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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Ear pain left side. Pain accompanied by shooting aching shoulder pain. Can ear ache radiate like that?

Not typical: This sounds a little atypical. I would recommend an assessment by the doctor to figure out what is going on. An exam in this case may help figure out the diagnosis ...Read more

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Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints,infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints,infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain.
Causes?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. COLD INDUCED. ASTHMA CAN CAUSE Atypical CP ...Read more

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Is appendicitis pain different from a stomach ache pain?

Is appendicitis pain different from a stomach ache pain?

Depends: Early appendicitis can be difficult to separate from run of the mill stomach ache however it quickly increases in severity and locates to the right lower abdomen. It also hurts when moving around. ...Read more

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Left chest pain, md says it is not cardiac. Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning. Suggestions?

Left chest pain,  md says it is not cardiac.  Pain described as constant dull pain with intermittent sharp severe pain like lightning.  Suggestions?

Chest Pain: Does it hurt you anywhere on yr left chest on touch? What activities cause you pain? Any EKG? Likely muscular or costochondritis if cardiac work up is negative. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Symptoms: left side flank pain and abdomnal pain with nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms: left side flank pain and abdomnal pain with nausea. What could it be?

Kidney disease: Kidney stones would be a consideration. How are you urinating? Do you have a history of stones? Do you have blood in your urine, been dehydrated, taking medicine that predispose to kidney stones? ...Read more

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What causes severe back pain with nausea?

What causes severe back pain with nausea?

Need workup. : Potentially dangerous conditions including pancreatitis, spinal infections, GI bleeds etc can cause this. This needs a medical workup as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Symtoms: Severe back pain witb pain radiating to the left leg , abdominal distention, cold chills and constant burping. What could be causing this?

You need a full exam: Please go to your primary care doctor or to the emergency room, you need a full history and examination and may need imaging. ...Read more

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What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

Possible ulcer: Could be an ulcer, gastritis, ibs, gallbladder issue. See you doctor to see what tests need to be done. ...Read more

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My symptoms severe heartburn/indigestion nausea /vomiting pain right side?

My symptoms 
severe heartburn/indigestion
nausea /vomiting
pain right side?

See your doctor today: There a number of possible reasons for this symptom complex. Gallbladder inflammation and stones is the first to come to mind. Acute cholecystitis can exacerbate symptoms of reflux disease which you also describe. Either way i would recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible to begin the appropriate work. ...Read more

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Urination pain and pelvic pain related?

Can be: Typically a simple bladder infection doesn't cause pelvic pain - but a chronic infection or other issues with the bladder (like interstitial cystitis) certainly can. Check with your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in my testicles, sharp pain here and there but constant dull pain ?

Sharp throbbing pain in my testicles, sharp pain here and there but constant dull pain ?

Doctor to evaluate: Pain, tenderness, or soreness in a testicle should always be examined by a doctor. The reason is that a guy's testicle can die if the testicle twists, thus twisting off the blood supply (called torsion). Other causes of testicle pain include doing sports without a jock strap, getting kicked in the groin, having a testicle infection, etc... Sometimes, an ultrasound scan is done to look for torsion. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause upper back pain, like dull aching pain?

Let me explain: If gerd left without treatment, complications could happen (esophageal stricture, ageal ulcer, precancerous changes to the esophagus and cancer) that lead to back pain. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel type of symptoms stopped with less typing. Then deadline, and cramping in middle of hand and ache up deltoid to shoulder. Related?

Carpal tunnel type of symptoms stopped with less typing. Then deadline, and cramping in middle of hand and ache up deltoid to shoulder. Related?

Look at posture: When one experiences pain in body part, compensatory activities may place stress on associated joints, muscles, and nerves. Of course it is possible you could have an entirely different problem known as a "double crush" syndrome in which a shoulder or neck problem is also to blame. ...Read more

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Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Possibly : Yes, it is likely a sign of muscle strain/spasm. But, there are also other potential causes. If you've done recent heavy lifting/strenuous exercise, had a cold wherein you coughed a lot, etc, then this is very much possible. If you are having any chest pain, shortness of breath, or fever, however, you should see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Male, 25. Symptoms(from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension,gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Male, 25. Symptoms(from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension,gas, burping,  incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain/ache from whiplash?

How can I ease the pain/ache from whiplash?

Need eval: It is really important to have whiplash evaluated to rule out cervical fractures. X-rays are usually necessary. Your doctor may recommend nsaid's, heat, acupuncture or other courses of treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain ache in lower right side of back

See details: Significant low back pain is usually related to osteoarthritis and strain. Have it evaluated. There are several good treatment options. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, im on my side and it hurts but its like a pain ache.. is it because i sleep on it too long or what?

Musculo skeletal pai: Well it happens sometimes, after woke up on the side you were lying on. if the pain gets better after few hrs it could be related to mechanical pressure from the position. If it happens every day irrespective of the position you need to make sure you not having myalgia from other causes. Call our consult line one of us can go over your symptoms in detail and help you better ...Read more

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In the past week, when i've woken up, normal time, had pain/ache just above bladder i'd guess and lasts a few minutes. Is it sleep positioning or...?

In the past week, when i've woken up, normal time, had pain/ache just above bladder i'd guess and lasts a few minutes. Is it sleep positioning or...?

Distended Bladder?: A full bladder from drinking a lot of fluids the night before could explain that. Otherwise bladder spasms or urinary tract infection among others. A urinalysis could should some light. ...Read more

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What is the pain/ache in my lower back or flank area so is it kidneys?

What is the pain/ache in my lower back or flank area so is it kidneys?

WITHOUT EXAM : And a good history, it is very difficult to tell. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I have minor pain/ache in my like lower left abdomand been there for about 3 weeks saw the doctor he checked my scrotalarea what could it be ?

Abd pain: So, what did you doc say? Did he offer any work up? Based on the complaint of left lower quadrant pain without additional info provided, it's a poke in the air to guess what it can be. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain/ache on right side in the bone at base of my skull for around 8 weeks. Sometimes sharp, not lasting long now its both sides?

Check with doctor: You've had a lot of neuroradiologic imaging done because of your symptoms. So it's best to check back with your doctor to find out what the rsults are, and what your preliminary diagnosis is, since the area that you're describing matches closely to what has been already done. You'll save time, and get better answers. ...Read more

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Been having coccyx pain/ache for the past month. What kind of specialist should I see?

Been having coccyx pain/ache for the past month. What kind of specialist should I see?

Coccyx pain: Coccydynia is a diagnosis that can have many causes. Rapid weight loss is one. Sometimes spinal stenosis can happen. Small fractures can occur after a fall, that can be quite painful. Also, if pain lasts for more than a month, a chordoma may need to be ruled out. Please go see good orthopedic spine surgeon, to have this evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain/ache in my lower left side of my back, my left shoulder and my left arm, I've had this pain/ache for about 3 days, what could it be?

Several things: A strain or sprain is likely at your age, but it could be several other things. have you tired over the counter meds to help ease it or a heating pad, etc.? If the pain continues for over a week, see a dr. for an eval ...Read more

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For 2 month so far. Pain/ache bottom of left rib and side. Can feel something there constantly. I can't lie like usual. Pressure feeling. Not gas.

See a doctor: These symptoms, especially combined with blood in the stool warrant a visit to your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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I sliced the top of my finger today and urgent fixed it for methey tested my movement too. I started typing without that finger now my forearm aches?

I sliced the top of my finger today and urgent fixed it for methey tested my movement too. I started typing without that finger now my forearm aches?

It'll be sore: You probably don't want to do too much with that hand until the pain dies down. Should take 2-3 days. If you keep using it, it probably won't injure you, but you sure will be sore. The more pain you have, the further it travels. ...Read more

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