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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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My son as a white spot on his left bum cheek it's giving him a lot of pain he can not stretch his left leg out he as been up alnight in a lot of paipl?

My son as a white spot on his left bum cheek it's giving him a lot of pain he can not stretch his left leg out he as been up alnight in a lot of paipl?

Pls see your doctor: A painful spot on the buttocks that makes it hard to move around is worrisome for an infection. Is there redness or fever? You can give ibuprofen or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but please seek help. ...Read more

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My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

Depends: How old is your baby? The first few months of life babies can get many different lesions, most of which are considered normal and expected to go away if left alone. If it is red at the base, growing in size/number, appears tender (hurts if touched) then it needs to be evaluated by his doctor. http://www.babycenter.com/101_visual-guide-to-childrens-rashes-and-skin-conditions_10332129.bc ...Read more

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I had L5 s1 disc fusion and spinal decompression 10 weeks ago. At 6 weeks, i started getting shooting pains down my left leg and butt cheek. Help.

I had L5 s1 disc fusion and spinal decompression 10 weeks ago. At 6 weeks, i started getting shooting pains down my left leg and butt cheek.  Help.

Nerve: Check with surgeon. May represent impingement( crowding ) of sciatic nerve due post-op swelling. Simple test- can you walk on your toes.? This means most important function of sciatic nerve- motor power- is intact. Nerve has sensory- feelings- and motor- makes muscles work. This is reason surgery is done as disk creates leg pain but loss function- ability walk etc is reason surgery to salvage func. ...Read more

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Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Sciatica shows up: Going from butt, to ankle and has a funny feeling of being 'stretched' but uncomfortable. Best if you can be seen by an osteopathic physician for evaluation, and treatment of your musculoskeletal system to determine the cause ; reduce pain. Your entire spine, hip, sacrum, pelvis, and extremities (arms/legs) will be evaluated, gait analysis too if it is sciatica, it can be easily treated. ...Read more

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I am getting pain in back side of left leg?

I am getting pain in back side of left leg?

Leg pain: Could be a number of things. More information is necessary, but it is best you see your doctor. If you have pain in the calf of the leg, swelling or both, see your doc immediately or go to the emergency room to rule out a serious problem such as a blood clot. ...Read more

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7 months. Can I lie on left side if left leg causes pain?

7 months. Can I lie on left side if left leg causes pain?

Depends: By 7 months, do you mean you are seven months pregnant? And if so, yes, we like our patients to lie on their left side as it takes the pressure off the vena cava your main vein bring blood back to your heart, if it is blocked, you cannot get as much blood to your heart to put out for your baby. If you are having left leg pain, you need to find out why. See your dr! special beds let you lie prone. ...Read more