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Previous appendicitis 1 month ago - almost surgery but docs said no Bc pain left. This morning pain around naval, nausea - wants to fly back to canada now. ?
1mg of ativan (lorazepam).Bc pain is triggering my anxiety and cannot sleep. I dont take this every day.Is it normal not to help? Is there a better medication?
Get proper help: Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acting Benzo that is associated with gradual tolerance and with time, an increase in baseline anxiety because of interdose withdrawal. so please get proper evaluation and if you have a clinical Anxiety disorder then entreat is available and effective ...Read more
Pars fracture L5 used to hurt on right side when raising left leg. Now it doesn't. Is that a good or bad sign bc pain is still present on both sides.
It is a good sign: Not to have pain in the back when you have this problem. ...Read more
Always painful ovulation,hurts 2talk/walk.Have2 sit down & bend over bc of pain! Lasts few minutes/hours. Scared! Is this normal?
I used nuvaring continuously for 3 months. Month 1 and 2 i bled 14 days each. Now i bleed during sex. I take ring out for sex bc of pain. What to do?
Well, first: Its not uncommon to have bleeding when initiating a contraceptive. Bleeding and pain after intercourse, however, would prompt suspicion for an infection of the cervix. Did u have pain prior to the ring? It is soft material and most people tolerate it well. It could be a uti, consider seeing yoour doc, especially if pain is new onset. Good luck. ...Read more
Answer from urologist please.9 Hydrocele abt 3x than other teste. urologist said to leave it, bc no pain, and long recvry. Other said it gets bigger?
Small hydrocele: Most hydroceles are quite benign & yours is only 3x size of other testis so it is not very big. Urologist gave good advice providing hydrocele isn't causing much discomfort. It may enlarge in which case it can be corrected surgically. So my advice, like that of the excellent urologist already consulted, is to wait & see. ...Read more
How to tell if my back is hurting or kidneys? Doc said stones shouldn't bother me.Bc small.Pain in lower back and I have to push out last bit of pee.
Stone vs infection: Simple back pain is associated w/trauma ; movement. Kidney infections are worse case of bladder infection ; thus are also linked to frequent painful urgent urination. Kidney stones cause pain now ; then as body attempts to move them down ureter. Your doc can check urine for blood ; infection ; order ultrasound or ct scan to look for stone. No imaging is necessary for simple back pain w/o red flags. ...Read more
Why did my doctor refuse to give me depo shot until I bleed?I missed 1 month decided I want it again bc endo pain.What if I don't start till 6 months?
Do not cut: OK to bleach or wax that area: no cutting. ...Read more
Fell on ice 4.5 weeks ago. Hit arm slightly below elbow on forearm. Sore has healed but area is still very tender. Cannot rest arm on items bc of pain?
Possible fracture: Pain that severe after a fall like that is quite suspicious for fracture. Get evaluated with radiographs and a thorough physical exam by your local primary care doc or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell ?
My husband had an MRI of his shoulder bc of pain...Dr called said he has cyst on his bone marrow deff. Him to a specialist. What could cause this?
Bone Cyst: i think the best course instead of speculating is to see what the specialist has to say ...Read more
I've been spotting light brown to light red/pink for the last 3-4 days. My period is due in less then a week. Not on bc. No pain. Sexually active.?
What can cause aching pain and stiffness in hands, wrists, knees and back. Can barely get around or work bc of pain w/o medicine. This is horrible.
Many things: There are numerous possible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
2 mos lt. Sh.Blade/neck pain. Lt.Breast microcalcs for 1 year. 40yo dense brst, clear mam&us. Recheck in 6mos 2nd degree bc deaths. Pain related to bc?
Examination bt yr MD: Shoulder/neck pain is unlikely related to your breast unless there is any mass in it. Have your doctor examine your breast. If there is any mass/growth felt there, you may need a biopsy done. Also your breast calcifications concern me....That is usually an indication for a biopsy. If the breasts are dense, a MRI of breast is more valuable than a mammogram to check for a small breast cancer ...Read more
Ive took a pain killer n 2 bc the pain is in my neck chin ear n head my vision is kinda blury and my head feels weird n throbbing im scared i mite dy?
Call your PCP: your symptoms are not typical especially if this is the first time you have had them. It is also possible that the painkiller isn't effective for your symptoms. I don't think you need to worry about dying; I do think you should call your PCP ASAP and see what she or he recommends. ...Read more
Occipital focus: an occipital focus usually due to infection will commonly project pain to behind the eye. Check the occiput. ...Read more
Im24 I have hip pain when standing too long, walking too much, and sleeping. Also one spot onmy pelvic bone that will wake me from sleep bc of pain why?
33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade.Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?
Back pain: With rapid weight gain during the third trimester and loosening of ligaments and tendons in preparation for delivery it is not uncommon to have pain in up and down the spine. Make sure that your bras are fitting properly to off load the stress of increasing breast size on your neck and shoulders. See your obstetrician for evaluation of your pain. ...Read more
Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain
Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Have small ovarian cysts. I'm on BC for pain. Recently, have random pencil stabbing like pains in either ovary. No STDs. No infections. Any ideas?
Strep negative Dr said throat was raw. Its been 10 days with a severe sore throat. Hard to swallow bc of pain. Nothing helps.
Pharyngitis pain: Group A negative Strep screen and symtoms getting worse after 5 to 7 days of symtomatic treatment you should be evaluated again for previously unsuspected diagnosis ( e.g infectious mononucleosis, primary HIV, supperative complication such as peritonsillar abscess etc...) Other treatments can help: topical/local lozenges, throat spray, Chinese herbals, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Glucocorticoids etc... ...Read more
I'm on bc. Nexplanon. Pain & ache from back of calf down to ankle when laying down. Both legs. 8 mos post partum. Any thoughts?
X-ray on 1st MP joint of big toe said rheumatoid arthritis bc of pain. If it were bone cancer would it be picked up on X-ray?
Unprotected sex off bc abdominal pain headaches brown discharge cramps appetite change less eating joint pain please tell me what's wrong?
Pregnancy infection: You could be pregnant or have pelvic infection from an std. Take a pregnancy test and see a doctor. ...Read more
Pain: lower back, thigh, one leg. Behind knee. Inner thigh.Tingling & numbness in foot. Lost control on my bladder once 2day. No sleep bc of pain. ??
Sounds serious...: When a person loses control of the bladder, but was fine before... that's a problem. When combined with neurological symptoms in the legs or lower back, it becomes an emergency. In such a situation, one should get an immediate evaluation to see if there is something pressing on the spinal cord, which could lead to permanent paralysis. The Emergency Room doctor can ask the Neurologist to help. ...Read more
37yr old starting bc for pain ov cysts what is a good 2nd gen birth control pill with no weight gain acne or facial hair effects worried about clots.
Loloestrin the best: My #1 pill i prescribe, it is only 10 mcg estrogen the safest pill, least chance for blood clot , wt gain , bloating also since it is 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills u are only off for 2 days less chance cyst formation and lighter to no periods, and your doc should have samples to start u off and mail order $45 for 3 months, I am giving a lecture tonight on advantages of loloestrin. ...Read more
Surgeon ordered CT of hernia repair site bc of pain said I have right side thickening of rectus by my mesh. Left side loss of muscle. site is under belly button. More surgery he said poss. granuloma.
Possible surgery: When a hernia of abdominal wall repaired, it is essentail to have the wall intact. This is accomplised by inserting a mesh to cover the defect so the newly constructed wall is complete. The mesh is sutured into place with strong unually non absorbable sutures. It is possible that at one of the suture sites there is a hematoma or granuloma developing. Surgery may be needed. ...Read more
I had a sore throat with white spots and also sores on my gums. Couldn't eat solid foods for week bc of pain. Blood work ruled out STDs and not strep?
Thrush: A sore throat with white spots and sores on your gums sounds like thrush. Blood tests can rule out some but not all STDs. A specific test is necessary to rulr out chlamydia and gonorrhea. The other possibility is a viral infection. You need to discuss these possibilities with the person who you have been seeing to know which is going on in your case. Hope this helps. ...Read more