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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Right upper abdomen tender to touch, bloated stomach, rash on stomach, extreme tiredness, night sweats, sore knee joints?

Right upper abdomen tender to touch, bloated stomach, rash on stomach, extreme tiredness, night sweats, sore knee joints?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Im pregnant having cramping pain during bowel movements and hips sore?

Im pregnant having cramping pain during bowel movements and hips sore?

Discuss w GYN: The longer you are pregnant, the more painful bowel movements may become as the baby inside you pushes against structures (like bowel), and your pelvic bones can ache as well. If severe, discuss with your gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Two missed periods, moody, swollen feet, swollen breast, bubbly feeling in lower belly, cramps before missed periods, weight gain, fatigue, nausea?

Two missed periods, moody,  swollen feet, swollen breast, bubbly feeling in lower belly, cramps before missed periods,  weight gain, fatigue,  nausea?

Here are some ...: See gyn-doc ASAP! But, you may do HPT right away to confirm if you're pregnant and repeat it in 1 wk if the first test is (-) & still in doubt. Meanwhile, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of all the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce and confirm Dx for proposing Rx / care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Really tired, peeing alot, nauseated, lower back and abdomen pain. ?

Really tired, peeing alot, nauseated, lower back and abdomen pain. ?

Possible uti: If you're urinating frequently but in small amounts and especially if the urine burns, it would be suspicious of a lower urinary tract infection. Another possibility is pelvic congestion or inflammation in view of the abdominal discomfort. If symptoms continue I recommend that you see your physician or gynecologist for examination and diagnosis. The appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dull burning pain between navel and breast bone increases after I eat, sometimes moves lower. Feel bloated, hard stomach, nausea, burping, heartburn?

Dull burning pain between navel and breast bone increases after I eat, sometimes moves lower. Feel bloated, hard stomach, nausea, burping, heartburn?

Diet: Start with eliminating caffeine and any alcohol/tobacco/drug use. If symptoms continue, try eliminating fried/greasy food, fatty meats, acidic fruits. Antacids can be helpful but if symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach in extreme pain if i eat anything, tired, little energy, chest tightness, mucus in stool, hungry, bloated, nauseous, losing weight, sweaty.

Stomach in extreme pain if i eat anything, tired, little energy, chest tightness, mucus in stool, hungry, bloated, nauseous, losing weight, sweaty.

Med eval soon.: This constellation of symptoms warrants medical evaluation. Any black, malodorous, tarry stools? Is chest tightness effecting breathing? If yes to either of these questions- please seek urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles(both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Swollen ankles(both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Pregnant?: Of course there are multiple possibilities and you should consider being seen, especially with the issue of your legs swelling. Could you possibly be pregnant? ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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