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Can One Strain Mutate Into Another Strain
Do what helps: Traditional wisdom is ice for first 24 hours to limit inflammation then heat after to reduce spasm and stiffness. While this approach works well for some injuries (like a sprained ankle) i don't find patients usually get much relief from the ice portion (likely less inflammation and more muscle spasm). Heat helps most people but in the end, do whatever works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more
Use proper mechanics: By using proper body mechanics and by staying in good physical shape with regular exercise incorporating flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular training. Try not to fatigue muscles by getting a good night sleep and taking appropriate breaks when doing repetitive tasks that involve prolonged positioning like bending as well as those with bending and rotation. ...Read more
Higher dose: You have 2 choices the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed for people 65years of age and older. This higher dose flu shot results in a stronger immune response and reduces the complications from the flu virus infection in elderly people. Take one as soon as it is available in your area ...Read more
Are all probiotics the same as Align? Is Align the only one with that specific strain? Are they all just as good?
What to do if i need to use the restroom, but it bleeds when i strain and there's swelling on one side of the anus, what do I do?
Anal swelling/bleedi: Most likely swelling of the external hemorrhoids and the bleeding is most likely hemorrhoidal in nature as well. At 47 years of age, you should be evaluated by a colon and rectal surgeon to check your hemorrhoids as well as to do any necessary workup to clear your colon (colonoscopy) of other pathology. They can make recommendations to help your constipation as well. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a communicating hydrocelle as an adult, doc says there is no sign of one, i strain a lot on the toilet, tested swell and go down?
Get an exam: If you see something swell and go down again when you bear down, you need a thorough testicular exam and hernia check. Those are more likely than a communicating hydrocele at your age. There are other more benign possibilities, but those are the most likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What strains of HPV are looked for in pap smears? How soon after exposure to HPV would one have an abnormal pap?
I've had a bad headache for about a week now and it hurts worse when I cough or strain never had one this bad. I'm really scared?
No worry: most likely your headache could be related to sinus problem, and or stress. both of these will get worst with coughing and straining nothing scary or super serious take sinus medication Zyrtec, or claritin during the day, and benadryl at night . alternate between 800 mg of ibuprofen to a 1000 mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain try to learn a relaxation Technic for stress good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fam membr had stom flu feb 27th. Has it again today. Is it possible this is the same flu strain or diff one? Can you get the same flu so soon again?
Unlikely: The issue is what you are calling the flu and if was correctly diagnosed. Most people self diagnose and we have no confirmation. If you have fever, body aches, cough with malaise during flu season, then we treat empirically waiting for confirmation. Your member probably had a viral syndrome then perhaps another or a complication like sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected with multiple strains of HPV, a cancer causing one and 2 non cancer causing ones. Will HPV go away or will I have it forever? 24 years old.
HPV infection: At a young age, HPV infection now is common, and most infections are transient, resolving spontaneously. The key concern for cancer and other less serious lesions (warts, etc.) are the ones that persist over time. However, if your situation socially is producing continued exposure, and theefore potential infection, with new or repeated strains, the risk continues to go up. ...Read more
How come when one asks for an HPV test, they don't get any results saying the specific type only if its #16/18!? What if you carry the oral strain idk?
Strains identical: The strains are the same whether you acquire HPV through oral or genital exposure. There is no "oral" specific strain.There are as many as a dozen strains associated with cancer but 16/18 account for most. Identification of other strains is limited to research labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only one mumps: Parotitis , the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps. There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps. ...Read more
Yes: There are two types of hiv-hiv 1 and hiv2.Both are transmitted thru sexual contact, thru blood , and from mother to child and they appear to cause clinically indistinguishable aids.However, hiv2 is less easily transmitted & period bet.Initial infection/illness is longer w hiv2(concentrated in w.Africa, rarely fd elsewhere).Worldwide, predominant virus is hiv-1 w subgroups m, n, o & p. ...Read more
Intercostal strain 8 weeks ago. Feels ok mostly, but i feel lumps - especially one hard one the size of 2 marbles - on top and between ribs. Advice?
After getting made fun of by one of the docs, I will re-phrase my q. Are there any ways to safely lift weights to tone underarms without neck strain?
I'm no trainer: but if you lie on your back with you neck supported on the bench, you can take some light free weights and hold them in your hand and push up into the air while keeping in position. That will help you triceps (underarms). Suggest youtube for triceps exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer