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An Ongoing Issue?: Maybe you have some ongoing issue which is nagging at you? An inner conflict perhaps? Freud once said: "dreams are the royal road to the unconscious." I am not very good at interpreting dreams, but in my experience, when there is a change in the thing which is most troubling a person; the dreams also change and improve. What is your theory about the dream? ...Read more
Options: Skinmedica scar recovery gel, excel v laser (genesis) treatment and other options depending on the nature of the scar. ...Read more
Fever and: Chills is and indication of infection. Need evaluation ASAP ...Read more
An unknown: I've heard tales of people coming back and accurately reporting things they could not possibly have observed naturally. I trust the colleagues who've reported series that support the "survival hypothesis" -- that there's something supernatural about us. Remember that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. This is presently outside what we know of biology & natural science. ...Read more
Hi, I am expericing pain in my vaginal area. It is more painful when lying down and when I get up from a lying down position.
The last few days everytime I look at a light I get headache, expecially the sun or at night when using my phone. Why is that happening?
New symptoms?: We would need more information in order to give you a reliable answer. However to make a guess, if these symptoms are associated with vomiting, changes in vision, fainting, extremity weakness, worse when you bend over you need to be seen as soon as possible. If this has happened before and no severe symptoms it could be migraine and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen along with rest in a dark room can help. ...Read more
My younger brother has been experiancing blurriness in 1eye for the last two months. He has been hit in face many times w/balls. What's wrong?
Pruritus Ani: Itching is termed pruritus ani. In association with bleeding most common cause is hemorrhoids. Other causes: diarrhea, infection, seepage of stool, soaps, drugs, excess hair, alcohol, caffeine, etc. Keep area clean & dry without too much wiping. Use a fiber supplement. Since rectal bleeding is a factor, see your doctor. ...Read more
Unrelated: The discharge two years later has nothing to do with the cesearean section. Consult your MD for an exam and cultures to figure out what the discharge could be. ...Read more
Yes: Cannabis affects different people in different ways, and a change in mood is a definite possibility. The person using cannabis would also want to be aware that other substances may be mixed with the marijuana, and these unknown substances could have a variety of negative effects, including moodiness. ...Read more
I took the emergency pill about a month ago and now I am experincing really bad adominal pain. Is this normal?
I have been expericing hot flashes with heavy sweats. These come on suddenly and I have just been sitting still.
Peri-menopause?: Without additional information or an exam, difficult to say or limit differential, but with key assumption of good general health, might be wise to see your gyn for check & symptom control options. ...Read more
Experincing some sharp vaginal pains since after 12 todya, havnt done anything strenuos in weeks. And it hurt to move/even walk. Serious or not? Help
Not sure: If you're having pain that is severe enough that you can't walk, i'd suggest seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
I am experieing a lot of vaginal discharge ever since I had my son more than 3 year ago. What couldbe causing my discharge?
A few ideas: Sometimes a woman has a low level bacterial infection of the uterine lining called endomyometritis. This infection doesn't cause fever, but can cause excessive discharge. A uterine biopsy as well as testing for chlamydia/gonorrhea of the cervix is warranted. Some doctors avoid biopsy and do a trial treatment with doxycycline. Other ideas would be chronic vaginitis caused by bacteria or yeast. ...Read more
I have been experincing irregular chest pain for the last 17 yrs. I have gone through every test including angeography, all fine but pain still exists.
Does a person that is experiancing low blood sugar experiance personality changes minutes beforehand?
Yes, can..: The symptoms can be different depending on how low your blood sugar level drops. Initially jittery and nervous, then can feel short-tempered, nervous, afraid, or confused. Severe hypoglycemia can cause you to pass out. You could have seizures. It could even cause a coma or death. I have only discussed personality signs/symptoms but there are other signs/symptoms as well. Please discuss with your md. ...Read more
I'm a woman who's been expericing increased appetite and food craving but my tubes are tied what could this be?
How do kidney donors live out the rest of their lives other than experincing the immediate pain and recovery after?
Kidney donor life: Most kidney donors live long uncomplicated lives after they donate one of their kidneys. The remaining kidney grows in size and donors got along just well on one kidney. If they had some serious long-term consequences of donating their kidneys, it would be rather hard to find willing related donors and fewer patients would have renal transplants. ...Read more
My back has been hurting recently expecially when I sit down I get a sharp pain sent up my spine and it gives me nausea what could this be?
It could be degeneration of a disc between the bones in the spine. The downward pressure on the spine is greater when you sit than when you stand.
You are young. If this pain is not intolerable concentrate on strengthening your abdominal muscles. This may go away. Keep your back straight and lift things with your legs. If things get worse instead of better see a doctor. ...Read more
My nephrologist has only treated 6 other cases of hyperaldosteronism in 20 years. Should I stick with him or find another more experiened dr.?
Depends: Depends on your comfort level- I would stick to the nephrologist. ...Read more
For past week experiancing tingling feeling in the right side of my back upper half same spot periodically a bit uncomfortable happening now?
Shingles: Possibly could be early signs of developing shingles. Look for a rash. If pain intensifies, then this is a distinct possibility. ...Read more
I have been expericning acute dystonia for about 4 years. I just recently got Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and my symptoms have got better but they aren't gone. How long?
Sorry, you: Haven't provided us with adequate information to try to figure out the reason for the dystonia. You only have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) listed as a medication. Are you taking another medication that may have triggered the dystonic reaction? Encourage you to clarify this ; re-ask. Take care. ...Read more
I am 27 yrs old had a tubal with my last child 2yrs ago. Now when I google all my symptoms its says im going through menapause I am 27 yrs old! What is going on all these things that I am bout to list I have never experianced before ;thick black hairs
Likely not menopause: There are many reasons to miss a period (i'm assuming that's why you think it's menopause). While an early menopause or ovarian insufficiency may be a cause, excess hair growth and irregular periods sounds more like a hormone imbalance called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). This condition is common, but has many health implications. See you doctor to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
TMJ/TMD: The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Noises from the TMJs are a symptom of dysfunction of these joints. See an orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more
I am experiancing rectal itching and I see a little tear in my anus iwhat doctor should I go? What to do?
Proctologist: See a proctologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
I'm experincing deep throbbing in my calf when I go up and down stairs and can have it randomly throughout the day?
It appears I've experianced a chemical pregnancy. What can I do to have a h happy healthy pregnancy n baby? Advice?
Keep trying: Chemical pregnancies probably happen more often than most women realize. Just keep trying. In general though take preconceptual prenatal vitamins to improve outcome and ask your OB if they order Progesterone levels as women with luteal phase defects sometimes need Progesterone supplementation to maintain the pregnancy. ...Read more
I experiance lot of cracks on heels &lower side of my feet. This condition increases in summer. What can b done? Pl.Advice.
Moisturizers...: Try a moisturizer with urea cream - something in the range of 20 to 40%. ...Read more