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Is Standing Still In One Spot Bad
For a day I've had a throb in my head. It's one pound (like a heartbeat) that is gone and back in an hour. Not debilitating but still hurts.Help?
Warning symptoms : Throbbing can be a sign of expanding blood vessels, do to many things like stress, elevated blood pressure but could also be a blood vessel wall weakness that Doctors call aneurysms that can over time rupture and bleed and could be fatal, please go and see your Doctor or get checked in an emergency room to be safe, no one can tell when these things can happen by how they feel! ...Read more
I have a pulse of 87 if i stand up but stay in one spot it jumps to 130-140 the blood pressure stays fine is that normal?
I cracked the middle bone in my foot over a week ago. There isn't really any swelling anymore but my foot is always very cold, is this normal?
My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?
BP: Would not worry . As we age the compliance in the vessels decrease so it is harder to get it lower. Recent recommendations are for individuals older than 60 , if on treatment the goal should be 150 or less so your dad is doing fine . Discuss with his doc http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html ...Read more
I have pain in my shins when walking or standing for long periods of time It is even worse when wearing a one inch heel What is the cause ??
Shin Splints: It sounds like shin splints, which is a pain along the shin bone where the muscles pull against it. This is often due to a walking pattern that is abnormal, usually caused by a flat foot. Rest from exercise or heavy walking activity can help improve symptoms. If this doesn't work I recommend you see a podiatrist, who can evaluate your feet and legs and make an orthotic that can help. ...Read more
The arch of one of my feet hurts after running. What should I do? For exercise i ran for 5 miles in an hour one week ago. This was more than normal, but in my opinion not that much. The next day my right foot's arch was sore and is still sore today. T
Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a bad sunburn on my shins. It's been 6 days and the pain is gone, but the burn is turning dark red/purple. Is this normal? Will it go away?
Skin rash: Your skin changes seems like normal expected pigmentation changes as part of the healing process. If you develop any redness, warmth, tenderness, unevenly colored skin lesion, please have it evaluated by your primary care physician or a dermatologist. Please do make sure to drink plenty of water and regular use of plain white moisturizers. Please use and reapply sunscreen every 2 to 4 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About three days ago I dropped a hot pocket on my leg and it burned it . Now the skin is re growing but there is redness around it . Is it serious
Maybe: Some redness around a new wound is ok, but if you have any questions about infection you should have it looked at. Burns are at high risk for infection. You should be applying a topical antibiotic ointment, like neosporin, to help the wound heal and also reduce risk for infection. You should also keep it covered with gauze. If you have any drainage or fever you should definitely see a doctor. ...Read more
Hy 2 days ago i fell in and now my tailbone hurts. There is no bruising at all but it hurts every time i walk sit or just lay in bed. Is this normal?
Yes: When you fall on the bottom, you can cause various injuries to the ligaments attached to the tailbone. In rare instances, you can also break the bone. For the vast majority of patients, the pain goes away with time, sitting on a pillow, and if you do not have a history of ulcers, the use of otc medications. If the pain does not subside within a week, , consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I have right testie heavier than left one. sometimes it causes pain while walking. right one is also bigger than left one. is this a disease. or smthg?
Many causes for pain: Usually crossing legs is not a cause of vein or circulation problems. Prolonged sitting or standing can aggravate vein problems, a hereditary problem. You can have vein problems in one leg only. Please see you doctor or see a vein specialist to determine the cause of pain. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to stand in front of a microwave in use while pregnant? My microwave is new it's less than a year old and it was only for 10-20 sec
There is no risk: To a pregnant woman from microwaves, in that they have no ability to penetrate to the fetus, or the mommy. This is toward the "infra-red" range of the electromagnetic spectrum not the other direction, where x-rays are sufficiently energetic to penetrate. Relax and enjoy, no harm to you or your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For more than three days blood is pooling in one earlobe. It looks veiny when squeezed. Not painful. No recent piercing.
Since one month ago the bottom of one of my left toes has gotten a reddish color and hurts to touch. It is still like that.
Possible infection: Redness and pin are 2 of the cardinal signs that you may have an infection in the toe. See a foot doctor to find out if it is . Sometimes you can get a foreign body in the toes ( splinter etc) that becomes iflamed as well. There are certain forms of arthritis ( e.g. Psoriatic) that present with one swollen painful toe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This morning I had a cramp in the front of my upper left leg. It is still sore to the touch and when walking. Is it normal to still be sore?
My blood pressure is very extreme. It was 156/95 one morning and in the afternoon 90/49. Is that dangerous?
NO : It's not dangerous but it's hard to treat. I would want to rule out artifact - is the high pressure at complete rest? Is it measured at your medication's nadir? Is the low one measured at your medication's peak? Are you representing unusual extremes of of your blood pressure swings? Everyone has swings of their blood pressure but not so extreme and not that often. ...Read more
Is it normal that after abdominoplasty the belly is swelling more and more? Had it done five days ago the only one drain that was put in my stomach was taken out 24 hours later from there on the belly has gotten more swolle is it normal what can I do abo
Mi age is 21.There is high in one of testis after mastrbuation and one is always lower then other.Is it something serious?Hairs too turning white..Plz
Position of testes: Normal anatomy always has the left testes lower when scrotum warm/relaxed. There are muscles in the cords that can contract such as when its cold outside and these same muscles are pulling your testes after you climax. As for white hairs, sounds like you are considered 'premature gray'. ...Read more
My eye is slightly pink on one side but only hurts when I put a contact in. The pain is like a sharp pinprick and is always in the same place. help!
I fractured my ulna in my right arm 7 days ago. It is painful just walking around. Is that normal? I usually have a high pain tolerance.
Yes: Until the ends of the bone become "sticky" a little motion can be painful. Usually by 2 weeks the pain should significantly decrease. ...Read more
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