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Sick for weeks I went to the dr and was on amox. Didn't get better went back did blood work my white counts up on a zpack I have one left I feel worse?
Cannot diagnose: You are not providing sufficient info to even begin to guess what is going on. Recommend that you discuss this with your pcp and if you do not get satisfactory answers request consult with an infectious diseases expert. This sounds significant and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more
Still sick I got sick last month, (or longer) I have asthma have never really had an issue with it until now. Went to the ER finally. Had some bronchitis going on sent home with antibotics, felt a little better, went back to work got sick again, a lot pa
Agree: I agree with the other poster, if this indeed is the case, as a pulmonary specialist, I would want to do a work up on your that may include breathing tests, chest imaging, and an immune system (immunoglobulin) assessment. If you are a smoker I would highly recommend you quit asap to see if that helps. ...Read more
Charity case - vascular specialist needed my eight toes (excluding pinky toe) are all swollen and turning blue. Went to the hospital emergency room twice, first time, gave me keflex and sent me home. Feet were no better. Went back yesterday and asked fo
I assume that you're not old enough to qualify for medicare, or someone would have suggested that. You may be able to qualify for medicaid, which a needs-based state program (as opposed to age-based, like medicare). The medicaid program varies a lot from state to state, so you should probably contact your local social services office to discuss new jersey's coverage options.
It would probably also be useful to contact the nearest medical school. There are three in new jersey and one of them may have faciltites in your area. Medical schools recieve federal funding for their trainees and often have a lower threshhold for accepting patients without insurance.
In the meanwhile, you might start taking a daily aspirin. Since I haven't met you and know nothing about your medical history I can't make a specific recommendation in this regard, but Aspirin may reduce the likelihood of additional clots forming. Also, if you smoke, then please stop now. That's the best single thing you can do to save your feet if this is a blood flow problem. ...Read more
Terrified. Monday developed naseau. Ended up in ER with fever, vomiting, weak. No better. Went back. Cbc, bmp, c.Xray, abd. Xray, urines, EKG all normal. Very ill.
Hi I had spinach 2 days ago. Last night before going to bed I felt nauseous and dizzy out of no where and threw up a lot of spinach (that's all I threw up) then I felt a little better and went back to sleep. Today I still feel queezy. Also I am on birth c
Question cut off: Please re-ask and clarify your question. Thanks. ...Read more
I have had a cough for five weeks what is going on? I went to urgent care two weeks ago and he said I had bronchitis. I was given antibiotics for 10 days and a cough syrup. So I didn't get better and went back to my pcp a week ago and he did a chest X-ray
The most important thing to rule out is pneumonia. Although your chest x-ray did not show pneumonia there is a chance it was too early to be seen on the x ray, it developed afterward, or was missed. Pneumonia commonly occurs after a viral URI (cold) or bronchitis, so it is a real possibility especially since you have a persistent cough.
I hope a diagnosis is found soon and effective treatment follows.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I had flu symptoms for 3 days. I started to feel better and went back to busy schedule for 2 days now have bad sore throat and heavy pressure in head?
Both my children have red bumps on their upper body's front and back and they itch. It has been there for 2 weeks what is it? I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and changing washing detergant, but it's not getting better
Please: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Many Things: Can cause these symptoms, from simple reflux, to gallbladder issues, so even more serious things like peptic or duodenal ulcers. Depending on how low the pain is, it could also be kidney issues, or even pancreatic problems. Going to a GI specialist might be the first place to start. They could look into your tummy, take biopsies, and see if you have h.Pylori, or any obvious defects. An us for gb. ...Read more
Virgin: A virgin is some one who never had sexual intercourse. Did you have intercourse? In my opinion Yes. If you are not sure look and see the the girl's vagina still has an intact hymen. This is a thin perforated covering of the vaginal opening. This will typically tear or open when a girl is penetrated. ...Read more
I've had a minor headache for three days now. It went away when I woke up this morning but now its back.
I had a pinched nerve in my back the pain went away but my back feels funny and I can't stand for long why?
This pain that you: Had may have been friim a joint in the back known as a facet joint or from a disc issue. The facet joints are under load with standing while the discs tend to be under a higher load when sitting. So you need to exercise to strengthen your core muscle groups to help support your spine. See your doctor or a physical therapist for some exercise recommendations ...Read more
Went to dance lesson alone and had a great time. Afterward felt foolish. Should I go back if uncomfortable?
Absolutely.: Trust me, most people feel foolish while dancing, especially during a lesson when the whole point is to learn how to dance. If you enjoyed, it you should absolutely go back! Being uncomfortable will pass. ...Read more
I got a headache last night and it went away. At work near the end of the day it came back. Should I be worried?
Headaches can come: And go without rhyme or reason. Anything can cause headaches. If you are not familiar with headaches, then you are luckier than most at your age. But if it recurs especially every day or other day, and you just need to get to the bottom of it, go see a healthcare professional to help you sort it out. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Woke up with vision sensitivity, as if there was flashing all around. After a few minutes my vision went back to normal.
Could be migraine: Some people have a visual migraine (visual symptoms with no headache) with flashing in the peripheral vision that resolves after a few minutes. Symptoms like this might also be from low blood pressure encountered right after awakening that resolves as the pressure normalizes. In both cases, there should be no risk to the eyes or vision. ...Read more
I went to a party I felt like I got poked by a needle on my back no sign of hole but my body feels weird am I overreacting?
Have it looked at.: Unpredictable things sometimes happen at parties. If you are not feeling normal, have it looked at. ...Read more
I went to get a massage yesterday and last night I started experiencing needle like pain on my back. Why is this happening?
Muscle pain possibly: When you get massaged, sometimes the area where pressure is applied becomes more irritated. This can be a result of stressing an already inflamed muscle or tendon, or it could come from too much direct pressure at the site. ...Read more
I had laryngitis n went to dr she didn't give me meds it went away n a week later it's now back what should I do? Thank you
Laryngitis: Usually viral. Give it a day or two and if it does not go away or is getting worse, go back and see your doctor and see what she says. ...Read more
What to do if I have pain in the middle of my back and im wondering if I may have a chill as I went out today and didn't wrap?
Muscle spasm: Cold can induce a muscle spasm - and I wonder if this is what's bothering you. I would recommend to try and warm up. A hot shower might help. If things don't improve shortly, you may need a doctor to examine you, particularly if other symptoms develop. Cold weather can be a 'stress' on the body and sometimes even a small stress like that can lead to a host of other problems. (I think of a camel) ...Read more
I have had a pain on my right side for almost 2 years. I had my gallbladder out the pain went away for awile but now it is back.?
I had a mammogram that needed further testing. When I went back in the lady circled nine little shadows but didn't tell me anything.?
You need to ask!: Usually mammographers give you good advice right away, but sometimes they just report to the doctor who ordered the test. In any event, if you want to know a test result, you ought to ask! ...Read more
Hello, I had recently went to the bathroom and after I had wiped it was a slight yellowgreenish color and has been back, should I be concerned?
Twisting/tightening knot feeling under left rib. No pain. Has happened before and went away by itself. Happens more while sitting laid back.?
I had diaherrea for 2 days few weeks ago n then it went for few days n then it came back for 2 days n then I had 2 weeks free n today I had more?
Diarrhea: There are many causes for diarrhea. Usually it is due to a virus and occasionally due to bacteria. What you are describing may be due to irritable bowel syndrome. You have periods of normal stool or constipation then all of a sudden you have loose stools or diarrhea. I would suggest seeing your doctor to get a better history. There may be some medications you can take to help you with this. ...Read more
I had a medical abortion and my follow up is today but the place I went to was terrible and really I can't imagine going back there, what can I do?
Still need follow up: While you might get away with not getting any follow up, that is unwise. At the very least the details of your situation need to be reviewed. An online consultation might be sufficient. This can be obtained through this website if you wish ...Read more
I used to strech my spine fiercely almost every day for about 2 years (ages 18-20) when I went to gym. Is there a possibility that I damaged my back?
Back: No. Stretching and exercising should not cause any problem ...Read more
Hi I went for a HSG 23rd may a letter was sent out the following tues to say to go back to gynaecology outpatients on 19 th june should I be worried?
Cannot answer that: You need to call the doc who did the hsg or who ordered the hsg so they can explain to you exactly what it showed and why you are supposed to come back. ...Read more
I have dry light brownish patches on my chest and there was some on my back in the upper middle but it went a way. They are now drying out it seems?
Had localized pain in upper back. Massaged it pretty hard and now there is a pocket of fluid or air there? It has slightly went away. Should I worry?
Probably edema: Collection of fluid in muscle. Air-highly unlikely. Just ice it a little and if it doesn't improve, see your physician. ...Read more