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I am a 17-year-old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

I am a 17-year-old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

Surgical decision: Surgical decision your case is a complex one to make, only experts in the field can help, I don't believe hysterectomy is the way to go, other more conservative protocols are available to treat your condition, please follow up with your gynecologist, good luck ...Read more

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Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for a while pain getting worse taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for a while pain getting worse taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Leg pain could be: From a number of things, especially if it is on both legs. We always want to rule out blood clots, but usually that is accompanied by swelling as well. Another possible cause would be neuropathic pain, which would be common in diabetics. Medications are another source of muscle pain. I would have you follow up with your primary so they can figure out what might be the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will my pain get worse with ddd?

DDD: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) can result from a normally occurring process. That is, over time, all discs eventually degenerate and are usually asymptomatic. Only when they become symptomatic and result in pain and dysfunction, do we consider it to be a disease state. The good news is that the vast majority of pain from ddd resolves over time and can be treated conservatively. ...Read more

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I think I have a malfunctioning gallbladder. Can the pain get worse daily?

I think I have a malfunctioning gallbladder. Can the pain get worse daily?

Maybe: Gallbladder symptoms are usually upper abdominal discomfort that gets worse after eating. Can have nausea and sometimes vomiting. The symptoms can get worse over time. Doctor examination and ultrasound can be diagnostic. ...Read more

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Headache out of nowhere. Feels like brief amounts of pain. Getting worse. One sided?

Headache out of nowhere. Feels like brief amounts of pain. Getting worse. One sided?

Ask your doctor: It appears that you have one because of your several studies including CT scan. A change in the pattern of headaches is just as concerning as new onset of headaches, and since it is getting worse and is one sided, you do need to be reevaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sever pain getting worse across my chest. Hard to move shoulders at all. What do you recommend?

Sever pain getting worse across my chest. Hard to move shoulders at all. What do you recommend?

Emergency help: I recommend going to the emergency room at once without delay or call 911. This may be signs of a life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can you have appendicitis for over a week and the pain just be mild? Will the pain get worse or could it stay the same?

Short answer YES: You need an eval. Pain that comes and goes may be part of normal bowel function or irritable bowel, but pain that comes and stays needs an eval. Overall a chronic or slowly progressing appendicitis is not common, but possible. If it ruptures it can be life threatening. Other possibilities remain, partial obstruction or diverticulitis may also occur and act like this. Get seen and get well ...Read more

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Sister had lower back microdiscetomy 3 month ago feeling better but this month feels worth pain getting worse what cause is it normal still have pain?

Sister had lower back microdiscetomy 3 month ago feeling better but this month feels worth pain getting worse what cause is it normal still have pain?

Possible, but: Having no pain or very little pain is a positive thing post surgery and can last for a long time, but other areas close to the initial site of surgery may be affected, or the nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons or vertebrae in the area of surgery may have been strained by particular movement or event. Would recommend she call the Surgeon for follow up as she would require physical exam /MRI even ...Read more

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Pain getting worse and lasting longer. Is the medication becoming ineffective?

Pain getting worse and lasting longer. Is the medication becoming ineffective?

What pain? What med?: There are hundreds of causes, many of which are common. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...Read more

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Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Maybe: Can be if it's muscular, as this pain can last awhile and be associated with ups and downs. You might want to see your doctor though, since it might have refractured. ...Read more

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Why does pain get worse at night?

Why does pain get worse at night?

Fatigue: Not knowing what kind of pain limits my ability to answer, but in general at night we are tired and fatigued, and our tolerance of pain is lower. Additionally, there is less external stimuli to distract us from the pain so we begin to dwell on it more. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia & im on subutex. Why does the pain get worse when I take it?

No explanation: I have no idea why the use of a narcotic pain reliever causes increased pain. The biggest answer is have you failed all traditional therapies for fibromyalgia before resorting to narcotics? ...Read more

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Slight pain in back with lots of burping for days. If it were a pe would pain get worse?

Slight pain in back with lots of burping for days. If it were a pe would pain get worse?

Not a PE: Those are simply not symptoms of a pe. Not even close. The most important symptom, which is present in >95% of cases is shortness of breath. Pain is usually not present, but when it is, it's worse with a deep breath or cough. Belching is a GI ("stomach") symptom. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 3 days ago and have minor pain getting worse each day in my ribs and...

I was in a car accident 3 days ago and have minor pain getting worse each day in my ribs and...

It is a good idea: When in an accident to report to an er or at minimum to a medical doctor to be evaluated to make sure your okay and to document everything. ...Read more

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I had my sciatica for 6 weeks and it giving less sleep . My lower bakc pain getting worse nd I need your help can you help me?

I had my sciatica for 6 weeks and it giving less sleep . My lower bakc pain getting worse nd I need your help can you help me?

Siatica: Most LBP or sciatica is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning as well. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. If symptoms persist and sleep is an issue tricyclics may be worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a teen and I have strong headache on sides of my head. The pain get worse during afternoon when I get out in sunlight. Please help me.

I am a teen and I have strong headache on sides of my head. The pain get worse during afternoon when I get out in sunlight. Please help me.

Could be migraine: You don't say if the headache is throbbing or dull nor how often it occurs. There are over the counter migraine medications that work well for many people. If your headaches are getting progressively more frequent and more severe, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of back in the mid area, specifically when coughing, after recovering from pneumonia a month prior to pain getting worse?

Pain on right side of back in the mid area, specifically when coughing, after recovering from pneumonia a month prior to pain getting worse?

Pleurisy: Probable residual of the pneumonia. After having pneumonia and waiting for a few weeks should always have a follow- up chest x-ray to make sure there is full resolution of the shadows on the x- ray and to make sure there are no obstructing tumor masses. Also, to look for an effusion of fluid into the chest cavity, which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for dental abcess but pain getting worse?

See DDS stop issue: Teeth don't self repair see your dds and take care of the issue. The antibiotics are a temporary hold! ...Read more

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Does dental infection pain get worse before it gets better?

Does dental infection pain get worse before it gets better?

Sometimes: The issue is that dental infection requires intervention to resolve. It won't really get better despite occasional reduction in symptom severity. If you have a dental infection get it treated by a dentist sooner rather than later to have a better outcome. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis pain get worse when you have your period?

Does endometriosis pain get worse when you have your period?

Yes: The endometrial glands that are not in the endometrial cavity ("endometriosis") bleed and shed the same time as the endometrial ones, except they're trapped where they are (in the ovary, in the abdomen, in the lung, etc) and causes pain by mass effect. Later, as that tissue gets trapped long term the body sips it up and it becomes scar tissue. ...Read more

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If amoxicillin is working on a tooth does the pain get worse at first?

If amoxicillin is working on a tooth does the pain get worse at first?

It may: Sometimes it can. It depends on how fast the bacteria are growing at the time you begin taking amoxicillin. However, the Amoxicillin is working at killing the bacteria and will reduce pain. ...Read more

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Upper mid back pain getting worse for a month now?

Upper mid back pain getting worse for a month now?

Time to see doc: It could lots of things — most likely a muscle strain that's not getting better... But... Your doctor will do a detailed history and physical exam, listen to your lungs, heart, etc, to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Low back (l5-s2)5 weeks now, no real injury other than slipping. Pain getting worse, hurts worse when laying down, esp.When moving. What should I do?

Low back (l5-s2)5 weeks now, no real injury other than slipping. Pain getting worse, hurts worse when laying down, esp.When moving. What should I do?

Seek medical eval: See a physician as you need a physical exam and most likely some radiological testing to determine the true extent of your back issues including a possible herniated disc, etc. Once properly diagnosed, the proper treatment can be ordered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain for several days on left towards back of where leg meets lower hip area and pain getting worse and feels like leg is about to give out. Causes?

Pain for several days on left towards back of where leg meets lower hip area and pain getting worse and feels like leg is about to give out.  Causes?

Hard to say: Many things can cause pain and weakness. Much more history is needed as well as an exam to be able to answer that well. It could be muscular such as a strain, or bone from trauma, or even infection. With several days of pain and a sense of giving out, it is time to be seen! ...Read more

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Severe pain in left side of my ribs into my back.suffer with ibs tablet not helping. Spasmol. Pain getting worse?

Severe pain in left side of my ribs into my back.suffer with ibs tablet not helping. Spasmol. Pain getting worse?

Maybe not Gut: Could be ur ribs or rather the small joint spaces in between the ribs called costochondritis which is better treated with ibuprofen or NSAIDS in general. Key is it if it hurts when u press on area or take deep breaths. With IBS, constipation can be an issue, and if that is in ur case, then working on ur Bowel movements is key with fiber, hydration, stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here pain and a lump on lower right side call the caecum but ultra sound shows nothing and pain getting worse.

Seek MD attention: The pain could be from number causes but need urgent MD attention if worse pain esp consider: appendicitis, hernias which can get strangulated, or (less common on right) diverticulitis, for example. Ultrasound may not necessarily rule out and urgent attention esp if blood, more pain, fever, tenderness over area, diarrhea, nausea/vomit, unexpected weight loss, anemia. Happy to consult but need info ...Read more

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Unexplained pain in both ankles on feet 12 hours a day but this is worse than normal tired pain ankle hurts to touch pain getting worse every day?

Unexplained pain in both ankles on feet 12 hours a day but this is worse than normal tired pain ankle hurts to touch pain getting worse every day?

Consultant : This unexplained pain must be seen by a foot and ankle specialist or pcp. First did any trauma occur or maybe chronic injury is worsening. You must get diagnostic testing such as an x-ray to rule out fracture or mri/us to rule out ankle sprain/strain. A thorough physical exam must be done as well. I would wear an ankle brace before seeing your local foot doc. ...Read more

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