may or may not be related.However,since you have CKD at the age of 48 yrs, I would anticipate that you have other medical problems as well. Unfortunately, this is really not the correct forum to try to tease out the cause of your symptoms-I would expect that you already have a Nephrologist as well as an internist/family doctor. PLEASE contact them for further evaluation. Best of luck ...Read more

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I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease. I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on. Are healthy other wise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Not good: Go to nearest Emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Mottled skin is a sign that there are changes in the blood vessels below the skin causing a patchy bluish purplish color a sign of decreased circulation. You need to find out what condition is causing these symptoms!!! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lots problems headaches, short of breath, swelling of veins, extreme lower back pain, arms legs, wrist and hands swallen?

My boyfriend has lots problems headaches, short of breath, swelling of veins, extreme  lower back pain, arms legs, wrist and hands swallen?

Need careful exam: Most important, he needs a visit to a doctor (perhaps a cardiologist) for a detailed history, physical exam, appropriate blood tests, an ecg, and a urinalysis. The rest of the testing and therapy will depend upon his diagnoses. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Neck & back pain with low grade fever...Had infection in my hand 6 weeks ago...Related?

Go see your PCP: Most likely not related but given your low grade fever with neck and back pain, i would recommend seeing your pcp and at least be ruled out for more serious causes like meningitis. With the flu and fevers, people often experience mucke and joint aches. Do you have other cold symptoms. There are other inflammatory and immune disorders that are less likely but can be associated w/lbp and neck pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

Needs workup: Boy, it sounds like you've have a lot of issues that have come up. I would see your physician this week. Many things will need to be looked into including infection, inflammatory conditions (i.e. Autoimmune diseases), and malignancies. Please get help and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more