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Help please. i don't know what else to do?

Help please. i don't know what else to do?

Keep communicating: Hi. The doctors at Health Tap would like to help you but we need more details. What is wrong? How long has it been hurting? Location? What makes it worse? what makes it better? Details. ...Read more

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Even giving him or her a little of it is bad? If so this person I know did what should they do?

Of what?: If this is related to a previous question - we can not cross- link your entries. Take care. ...Read more

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How can a person function with no disks in there back? I didn't know that could even be possible.

How can a person function with no disks in there back? I didn't know that could even be possible.

It isn't: Between each bony vertebra (6 cervical-neck, 12 thoracic-chest, 5 lumbar), there is a cartilaginous disc. Over time these discs can degenerate, collapse, thin down, but don't disappear; that would mean one has bone on bone, which perhaps could happen with some discs, but never with all. ...Read more

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I don't know why but I feel like I need the restroom nonstop all day, even on the freeway! what do I do?

I don't know why but I feel like I need the restroom nonstop all day, even on the freeway! what do I do?

Get checked out: Your frequent bathroom breaks could be caused by many things like urinary, gastrointestinal, and psychogical and other factors. The only way to find out is to get evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My son has turned on me and started critiquing me even though he knows I am sensitive. Why does he do that?

My son has turned on me and started critiquing me even though he knows I am sensitive. Why does he do that?

Power play: Sounds like your son is into oppression. Some say motherhood is a form of oppression. He is taking advantage of your peaceful, nuturing and tolerant behavior. Time to take a stand and be strong and the Alpha mom! time to send him off to boarding school? (joke). ...Read more

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I think I have multiple personalitys and I am scared i don't know if I should even know this or I am just crazy

Psychological eval: If you are concerned about your mental health, i would encourage you to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist. After evaluation the provider can give you reality based feedback. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. is this true?

What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. is this true?

You may have no: memory of surgical procedures if mild sedation medications are used. But, doctors don't prescribe drugs that erase people's lifetime memories. ...Read more

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How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?

How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?

Start slowly: Pull-ups are a difficult and complex exercise. I would start by doing push-ups - once you can do 20-30 regular pushups (not "girl" push ups) then start working on "diamond" push ups (put your hands close together on the floor so the fingers make a diamond). Build up on how many of those you can do. Then move to supported pull-ups (with a chair underneath your feet). Keep working at it! ...Read more

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Im 6'2" 300 pounds. I know people who eat just as bad as i do, some even worse. Yet they arent fat. How is that possible?

Im 6'2" 300 pounds. I know people who eat just as bad as i do, some even worse. Yet they arent fat. How is that possible?

Many factors: Genetic plays a role. Other factors causing weight changes include medication side effects, medical problems causing weight gain, activity levels at and off work, muscle mass variabilities...Everyone is different. You just have to do what works for you. ...Read more

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I have a question....what does it mean when your boyfriend tell you that you feritle when you dont even know you feritle?

I have a question....what does it mean when your boyfriend tell you that you feritle when you dont even know you feritle?

Not sure either: Perhaps ask your boyfriend.
Say Like - Remember yesterday when you called me fertile. What did you mean by that? ...Read more

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Metalic tatse don't know how else to explain except I have a metalic taste not sure if some of my meds is causing it or not?

Metalic tatse don't know how else to explain except I have a metalic taste not sure if some of my meds is causing it or not?

WHAT MEDS ARE YOU ON: Many pharmaceuticals disrupt the normal flow of ions in the nervous system. One of the easiest to recognize is the mouth--as there are so many and varied nerves. Would have to know what meds you are taking first. You can call your doc to have them altered or eliminated, if safe to do so. It may take serveral weeks to reverse the odd sensations. ...Read more

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I'm 41, have irregular timing between cycles for past 6 months +. I know probably age related, what else could i expect to see?

I'm 41, have irregular timing between cycles for past 6 months +. I know probably age related, what else could i expect to see?

You may experience: Symptoms related to menopause - hot flashes , mood swings, irritability etc. These are activities you can do to ease up this transition period- getting enough rest and sleep, staying active & exercising, eating nutritious fruits and veggies, increasing water intake. Bless you :). ...Read more

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My brother gets shocked by many things he touches, He even gets shocked by the kitchen sink. Do you know why he's always getting shocked.

My brother gets shocked by many things he touches, He even gets shocked by the kitchen sink. Do you know why he's always getting shocked.

Static: Your brother is getting shocked because of static electricity that builds up on the outside of his body. When he touches an object that is grounded, the electricity discharges and he gets a shock. Does he drag or shuffle his feet? This could cause increased static buildup. This is a common occurrence and it is harmless. ...Read more

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Hi i would like to know what i can do about forgetting i forget a lot ti the most unimportant to very important things even peoples names?

Hi i would like to know what i can do about forgetting i forget a lot ti the most unimportant to very important things even peoples names?

Memoty loss: There are diseases that can cause memory loss such as: thyroid problems, vitamin b12/folate deficiency, syphilis, atrophy of the brain etc... You need to see your doctor for further vealuation. ...Read more

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Is it selfish to marry your boyfriend even though you know you might not beable to go through with having kids? im convinced im going to die

Is it selfish to marry your boyfriend even though you know you might not beable to go through with having kids? im convinced im going to die

TO marry or not: is not really a medical topic for a forum like Healthtap. What I can tell you is you sound like you need to solve some more serious issues than whether to marry or have children before you tackle those decisions. If you are convinced you are going to die at age 25, you need to look into that before devoting your life to someone else, be it a husband or a child. ...Read more

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I'm happy with myself & know i'm beautiful .. But i guess people don't see me like that. Even my boyfriend likes my inner beauty more .. Am i ugly ?

I'm happy with myself & know i'm beautiful .. But i guess people don't see me like that. Even my boyfriend likes  my inner beauty more .. Am i ugly ?

Beauty: Outer beauty can decline with time; inner beauty only improves -- at least it does if you take good care of yourself. Your comments about others' supposed attitudes towards you, and your own concerns about being
"ugly, " sound like you could be assessing yourself through the eyes of depression -- not fair to you at all! a therapist may be able to help you sort these worries out. ...Read more

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Hi are you online I have some real concerns about my condition and I don't know what else to do as I feel I may have a serious problem but can't help?

Use Healthtap Prime.: You may consult with a doc on Healthtap Prime. A doc is available to you there 24/7 for up to a 30 minute consult by text, video or audio only. This forum is free and we answer short general questions only If you need more detailed advice, use Prime. It isn't free, though, but very reasonably priced. Or you can talk to a specific specialist or doc on Healthtap Concierge but by appointment. ...Read more

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What can I do to get help I'm frustrate Bc I font know what to do to get help there's days u can't even get putted bed with out help along with loss o?

What can I do to get help I'm frustrate Bc I font know what to do to get help there's days u can't even get putted bed with out help along with loss o?

FP is a place to: start. (S)he can get accurate medical history, provide physical exam, order appropriate tests, make appropriate referrals. Hang in there: help is available; all you have to do is make the first step. ...Read more

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Can you miscarry and not even know?

Can you miscarry and not even know?

Yes: Approximately 10 % of all pregnancies can be lost even before one considers obtaining a pregnancy test. This so called biochemical pregnancy is common to all women. The pregnancy loss is too early to see on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Anyone else know about venous angioma?

Anyone else know about venous angioma?

More info please: Unfortunately, i'm not sure what you would like to know. A venous angioma could be anything from a little cluster of spider veins to a significant venous malformation. Can you give us a little more information so we can better answer your question for you? ...Read more

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Appendicitis or something else, how do I know?

Appendicitis or something else, how do I know?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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How to know if I have anxiety or something else?

How to know if I have anxiety or something else?

Diagnosing anxiety: requires talking to a physician or mental health professional. Anxiety symptoms can be caused by many physiological and psychological factors. It's usually best to rule out biological and substance causes first. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tetanus or something else?

How to know if I have tetanus or something else?

See a doctor ASAP: If you have an infected wound and feel spasm and twitches in the area it will progress pretty rapid. The muscles become very tense and the jaw locks(trismus). The spasm could be so tense that can break the bones. It's a medical emergency and you can not wait and see. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stress are something else?

How do I know if I have stress are something else?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more