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See below: The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia is done by chiropractors. Once you are completely relaxed under anesthesia the chiropracter will flex and press on your spine. Iit has not been verified as effective by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. ...Read more
The package says so: Pin-X (generic pyrantel) is used to treat pinworms. It works by paralyzing the worms. As with nearly all consumables, there is a "use by" date. While medicines do not become more dangerous after this date, the medicine may not be effective. Often medicines WILL be effective for some time (several months to a year or two) after the date, but there is no way to tell. Best: don't use outdated medicine ...Read more
EVAL: I would seek medical evaluation. Some objects pass easily through the digestive tract. The problem with a bobby pin is that it is elongated and narrow. Thus it could get caught up in or puncture the GI tract. ...Read more
Absolutely: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are from needles; including drug use, tattos, repetitive use of needles medically (usually in third world countries), etc. Hep b can also be transmitted in this manner. It depends of course on where the pin has been before it pricks you. ...Read more
Pins and Needles: I would definitely need more information to answer this. Are your sx occurring only after certain activities - such as straining on the toilet, heavy exercise, post eating? Or do they happen randomly and unpredictably? Are you dizzy or light headed also? Rapid heart rate? These and other questions will be important for you to consider and answer when you seen your doctor to discuss the problem. ...Read more
See below: This depends upon why and how the hardware was applied. Most of the time hardware may be left in. The hardware we use is titanium or stainless steel this is usually not rejected by the body. On some occasions the hardware is placed for a temporary fixation of fractures and requires removal. Sometimes the hardware needs to be removed for future surgeries you need to follow up with your orthopedic surgeon for his recommendations. If you're unhappy with his opinion you can always get a second opinion thank you. ...Read more
Bobby pin swallow: Your experience is not unusual, but deserves immediate attention! Swallowed foreign bodies may lodge in the intestines, especially if there are abnormalities like diverticula. You need radiographs to confirm 1) it's location, and 2) that it is moving, or 3) that you have passed it. Otherwise, there is a possibility of intestinal perforation, a very disastrous, but avoidable outcome. ...Read more
Go to the E.R: Go to the E.R. And get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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Neurologic: Hi. Lateralization suggests a neurologic rather than a toxic/metabolic etiology. I think seeing neurologist for a thorough evaluation would be indicated. Good luck! ...Read more
FOREIGN BODY: X-ray should tell you the location of the pin. She can pass it out if uncomplicated. ...Read more
A little longer: You will likely not be able to resume jogging right away after pin removal. This is a great question to ask your surgeon who did the pinning, as he knows how much of a slip you had and what your post-op x-rays look like with regard to new bone formation. Usually it's more in the range of 3-6 months before activity like jogging can resume. ...Read more
I often get ha with two common stimuli. Full blown seasonal allergies or stress induce migraines. Migraines I suggest treatment with an otc Aspirin and caffeine remedy like excedrin migraine relief.
If its allergies, again otc zyrtec (cetirizine) or similar and lots of water. Give that a try. ...Read more
La Palma, CA?: Are you really in La Palma? Stamlo is the name used primarily in Asian countries for amlodipine, sold in the USA as Norvasc. I can't find "tri pin". I have no idea what it is. What country are you in? ...Read more
Stepped on a pin it didn't go in deep, pin was not dirty little pain not much at all, should I worry?
Pin Prick: Two questions. If your tetanus is up to date and the sore is not red, swollen, worsening or pustular you do not need to worry. If your tetanus shots are not up to date then you do need this. (most american children get a tetanus shot at age 15 and do not need it again till age 25). ...Read more
I have a discoloration to my ankles, color is reddish and resembles small pin points. What could it be?
Hemosideran deposit: With a condition we call chronic venous insufficiency, there can be a small amount of blood that can leak out of smaller veins. The blood is absorbed by your body, but the pigment gets left behind. It is like having a very small tattoo, which is permanent. Over time, you can get more and more of these spots and the ankles can take on a "rusty" color. See a doctor for some preventative measures. ...Read more
Would I need to have pins or plates in 5th metacarpal that rotated 40 degrees and 3 manipulations didn't work?
Metacarpal rotation: Can affect the way the fingers overlap in the flex position. Any discussion of surgery should be framed in terms of the potential benefits versus the risks and potential complications. This is a very direct clinically driven question that needs to be discussed with your surgeon. However rotation is One important primary driver of the need for surgical treatment ...Read more
I feel like something is biting me. It's like little pin pricks on different parts on my body. What could it be?
Peripheral neuritis: You are describing the symptoms of someone who has irritation of the sensory nerve endings. This may be related to diet, use of alcohol, drugs or withdrawal from them or skin irritants like chlorine. Patients with dermatitis will sometimes complain of this type of skin irritation. Dry skin may aggravate. Use adequate lotion, good water intake of over 8 cups/day and good diet. See md if cont. S. ...Read more
I'm having weird feeling like someone is stabbing me with pins over and over all over my body. What would this be?
Various causes: Generalized pins and needles sensation (parasthesia) can be caused by low calcium, magnesium or potassium. It can be due to anxiety with hyperventilation also. If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and he/she will order the appropriate tests and/or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more
I have pin point pain lasting 2 second middle left chest, I don't feel any other discomforts, I had 3 stand 3 years ago..
Nerve: My experience is that such fleeting chest pains, especially if they are Sharp and related to a deep breath or other motion, are usually due to a pinching if an intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. This is merely a nuisance disorder, but if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. A chest X-Ray may be then advised. ...Read more
What to do if I have a pin vise that came with some bits (a few I've broken, but hey) but what other tools come in handy?
This is not a woodworking forum....it's a medical site
LOL ...Read more
Noticed small slightly larger than pin size cuts on numerous places of my body after a 10 minute sunbed, what could this be?
Skin damage: Of many types are common consequences of sunbed use. Sunbeds give out ultraviolet (UV) rays that increase the risk of developing all types of skin cancer. Many sunbeds give out greater doses of UV rays than the midday tropical sun. Use of sunbeds also results in premature aging of the skin and development of wrinkles. Looking better in the short run is hardly worth the long term risks. ...Read more
I have a deep pain and needles and pins like sensation in the center right side that gets worse when I take pain medication?
Let me help: Ned more information on your conditio to try yo help you. ...Read more