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I have been having ear aches for so long. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it?

I have been having ear aches for so long. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it?

Inflammation: Of the ear drum. If that is the cause the doctor will see a red ear drum and call it myringitis (innflammation of ear drum). It is a sign of oxidative stress associated with the nature of your diet, particularly the sweet junk. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by ear drops containing a litle hdrocortisone. ...Read more

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I have been told i have lost my right kidney. Could this be causing me to sweat loads and be exhausted?

I have been told i have lost my right kidney. Could this be causing me to sweat loads and be exhausted?

Check left kidney: It depends. One kidney is usually adequate to maintain normal function, but you need to have kidney tests done to find out. If you have the same disease in your remaining kidney that caused you to lose the right kidney, then you need to know that and address the problem. Ask your doctor or health care facility to check your kidney function. Good luck ...Read more

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I was wondering what could cause me to have abdominal cramp like pains while running that are so bad that I have to stop from it.

I was wondering what could cause me to have abdominal cramp like pains while running that are so bad that I have to stop from it.

Diet: Most runners have to develope a diet that works for them. Also the time you eat before running may need changing. You may want to start by logging your diet and discussing it w a nutritionist that specializes in athletes. ...Read more

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I been having a lot of stress lately.It causes my hair to be grey what should I do?

I been having a lot of stress lately.It causes my hair to be grey what should I do?

Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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During the past few months I have been snappy and easily wound up, I get angry over the littlest of things. I have also been feeling very low lately which has prevented me from going out the house. Could you please tell me what this could mean? Any help i

During the past few months I have been snappy and easily wound up, I get angry over the littlest of things. I have also been feeling very low lately which has prevented me from going out the house. Could you please tell me what this could mean? Any help i

Depressed but why...: You sound depressed. Please ask your pcp for a referral to a mental health professional for an assessment and guidance. If it's been a year since your last physical, an exam, appropriate tests would be helpful to make sure there are no medical factors that can contribute to your irritability and low mood. Include meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use and current stresses. Take care. ...Read more

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Lately I have not been sleeping and I have been very forget what could be going on?

Lately I have not been sleeping and I have been very forget what could be going on?

Anxiety, stress: Depression, overworked, mental fatigue etc. See your pcp for a thorough exam and get checked for thyroid and other medical conditions.Find time to relax and take a mini vacation. Take care and god bless u! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/insomnia/ds00187. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1449993. http://m.prevention.com/health/sleep-energy/9-energizing-tricks-fight-fatigue. ...Read more

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I have been having a prolonged period this month and it has made me quite anxious. What could be causing this? How do I stop my period?

I have been having a prolonged period this month and it has made me quite anxious.  What could be causing this?  How do I stop my period?

You can't, but your: OB-GYN can evaluate you for the etiology or cause of your protracted bleeding, as well as for anemia & other possible medical conditions related to it. After thorough evaluation, your OB-GYN will most likely be able to explain the cause & discuss treatments that will help. Don't worry, act! ...Read more

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Hi there, I have been having chest/heart pain that's causing me to gag every once in a while. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Hi there, I have been having chest/heart pain that's causing me to gag every once in a while. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Better safe / sorry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but others can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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I have been pooping blood a lot, i also vommit blood, I have been loosing a lot of weight. I don't know what it could be. What is happening?

I have been pooping blood a lot, i also vommit blood, I have been loosing a lot of weight. I don't know what it could be. What is happening?

Worrisome.: Your symptoms are worrisome. You need to explain this to your doctor face to face sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

Yes and stop cough: Hemorrhoids are little outpouchings of blood vessels in the anus that occur when there is high pressure against blood return from that area. Such a situation occurs with pregnancy, straining at stool and with any other cause of raised intra abdominal pressure ouch as a protracted cough. Treatment is to stop the pressure / cough, use warm sitz baths, topical low potency steroids ( prep h ), time. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been feeling sick could it be from stress?

What to do if I have been feeling sick could it be from stress?

Well, that's not: Good. Yes, stress can make you physically ill. So, lets look at ways to stress-less. Exercise is a major way to let go of stress and to increase endorphens (which make you feel good). Meditation, yoga, acupuncture, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises work well. Counseling is also great if you stress is running away with you. Take care. ...Read more

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I just started having some pretty bad circulation problems. Could this be the reason why I am getting bruised easily?

I just started having some pretty bad circulation problems. Could this be the reason why I am getting bruised easily?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Lately I have been waking up burping a lot, what could be the problem?

Lately I have been waking up burping a lot, what could be the problem?

GERD: Sometimes this is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease. A condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter isn't strong enough to keep stomach acid in the stomach. Acid leaks upward - or sideways if you are laying down - and causes irritation of the GI tract sometims with burping / indigestion. ...Read more

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I have been passing tissue while on my period. What causes this and should I be concerned?

I have been passing tissue while on my period. What causes this and should I be concerned?

Hard to say: Not sure what you mean by "tissue". Sometimes old, organized clot might look like a "tissue". If your bleeding is excessive, you can always consult a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot when sleeping recently. What could be the possible reasons?

I sweat a lot when sleeping recently. What could be the possible reasons?

Many: There are many possible causes for this: hormone imbalances, perimenopausal, drugs withdrawal, drug side effects, thyroid problems, infection, cancer... ...Read more

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I have some spotting and small clots but I am not on my cycle. What can be the cause, I have been under some stress. Could that be a factor?

I have some spotting and small clots but I am not on my cycle. What can be the cause, I have been under some stress. Could that be a factor?

Stress is not likely: Adding to your irregular bleeding. It's probably related to irregular ovulation. I would recommend you see your gyn. Over age 35 with your type of bleeding warrants evaluation of the uterine lining to ensure there is no precancerous abnormalities. I do many biopsies and it is rare at your age to have that problem so don't panic. Other causes include uterine fibroids or infection. Gd luck. ...Read more

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My brother has been a psychopath for over 7 years,his medications make him balanced for a while but his not cured;he thinks alot till he falls apart.

If he truly is a pay: If the diagnosis is correct he needs continued therapy. The medications will not cure or even be of great benefit. Therapy is what he needs ...Read more

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Should I have pain after 5 weeks after falling?

Should I have pain after 5 weeks after falling?

Get it evaluated: It may be just a sprain but it could also be a tear. Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Toddler falls when to worry?

Toddler falls when to worry?

Toddler falls often: Toddlers often run without fear or thought and fall. I would worry if yours falls when walking normally, or with an abnormal stance when running or appears to be unsteady when standing. I would not worry if the falls are associated with running without fear and then tripping by chance. If worried, have your doc check the legs and running in the docs office. ...Read more

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Is it bad falling when pregnat?

Is it bad falling when pregnat?

Can be: It definitely can be, especially depending on what part of your body took the brunt of the fall. You should call your doctor for fetal well being testing. ...Read more

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Why are my eyebrows falling out?

Why are my eyebrows falling out?

Ans: There are several considerations. Stress is one another is thyroid disease. It is best to see your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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How do I protect my 2-year-old from falls?

How do I protect my 2-year-old from falls?

Supervise: Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 4-month-old from falls?

How do I protect my 4-month-old from falls?

Keep crib sides up.: Never leave the baby alone on a high place. Keep crib and playpen sides up. Do not put your baby in a walker. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 2-month-old from falls?

How do I protect my 2-month-old from falls?

Keep crib sides up.: Never step away when the baby is on a high place, such as on a changing table. Keep the crib sides up. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 18-month-old from falls?

Stair gates.: Make sure that drawers, furniture, and lamps cannot be tipped over. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Use stair gates. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) make sure windows are closed or have screens that cannot be pushed out. Don't underestimate your child's ability to climb. ...Read more

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If a baby falls on its face what should I do?

If a baby falls on its face what should I do?

Evaluate baby: Pick baby up & examine the areas involved. The nose is somewhat rubbery at that age & resilient, if no bloody nose it is probably ok. If eyes, cheeks , face & chin sustained no bruise or cuts , baby may be fine.If baby fell from standing height, the momentum is seldom enough for problem injury.If knocked out in the fall, or a significant bruising occurs, call the kids dr of have him/her seen. ...Read more

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I seemed to be falling quite often any reason why?

I seemed to be falling quite often any reason why?

Lots possibilities. : The list is long from spinal stenosis to normal pressure hydrocephalus. Start with an MRI if the brain with and without contrast. ...Read more

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Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more