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I am 39 female went from 320 to 255. My upper back started hurting and been hurting since. Dr said large breast. But never hurt before?
Several reasons.: It is great that you lost the weight. Keep it up. People can have breast pain from large breasts but it would be unusual to present after weight loss. Other causes of upper back pain are irritation to stomach or esophagus or gall bladder disease. It is importnt to have GI evaluation as well. ...Read more
How often should I see an obgyn dr? Found large bump on outside portion of vagina, very painful. Am making appt soon but wanted to know 4 future......
Should I see a dr about large painful pimples under ends of jawline? Is there anything I can do at home to prevent?
Yes, see your doctor: Large painful pimples could either be related to cystic acne or other bacterial infection and may respond to antibiotics. Avoid picking at pustules, avoid leaning on your jaw or putting pressure from phone, etc. Against your face. Warm compresses may help them heal quicker. ...Read more
41 y/o male. Dr. Found large thyroid (benign) a year ago. Just had rechecked and "still good". It's now hard to swallow and talk. What now?
Go back for: Follow up, some times may bleed into the cyst or thyroid causing obstructive symptoms, or for any change in status of your disease make sure see your doctor ...Read more
I have + ra, ANA 1360, +dna, +ssb. No +dx by dr but large brusing started on legs knee dn with pain, burning when I sit, stand or walk. Is this a 911?
Welt badly at bug bites. Last bite welted to ~6" diameter. Y so large? Dr said likely allergic unlikely cellulitis. Y such a large reaction? Unknown bug.
Allergist might he: An allergist or dermatologist may help clarify. You may be what is called a bite reactor. ...Read more
I saw a dr about 7 large sebum cysts on my scrotum, he wanted to cut them all out together rather than indivdually. Effecting my erection. Is this righl.
Likely good advice: Removing sebaceous cysts as well as scrotal incision/s will not effect your erections. Scrotum & penis have separate nerve & blood supply so removal of scrotal skin can not affect erections. Further, removal of a large ellipse of scrotal skin, including all 7 cysts, would apply only if scrotum is large enough to have that much skin removed. Good Luck. ...Read more
Dad had bladder cancer biopsy. Waiting pathology report. Dr said fairly large tumor and a few satellite tumors. Is this bad news?
Need studies: The severity of bladder cancers depend on several factors. Can the tumors be removed without removing the entire bladder? Do they extend through the bladder wall? Do they extend beyond the bladder to lymph nodes or more distant sites? How immature are the tumor cells? The pathology report and CT and/or MRI studies will tell us. Then, the treatment and the long term outlook can be stated. ...Read more
I saw my eye dr yesterday for large sudden onset floaters. No retinal tear or detachment. Today I am having light flashes....Should I be seen again?
YES!: New or worse symptoms require another dilated retinal exam to make sure you do not have a retinal tear or detachment. Call now! ...Read more
Embarrassed to ask my dr are very large stools something to worry about? I can pass them fine, family history of IBS grt grandma died of constipation
Hysteroscopy & D&C 9 days ago for bleeding/pain/biopsy. Dr removed v. large polyp. Now dark gray, solid, rubbery discharge. No blood, no fever. Normal?
Hi, I hv anxity, saw cardio dr, sed hve borderlne large hart, and slite high blod presure, sed keep good diet and exercse, bt I exercse b4, anxious, help pl?
Had ultrasound, baby reading 8wks with a VERY large sac. Dr laughed n said we have a swimmer. Is a large amniotic sac a cause of concern?
Sac meaning unclear: If the sonographic measurements of your 8 week embryo, its cardiac activity and the yolk sac were all normal, there may be very little cause for alarm. At this early point in your pregnancy, measuring the size of the gestational sac may be quite imprecise and the meaning of a "very large sac" is rather unclear and is probably insignificant. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I found a large squidgy lump on the right side of our 11 months head after a fall on tiles 2 days ago. Acting normal. No bruise. Is it serious.
Had a gallbladder stone 1.6 CM in fall, repeated test stone now 2.1 cm. now what? Dr says it's very large. Having a lot of stomach problems
Size unimportant...: ...But, symptoms are. If your stomach problems are due to your gallstones, this is easily treated by outpatient minimally-invasive gallbladder surgery. In fact, this is one of the most common operations performed in the us. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for further information and treatment. ...Read more
What can ask dr @ core biopisy for large, very painful, & abnormal breast mass? Can dr tell me anything helpful feeling overwhelmed and confused
The doctor: Who performs the core biopsy may be able to discuss the probability that the mass is malignant based on the imaging features. However, he/she will not be able to tell you anything more regarding the biopsy results. The specimens cannot be reliably assessed visually, other than a determination that the samples are sufficient for the pathologist to analyze. The pathologist needs to analyze them. ...Read more
9 wk old has sm. Lump behind ears & neck. 1 has gotten much bigger recently. No fever. Dr. Said lymph nodes & large one is cyst. I'm concerned the "cyst" grew so fast? Worried its cancer or infection.
Nature of cyst: If the lymph node or cyst has grown and changed rapidly or is causing pain you should have your physician check it out again. You are appropriately concerned that this could be something more serious such as a tumor or infection. Look for signs of redness or infection in these "lumps". Infections are usually associated with fevers. An imaging study like an MRI might help. ...Read more
Just like to say a big thank you to all that have answered my questions at this very difficult time. My dr has no answers here in the uk!?
Talk to your doc: You are right to ask questions about your care from your doc...If he/she cannot, or will not answer your questions, perhaps it's time to find another doc who communicates with you better. "doctor" means "teacher" in ancient greek. ...Read more
My BP can fluctuate quite a bit usually from 110/60 to 150/80 with average being 120/70. Is this normal? Big spikes to 180/80 or 190/90 at dr. Office.
Maybe. . .: Blood pressure does vary thruout day when using same device. I suspect that you're comparing your BP taken w/your personal machine to numbers achieved in your doctor's office taken w/his or her equipment. What's more important is calibration of your machine to your doctor's. Do this by bringing your device to the office and checking your BP with it immediately after staff checks w/their equipment. ...Read more
4/10 ths of an inch: There are 25.4 mm in one inch. That means 10 mm is 4/10 ths of an inch (10 divided by 25.4 = 0.39). It is a hair more than three-eighths of an inch, because 3/8 ths is 0.375 inches. If one is familiar with pistol cartridges, 10 mm is slightly wider than the DIAMETER of a 9mm bullet or of a. 380 bullet. ...Read more
Cancer: I think this term is antiquated. I think it dates back decades ago when talking about cancer was sort of a taboo. So instead of calling it cancer, people felt somehow more comfortable calling it "the big c". I personally never use this term so as not to be confusing to my patients. ...Read more
Depends: There is a lot of more information needed. Where is the cyst? What symptoms are you having? You need to follow up with your physician for more answers. ...Read more
I have G A D. I was on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram).My Dr increased to 20mg. Any big difference in the increase. Thanks?
If I have recurrent insterstitial cystitis, is it a big deal if I can't see a dr for another wk? They usually give antibios
Here are some. ..: Ups and downs in IC-related irritative voiding symptoms is entirely expected, but not related with bacterial cystitis so there is no need for taking antibiotics, except occasional superimposed UTI, which is common for young females. So, work with Doc closely to sort out which is which so to get proper Rx. Remember IC is "lifelong" bladder disorders with no cure but highly manageable. ...Read more