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My shingles are gone. Why am I still in pain?

My shingles are gone. Why am I still in pain?

Pain after lesions: You can continue to have pain after skin lesions of the shingles disappear. If this burning pain persists, it may mean you have post herpetic neuralgia... Few people develop this condition after shingles and it is very difficult. I hope your pain goes away soon. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Shin pain in swimmer: shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint . stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant am gettin shootin pains now and than in my lower stomace but i don't have any pain in my boobs?

Could i be pregnant am gettin shootin pains now and than in my lower stomace but i don't have any pain in my boobs?

Test yourself!: A home pregnancy test can give you the answer in seconds. Get one and test yourself. Without this test, all else is conjecture! ...Read more

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From last evening i m hsving pain in my left breast n left back area. These days i m having periods but it is already 5th day.Period are also not norm?

See doctor: If you are having breast pain with back pain, i recommend you see a physician for this. Not sure what the second half of your question was in regards to, can you consider rephrasing? ...Read more

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I still have headaches but my bell's palsy has gone away, my face is back to normal. I am sensitive to cold. I am taking tapomax but I am still gettin?

I still have headaches but my bell's palsy has gone away, my face is back to normal. I am sensitive to cold. I am taking tapomax but I am still gettin?

Topiramate: If you are taking topamax (topiramate) and still getting severe headaches you need to go back and see the doctor who prescribed this and be re-assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and have been having intense lower back pain for a week. Now my feet are very swollen. What can it be?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have been having intense lower back pain for a week. Now my feet are very swollen. What can it be?

Side effects: This may be caused as a side effect of your body now changing and your hips opening up to accomodate a baby. This could affect your lower back and thereby causeing swelling in the feet. If this persists ask your ob_gyn otherwise you will have to rule out some form of pinched nerve in your back. ...Read more

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I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area. What should I do?

I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area.  What should I do?

Continue treatment : Continue with antiinflammatory medicine, if it still has range of motion pain, you may have it aspirated to drain out the gout crystals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iam having extreme lower back pain mostly on my left side it has gotten worse since im not working and im wondering if laying around alot is doing it, i have been told that i have 2 degenerative disk but this was when i was 18 i am 31 now and its never be

Iam having extreme lower back pain mostly on my left side it has gotten worse since im not working and im wondering if laying around alot is doing it, i have been told that i have 2 degenerative disk but this was when i was 18 i am 31 now and its never be

R/O SCIATICA : Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting . You should take muscle relaxant and NSAID for flares. If SX worsen steroid injection. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com ...Read more

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I always have severe lower back pain when I am on my periods, why is that?

Could be endometrios: The most likely cause sounds like it might be endometriosis which can cause back pain but you should get in to see your gynecologist and discuss it with them. ...Read more

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I have my period still after giving birth 2 months ago it has not stopped at all I don't know what to do I also have pain in my lower stomach?

See your ob: delayed persistant bleeding from the uterus can be due to a small remnant of placenta or sub-involution of the uterus (ie uterus not returning to its original size). see your ob and he/she may examine you and possibly do an US to assess the lining. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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When I was little I had growing pains in my legs I'm 21 years old know and still get the pain in my legs what is this?

When I was little I had growing pains in my legs I'm 21 years old know and still get the pain in my legs what is this?

Lactic acid buildup: Especially after vigorous activity and when not well hydrated or not having had a good cool down period you could be having pain from lactic acid in the muscles. If this is the case, you would notice improvement with a warm bath to increase blood flow and massage. Some people experience this with normal activity, not vigorous exercise. Try increasing your fluid intake, warming up and cooling down after exercise or walking, taking a warm bath before the pain comes on. If the problem does not resolve with these measures, have your doctor check you to see if there is something different about the way your muscles handle energy requirements. ...Read more

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I have Adynymosis i am nearly 58 and now have period back after six months i have a pain in my back and sore underneath do i now have a bladder infe?

I have Adynymosis i am nearly 58 and now have period back after six months   i have a pain in my back and sore underneath do i now have a bladder infe?

Get urine tested.: Can't tell if you have a urinary track infection with the information given. Get a urine culture and sensitivity and get a urine analysis. Check with your gyne doctor about adenomyosis issues. Post menopausal symptoms could be something else. Find out if you are on replacement hormones as well ...Read more

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I am having pain in my feet first it started with my right now it's both. Burning toes, sharp shooting pain has moved to my heals. I am not diabetic.

Foot pain: There are multiple various causes of foot pain besides diabetes. Plantar fasciitis is one of them. The pain is usually in the heel area radiating to the front of the foot. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common one but is less likely at your age unless you have certain conditions. I would have your doc consult with you as it would be easier to determine cause this way. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in my knees been in sever pain for months . Recently they stopped hurting. How could it just get better when i was in pain?

I have osteoarthritis in my knees been in sever pain for months . Recently they stopped hurting. How could it just get better when i was in pain?

Interesting: Did you move to a warmer climate? Did you move to a place where it rains less? Did you lose weight or increase your exercise.? Did you recently get treated with an antibiotic for something else, sometimes the pain is caused by infection in the knee.Have you started an anti-inflammatory, like motrin, aleve, (naproxen) or a natural one like tumeric? Are you taking progesterone, pregnenolone, or dhea ? ...Read more

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I was wondering why ive been having these sharp pain in my stomach feel like I have to vomit but it want one out?

I was wondering why ive been having these sharp pain in my stomach feel like I have to vomit but it want one out?

Many possible causes: There are a large number of possible causes for abdominal pain and nausea. Whenever belly pain is severe, it should be evaluated by a doctor right away. Some causes of severe belly pain can be deadly in a short period of time. There are too many possibilities to consider online. It must be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Rs is republic of serbia and my ears were infected but now are ok but i still have dizziness and i have pain in my eyes sometimes, not regulary.

Rs is republic of serbia and my ears were infected but now are ok but i still have dizziness and i have pain in my eyes sometimes, not regulary.

I see: Perhaps you'd like to connect with me privately some time. You can reach me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR You may have a headache syndrome of some type such as migraines or migrainous vertigo. For more information I'd want you to fill out a headache diary and then, we'd have to figure out the best medication depending on what the log says. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

I am 24 years old and have had low  back pain for almost 2.5 months now,  now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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