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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have moderate joint pain with swollen hands and a headache, what could this be?

I have moderate joint pain with swollen hands and a headache, what could this be?

Vague: A vague description that requires a thorough history and exam. Could be flu like symptoms, could be allergies, could be reaction to meds or foods, could be a number of causes. Duration is important, severity, location, etc. You should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Swollen hands joint pain ?

Swollen hands joint pain

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Not Sure?: Need more info to give you better direction. Possible general causes include, over use, injury, some infections or arthritis. Arthritis is a real possiblily at any age. If this keeps up, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had an Ana blood of 1-160 speckled pattern and positive syphllis test with joint pain ,exhaustion,sensitive to sunlight loss of hair swollen hands?

I had an Ana blood of 1-160 speckled pattern and positive syphllis test with joint pain ,exhaustion,sensitive to sunlight loss of hair swollen hands?

Syphillis + not good: Get into see an infectious disease specialist very soon. You need to be sure that it was not a false positive. This can occasionally occur, but you need to be sure. ...Read more

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Started with a rash now with swelling of hands and feet headaches and joint pain. What could this be?

Started with a rash now with swelling of hands and feet headaches and joint pain. What could this be?

Many things!: This is a very broad reaching question, that can be answered by your doctor and perhaps a consultant! autoimmune disease, infectious diseases, post-infectious immune triggered disease, all among the possibilities. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Thyroid?: I'd get a battery of general tests - complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid to begin with. Also, compliment those with a physical exam by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Donated blood said hlab27 antigen positive PCP had blood drawn hlab27 negative. joint pain everywhere. weight gain headaches weakness tingling hands?

Donated blood said hlab27 antigen positive PCP had blood drawn hlab27 negative.  joint pain everywhere.  weight gain headaches weakness tingling hands?

Cannot be: HLA- B27 is always positive or negative. It does not change. One of the tests was wrong. Also, HLA-B27 is useless as a screening test. The symptoms need to be worked up (eg., the joint pain) and then, only the proper tests should be done depending on the symptoms. Diseases such Lyme disease or lupus cannot be checked for with labs. A history & physical are the first steps. ...Read more

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I suffer from floaters, muscle/joint pain, tremors in arms and hands, numbness and tingling in arms and hands, headaches, worsening vision, memory loss, frequent UTI and illness. Is it possible that i might be suffering from ms?

I suffer from floaters, muscle/joint pain, tremors in arms and hands, numbness and tingling in arms and hands, headaches, worsening vision, memory loss, frequent UTI and illness. Is it possible that i might be suffering from ms?

Lots of symptoms: You report many fairly serious symptoms and really need a good, full medical workup. Some of your complaints do sound like possible ms signs but there are other conditions too. There is no reason for you to try to self-diagnose - let the pros do that with your help in honestly carefully providing the history of these things. Best wishes for a healthy outcome. ...Read more

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Sudden onset muscle pain/joint pain/pain in hands/feet. Swollen lymph nodes & fatigue. Had a sore throat on & off, sneezing, headache. Virus?

Sudden onset muscle pain/joint pain/pain in hands/feet. Swollen lymph nodes & fatigue. Had a sore throat on & off, sneezing, headache. Virus?

Possibly: Viral infections can cause generalized aches and pains and a generalized feeling of fatigue as can certain non infectious causes. Do not hesitate to be seen if you don't get to feeling better. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more