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Doctor insights on: Most Painful Diseases

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Is addison's disease painful?

Is addison's disease painful?

Not physically: Addison's is often diagnosed late, after months or years of simply not feeling well. Physical pain is likely to be late from muscle cramps from sodium wasting. But having no energy, swinging moods, nausea, weight loss, and being told you have mental health issues hurts in its own way. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

Ask for support: I would ask my doctor(s) for palliative or hospice care depending on how much time i had left. ...Read more

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Is impetigo a painful disease?

Is impetigo a painful disease?

Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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I seem to have symptoms of addison's disease, and my husband wants me tested. How painful is it, and is it covered by his tricare prime insurance?

Blood test: Talk to your primary care about this and see if he/she agrees that you should be tested for addison's disease. The workup for this involved blood testing and possible a test called acth stim test. The pain involved in all of this is just pain from the needle poke for blood tests. Insurance coverage varies but again similar to other blood tests. ...Read more

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When a penis is very painful releasing white things, what disease is that?

STD: Usually a sexually transmitted disease although other causes are possible.. ...Read more

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Whats this mean? No dr to see, ordered b/c painful breathe. Multiple bilat noncalc pulm nod 3-4mm. Favors granulomatous process (disease wrote above)

Inconclusive.: Small pulmonary nodules can be lots of things. Old granulomatous disease from a prior infection is most common. If you could provide the radiologist with old studies that would be extremely helpful. If not then follow up imaging is important. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gum disease-and it's really painful. Is this normal?

What to do if I have gum disease-and it's really painful. Is this normal?

See a dentist: It can hurt, but most people have no pain associated with their periodontitis. Please see a dentist or periodontal specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

Frequency vs pain: Urinary frequency is the main symptoms of a nervous bladder; whereas painful urination plus other symptoms including frequency are painful bladder syndrome. ...Read more