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When my stomach is empty sometimes it gets extremely bloated and hurts to the point its hard to stand up straight...Also bloating after coffee. Reason?

When my stomach is empty sometimes it gets extremely bloated and hurts to the point its hard to stand up straight...Also bloating after coffee. Reason?

See your doctor: Bloating is often the distention of the bowels due to gas buildup. This can be due to things we eat - like coffee. If you can pinpoint triggers then avoid these foods. As for when your stomach is empty it is unclear - talking to your doctor or a gastroenterologist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have had a horrible pain in my stomach everytime I move, yawn, laugh and walk it's hard to stand up straight and I have took 2 paracetamol.

I have had a horrible pain in my stomach everytime I move, yawn, laugh and walk it's hard to stand up straight and I have took 2 paracetamol.

Time to go to ER?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Go to er if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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Why is it really hard to stand up straight? This is my second pregnancy and I haven't had this problem before. What could be going on?

Why is it really hard to stand up straight? This is my second pregnancy and I haven't had this problem before. What could be going on?

Lordosis: Lordosis is the lumbar spinal curvature that is exacerbated by late stage pregnancy. The spinal column at age 45 is not as flexible as when you were younger. There are yoga classes designed for pregnant women that can improve your flexibility during this difficult time and may be very helpful in ameliorating your standing problem. ...Read more

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Bad stomach pain/cramp/bloated ffeeling when its starts to be empty. Sometimes so bad its hard to stand straight up due to the 'running cramp' feeling. I have history of gastritis... Wat 2 do?

Bad stomach pain/cramp/bloated ffeeling when its starts to be empty. Sometimes so bad its hard to stand straight up due to the 'running cramp' feeling. I have history of gastritis... Wat 2 do?

Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gastritis/ds00488. http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/#page=1. ...Read more

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How can I correct a bad slouch when it hurts to straighten my shoulders (and it's also very hard to get them straight)?

How can I correct a bad slouch when it hurts to straighten my shoulders (and it's also very hard to get them straight)?

Sounds like: At this point you may require formal Physical Therapy to correct your posture issues!
This would involve a PT evaluation/treatment plan and finally a Home Exercise Program!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Tinnitus making it hard to think straight. What are my options?

Tinnitus making it hard to think straight. What are my options?

Rehab options: Have you been tested for hearing loss? If you have it, a hearing aid may help. Otherwise, there are some otc vitamin supplements which work for some people and others benefit from antidepressants and tinnitus-training therapy which re-organizes how you deal with the sound. Best of luck, this is a tough problem. ...Read more

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I find it hard to study more than 3 hours straight without getting a headache or loosing focus, exams are coming up, what can I do?

I find it hard to study more than 3 hours straight without getting a headache or loosing focus, exams are coming up, what can I do?

EatWell-PaceYourself: You have to 'listen' to your body. If you force it, your study efficiency will plummet, so take a break for 20-30 minutes or longer, whatever will regenerate you. Go for a walk or lie down, maybe even nap. But just getting horizontal will help. And do some stretches, loosen up. If you are walking you'll come up with questions or ideas for further study. If you are lying or stretching you'll relax ...Read more

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Hi, I've had bad migraines for past few months four or more days straight. Sometimes its hard to be in light I have bad side effects that effect my day?

Hi, I've had bad migraines for past few months four or more days straight. Sometimes its hard to be in light I have bad side effects that effect my day?

Migraine: Migraines can last for days when they go untreated. Sensitivity to light and sound being common symptoms as well. Simple isolated, or so called episodic migraines, can turn into "transformed" migraines, and this is something that you should discuss with your doctor, and find some relief. In addition to medications, some hands on therapy may be of use as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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When am lying straight or sitting, am all fine. But when I stand up, a hard pain in head occures as its gonna blast! Why? And how to cure?

When am lying straight or sitting, am all fine. But when I stand up, a hard pain in head occures as its gonna blast! Why? And how to cure?

Postural Headache: You may have what is referred to as a postural headache due to either dehydration on your part or a condition of spontaneous CSF leakage causing low pressure which pulls on the ventricular lining of the brain triggering the headache. If you'd like to talk in private about this as well as what to do please go to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and choose to sign up for an appointment. Code is: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Does scoliosis make labor harder? Also does it make it harder putting the epidural shot in straight?

Does scoliosis make labor harder? Also does it make it harder putting the epidural shot in straight?

It depends: A mild degree of scoliosis should not be a problem. It usually affects the upper (thoracic) part of the spine, and the lower (lumbar) portion may be normal. However, a more severe degree of scoliosis may require surgery such as harrington rods. If this has been done, an epidural may not be possible. Consult an anesthesiologist before labor for more information. ...Read more

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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Having a hard time putting my leg out straight, and my knee feels like it needs to pop while I am driving? Also hot feeling inside and out

Having a hard time putting my leg out straight, and my knee feels like it needs to pop while I am driving? Also hot feeling inside and out

Sounds like: You may have a knee "effusion" ("Water on the knee')

this and your other symptoms may indicate a knee cartilage problem!

Have this checked out (You may require a knee MRI)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My left foot points inwards and its hard to put it straight and walk normally. It is also hard to lift up. What should I do so its easier to walk?

My left foot points inwards and its hard to put it straight and walk normally. It is also hard to lift up. What should I do so its easier to walk?

Left foot: You need to have a medical evaluation in order to asses the cause of inward turning. Once a biomechanical diagnosis is made. Then the proper orthosis can be prescribed in order to correct the problem. ...Read more

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At times I have a hard time breathing. It feels llike the only time I get a full breath of air is when I yawn or sit up straight. Could it be anallery?

At times I have a hard time breathing. It feels llike the only time I get a full breath of air is when I yawn or sit up straight. Could it be anallery?

Could: It be an allergy, maybe, could something be obstructing your airway or a form of asthma are other possibilities. Also inflammation of the lung lining, so go have that checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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L-carnitine, good for the heart or bad for the heart? Hard to find a straight answer.

L-carnitine, good for the heart or bad for the heart? Hard to find a straight answer.

Very Good: One recent study suggested l-carnitine may be hazardous but many other studies show clear benefits- see http://www. Nutraingredients. Com/research/mayo-clinic-review-links-l-carnitine-to-multiple-heart-health-benefits ;
http://bit. Ly/18dfqen ;
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/carnitine-lcarnitine. ...Read more

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My knee locks when I squat down and I have to force it out by popping it straight. It is extremely painful and is hard to bend afterwards.?

Orthopedist: It's time to see an orthopedist to evaluate your knee meniscus. If it is torn you can get pain with squatting and walking stairs. Mri is useful in the diagnosis, but a physical exam should be performed first. ...Read more

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Why does my spine stick? I have scar tissue on my back from it. It's hard for me to sit up straight. You can see each vertebrae if I bend over.

Why does my spine stick? I have scar tissue on my back from it. It's hard for me to sit up straight. You can see each vertebrae if I bend over.

Varies: Are you asking why your spine "sticks out"? The spine can be more prominent in people who are very slender and also in people who have a spinal deformity such as scioliosis or hyper kyphosis. These patients can report pain sitting in hard chairs among other symptoms. Don't hesitate to see a spine specialist for an accurate diagnosis of your condition. ...Read more

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Can constipation be painful? I have been constipated for 2 days straight only small hard stools I have like stabbing pains not severe either it hurts

Can constipation be painful? I have been constipated for 2 days straight only small hard stools I have like stabbing pains not severe either it hurts

Yes: Constipation can be very painful. Try taking some stool softeners and laxatives to get you through this period of constipation, and consider taking fiber supplements daily to prevent constipation in the future. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.

Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.

Be systematic: Nerves generally don't get "pinched" in the popliteal fossa. In any case, a "pinched" nerve would likely cause weakness of a muscle, not hardness or spasm. Baker's cysts, which occur in the popliteal fossa, usually aren't hard like bone. Something that feels hard is likely to be bone. So maybe something bony deep to the muscle is pushing it backward/outward. See a doctor and have it examined. ...Read more

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While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

Generally no.: Over stretching of ligaments usually occur from an injury (athletic or traumatic). This is considered an "active" stretch of the ligament involved. What you are describing is a "passive" stretch which generally do not cause an injury. ...Read more