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Depends: If it is off, don't worry. If it is a standard x-ray unit several feet. ...Read more
2 fill. Caus constant throb & dull pain after 3 weeks. Follow up with dentist. Xrays normal, no pain when tapped with metal tool. Sev. Pain from cold?
Deep Restorations: The restorations were probably very deep, close to the nerve. If the tooth is sensitive to thermal stimulus, then the nerve is still alive, albeit inflamed. Is the pain getting better, worse, or staying the same? Do OTC pain meds take the edge off? How's the bite? Your dentist knows if the fillings were deep, ask them that specific question. If pain continues tooth may need root canal therapy. ...Read more
Go to the ER: Take the 8 year old to the ER ...Read more
Last february I weighed 120.Now I weigh 113 a year later without trying. How significant is this. Cbc and met labs normal. Chest XR normal?
Good start: That's a good start for a general work-up to screen for blood cancers, lung cancer, tuberculosis (chest x-ray). Could consider getting an ESR to help screen for some systemic inflammatory diseases like vasculitis. Also check thyroid levels, ldh, uric acid, TB skin test, hiv.Any additional symptoms might help such as fevers, night sweats, pain. Causes: infection, cancer, autoimmune, GI problems. ...Read more
ORIF for met stress fx nonunion. 4 mths post op- swells, can still it, but more painful in last week. Not healed xray. Chances of nonunion again?
Potentially: I am sorry you are going through it, I think I have seen several posts from you; could potentially be delayed or nonunion. Make sure you are not smoking or using NSAID, consider using bone stimulator, growth factor, or bmp if does not heal. ...Read more
Smashed my head 3 times pretty good my left side, very top, and forehead. .. Glass, metal beam, frozen metal pole... Should I get xrays and stuff?
Yes: You should. With the type of head injury you describe, it sounds like a CT is the least test to get. You do not say if you have symptoms, in which case it would be that much more important. ...Read more
I dropped a metal shelf on my knee a year ago just had xrays done and they didn't show any damage but I still can't walk without daily severe pain..
I punched a metal gate out of anger, and my pinky knuckle really hurts, the wound looks greenish. Is am xray needed or do I keep icing it?
What can I do about this? I have taken different brands of metro-gel vaginal prescriptions over the past eight years for bv, and have always had symptom relief within the first two to three days (at one applicator nightly x5). I am on day four of my treatm
Whatever bacteria is present that is causing this odor and discharge may not be responding to metro-gel anymore. You may be resistant, your history actually points to it. Consider asking your doctor to try a different antibiotic, Clindamycin is a good choice. If this does not work ask your doctor to perform a bacterial dna vaginal culture. You may have an uncommon bacteria that needs a completely different treatment regimen
i hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I'm 24 had a CBC done it came healthy and a xray and came healthy too even after smoking meth and cannibis I stopped should I worried? Help
Cta of heart tomorrow at 11.Doc said take metap 50 at bedtime. Xray people suggested pill at night, one 2 hrs before. My htrate=80 usually. Tartr. Or suc?
Tartrate: Tartrate is shorter acting (about 12 hours). Succinate lasts about 24 hours. Use the tartrate form and do what the x-ray people told you. It's most important that your heart rate be slow to maximize temporal resolution which depends on acquisition time and your heart rate. The shorter acting tartrate has a more rapid onset of action. ...Read more
Strictly contusion? Got fingers pinned by metal rack and wall while curled. Knuckles very swollen, bruised, pain. Xrays neg. 2 days ago. Bending hard.
Most likely: Swelling from a severe contusion to the fingers or hand can persist for up to 4 months. Just because x rays are negative you could have a soft tissue injury particularly to the dorsum of the fingers due to the minimal soft tissue protection. Follow up with hand surgeon. ...Read more
Vaginal irritation and burning x5 days, tx x2 days with metro gel. Sx amplified and now have foul odor, dysuria, and thick d/c. Wet prep in office =.?
BV? STD? Herpes?: You give mixed symptoms suggesting different problems. Discharge with "foul" odor suggests trichomonas (an STD) or bacterial vaginosis. "Thick" discharge sounds like an STD such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Vaginal irritation and itching suggest yeast or herpes, and herpes can trigger BV. The main thing is to stop guessing, stop treating yourself with MetroGel, and see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Son hit his shin on a metal bar, 6"below knee. Leg has small swelling in this area, only tingles when it is touched no pain elsewhere. Should I be concerned and have xray?
Shin Contusion: If your son can bear weight on his leg, then it is not broken and does not need an xray. Unfortunately, that area is slow to heal, will cause pain when he walks for some time, and may have a persistent lump there. ...Read more
3rd meta sf 12 weeks ago, xray shows its healed (w/sm callus).Foot still swells, weird "feeling" in that area and is tender to push. Normal? Exercise ok?
Yes: If your doctor says its 'healed' its ok to start exersising again. It may still feel a bit tender and parasthesias (pins/needles etc.) normal. You probably want to start in very slowly w/ your exersise routine and gradually build up the duration and intensity of your workout routine. If you have any problems see your ors. Good luck! ...Read more
Just met 30 year old mom of 2 who fell, said Xray saw crack above right ankle. Told it was growth plate. Can growth plates still be open at her age?
Not a growth plate: A 30 year old woman will not have growth plates open. IF she has pain, swelling, tenderness and an abnormal xray, she should seek another opinion to determine if she has a fracture or other injury that needs treatment. ...Read more
Is swelling 6 months after ORIF surgery (almost 1 year after initial met. Stress fx) normal? Fracture margins remain slightly apparent on xray.
Unstable.....?: Swelling in this case can be a sign of instability. Six months and still swollen is concerning. More critical is whether or no there is any pain associated with it. Ask your surgeon for an explanation. If the surgeon's answer seems reasonable or not, it might be time for another opinion. Hey, it's your foot. You won't be satisfied until you know. Now go out and put another shrimp on the Bar-B. ...Read more
Sharp pain under 2nd met only when on tip-toes or heels. No bruising/swelling/redness. No acute injury. Clean xrays. Pain only weightbearing not when dorsiflexed or palpated. Seen 2 docs w/o any answers. Any ideas?
Were these general: Physicians or possibly podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons? The latter two would likely be more experienced in assessing this type of issue. ...Read more
Recently injured my r shoulder after tripping over some carpeting in the living room. My shoulder is powerfully painful yet can move with some restrictions. Should I check with xray to see if thers more to it than meets the eye, which honestly I feels t
If there is any. ..: If there is any swelling, bruising or deformity or if it is not improving, yes- get if checked. Otherwise if the pain is decreasing with the motion increasing let time take its course. If it plateaus at a certain point, get it checked then. ...Read more
Wife scared that she has interstitual lung disease at 27 she's had normal chest xrays/ct of chest, good flow meters, just gets sob she has lupus/pots?
I had a CBC done it came healthy and a xray and came healthy too even after smoking meth and cannibis should I worry for lung cancer?
Swelling, pain 14 wks post ORIF (3rd met)- 6 mth nonunion. Xray- callus but fracture line, still healing. Physio- swelling not good-how to get it down?
Activity: Compression, elevation, ice potentially; but mostly make sure you are not doing too much. It should resolve as fracture heals, but if it is increasing it may be a sign of doing too much. You don't want to get another nonunion, no smoking, no NSAIDs, consider a bone stimulator. ...Read more
I'm 24 yrs and I went to a hospital worried about lung cancer my blood analysis and xray came healthy should I worried I use to smoke meth and weed?
Watch for changes: In general, for the short number of years you would have smoked, you should be okay. Lung cancer risk is a lot about genetics and other factors, not just smoking. Congratulations on not smoking any longer. Just keep track of any new breathing symptoms. Also a change in cough or unexplained weight loss should be looked into. ...Read more
I rolled my ankle. No swelling in bruises but the inside of my foot by the heel, kind of where the heel and arch meet, hurts a lot. Do I need an xray?
Yes: Significant pain following trauma should be evaluated including an x ray of the area. ...Read more
I got a boxers fracture. The doctors couldn't set my bone back in place. (5th meta) I have a huge bump on my knuckle. Is surgery needed? My xray ↓
Boxer's Fracture: Unfortunately we can't see your X-ray on the free part of health tap. Up to a 30 degree angulation is acceptable in the 5th digit before surgery will be done. This is unless you are a professional athlete or something similar. If it were my hand I would personally make an appointment at a hand surgeon and see if they will do anything, catch my drift. ...Read more
Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray, normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?
Most likely: The results suggest that you don't have significant cardiopulmonary illness. However if your symptoms persist your doctor should consider other causes including non physical. ...Read more