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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

No rash? No hives.: Most common reason for itching without a rash? Dry skin. Skin not dry? Liver, kidney, thyroid, and parathyroid disease - including thyroid & parathyroid cancers - cause itching without rash. Lastly, eczema is called "the itch that rashes" meaning intense itching leads to scratching resulting in a chronic rash. The places where you itch are typical areas for eczema. Time to see your doctor? Yes. ...Read more

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Hot and sweaty, headache, chest tight and breathless on exertion, aching to upper arms, lower back and upper legs, very tired?

Hot and sweaty, headache, chest tight and breathless on exertion, aching to upper arms, lower back and upper legs, very tired?

Mgt/workup: If you have asthma, you may be experiencing an asthma flare and/or the start of an infection. Most viral infections may worsen asthma. I would recommend a test for influenza and treatment if you are early in the illness. Monitor your temperature, report any fever and please stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Legs and arms tingling--are they sleep?

Legs and arms tingling--are they sleep?

No: The only organ in the body that really sleeps is the brain. "My arm is asleep" is just an expression referring to the pins-and-needles sensation that one sometimes has, usually as a result of the limb being in an awkward position. If the tingling is frequent or constant, it could be a sign of problems with the nerves in your legs or arms. If this is the case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Loosing feeling in my hands, feet, arms, and legs quickly.?

Loosing feeling in my hands, feet, arms, and legs quickly.?

Quickly? See PCP now: While there are many things that can cause numbness, the fact that the symptoms are coming on quickly raises some ominous possibilities, including multiple sclerosis and guillan barre syndrome. I would definitely see your primary doctor as soon as possible to guide further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to lose weight around my hips, arms and thighs?

How to lose weight around my hips, arms and thighs?

Spot reduction: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be in the areas you mentioned. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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Injured knees, knees/aches burns, thighs burns/aches. Knees feel cold and tingly?

Injured knees, knees/aches burns, thighs burns/aches. Knees feel cold and tingly?

Injury: If the knees have been injured you should expect discomfort for seven to ten days depending upon the type of injury( sprain,contusion). Treatment consists of rest and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Persistent or worsening discomfort or swelling call for evaluation by a physician or orthopedic surgeon as problems like cartilage or ligament injury may have occurred. ...Read more

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How can you tone my calves and arms and eliminate excess thigh fat?

Dance: From vibes to zumba for calves and thighs. For arms use rubber bands avaible at your local walmart or sport"s stores. ...Read more

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Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?

Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?

Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more

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How can I make my legs and thighs slimmer without liposuction and exercise?

How can I make my legs and thighs slimmer without liposuction and exercise?

Possibly.: At this point, despite the heavily marketed “miracle technologies", diet and exercise remain the best way to slim the legs and thighs. Sometimes patients do better “investing” in personal trainer and/or nutritionists than wasting time/resources on these technologies ( which generally don't deliver on promises). Surgery, including liposuction surgery, should be option of last resort. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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17yrold female 130lbs height 5'2 1/2. Dark inner thighs help? And around my waist and my neck and knees elbows and inside knees above calfs

17yrold female 130lbs height 5'2 1/2. Dark inner thighs help? And around my waist and my neck and knees elbows and inside knees above calfs

Acanthosis nigricans: Your dark pigmented areas may be due to an endocrine problem. Consult an endocrine gynecologist or a dermatologist ...Read more

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Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching: Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves. ...Read more

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Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous possibilities. Are the joints swollen? If so, you have an inflammatory arthritis. Possible noninflammatory causes include fibromyalgia. Have a rheumatologist evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly.. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly.. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Get checked : Swelling under hands and feet is not normal You need to find pour what it is you are allergic to and carry an epipen (epinephrine) in case younger short of breath ...Read more