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Please tell me, could I lift bricks as dumbells?

Please tell me, could I lift bricks as dumbells?

Although possible.: You wouldn't be able to hold it the same way to work muscles. It could fall and cause crush injury. It's rough texture could lead to abrasions. ...Read more

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Can your thyroids cause you to feel like in the mornings when you get up, that you have slept under a brick. My whole body.?

Can your thyroids cause you to feel like in the mornings when you get up, that you have slept under a brick. My whole body.?

Possibly: Underactive thyroid function (hypothyroidism) may associate with fatigue and diffuse aches, but these symptoms are not very specific and can be caused by many other conditions. Also consider sleep apnea, particularly if you are overweight and snore; depression, or insufficient sleep time. ...Read more

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About two weeks ago I fell on a brick and I got a deep cut. I've been treating it everyday, but it hasn't turned into a scab yet.

About two weeks ago I fell on a brick and I got a deep cut. I've been treating it everyday, but it hasn't turned into a scab yet.

See Dr: Sounds like it needed cleaned out and sutured or stapled shut. Now that is couple of weeks old, will either have to heal from bottom up (= long time & big scar) or you will have to see a dr or plastic surgeon who can revise the wound and close it primarily so it will heal properly. ...Read more

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What could be causing these symptoms? And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement). I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week I ha

What could be causing these symptoms? And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement). I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week I ha

There: There is likely something environnmental that is causing these symptoms. Would see an allergist to begin with. If he thinks it advisable you can bring in an industrial hygenist to inspect your home. Would check out allergies first. ...Read more

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I drink brick tea daily. Will I get fluorosis?

I drink brick tea daily. Will I get fluorosis?

No: Only a child may get the enamel fluorosis if he or she gets too much fluoride during the years of tooth development. It is not possible at your age. ...Read more

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I got hip pain after being hit with a brick what should I do?

I got hip pain after being hit with a brick what should I do?

Simple...: Donot invite the brick any more. Use cold application for 1st 24 hr and then local heat. Aleve/Motrin will help. ...Read more

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My bf sneezed and a lower left sharp back pain hit him like a ton of bricks. What now?

My bf sneezed and a lower left sharp back pain hit him like a ton of bricks. What now?

Most likely: Most likely a muscle spasm, can try ibuprofen or Tylenol for pain relief or heat pad to relax muscles. Follow up with a physician if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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I fell down brick steps in March and it still hurts and when I touch it, I feel little bumps under the skin. What is it?

I fell down brick steps in March and it still hurts and when I touch it, I feel little bumps under the skin. What is it?

Not enough info: To diagnose. But if you still have pain after 3 months - ask your parents to take you to the doctors for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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It feels to me like there is a brick wall and I can't think because I can't get past this wall. It is also causing memory problems. Anxiety?

It feels to me like there is a brick wall and I can't think because I can't get past this wall. It is also causing memory problems. Anxiety?

Depression: And anxiety can cause these feelings along with low energy level, loss of motivation, sleep disturbances, poor concentration, and inability to make decisions. See your PCP first to rule out other physical problems such as thyroid disease, and if appropriate, he can refer you to a psychiatrist or a therapist. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin and I tried having sex with my bf, but it wouldn't fit. It was like he was hitting a brick wall. Is this normal? What was wrong?

I'm a virgin and I tried having sex with my bf, but it wouldn't fit. It was like he was hitting a brick wall. Is this normal? What was wrong?

Time for a consult: It would be revealing to schedule a visit with a OBGYN to have the issue evaluated. Some women have a rather thick hymen that man need to be opened surgically. There are also some women born with a blind pouch or other malformation of the vagina. An exam and possibly a specialized ultrasound and other studies could sort this out. ...Read more

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Normal to still have a constant pressure headache the day after passing out? I was lucky to have someone catch my head so it did not hit the bricks.

Normal to still have a constant pressure headache the day after passing out? I was lucky to have someone catch my head so it did not hit the bricks.

Exam needed: "Passing out" and head injury both deserve examination. It is important to try to establish the reason for "passing out". "Constant pressure headache" is not normal. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you make your hands softer? I am 17 and I have the roughest hands like I am sort some of brick worker working 24/7. Anyone got any suggestions?

How do you make your hands softer? I am 17 and I have the roughest hands like I am sort some of brick worker working 24/7. Anyone got any suggestions?

Lack of natural oils: You can start by using lotion like eucerin. I recommend this product because it is safe on children and unscented. You may have to apply 4-5 times daily and after washing your hands. Also, massaging the skin 3-4x daily for 5 minutes will soften it as well. You should notice an improvement in 2-3 months. You need to continue doing this to keep your skin soft. ...Read more

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Had period may 10 light to med flow for 4 days 2weeks later pinkish only when wiped turned to brownish brick red not when wiping for 2 days light cram?

Had period may 10 light to med flow for 4 days 2weeks later pinkish only when wiped turned to brownish brick red not when wiping for 2 days light cram?

Abn period: Could be variation in hormones that happen especially around menopause but would check HCG and also follow up with gyn for sonogram, endometrial biopsy to rule out more significant ovarian or uterine pathology. ...Read more

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Why is my stool a brick red and brown color? Is it bad?

Why is my stool a brick red and brown color? Is it bad?

Could be: You need to have your stool tested for blood. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Hands hurt to open and close. Hands feel broken like some one dropped a brick on them?

Hands hurt to open and close. Hands feel broken like some one dropped a brick on them?

Joint inflammation: The underlying problem when your hands feel stiff/sore is almost always joint inflammation; very rarely infection. The question is: Inflamed due to what? You are a little young for degenerative (wear and tear, aging) arthritis, but it can happen especially if use/have used your hands a lot. More serious are inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. Need medical eval/testing ...Read more

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I have chest pains like someone one put 3 brick on my chest, I have back pain thas making it worse I feel tried, these systems last about 5 mins?

It is difficult to: Make diagnosis here. I see that you have a heart murmur. You are a female but no other risks listed for heart problem there are many causes of chest pain or pressure, and at your age, heart is not the most worrisome except for the murmur. It is best to see your doctor and discuss it and they an do all the necessary work up for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I hav an iud, started spotting brick colored blood, now a light flow. Why this color? Why am I early? Not due for 20 more days

I hav an iud, started spotting brick colored blood, now a light flow. Why this color? Why am I early? Not due for 20 more days

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in iud users too. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the iud is not working. ...Read more

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I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

Bump: It hasn't changed, and it's from trauma to your skull. That's awfully big. Please have it checked by a doctor, and don't delay. Make sure it isn't something else that's growing. Also it could be benign, and be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma. Either way, you need to have it checked out to find out what it is. Take care. ...Read more

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My dog push me and I landed on bricks I hit my head on a birdhouse and my back fell on the bricks. I have a bump on head and back is tender. Is it ok?

My dog push me and I landed on bricks I hit my head on a birdhouse and my back fell on the bricks. I have a bump on head and back is tender. Is it ok?

Head injury: The lump is a hematoma (blood collection) in your scalp and applying cold compresses for the first 48 hours is recommended. If you're having severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, or visual disturbances get examined at the emergency room. You also contused and strained your back for which rest, cold applications and taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldhelp. Avoid aspirin, Advil, Aleve (bleeding ...Read more

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Cervical inj. 7-9-15. Last few days feels like a 10lb brick is attached to back of neck. Strange feeling. Can't get comfortable sleeping, sitting. Why?

Cervical inj. 7-9-15. Last few days feels like a 10lb brick is attached to back of neck. Strange feeling. Can't get comfortable sleeping, sitting. Why?

Not enough informati: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information. Why did you have a cervical injection and what was in the injection. I suggest you contact your doctor who gave the shot and ask the same question and what his/her advice is for your symptoms ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I fell and hit my head on the sharp edge of a brick firplace. Hurt bad, but didn't pass out etc. Skied for two days, felt fine. On the third?

Hi Doctor, I fell and hit my head on the sharp edge of a brick firplace. Hurt bad, but didn't pass out etc. Skied for two days, felt fine. On the third?

Your call: It seems as if you weren't significantly affected at least 48 hours after the injury. However, it seems prudent to at least be evaluated to ensure no other subacute injuries have occurred. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor ever since I feel on a comer of a brick house my left side of my head has been numb Why is this?

Hello Doctor ever since I feel on a comer of a brick house my left side of my head has been numb Why is this?

I need more info: This kind of complaint deserves a thorough examination and questions answered like do you have any neurological changes since the injury, are you on any medication and a whole lot of other questions. Please make an appointment with your family physician very soon. ...Read more

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Can brain fog make you feel like you're mentally drowning? I feel so smothered and like a brick wall is inbetween me and my thoughts.

Can brain fog make you feel like you're mentally drowning? I feel so smothered and like a brick wall is inbetween me and my thoughts.

Yes: Brain fog can make you feel like you are mentally drowning. Please check with your doctor to see if there is some cause, like hypothyroidism, for this. If not here's some suggestion to improve the condition:get 8 hours of sleep, drink coffee but no more than 2 cups per day and not before bed, do puzzles or brain training games, meditate and exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and reduce stress. ...Read more

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