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Am 34 yrs with a lost of appetite, losing weight, with nausea and a painful swelling behind my knee up my leg and am losing weight?

Am 34 yrs with a lost of appetite, losing weight, with nausea and a painful swelling behind my knee up my leg and am losing weight?

Need to see a doctor: While the symptoms you are describing are not specific to any one diagnosis they are concerning enough that you should see a physician as soon as possible for a formal history, physical exam and possibly lab tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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It's okay to use diotroxin with steroids to help me in losing weight right?

It's okay to use diotroxin with steroids to help me in losing weight right?

Losing weight: No, in my opinion you are not right. Steroids should only be given to make up for lost steroid production in your body or to overcome a medical disorder controlled by steroids. Diotroxin is related to thyroid replacement and, to my knowledge is not available in the USA. Levothyroxine is more readily available and probably less expensive. ...Read more

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Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Muscle strain: The usual tx for a muscle strain (oral meds) is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (nsaid). Prednisone is a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This would be the logic of it working in your injury. Of course wet warm soaks , etc wouldn't be out of the question either. ...Read more

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Hi , my father age 49 years, I have low fever and loosing weight frequently and i was diagnosed with low level of TSH and swelling in thyroid.

Hi , my father age 49 years, I have low fever and loosing weight frequently and i was diagnosed with low level of TSH and swelling in thyroid.

What is the question: If you are really having persistent fevers and weight loss you need to be seen by your doctor and followed up in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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The look DR diagnosed her as allergy and gave her steroids over 24 hrs ago but she still has severe swelling no quite as bad. Is there anything else s?

The look DR diagnosed her as allergy and gave her steroids over 24 hrs ago but she still has severe swelling no quite as bad. Is there anything else s?

1st time ever?: Is this the first bout or one of many? If there is no hive or itching, there may be other causes for the swelling which may not respond to steroid or antihistamine. If the problem persists or causes breathing problem, consult an allergist. A little more medical history would help us give you a better answer. For example, are you taking any BP pill in the ACE inhibitor class? New drugs? ...Read more

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Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Yes, sometimes: Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe. Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens. ...Read more

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Swelling of the brain -- can it be caused due to steroids and IV fluids?

Swelling of the brain -- can it be caused due to steroids and IV fluids?

Yes: Certain steroids, but not the anti-inflammatory ones about which you are most probably familiar, cause water retention, which in excess may result in brain swelling. On the other hand, corticosteroids, the most commonly known, are often used as treatment for cerebral edema of various causes. Iv fluids, especially more dilute than normal blood plasma, can cause brain swelling. ...Read more

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After my first allergy shot I had a bad reaction. How long will it take for the red blotches and swelling to go away? Dr. gave me steroids.

After my first allergy shot I had a bad reaction.  How long will it take for the red blotches and swelling to go away? Dr. gave me steroids.

Give it a week: The initial symptoms of itching/swelling should go away fairly quickly - in the first 48 hours. The redness may last for a little while longer. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more