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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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I have a painful lump on my side, just above my waist. It's about the size of quarter. What could this be?

I have a painful lump on my side, just above my waist. It's about the size of quarter. What could this be?

painful lump: It could be a lot of different causes. Lipoma - a benign fatty tumor under the skin, usually can be moved around with fairly well defined contours is a commonly seen lump. It could be painful as it expands and pushes on the surrounding structures. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
Once
Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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I am broken out with rash on front of thighs around my waist chest upper back. Looks like blisters and very painful and itches. Some spots r larger t?

I am broken out with rash on front of thighs around my waist chest upper back. Looks like blisters and very painful and itches.  Some spots r larger t?

See a dermatologist: This could any one of a number of things so i would really recommend you see a dermatologist. It could be something as simple as dry skin (winter itch) to something more serious. It is best to have it examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extreme tenderness on my right side waist line area to the point it is painful to sit move walk lie down etc. Why?

I am experiencing extreme tenderness on my right side waist line area to the point it is painful to sit move walk lie down etc. Why?

Could be: Any of the 100's of causes of abdominal pain. Appendicitis, crohn's disease, kidney stones are most common. It could even be cancer, so please go see a doctor. Or it could be something superficial, such as shingles. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Once
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Daily
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Daily
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Once
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Could painful nipple and waist pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Could painful nipple and waist pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Just take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I was worried about my cesarian operation because if i clean home at small time my waist so very painful its took too..Longtime i can't sleepwell?

I was worried about my cesarian operation because if i clean home at small time my waist so very painful its took too..Longtime i can't sleepwell?

Slow down on work : Take tylenol for pain . Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting. Follow up with your gyn. Take it easy and get some rest ! ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
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Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
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Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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I have pots syndrome. I'm going south for a week, last time i swelled to my waist, very painful, could not walk. What can I take/do this time to help?

I have pots syndrome. I'm going south for a week, last time i swelled to my waist, very painful, could not walk. What can I take/do this time to help?

Compression stocking: Some of my pots patients have had good success with compression stockings of the jobst variety but they are seriously squeezing at 40mm. Hg compression rating and i usually want them to wear thigh highs since venous pooling can also occur in the abdominal circulation. Down side with these stockings? Most people have a rough time keeping them on...They are tight and require help to on/off. ...Read more

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