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Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Unsure what the Ques: tion is? Any injury or tingling or numbness?? Seeing your PCP will be helpful and probably XRs. He/She can then refer you onwards to the respective specialist as indicated. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is it true that when you crack your knuckles its just air bubbles or will I get arthritis in the future?

Is it true that when you crack your knuckles its just air bubbles or will I get arthritis in the future?

1) Probably 2) No: Cracking your knuckles is poorly understood, but may be from forcing air or gas bubbles from one pocket of your joint to another. Other possibilities include snapping of ligaments or tendons. Regardless of the cause, if it is not painful it is not harmful over time or causative of arthritis as far as we know. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of air bubbles in your back ?

Please Clarify: I'm not sure what you mean by air bubble in your back. Please clarify. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

Air or discharge: Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean is it normal to pass a small amount of air from the vagina from time to time then the answer is yes. That is very normal. If you are passing bubbly discharge then that is not normal and may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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I feel like I have air bubbles trapped in my vagina all the time. Could someone please explain what it means. My gyno is clueless on this.

I feel like I have air bubbles trapped in my vagina all the time. Could someone please explain what it means. My gyno is clueless on this.

Vaginal air: Well some women do retain some air in the vagina especially after having children as the lips of the vagina may be more gaping. Occasionally when women bare down or during sex they may make a sound that is similar to passing gas. Sometimes during a vaginal surgery once the patient relaxes you will hear a bit of air pass out the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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Why when my mom massages my stomach theres air bubbles inside?

Why when my mom massages my stomach theres air bubbles inside?

Normal: The presence of air inside the stomach can be due to normal physiologic processes, nothing to worry about unless they become painful. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have air bubbles in stomach after tummy tuck?

Is it normal to have air bubbles in stomach after tummy tuck?

crepitus: Sometimes after surgery is normal to have some air trapped underneath the tissues. This may feel like a rice crispy when pressed upon. If there is no fever, redness, or pain there is little to be concerned with however, there are some conditions such as infections which may increase the amount of gas trapped within the tissues. If you suspect an infection contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Pelvic X-ray after spinal fusion shows to black masses in pelvic is this Air bubbles file in my profile ?

Pelvic X-ray after spinal fusion shows to black masses in pelvic is this Air bubbles file in my profile ?

Yes, this is most-: -likely the cause. Radiation passes through air easily so air bubbles will not absorb it & more passes thru Ur body & looks darker on the image. Just like light in the old days of rolls of film. A picture taken of a house @ nite with lights on, the area of the window allows mor light 2 pass through it & is darker on the negative. ...Read more

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I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

Go to the ER: From your description, i would worry that you have subcutaneous emphysema which suggests a spontaneous pneumothorax. Medical mumbo-jumbo but potentially serious. Go to the er for a chest x-ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more