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Cecum Pain Symptoms
2 weeks of burning/chilled sensation in whole upper body and arms. No pain. Symptoms come on when exposed to cold weather. Herpes? MS? Heart?
Detailed history: In cases where the symptoms are complex and the diagnosis is not straightforward, many clinicians would say that the most important step is detailed conversation with the patient to elucidate the history. Especially if some work up has already been done, a careful review of the story is the first step. Consider getting a consultation with a doctor in the office or here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Criteria: The american college of rheumatology published diagnostic criteria for fibromygia. You need to be examined by a physician familiar with these criteria who can make the call. You must have widespread pain both above and below the waist, on both the left and right sides of the body, and more than 11 of 18 predefined localized tender pointson exam. You must also rule out other similar conditions. ...Read more
If a motor nerve is compressed would it manifest any pain symptoms or is weakness the only symptom?
I've had what I would probably best describe as chest heaviness that last two days. No other pain/symptoms. Should I be concerned?
Specific symptoms: That may be the case. However, without knowing the specific symptoms - would not know if they were possibly associated. ...Read more
Yes: A stressful time in your life has a myriad of effects in your mind and body. It is advisable to seek help with a support group or with a mental health care provider. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of widespread neural tension (nerves do not glide properly causing nerve pain/symptoms)?
Not entirely sure what you mean. Where are the nerves not gliding normally? In your spine, or in the soft tissues due to tension in the muscles?
Some people have lower threshold for nerves to start transmitting pain (fibromyalgia symptoms can stem from that) and maybe there is a start to help you with treatment. Neurontin (gabapentin) medication might help you, or a muscle relaxer other than flexeril. Goodluck. ...Read more
How come some people have only pain, but others have weakness/numbness with their pain when dealing with spinal issues? I only have pain symptoms.
It depends: On what nerves are being impinged. You have two major types of nerves (motor and sensory). If only your sensory ones are involved, you will have pain and/or numbness. If you have motor involvement, you will have weakness. If you develop new weakness or incontinence at any time, call your doctor or go to the ER. ...Read more
Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more
Typical: Unilateral occipital head pain, usually of a burning or electrical nature, associated with a pain trigger at base of skull behind mastoid bone, and perhaps local numbness over the distribution of the Greater Occipital Nerve of Arnold. Would further discussion via Concierge visit provide assistance? ...Read more
Variety of them: There can be back or neck pain only or there can be extremity pain only or combined with neck or back pain with the extremity pain usually the predominant pain. Coughing & sneezing may increase the pain as will certain positions with other positions decreasing the pain. In the chest region, the pain can radiate around the chest over the ribs. These are more rare. ...Read more
See below: A disc herniation in the neck will frequently cause pain running into one of the arms sometimes down to the fingers. Not all disc herniations cause pain. A herniation in the lower back will not cause neck or arm pain. Many people who have disc problems in the lower back also have problems in the neck. ...Read more
I had a spinal laminectomy 3 months ago and still have some of the same pain symptoms as before the surgery. The pain comes and goes. Exercises?
It depends: You should follow the instruction of your surgeon about exercise. It is impossible to give you advise without reviewing your entire case. In general with any spine problem exercise and keeping in shape is desirable. ...Read more
My hida scan was 93% and it recreated some pain symptoms that I've been having. The doctor said that the results are normal but I've read that its too high. Any thoughts?
Hyperdynamic GB: One small study (28 pts) at a single site found that patients with typical biliary symptoms and a gbef> 90% have a hyperdynamic gall bladder. The study found that after cholecystectomy, 79%of patients experienced resolution of symptoms and 95% of patients experienced some relief. However, I would not recommend surgery based on a single study. More research is needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more