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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


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My left hand is in pain, and has been tingling for the past few hours. Could this be a sign of carpel tunnel? I crochet, but this is the first pain.

My left hand is in pain, and has been tingling for the past few hours. Could this be a sign of carpel tunnel? I crochet, but this is the first pain.

Possibly : Tingling and pain can have many different causes including trauma, vascular injury, positional stress (elbow bent for long periods of time), as well as nerve compression. Signs of carpal tunnel usually involve tingling/numbness and pain of your radial three fingers (thumb, index, and long). If you are experiencing the symptoms along your small and ring finger than the ulnar nerve is involved. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right hand. Is this an early sign of heart problem?

I have a pain in my right hand. Is this an early sign of heart problem?

Unlikelly, but...: Very unlikely, but having said that there are many atypical signs and symptoms of heart disease. If you have the risk factors (family hx, smoking, diabetes, htn, high cholesterol) you should see your doctor, who can examine you and perform the nessecery tests to determine if you have heart disease. ...Read more

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My husband is having a swollen upperlip with a blister/boil in the middle portion of it. There is no pain and it is there for 6+ months. what is it?

My husband is having a swollen upperlip with a blister/boil in the middle portion of it. There is no pain and it is there for 6+ months. what is it?

Don't guess: No responsible physician would provide a diagnosis for your husband's lesion without an evaluation. He would need an assessment to determine what this is. ...Read more

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Is swelling a hint of wether it is a sprain or fracture? And can it be for both or just one of the two?

Is swelling a hint of wether it is a sprain or fracture? And can it be for both or just one of the two?

Can be either: Swelling indicates that there is injury and the healing process has begun. The body's natural splint or cast is the swelling. Whether you need to be evaluated for a fracture depends on how severe the pain and difficulty moving the area are, and if it appears out of alignment or deformed. ...Read more

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3Yr old has leg (shin) pain usually in one leg on and off for over a year could this be serious? Is this a symptom of cancer? :(

3Yr old has leg (shin) pain usually in one leg on and off for over a year could this be serious? Is this a symptom of cancer? :(

More information...: The question you have asked just raises more questions for me for a medical opinion. That is always a sign that the issue should be discussed with your child's pediatrician. Is the pain only at night? Does it affect ability to walk? Is there swelling? Growing pains are common in kids BUT that can't be diagnosed without more information. See the pediatrician :) ...Read more

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I have a slight ache in my shoulder and it's hard to sleep because of it. Is it a sign of tendinitis?

I have a slight ache in my shoulder and it's hard to sleep because of it. Is it a sign of tendinitis?

Possible: Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon (muscle to bone attachment). You also want to rule out nerve impingement that is caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?

I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?

Can be: Yes but it could also be the symptom of an irritated nerve. Pain with use, not at rest, points more toward a joint or tendon pain. ...Read more

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Hi, what would be a possible condition for a pain in the outer, top eyelid and eye pain? Considering a duration of a week, and a slight inflammation?

Hi, what would be a possible condition for a pain in the outer, top eyelid and eye pain? Considering a duration of a week, and a slight inflammation?

Need to be checked: It is difficult to tell you what caused it in your case.It needs to be checked y your doctor or an eye doctor. There may be an infection.Stye or some other condition.It has been there a week and is still there,so get it checked to find the cause and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

There is a click sound when i then my neck, is this normal, or it is sign of spondylitis?

Probably benign : A click sound in your neck maybe from degenerative disc disease, or arthritis. Could possibly be something more serious as well. If there is no pain in your neck, or pain going down your arms, then it is probably a benign process. It is wise to see your primary care physician to see if there are any imaging studies needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a sciatica pain to be in the top of my thighs?

Is it possible for a sciatica pain to be in the top of my thighs?

Yes it is possible : The l2, L3 and L4 spinal nerves will cover the anterior thigh and lateral portion of the thigh above the knee. These are the levels that travel into the sciatic nerve to cause the sciatica. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hip joint, the pain is unbearable at times. Is this most likely to be arthritis type of pain.

I have pain in my hip joint, the pain is unbearable at times. Is this most likely to be arthritis type of pain.

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fracture.... ...Read more

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Muscle burning and aching in leg after a pubic symphysis realignment (happened a month ago). Is this a sign of fibromyalgia. and or a bad alignment?

Muscle burning and aching in leg after a pubic symphysis realignment (happened a month ago). Is this a sign of fibromyalgia. and or a bad alignment?

Sciatica?: 20's female considers "fibromyalgia" (FM) & leg pain after symphysis pubis "realignment". Not enough pain loci to suggest FM. Sciatic leg pain attends pelvic girdle sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation, which is commonly concurrent w. symphysis pubis torsion/subluxation. "Headwaters" tracts of sciatic nerve cross ventral aspect of SIJ sulcus before grouping into sciatic nerve that exits the pelvis. ...Read more

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It is sunday so there is no medical centres open but I have a lump in the arm which is sending a pain to my muscle it is kind of big and round 1week?

Tender ?: Is it close to your axillary ? Tender and red !? If red and tender it is probably infection and needs drain . If just lump and no pain it's lipid cyst .. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days now, it is accompanied with some wooziness. The pain is generally at the back of my head. Is this serious?

I've had a headache for 3 days now, it is accompanied with some wooziness. The pain is generally at the back of my head. Is this serious?

Do NOT worry: You describe an ongoing tension headache, which may be getting triggered from neck issues, but could also be associated with migraine or occipital neuralgia. I don't worry about tumors, blood clots, or stroke issues with you, and think this is mostly annoying and benign. Physical therapy and mild analgesic might help. ...Read more

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My cousin is in the last stage of pregnancy. She is recently diagnosed with a clot in a leg which is painful. How serious is this situation.?

My cousin is in the last stage of pregnancy. She is recently diagnosed with a clot in a leg which is painful. How serious is this situation.?

Can be very serious: Any blood clot, when pregnant or not, can be life-threatening. I'm sure they put her on a blood thinner to reduce the risk of the clot spreading. Have her follow up with her obgyn right away to keep an eye on it. Good luck. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts after it's been in the cold. Could this be a sign of arthritis?

My shoulder hurts after it's been in the cold. Could this be a sign of arthritis?

Most likely.: See your Orthopod, have some xrays and take it from there. Keeping warm and doing regular exercises may be the only thing that is required in the first 4-6 years or so. If too painful taking some Nsaids like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil would be beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more