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Can I use a heat pack or ice pack for spleen pain?

Can I use a heat pack or ice pack for spleen pain?

Seek medical eval: Spleens don't usually cause pain. If there is enlargement, there is a risk for rupture. I recommend being seen at an urgent care or ER facility to assess the real reason for your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Re the issue of ice pack vs heat pack for someone with costochrondritis?Tried a heat pack - disappointed, ice pack seems better, what does each offer?

Re the issue of ice pack vs heat pack for someone with costochrondritis?Tried a heat pack - disappointed, ice pack seems better, what does each offer?

Ice..,: costochondritis is often helped w/ NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , for example) and ice packs or ice massage to the affected rib, especially when symptoms are of recent origin or after exercise . Ice 'vasoconstricts' ( decreases size of blood vessels ) and thus often improves the swelling associated w/ costochondritis. Additionally it may help to 'numb' the affected area and lessen the pain . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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For back pain do I use heat pack or cold pack first?

For back pain do I use heat pack or cold pack first?

Often heat, but...: If you've acutely injured your back (strain, contusion/bruise, etc) then cold compresses for the first few days will probably help. If this is a chronic recurrent problem, pain related to muscle spasm and tension then often a heating pad, warm showers, massage can be helpful. Don't forget proper posture, gentle stretching and core strengthening as well. ...Read more

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Would a heat pack dammage the scrotum if it was on it or the testical?

Would a heat pack dammage the scrotum if it was on it or the testical?

Yes if long use...: Heat pack has been recommended by some to temporarily ease the topical discomfort such as after scrotal surgery. Its short-term use poses no proven harm to testes; in long-term use, it can be like working in hot environment has been blamed for male infertility with poor sperm quality. So, its short use is ok, but of course, don't let heat burn the skin but just within tolerable warmness. ...Read more

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Hi, can sunlight heat damage the embryo if the abdomen will get very hot for one hour like heat pack?

Hi, can sunlight heat damage the embryo if the abdomen will get very hot for one hour like heat pack?

Sunlight is okay: Sunlight will not harm a pregnancy (are you pregnant? how far along?). You should try not to get overheated for long periods. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a heat pack on your back after embryo transfer. Am worried as I did last night as I was cold.

Is it ok to use a heat  pack on your back after embryo transfer. Am worried as I did last night as I was cold.

Should be fine: Your body has a great ability to control your internal temperature and it is incredibly unlikely that you could have made any significant impact on your uterine temperature. ...Read more

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Pain is upper and lower abdomen. Tender to touch. Feels like barbed wire inside. Heat pack calms some pain. What could it be? I am 26 and female

Pain is upper and lower abdomen. Tender to touch. Feels like barbed wire inside. Heat pack calms some pain. What could it be? I am 26 and female

Need exam: Abd pain as you have described needs to have an evaluation done, I would suggest calling your DR. But you need to be seen in the next day for this. If the pain worsens then go to the ER. ...Read more

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