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Why does my side (right) hurt? Feels busied a month ago but nothing was there. Now it just aches?

Why does my side (right) hurt? Feels busied a month ago but nothing was there. Now it just aches?

Vague symptoms: Those symptoms are vague and without more information not able to say. If pain was on side or around to the back it may be a kidney stone. A contusion to a rib from physical contact or coughing is possible. A musculoskeletal cause from exercise or lifting could be considered. See your provider so they can take a good history and do a physical exam. ...Read more

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Tried all kinds of meds for fibro, last one was lyrica (pregabalin) and nothing works. What now?

Tried all kinds of meds for fibro, last one was lyrica (pregabalin) and nothing works. What now?

Take control of life: Medications may not be the answer for all fm patients. You need to decide who is in charge-- you or the pain. Dealing with stressors, regular low impact exercise, weight reduction if needed, avoidance of alcohol and caffeine, and not allowing the pain to stop you from moving on with you like are vitally important in patient self management of fm. ...Read more

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My newborn is suffering from colic and nothing is helping now she's not taking much formula, should II switch? And how do I ease the colic?

My newborn is suffering from colic and nothing is helping now she's not taking much formula, should II switch? And how do I ease the colic?

Is it truly colic?: Colic is a condition that usually does not occur prior to 2-3 weeks of age and ends by 3 months of age. It is often characterized by passing of excessive gas, difficult to console crying spells that occur later in the day lasting several hours in duration. Some relieving factors can be rocking, listening to certain sounds, eg vacuum. Discuss with pediatrician to ensure no other causes eg reflux. ...Read more

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Ok so I have been getting sick like every other week it started in the spring nothing during summer now I am getting sick strep I 100% I don't have hiv?

Ok so I have been getting sick like every other week it started in the spring nothing during summer now I am getting sick strep I 100% I don't have hiv?

Getting sick: Not sure what you get sick with other than the mention of strep infection. If that's what you get sick with every time, then you will need to discuss it with your doc to possibly have your tonsils removed. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate tuna that had mold on it. It was canned, but I refrigerated it for a few days. Nausea for hours, but nothing else. What now?

I accidentally ate tuna that had mold on it. It was canned, but I refrigerated it for a few days. Nausea for hours, but nothing else. What now?

Probably nothing: Hopefully the acid in your stomach took care of the mold. Unless it was in some huge quantity, I don't think you need to do anything further except monitoring. ...Read more

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I had my period about 10 days ago (on time) but it was extremely light and almost nothing came out. Now I have my period again and it's extremely heav?

I had my period about 10 days ago (on time) but it was extremely light and almost nothing came out. Now I have my period again and it's extremely heav?

Observe: It is normal to have irregular cycle every once in a while. Make sure you are not pregnant, and keep a calendar. If it keeps doing this, then see your doctor ...Read more

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I've got athletes foot that just won't go away, tried so many creams and nothing is working... Now it is getting worse, what should I do?

I've got athletes foot that just won't go away, tried so many creams and nothing is working... Now it is getting worse, what should I do?

Severe case: If lotrimin af or topical over the counter creams are not working you may need rx: Lamisil (terbinafine) or Nizoral cream/tablets. See your physician and stop all otc meds. ...Read more

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I'm having persistent bladder pain, burning across my body and I haven't ejaculated in 8 months. Determined as nothing urological. What now?

I'm having persistent bladder pain, burning across my body and I haven't ejaculated in 8 months. Determined as nothing urological. What now?

Need More History: It is hard to say without additional history. There are a number of things that could be causing your symptoms. Ejaculation issues are a well known side effect of Flomax (tamsulosin) and lesser so with chantix. Bladder pain could be associated with a number of issues. I would follow up with your urologist or primary care doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Recheck.: It may have been there wasn't anything on your exam before. Things can change. If you are now feeling a swelling then you should have your doctor take another look. Some times it takes time for a condition to progress to the point that we can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Why did my knee crack a little yesterday when I did nothing to it, now it hurts, will it eventually heal up? And how long? Its very annoying and painf

Why did my knee crack a little yesterday when I did nothing to it, now it hurts, will it eventually heal up? And how long? Its very annoying and painf

Could have been: As simple as a wrong step. Ice it for 15 minutes 3 times a day and continue your Celebrex (celecoxib). If still bothersome after the holiday and resting it seek care. ...Read more

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My 4yr old grandaughter has had a persistant cough for 2wks now. Went to drs 1st week given nothing for it. Now has sorethroat and very runnynose.?

My 4yr old grandaughter has had a persistant cough for 2wks now. Went to drs 1st week given nothing for it. Now has sorethroat and very runnynose.?

Needs Reexamined: She needs reexamined. When seen early in the illness, thesymptoms and exam of a viral illness then rely upon her immune system fighting the infection to heal. Sometimes this does not happen and the infection spreads to the ear or sinuses for example. Call the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have pttd w/ a longitudinal tear on my tendon. I've tried the brace and now orthodics. Nothing helps and now surgery is suggested. Should i?

I have pttd w/ a longitudinal tear on my tendon. I've tried the brace and now orthodics. Nothing helps and now surgery is suggested. Should i?

Surgical repair: If conservative care hasn't helped, then get a consultation of surgery. While the incision is relatively long, the tendon is pretty much right under the skin, so the level of discomfort post-op isn't that bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spotting for 2 days then nothing for 3 days then period for 4 days then nothing for two now I'm bleeding bright red? All with in 2 week period?

Spotting for 2 days then nothing for 3 days then period for 4 days then nothing for two now I'm bleeding bright red? All with in 2 week period?

Namesake advice: This bleeding pattern is obviously very abnormal caused by unknown events in your menstrual cycle. This will require a local GYN MD to assess if it persists. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pains for about a month now. I have an appendicolith, but the doctors did nothing about it. Now the pain is getting worse.

I've been having abdominal pains for about a month now. I have an appendicolith, but the doctors did nothing about it. Now the pain is getting worse.

Abdominal pain: An appendicolith can cause appendicitis but having one doesn't mean you will get appendicitis. One month is a long time to have persistent abdominal pain. You should follow up with your doctor or see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I just got out of 2 days in hospital 12 hours ago. Was there for chest and left shoulder pain. Was told nothing is wrong. Now pain is back. What to do?

I just got out of 2 days in hospital 12 hours ago. Was there for chest and left shoulder pain. Was told nothing is wrong. Now pain is back. What to do?

Notify them: Most time when you have been discharged from a hospital you will have a follow up doctor who would be familiar with your case; I would call them and notify them that the pain had returned and see what they recommend. ...Read more

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What do I do because my period isn't due until 2 weeks time and I got a really light spotting of blood and nothing at all now?

What do I do because my period isn't due until 2 weeks time and I got a really light spotting of blood and nothing at all now?

Depends: If you are stressed or changing weight significantly, it may just be temporary. It may take 3-6 months for your menstrual cycle to become normal again. If your period doesn't become normal for you in the next few to several months, make an appointment with your family doctor or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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My son is 27 he has chest pain all the time he can't keep a job. Doctors keep telling him nothing is wrong now he very drpressed he needs help?

My son is 27 he has chest pain all the time he can't keep a job. Doctors keep telling him nothing is wrong now he very drpressed he needs help?

Anxiety: If his md has ruled out cardiac problem, and gerd, the most likely is panic anxiety. Panic occurs in waves that may repeat throughout the day. A psychiatrist or mental health expert should be able to diagnose the problem and begin treatment which includes cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) and medications. Prognosis is excellent for a motivated individual. ...Read more

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Injured my left wrist at 6, doctor said it was nothing serious, 17 now wrist swells up when it's cold and hurts a lot if I touch it what could it be?

Injured my left wrist at 6, doctor said it was nothing serious, 17 now wrist swells up when it's cold and hurts a lot if I touch it what could it be?

Further work up: You need further diagnostic tests to ascertain what is going on. After regular Xrays and a thorough orthopaedic exam of wrist, an MRI may be in order. Start there and then let me know what has been found out. ...Read more

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I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. An now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. An now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

See your doctor: You don't mention whether you drink much water, but this is necessary for good bowel function also. If you have been eating a healthy diet plus drinking at least 8 glasses of water/day & still have constipation, please see your doctor. You could be having side effects from medications or other conditions that need treatment. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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Could I give my bf herpes orally without knowing I was a carrier? I've never had a cold sore - we've been dating 2 yrs nothing's happened until now

Could I give my bf herpes orally without knowing I was a carrier? I've never had a cold sore - we've been dating 2 yrs nothing's happened until now

Re-post w/ more info: HSV1 or 2? It is common to have oral or genital herpes without symptoms and infect a partner. "until now" suggests new symptoms in your partner, right? Does "give bf herpes orally" mean oral sex, i.e. he has genital symptoms? Or might he have oral herpes, maybe from kissing or by oral sex on you? If he has symptoms, has herpes been confirmed as the cause? If not, he should seek care ASAP. ...Read more

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What I assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face I tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now I can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

What I assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face I tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now I can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

Stop playing!: You likely have a facial cellulitis from spreading the initial follicular infection by attempting to "pop" your pimple. Seek immediate attention from your pcp or urgent care source to be placed on antibiotics today! Follow up in 7-10 days is a must to avoid more serious complications. There is always a potential need for an incision ; drainage procedure, which requires a face to face encounter! ...Read more

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I landed on my foot wrong and I thought nothing of it. Now the bottom of my foot hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.

I landed on my foot wrong and I thought nothing of it. Now the bottom of my foot hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.

Rice now.: Sounds like you would benefit from the RICE protocol. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Painful on the bottom and bruised on the top could mean a fracture is possible. See how it feels tomorrow. If the foot still is painful when bearing weight, then you will need an x-ray to verify possible bone trauma. I'm sure a Healthtap specialist can guide you through your care. ...Read more

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I have MS and have been having constant chest pain evaluated for months. Nothing turns up. Now I am also having shortness of breath. Any ideas?

I have MS and have been having constant chest pain evaluated for months. Nothing turns up. Now I am also having shortness of breath. Any ideas?

Assessment: MS can create a myriad of pain syndromes, and may be the culprit here, but triptans can also cause chest pain, as can costo-chondritis of sternum. ...Read more

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I had lower left pelvic pain got an ultra sound nothing. The pain now has moved to the right. Can it be colon related! I'm not constipated. Help.

I had lower left pelvic pain got an ultra sound nothing. The pain now has moved to the right. Can it be colon related! I'm not constipated. Help.

Gyn or not: Pelvic pain is often related to a gyn source, bladder source, or bowel source. Given the migratory nature of your pain, it certainly can be related to your bowels or colon. Given the negative gyn workup, consider seeing a GI specialist. ...Read more