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Pain in thumb joint and lose of motion? Has been going on for 6+ weeks. Swelling a lot and a lot of pain.
Suggest Xray: Especially if you've had any trauma. There are several things that can cause something like this, but if you've had an injury, you would want to make sure that there isn't a certain kind of injury (skier's thumb with stener lesion) at the base of the thumb that if not fixed properly can result in long term problems. ...Read more
How would the symptoms differ from a 5th metatarsal fracture and tendonitis? pain spot is about about inch/ inch and half lower than my little toe.
Very hard to deciphe: Some fractures are relatively painless. Thus it is best that you see a specialist like a Podiatrist & let them obtain imaging. This is not something you should try to diagnose yourself. If it is tendonitis the treatment could be Physical therapy and a topical anti-inflammatory. If it is a fracture it could involve immobilization. Given such different treatments the first step is a proper diagnosis ...Read more
I'm a professional dancer with pain at the back of my heel in dorsiflexion weight bearing. It randomly improved perfect for about a wk now is worse.
Enthesitis?: If it is where your achilles inserts, you may have an enthesitis, a heel spur, or a number of other orthopedic problems. As you are a professional dancer and rely on your feet for your livelihood, you should seek out a good orthopedist for assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bmi of 15.5 with waist measurement of 24". Anorexia - with no appetite. A couple biscuits a day for about a week. Am i in danger?
Yes: See you md for help..Asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half
It depends...: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. If you develop pain, redness, swelling or other signs of infection seek medical attention to get the proper care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last half year, i've had a lot of discomfort in my left breast area. X ray and MRI with color and are normal.?
Speak with your: doctor. Have you had a mammogram or ultrasound? A "normal" MRI report may mean normal in the sense that there is no sign of cancer, but you may have fibrocystic changes that weren't mentioned because, although they are a common cause of pain, they are benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain in joints?I'm 59 years old, male pain, peaks 12hrs.Lasts three days.No swelling, no feeling of heat in that area.Starts with a sense of stiffness.In a course of 6 weeks, has moved to hands, shoulders and hips.On a scale from 1-10 pain is
Joint : Joint pain can be caused by a variety of rheumatologic conditions. Examples are osteoarthritis, or other types of inflammatory arthritis. Viral syndromes can also cause arthritis. Some medications or supplements can even cause joint discomfort. Joint pain would definitely be something a primary care would want to know about in order to fully evaluate and treat. ...Read more
I have pain a lot in my left breast on a scale of 1thur 10.I give it an 8.Still hurts evan at rest?
"Mastodynia": Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more
I've twisted my ankle and still have pain on a scale of 10. Could it be broken. There us a lot of edema. And it doesn't look any better.
Bad sprains can : Be swollen and hurt for some time. You should be using a brace or cam walker I the pain is that secvere. How are you rehabbing it? And yes, the possibility of a fracture is real. So if it wasn't xrayed yet, that would be a good idea. If pain persists an MRI might be a good way to assess the actual damage. ...Read more
I am having a surging pain in the large joint at the base of my big toe. It surges every 14-18 with intense pain. This has been going on for > an hour?
L'm a 39 yr old male that has mild to servere pain in the elbow no swelling a gets worse as day goes on. Even find it hard to pick a glass of water up?
What is there.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, one can proceed from what structures are there to be painful. Muscles, tendons, skin can be tender (pain would be there on touch and outside). Can also be stomach irritation (wine often does that). In theory kidney (but that is in the back). In theory intestine but doubtful and would be crampy. ...Read more
I'm a healthy 25 y/o male- lots of exercise and a clean diet. For the past few days i've had a minor, but persistent pain on the left side of my chest?
I have large amounts of blood in my bm and urine like hooked up to bottle of red dye. No pain to speak ofonly a little in lower left which makes limp?
Bleeding: Bleeding like this is not in any way normal or okay. You have a problem that can represent significant risk to your health. Please get in to see your physician asap. ...Read more
I'm 4 and a half weeks into wearing my splint for boxers fracture on 5th metacarp. Still a lot of stiffness and don't see a knuckle really. Normal?
Normal: Your fracture has shortened and has shifted. I would start immediate motion and stretching. If you don't see good improvement in the next 3-4 weeks with your motion, i would see a hand therapist. Unfortunately, your loss of the prominence of the 5th metacarpal head will be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my left foot, just below my ankle, a spot about the size of a half dollar coin heats up for a few seconds then returns to normal. There's no pain.
Yes a Concern: Upper back pain may be what we call the flank. Infection of the kidney or kidney stones could be issues. The fever is concerning for infection. Skin infections like shingles could cause pain but would typically be associated with blisters. Loss of appetite is a complaint of many medical conditions again including infections. I would suggest a trip to a doctor particularly to look at urine tests ...Read more