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Sometimes: Some people experience noticeable mood and energy changes with onset of autumn and winter. (seasonal affective disorder, or "sad".) this can be more frequent in northern areas that go gray or dark early, during those seasons. Moving to a more light-filled location like arizona can bring great relief. This can also work the opposite -- seasonal depression in summer months. I've seen it here. ...Read more
Phantom Pain.: It is called phantom pain or sometimes referred pain. ...Read more
Pain in middle of left side for almost a month sometimes I can feel the pain in the same location in my back?
See your doc: Pain for a month? Time to see your primary care doc. ...Read more
What should you do if you are losing your memory? I am having troubling recalling names of people and locations.
XMcGrath~ its imprtant to know your baseline as far as intelligence. College grad for example or not. Then MEDS: look at all propriety meds u SHOULD be taking and look if its a s/e. STOP if it is. STOP ALL RECREATIONAL DRUGS and ALCOHOL. Wait for 2 weeks to see if improved. If not, see a NEUROLOGIST thanks
(this is abnormal for a 28yo) ...Read more
Is there a website that shows everyday how long you can be outdoors at your location before it becomes dangerously cold?
No: It is mostly a function of how you dress and otherwise protect yourself. Common sense and how you feel here. Well protected, there is no limit. ...Read more
I'm finding simple elements of life, like buying fresh produce, debilitatingly difficult as a result of my location and circumstances. I need peace?
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we weren't expecting or ready for, & friends/family don't understand/aren't available for support. In these cases, the strength we can draw from people going through the same can be immense. Plus, more people=more ideas. Http://online. Supportgroups. Com/
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/support-groups/art-20044655? pg=1 ...Read more
I HAVE A MOD-LARGE PERICARIDAL EFFUISON INFERIO TO lv & RV. WHEN I BEND OVER OR MOVE AROUND DOES THE FLUID CHANGE LOCATION. HOW DOES THAT WORK? THANKS
Effusion: If the effusion is not loculated, it will move around within the percardial sac with changes in position which you wouldn't notice usually. I assume a cardiologist is caring for you and knows the cause of the effusion (? pericarditis). Follow-up is important as if the effusion worsens, dangerous hemodynamic effects can occur requiring removal of the fluid creating an emergency situation. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what it could be without having more information about the break out and the location. Whether it is raised, red, painful, does it itch and others. And it needs to be examied as well. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more
Some are abroad: Doctors on HealthTap are licensed by one or more states in the U.S. Because doctors often travel abroad to do good, either professionally or as volunteers, there are some HealthTap doctors who are outside the U.S. People can reach HealthTap from a smartphone or a laptop from any place in the world with internet access. Likewise, a doctor can answer a question on HealthTap even when traveling. ...Read more
Normal: It might be a normal healing process. Things that will tell active infection/ inflammation- if it's more redder, hot, more tender, any discharge, swelling. If you have any of these, see a health care professional. ...Read more
HealthTap Basic: You posted this on HealthTap Basic which is a medical education site. Were you trying to reach a provider on HealthTap Concierge?? ...Read more
I'm noticing an occasional topical (and varied in location) itchiness in my back. What could be causing this?
Skin irritation: Can result from dryness, sweat, clothes or skin infections and sensitivities to environmental factors ...Read more
I read that there are 3 locations that hems only appear in the rectum. Is this true or do they develop in more than three?
Yes: Anatomically there are 3 regions where the normal hemorrhoid veins ate located in the anal canal. These 3 regions can develop vein irritation causing internal and external hemorrhoids to occur in each of these 3 areas. ...Read more
What's it called when you have an abnormal location of a nerve? Like a nerve that is not in a place that it should be in normal people
I keep receiving red, hard bites that linger for a couple of months, but do not itch at all. (3 last month, 3 this month-all on the same location)?
In-Person Evaluation: You would be best served by an in-person evaluation so the areas can be seen (where they are on your body, what they look like, etc.). ...Read more
I've been experiencing some discomfort across my chest in different areas for the last few days. It's been in different areas and not always in the same location. Should I be concerned?
Pains in chest: You need to discuss with your De. ...Read more
Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
It depends on how: Early or late in your ovulation cycle the sperm penetrated the ovum. Early on, the fertilization generally occurs in the oviduct, or Fallopian tube, then the zygote travels towards the uterus within the next 48 hours. Spermatozoa can stay viable in the uterus for 72 hours. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Different Allergens: Different agricultural zones have different pollens. When one moves to different agricultural zones then the old allergens that caused a problem may no longer be present -- the result less allergy. ...Read more
Headaches: Headaches from sinus pressure or muscle tightness can seem to migrate to other areas with movement. ...Read more
Describe these: The term "eruptions" can have many different meanings to different doctors. If you could describe these (flat, elevated, small, large, colored, itchy, tender, pus-filled, and so on) it would be far easier to have some idea of what they might be. The best solution, however, is to have your local doctor take a look at them. ...Read more
More detail!: What substance, vessel, machine? Do you mean in an air conditioning unit, a river, the lung? Please clarify and ask again. ...Read more
Bulimia Nervosa: These links might help: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bulimia/basics/definition/con-20033050, http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index. Shtml, http://www. Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/bulimia-nervosa, http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/bulimia-nervosa. Html. ...Read more
No: Your ovaries should not be visible in any position. If they are so enlarged that they are causing a protrusion of your abdominal wall, then you should see a gyn doctor asap! It is possible that you are seeing something that is protruding near where your ovaries are. For example, uterine fibroids can be visible when lying down. ...Read more
Top of uterus: Fundal means the top of your uterus. A fundal placenta means it is located at the top which is normal. Placental grading is somewhat controversial. Most radiologist and perinatologists do not use this system. Grade 2 placentas at 25 weeks may or may not be normal. You will need to discuss the details with the doctor who performed the sonogram or is managing your pregnancy ...Read more