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I received a painful bite 2 months ago, it keeps re- scabbing over due to puss under scab, keep getting cycle of heal, infect, heal etc..
Bite by?????: Did you see something or somebody bite you? Is it possible that you assumed it was a bite when it was a splinter? You should see a DR. You may need to have it cleaned out. ...Read more
I think my menstrual cycle started and I keep getting massive headaches even when I take aleve (naproxen). My body feels tired and drained this has never occur?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist. ...Read more
Make sure they are really utis--the urine should be cultured, there can be many rasons to have blood or white blood cells in urine.
incomplete bladder emptying
connection of bowel and bladder
chronically infected kidney stones
therefore you need to see your doc and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
PDE5 Inhibitors: The only oral medications to improve erectile function are known as pde5 inhibitors. They improve penile blood flow in response to stimulation by amplifying nerve output, usually resulting in improved rigidity to allow for completion of intercourse. Patients on nitrates cannot takes these pills. Other medications are used via insertion or injection into the penis for those who fail pde5i. ...Read more
Yes: You can get a copy of all of your medical records at your doctor's office. You may have to pay a fee for the photocopying and administration time. If you want copies of x-rays, cts, and mris, you need to go to the radiology center and request either print outs or a cd with them. Again, there will be a charge for that. Medical records are kept for several years only - each state is different. ...Read more
Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities. ...Read more
Yes, very: When people feel depressed they often feel compressed, as if trapped in a small space or black hole. The opposite experience occurs when someone feels especially good. Mental health experts use the terms "expansive" and "elevated" when describing exceptionally positive moods. ...Read more
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone. To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more
Get checked: Your cough may be upper respiratory, from post nasal drip - very likely with seasonal allergies. Or lower respiratory from trachea, bronchi (bronchitis) or alveoli (pneumonia), typically from virus infection. There could be other causes as well. Since your symptoms are so disruptive, you should get checked right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Caffeine in chocolat: There really isn't that my much caffeine in chocolate, but there is some. There is also a related substance, theobromine. The half life of caffeine can range from 3-12 hours, meaning that with a single dose of chocolate in the morning at 7am, if you are on the 12-hour side, you will still have 1/2 of the caffeine around. Given the small amounts, it is not likely that it would keep you awake. ...Read more
Iron: First find out why you are losing iron faster than your diet replaces it. Then find out why you are not absorbing enough iron (gastritis, short bowel, deficient diet etc). Then correct the things that can be corrected. The body has a means to balance this nutrient and you need to discover why it is out of balance. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I struggle to get and keep and erection while standing up, is this normal?
Yes, can be. ..: As we age, inevitably, the coordination between circulatory and nerve systems slowly changes, deteriorates, and becomes more functionally marginal. Such pace may vary among people. So, at 47, you may become less functional in standing than in lying position, especially after eating a lot to a full stomach, but healthy lifestyle may slow down such realistic life process. ...Read more
I have the problem of keep thinking again and again and it doesn't leave me. I get frustrated at the end.
OCD?: See a mh professional for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Waking up tired. I don't have to get up for anything just keep waking around the same time every day. Why is this?
Circadian Rhythms: Dear PodgB860, sleep is a complex mixture of biologic processes. One of these is the circadian rhythm, which is a kind of "clock" the helps to organize sleep patterns. Most people find that, once a pattern is established, the usually wake up at a certain time in the morning. Consider going to sleep earlier in the evening to increase sleep time, rather that trying to get up later. ...Read more
Why do I keep forgetting to eat I just don't get hungry I had to force food down today cuz I didn't eat in 2 days?
Lost appetite: It sounds like you have lost your appetite. Depending on how long this has been going on -- and whether you're recovering from the flu or some other GI illness -- you need to see your physician about this. Many issues can interfere with appetite. Some have to do with depression and anxiety, and others have to do with more physical illnesses. Best to check things out so you get needed help. ...Read more
Burned has healed but the skin colour is still white should I keep it moist or what should I do to get back the skin colour?
It's a common thing for burnt area to appear white but this usually becomes normal after some time which can vary from few months to a year. You can use moisturiser on it just like other parts of body.
Every time I watch a movie with my girlfriend and were cuddling I can't help but get an erection. How do I keep it under control?
Congratulations!: You're a male and can be sexually aroused. As that ability fades when you're much older, you'll be upset that it's gone. Treasure it while you still have it. ...Read more
What should I do to stop hating myself? I keep in getting hurt from people aroud me and the more I get hurt the more I hate myself!!
You have made an excellent first step by reaching out for help. What you are experiencing is extremely painful and also quite common. If you are able to see a doctor or psychologist about this, it would be very helpful. There is very good help for conditions such as you have. You may have depression or other conditions that cause your problems.
Ask your doctor about help groups in your area ...Read more
I keep getting sharp pains in my chest. They go away quick. Sometimes happens for ten fifteen minutes. Should I get checked out for this?
Need to be checked:
You are 45 and you are having chest pains
i will suggest you do not waste time and see your medical doctor asap
it could be your heart and you should not take chances. Heart disese need to be ruled out. The other possibilities are chest wall pain, esophageal reflux or related to your lungs or pleura. You need a detailed history and physical exam, an ekg and other tests may or may not be indicated. ...Read more
I'm scared I'm going to die all the time and its really starting to get me down I keep watching my breathing and I can't stop it help me?
Fear: You should consult with your doctor to rule out any medical concerns and if you are cleared call a mental health professional who can help you uncover the reasons for your fear. Something is troubling you and it is manifesting itself as fear of dying. This is difficult to sort out, also confide in someone close to you about the anxieties or conflicts in your life that may be related. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have bpd and lately I feel like my symptoms are worsening and I can't keep my emotions in check anymore. Does bpd get worse with age? I'm 24
R you in treatment?: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) can certainly get worse if you are not in treatment. Ongoing psychotherapy is needed, and dialectical behavioral skills training is a helpful part of this. For people with bpd, intimate relationships are especially difficult and be the stage for emotional pain. Please work on your issues with a psychologist or psychiatrist who does intensive psychotherapy. ...Read more