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I have intense pain from sleeping on my arm that limits my movement. How can I avoid sleeping on that arm?

I have intense pain from sleeping on my arm that limits my movement. How can I avoid sleeping on that arm?

Sleep: Sleep on your back, with a good pillow. Determine if you need a better mattress. Consider physical therapy. See doctor , get examined, and maybe run some test or x-rays. ...Read more

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Whenever i feel the need for a bowel movement which is seems to be a lot my testicals always rise up and my sack disappears, why?

Whenever i feel the need for a bowel movement which is seems to be a lot my testicals always rise up and my sack disappears, why?

Strange: We need more history. For how long you have this problem? So you have any pain same time? Any history of trauma? How is your libido ? What is your testosterone level? Any hernias? It will help to get testicular sonogram and a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Continue to monitor: Pain is not the same thing as weakness, but pain could lead to weakness. Continue to monitor the symptoms, and if they worsen (skin discoloration, true weakness, worsening pain) or persist, see your primary care physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Often when I eat spicy/hot foods I have a bowel movement later it comes out just as hot & very painful. Is there a reason for this/way to avoid this?

Often when I eat spicy/hot foods I have a bowel movement later it comes out just as hot & very painful. Is there a reason for this/way to avoid this?

Avoid spicy foods: Sometimes this can be from active hemorrhoids or the medical condition pruritus ani. Spicy foods often have an ingredient capsaicin which can set off the p nerve fibers in the body. It seems that some people have more sensitive nerve fibers in their body and the capsaicin found in hot peppers triggers this. ...Read more

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What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives . Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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I noticed that i'm extremely fatigue after meals, unless i take digestive enzymes. I also feel very weak after bowel movement, how can I avoid that?

I noticed that i'm extremely fatigue after meals, unless i take digestive enzymes.
I also feel very weak after bowel movement, how can I avoid that?

Digestive enzymes: If you are on digestive enzymes who is giving these to you? You may wish to see a gastroenterologist to determine exactly what is going on. Lab tests may shed some light on this as well. ...Read more

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I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?

Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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For a year now I have problems concerning bowel movements, even if I'm not constipated I have to strain.so what can I do to avoid hemerrhoids?

For a year now I have problems concerning bowel movements, even if I'm not constipated I have to strain.so what can I do to avoid hemerrhoids?

Hemorrhoid: A low fiber diet typically makes stool more difficult to pass, leading to more pushing and potentiating the development of hemorrhoids. So your first step will be plenty of water (so urine looks almost clear) and fiber (35 grams daily). ...Read more

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I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. What should I do to avoid straining at bowel movements and maintain a soft stool ?

I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. What should I do to avoid straining at bowel movements and maintain a soft stool ?

Fluid and fiber: You can increase daily water consumption to make sure you don't become dehydrated. Increase non soluble fiber intake. There are over the counter options if you find your stool is hard. Talk to a pharmacist and consider miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I haven't had a bawl movement in four days what should I do?

I haven't had a bawl movement in four days what should I do?

Drink more water: exercise and eat more fruits vegetables, especially foods with more fiber. You may try an over the counter supplement if you still can not go. Worsening constipation should be evaluated by your doctor to rule out any serious causes. ...Read more

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Dr upd meds-Wellbutrinxl300mg was 150 and addral 30. How do I know if 25 was better? A bit shakey, lots of movement-wasn't there before change.

Dr upd meds-Wellbutrinxl300mg was 150 and addral 30. How do I know if 25 was better?  A bit shakey, lots of movement-wasn't there before change.

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Agitation: It sounds like you are experiencing some side effects after the dosage increase. Please call your physician to report your new symptoms to the nurse and in the meantime, you can return to the lower dose, if available to you. Have you seen a family physician or internist about your fatigue and exhaustion? The new designation for chronic fatigue syndrome called SEID. Fatigue has many medical causes ...Read more

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18wks pregnant and other than headaches i don't feel pregnant not too much movement from the baby am i paranoid?

18wks pregnant and other than headaches i don't feel pregnant not too much movement from the baby am i paranoid?

Pregnant: I would hope u are monitored by ob/gyn , and an ultrasound is scheduled, to be certain all is well. ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagnosis for constipation is extensive including dehydration, inadequate fiber, medications including agents such as codeine. ...Read more