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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,357 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My moms middle toe keeps drifting back by itself and getting stuck.. Shes 51 and smokes. Does this sound serious or like arthritis?

My moms middle toe keeps drifting back by itself and getting stuck.. Shes 51 and smokes. Does this sound serious or like arthritis?

Subluxation: Your may a chronic dislocation of that toe called subluxation simple low risk procedure will correct take her to a DPM or Ortho surgeon or seek the help through her family doctor ...Read more

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What steps should my mom, 50, take to cure ostio aratharitis in knee?

What steps should my mom, 50, take to cure ostio aratharitis in knee?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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My mom has backbone pain now a days she is suffering from gouty artritis what to do?

My mom has backbone pain now a days she is suffering from gouty artritis what to do?

Back pain: Gout is an unusual cause of back pain. Much more common is degenerative arthritis, slipped disk, osteoporosis, or strain. In either case, over-the-counter ibuprofen, 2 or 3 tabs three times a day should help. ...Read more

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How do I get over my bulimia? I've had it for years..And my friends are worried! i don't know how to tell my mom so i decided to stop before she finds out.. How do I do it?

How do I get over my bulimia? I've had it for years..And my friends are worried! i don't know how to tell my mom so i decided to stop before she finds out.. How do I do it?

Since recovery from: An addiction requires scrupulous honesty - encourage you to tell your mother about your disorder. This way she can be part of your support system rather than one more person that you hide things from. Are you working with a psychiatrist or psychologist? Have you had a complete medical evaluation? If you are going to do this - do it right. ...Read more

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Is it just age or something we (my mom and i) should be worried about? My dad has been having memory problems for about 5 years now. It start off small, like forgetting to get something at the store or forgetting what tv show he was watching during commer

Is it just age or something we (my mom and i) should be worried about? My dad has been having memory problems for about 5 years now. It start off small, like forgetting to get something at the store or forgetting what tv show he was watching during commer

It : It is not normal for memory, attention, and language problems to start in the early 40's and get worse without a known cause. Causes could include severe nutritional deficiencies, hormonal or thyroid problems, psychiatric problems, effects of toxins, or degenerative brain diseases. Seeing a primary care doctor is the first step to getting answers. ...Read more

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My mom died from a anyrism I am worried i will too, i get pains in the head sometimes did get an MRI 3 years ago, what can I do or is it heritary?

My mom died from a anyrism I am worried i will too, i get pains in the head sometimes did get an MRI 3 years ago, what can I do or is it heritary?

Brain Aneurysm: Aneurysm takes many yeas to develop and if previous test did not show that then you don't have to worry. The best noninvasive test to evaluate that is cta brain. With family history the risk is slightly high than normal population. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a lump in my throat. My mom had to get her thyroid removed. Should I be worried?

I feel like I have a lump in my throat. My mom had to get her thyroid removed. Should I be worried?

Neck lump: Yes - any 'mass' or lump warrants explanation. It should not be ignored. Your mother's thyroid history may or may not be relevant. Please seek attention by your md. ...Read more

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Im stressed and worried.Its my first time to be late for my period.I did fingering. Should ireally get a bloodtest done?I don't want my mom to find out.

Im stressed and worried.Its my first time to be late for my period.I did fingering. Should ireally get a bloodtest done?I don't want my mom to find out.

Home pregnancy test: If the finger inserted into your vagina had semen on it, pregnancy is possible. Home pregnancy tests are accurate, relatively inexpensive, and accessible in pharmacies. Blood test can be positive earlier, is the main difference. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more