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For about a year and a half I have been getting mild, to sometimes moderate chest pain. Went to ER 3 times and ekgs were always good. What's wrong?
Sched appt w/ Dr: Chest pains can be caused by many things besides the heart. Ekg's can miss problems if it is intermittent. You should schedule a real appointment with a doctor. The emergency room is not the place to go to figure out a chronic problem. Their job is to take care of acute problems (emergencies). You need someone who can follow up and get a detailed and accurate picture of what's going on. ...Read more
Friend pregnant, 27 weeks, having pain, went to ER, told she 50% a phased, dilated 1cm, slight bleeding. Was told go home. Ain't that bad to be dilated, should she go to different Er?
Wait: The cervix takes hours to days to fully dilate and you should not worry. ...Read more
I have chronic low back pain went to ER and was given an injection of toradol which only helped for two days why?
Potent: Anti-inflammatory injection typically gives relief for a day or two. If inflammation was reduced then likely you don't need further evaluation. Since your pain returned it suggests that either the inflammation was a lot or you created more inflammation since there is an injury that needs to be defined. See a pain/spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
Upper left back pain, went to ER n had xray, ctscan with contrast, two ekgs, and blood work but all normal, pain persists, should I be concerned?
Mystery Back Pain: The most common causes of left upper back pain are muscle and ligament strain, shoulder injury, and muscle spasms. The majority of left upper back pain cases are from overuse. Due to the many factors that could contribute to back pain, a trained physician is required to diagnose the exact cause. It sounds like you had a thorough work up, but no cause was found. Hard to say w/o more details. ...Read more
Am 12weeks pregnant woke up with bleeding n lite pain. Went to ER had tests cervix is closed but no image on ultrasound of baby. What happened?
WHAT DID they tell u: They should have gotten an OB consult or called your OB doc, either u passed eveything, or nothing ever developed, or have an ectopic pregnancy (depends if u previously had an ultrasound with a baby and a htbeat) all of my pts get an us at 7-8 weeks so I knwo if it sisviable or not, u need to see your OB asap or go back to the er if heavy bleeding or bad pain before u see your ob. ...Read more
Random mild chest pains all over chest. Wrist pain. Went to er. Ekg and X-ray showed normal. Chest pains still happening. What's wrong?
I ws diagnsed wit a asymptomatc syrinx in my midcord 3 yrs ago. 2 weeks ago strtd hving back pain went to ER thy did a CT said it was gone...Possible?
8yr sever abd Pain went to er covered in really bad hives gave benadryl (diphenhydramine) doc said it was HSP now she is fine could it be something else?
HSP: Usually the location and the rash with HSP are very typical. It is important to have her followed closely because HSP can lead to other complications. If you doubt the diagnosis get another opinion. All the best. ...Read more
Random chest pain for about 3 days now. Random shoulder and wrist pain. Went to er, everything was normal. Could it be a blood clot?
40 days of lower rigjt abdominal pain. Went to ER to rule out appendicits. Everything came back fine even doctor found my appendix on us?
I am 7 weeks pregnant, had slight brown spotting and back pain, went to ER on Weds (HX of miscarriages). Ultra sou8nd shows everything is fine no sig?
What's the question?: What does the ultrasound actually show? And blood tests? And exam? If they show that the gestational sac/fetal pole is present and cervix is closed without evidence of inevitable miscarriage, and you haven't bled since, there are probably no long-term significance to your pregnancy (is that what you are asking for by "sig"?) ...Read more
I have pelvic pain went to ER for severe pelvic pain dr said ovarian cyst ruptured and this has been two days and I still have severe pelvic pain could there be other problems?
The pain is likely due to free fluid in your stomach/pelvis that collected after the cyst ruptured. This can be very painful, and often requires strong pain medications until the fluif starts to be reabsorbed. If your pain has not subsided by now, see your doctor for a follow up.
All the best. ...Read more
Right pelvic pain- went to ER nothing found with a pelvic exam. Just a low white cell count and pain on right side. They are treating it as PID but just is on the ovary side. Please help. I?
Check with OBGYN:
Treating it as pid does not mean you have pid. They are treating you for it just in case - a positive culture for infection is the only way to make that diagnosis. In the meantime, did they do an ultrasound? Could be a cyst, or kidney stone, or even appendix.
Check with your obgyn or pcp and good luck. ...Read more
Hard lump under right rib cage pain up to shoulder blade, shooting bone pain. Went to ER they didn't know, have PCP apt in Aug. What could this be???
Have severe abdo/pelvic/groin pain. Went to er/had contrast CT (4pm yest.)& adbo/vag us. Nothing found. Very nauseus now/have diarrhea. So much pain. I don't understand. Something must be wrong.
32 yo male, chest pain, left arm pain, went to ER. Passed blood test, xray and ekg all is fine. They think its reflux. But why do I get pain in arm?
Arm pain many causes: Arm pain is not related only to heart ischemia. The good news is that all cardiac related tests were negative for heart problems. Please follow up with your doctor. Start also to pay attention to the severity of pain in arm and what activities usually cause pain to increase or disappear. Hope you will get better with reflux treatment - diet and anti - acid treatment help. ...Read more
I have been having a lot of abdominal pain. Went to ER. Ct scan showed thickening of duodenum and abdominal lymph inflammation. What could be the caus?
IBS: Probably you have inflammatory bowl syndrome (IBS) see your GI doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Body ache, nausea, overall sick, left arm pain, went to ER, all test came back normal, ekg and chest xray. I'm 23 yr old male, been going on a wholeweek HELP
Having constant abdominal pain. Went to ER. And I have a high white cell and liver enzyme count. I had x-rays cat scan blood work /urinalysis -no answer?
Ultrasound?: (right upper) abdominal pain, elevated liver enzymes & white count are suggestive of a gallbladder attack. Ct scans are pretty comprehensive tests but an ultrasound is actually better for seeing gallstones. Regardless of the cause, if your pain is constant, you need medical follow-up sooner rather than later. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Having chest and neck to left hand pain went to ER did CT scan, chest xray, ECG did see cardio everythng comes bk normal stll worried what could it be?
Musculoskeletal pain: Suzie, At your age, I would think that you have a problem with the nerves and muscles in your neck and chest. The nerves for the left upper extremity come out of the neck. There may be spasm in the muscles of your neck and chest that are causing the pain down to your hand. Go to your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic the be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Hello, recently messed up my back lifting weights. History of sciatica. Can't urinate properly. Haven't had a bowel movement in two week. Numbness down left and right leg. Left leg worse. Can't feel pain. Went to ER was given prednisone. Help!!!!
When I was 15 yrs old I had severe chest pain, went to the ER and had test done & was told there was swelling in the middle of my chest. Medical term?
Chest pain: We don't use that terminology so can only speculate that you may have had pericarditis. There are many possibilities for using the word swelling. ...Read more
Had a troponin test come back positive at. 07 after going to the dr with chest pain. I went to ER same night & it was in the normal range. What gives?
Testing method: Different testing methods will give different results for the same analyte. The doctor's office may have use a point of care test and such tests are less accurate than those done in a hospital laboratory. ...Read more
I have back pain went to the er they sent me home with Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and Cyclobenzaprine and they are not working.
Poor Rx: Cyclobenzaprine is a sedative that only relaxes muscle in cats. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is only a analgesic and does nothing to correct back pain. At least they could have prescribed Aleve with a warning of infrequent possible gastric irritation. Get a back diagnosis and treat the cause. ...Read more
My mom called me saying she was having chest pains. She took her nitro and pain went away. Refused ER, scheduled appt w/cardiologist next week. Safe?
Probably: It is of concern that your mom had chest pain but, given that she has nitro, it sounds like this is a chronic problem that has been evaluated. Since it went away with nitro her condition seems stable. It would have been crucial to go to the ER if it did not go away with nitro, but since it did she is probably fine. It is reasonable for her to see her cardiologist and should be safe to wait. ...Read more
How can I ease a lupus flare? I'm having horrible joint and nerve pain. Went to the ER and dilaudid didn't touch my pain. Run outta options.
I had a complete hysterectomy in 2001 and was having pain went to the ER and they took a urine and blood pregnancy test they both we're positive?
How can I get urgent treatment for a sore and possibly displayed jaw. I am in almost severe pain. I went to ER and they only offered me pain meds.
Lower right side back and hip pain. Went to the ER and CT and urine were clear. This is a male. He can't walk or sit. He can't lay down comfortably.?
Osteopath: Often, problems like this can be effectively treated with osteopathic manipulation. Look for a competent D.O. In your area. ...Read more