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Bloated After Flight
Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?
Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain
Ear is a bit clogged. Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction. How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?
Clogged ear: It doesn't matter, De wax or de clogg your ears before the flight as change in altitude can cause further pressure. ...Read more
Swelling post flight: This is not healthy. Serious complications can occur such a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression stockings are recommended for flights greater than 2~3 hours to prevent feet and leg swelling. It is also recommended to walk around the plane at least every 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more
Ear Tube Antics: The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. When swallowing or yawning, the tube helps equalize air pressure by opening and closing. When flying at altitude in a pressurized cabin, the normal function of the tube can be altered, especially if inflamed by an illness. Water consumption can help open/close the tube, but avoid blowing the nose too hard; time will fix it! ...Read more
After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?
See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?
Week after flight ears still ringing, bit dizzy and feel sick. Had headaches first couple days. Dr gave me stemzine said its inner ear related?
Probably: It's probably due to blockage of the eustacian tubes. ...Read more
Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or swimming can help gass pas through your system. Some people find a warm pad (such as the ones with rice or similar substances) that are placed in the microwave, are helpful when placed on abdomen during symptoms. Best treatment is avoiding triggers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: If you are concerned about pregnancy, read the message below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Bloating: One of the chemicals associated with sex called prostaglandin is also associated with bowel activity. If you had something like IBS you could have some post coital bloating. Some women with endometriosis sometimes complain of bloating and gas like cramping. Infection would be a possible but less likely issue. Try some gas x or simethicone before having sex (maybe 30-60min before) ...Read more
Possibly: "stress" comes in countless shapes and sizes, and can produce all kinds of symptoms. It can also make us eat things that our digestive systems don't like -- such as processed foods, artificial sweeteners, high-gluten items, etc. These things can also result in "bloating." you might talk with your doctor about your symptoms, and about possible food sensitivities as well as "stress.". ...Read more