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Is it possible to still feel pain or discomfort after your leg was amputated?

Is it possible to still feel pain or discomfort after your leg was amputated?

Yes: This is actually extremely common. It is called phantom pain. At least 2/3 of patients admit to phantom pain. Normal pain medications will not help. Some nerve medications may decrease symptoms. Also, touching the bottom of your stump will help to tell the nerves that the leg is no longer there. This typically improves over time. ...Read more

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Is is possible to fall on you hip and feel mild pain and then days later feel almost unbearable pain. Could I have broken something?

Is is possible to fall on you hip and feel mild pain and then days later feel almost unbearable pain.  Could I have broken something?

Yes to both Q's. --: See your pcp or an preferably an orthopod to get xrays +/- a ct scan maybe necessary to establish a dx, so treatment could be started. In the meanwhile take some pain meds and use crutches/walker with no weight through the affected side, till you are seen and tested. ...Read more

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Why do I still have some leg pain and swelling even after the clot is treated or gone?

Why do I still have some leg pain and swelling even after the clot is treated or gone?

Depends: Sometime it is treated but still partially there, sometimes there is scarring 'battlefield left after the war' and circulation just isnt the same, but it is good to be on the safe side and have doctor check if your not sure if clot is coming back. ...Read more

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What would be wrong with a muscle in your foot if it was injured and now there is extreme pain whenever pressure is applied? It was hurt 1 year ago, i rested it and now there is sharp pain in my foot to where i can hardly walk.

What would be wrong with a muscle in your foot if it was injured and now there is extreme pain whenever pressure is applied? It was hurt 1 year ago, i rested it and now there is sharp pain in my foot to where i can hardly walk.

Is it a muscle?: Are you sure it's a muscle that is hurting? The foot is a complex structure with 26 bones, 19 muscles and dozens of tendons and ligaments. Any pain that relates back to a year old injury should be evaluated by a podiatrist and x-rays possibly obtained. Without more specific information of where the pain is located, what type of pain, what makes it better/worse .....That's the best i can offer. ...Read more

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When you have a clot in your calf, is the pain constant or would it come and go? How severe would it be?

When you have a clot in your calf, is the pain constant or would it come and go? How severe would it be?

SEE A Doctor Now: A calf deep vein thrombophlebitis of calf is a serious medical condition. The symptoms may be intermittent pain and or less specific .If you have symptoms or concerns you should have that checked. If a clot is present it can break free and travel to your lungs, and cause pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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Still having knee pain, pain is around a constant 7 and swelling is still present could I need surgery to fix the ligament if torn?

Always "could": Problem is it needs examined by Orthopedic surgeon to make best plan for healing and rehab, even if not needing surgery--may need immobilized to reduce pain/swelling and facilitate healing, or may need focused physical therapy. Has it been MRI'ed? See an Orthopedist for exam and to discuss concerns. ...Read more

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3 months after bursitis diagnosis the swelling and sharp pain is gone but I still have a dull ache. Can I walk the dog without doing damage?

3 months after bursitis diagnosis the swelling and sharp pain is gone but I still have a dull ache. Can I walk the dog without doing damage?

Yes: I assume you have trochanteric bursitis. If that is the case mild activity is good at this stage. You may need to look at other factors such as tightness of the buttock muscles or leg muscles that can contribute to bursitis. Addressing those factors may keep it from reoccuring. ...Read more

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Is it normal 6 weeks after surgery of abroken leg it should feel warm and soarer than it has felt should I really be worried and go to hospital

Is it normal 6 weeks after surgery of abroken leg it should feel warm and soarer than it has felt should I really be worried and go to hospital

Yes: If what are saying is correct, i would be worry about the possibility of infection, i will recommend to call the doctor to let him know, if you could not go to the hospital. ...Read more

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My ankle is still swollen & painful after hitting it 2 weeks ago what could be wrong with it and what would doctor do to help it be more comfortable?

See a podiatrist: Swelling and pain indicate trauma (unless the skin is broken) then possibly infection. Trauma could be bone, tendon, nerve or blood vessel. Once the cause is figured out then treatment to relieve pain and heal the area can be initiated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a thoracic strain, and is it normal to still be having severe burning pain after almost 5 weeks of injury?

How long does it take to get over a thoracic strain, and is it normal to still be having severe burning pain after almost 5 weeks of injury?

Eval: Any pain that is persistent or progressively worsening should be reevaluated by a physician. Burning pain may represent a pain etiology other than a strain, or may respond to a specific type of treatment depending on the cause. Consider formal evaluation by physician. ...Read more

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Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read more

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Right teste is pulled up tight to my body and painful Also have some numbness. It started 40 hrs ago from nothing pain is worse after standing/ walkin?

Right teste is pulled up tight to my body and painful Also have some numbness. It started 40 hrs ago from nothing pain is worse after standing/ walkin?

Urology check up: You should seek medical examination ASAP. Your PCP may be a starting first contact unless you can go to a Urologist who is the best specialist to help you. You may have to go to ER to see a Urologist on a more urgent basis, without delay. ...Read more

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I have just had back surgery to take pressure off my nerves 3 days ago. Is it normal to have muscle pain in your leg while it heals?

Advice as a patient: Experienced this firsthand. Don't despair. It gets better. I'm symptom-free 7+ years later. Even with success, you may still get occasional symptoms. Best advice, maintain normal weight as best you can and stay active. When i got lazy and gained weight, my symptoms started flaring up until i lost it. ...Read more

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Had first part of root canal done two days ago is it normal to be in pain and tooth hurts to touch or touch teeth feels so bruised bad pain no swel?

Had first part of root canal  done two days ago is it normal  to be in pain and tooth hurts to touch or touch teeth feels so bruised  bad pain no swel?

Normal: Most of the time there is little if any discomfort, but your symptoms are not unusual. Take anti-inflammatory pain meds and contact your dentist if the pain escalates. ...Read more

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How would you know if si joint was unstable. Getting pain in left dimple area of back not there all day just when i move sometimes had it for 5 weeks.

How would you know if si joint was unstable. Getting pain in left dimple area of back not there all day just when i move sometimes had it for 5 weeks.

Physical therapy: The pain may be coming from your si joint. If you bend sideways in the direction of the pain is at worse? The joint is probably not unstable, just irritated. Have your doctor send you to a physical therapist. They area great at pinpointing the source of pain and treating. ...Read more

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