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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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Am 54 female over weight, has pain right abdominal high mid ribs to back dull + stab @ naval, nausea, bowel changes, cough + feel some lumps not on ribs?

Am 54 female over weight, has pain right abdominal high mid ribs to back dull + stab @ naval, nausea, bowel changes, cough + feel some lumps not on ribs?

Make an appointment : I would make an appointment to see your pcp. The pain, nausea, and bowel habits could be your gallbladder. The lumps are pretty nonspecific and probably have always been the it is just that you are noticing them because ou are hurting. Or it could be something completely different. But if you are hurting and nauseated i would recommend being seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Should I have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? I'm a 60 year old male and i've never been a drinker. I've been over weight most of my life and i weigh about 350 lbs. I've had diabetes since the mid 1980's and I have some chronic kidn

Should I have an abdominal ultrasound before gastric bypass surgery? I'm a 60 year old male and i've never been a drinker. I've been over weight most of my life and i weigh about 350 lbs. I've had diabetes since the mid 1980's and I have some chronic kidn

Ask your surgeon: Generally, gastric bypass should never be done before participation in a comprehensive weight management program, where you work with drs, psychologists, trainers, nutritionists, and other health specialists to make sure that you are ready for the surgery, and that it is really the best option for you. ...Read more

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Im constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

Im constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You may have stomach irritation. Otc Prilosec and antacids may work for now . Try some laxatives/ stool softeners. You may need endoscopy and colonoscopy for further workup in the future. Avoid caffeine , spicy foods , alcohol , soda to minimize heartburn. Bless you ! ...Read more

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26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

Keep on looking: Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest: (a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already. (b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation. (c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause pain radiating from:mid back to abdomen?

What can cause pain radiating from:mid back to abdomen?

A few things: Pancreas, gall bladder, stomach or duodenal ulcer, disk herniation and nerve compression in the spine or nerve compression by slipped rib which can happen after violent coughing or unskilled golf swings. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen ?

What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen ?

Pain mid-abdomen: There are a great many possibilities . Please rephrase question and give details about the pain so we can help you. You should see your doctor if the pain is worse or interfering with your life. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains in my mid to lower right abdomen for 3 days now, its on and off, what could it be?

?muscular?intestinal: Intermittent pains in the abdomen could be muscular, pelvic or intestinal from gas or inflammation. Since the appendix and right ovary are in the right lower abdominal region , persistent discomfort in that area warrants an examination by your md. ...Read more

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