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Doctor insights on: Screws In Spine And Playing Hockey

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I broke my fibula and had surgery to put a plate and screws in. When can I start playing soccer / hockey again?

I broke my fibula and had surgery to put a plate and screws in. When can I start playing soccer / hockey again?

Listen to your doc: Your doctor should be able to help you make this decision based on your pain level, range of motion, strength, functional status and appearance of your x-rays. Generally speaking, many with good outcomes can safely return to sports in 4-6 months after this injury. ...Read more

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Swollen clitoris. Urge to urine to back I can't. Milky discharge. After four play and intercourse. My partner was pretty rough with me.

Swollen clitoris. Urge to urine to back I can't. Milky discharge. After four play and intercourse. My partner was pretty rough with me.

See your Family Doc: Rough sex is relative - what's rough for one person might not be for another. More importantly, sex, whether rough or not, must be consensual. Milky discharge w/difficulty emptying your bladder makes me think of sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Painful urgent frequent urination w/o discharge makes me think of urinary tract infections. Regardless, see your Family Doc for diagnosis & treatm ...Read more

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Is it recommended to have intercourse during sex play?

Is it recommended to have intercourse during sex play?

Maybe: Are you ready for sex with this person? If so, go ahead. If not, why are you having sex play with them? Are you trying to decide if you want to have sex with this person? Do you have protection? Birth control? Will you be devastated if you have sex and later wish you had not? Will you feel bad if it turns out to be a one night stand? There is no medical answer. Do what is right for you. ...Read more

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I broke my 2nd metacarpal and got screws put in last week, when is the fastest i can play basketball again?

I broke my 2nd metacarpal and got screws put in last week, when is the fastest i can play basketball again?

It depends: Typically, once the skin incision heals, you have full range of the motion of the wrist and fingers, minimal pain and see some healing of the bones on x-rays, you can return. This will be somewhat of a judgement call and you should certainly follow the advice of your surgeon. Most patients can return within 2-6 weeks. If I can help, then join my team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I fractured my medial mallous playing basketball how long will it take me to play again? I had two screws put in. three weeks ago.

I fractured my medial mallous playing basketball how long will it take me to play again? I had two screws put in. three weeks ago.

Depends on your body: Bone generally takes 6 to 8 weeks to heal in the average person with no other co-morbidities. Physical therapy will be needed after any type of ankle fracture to get your strength back. These injuries typically can take at least a few months before one can participate in full contact basketball. But it really depends on how bad your fracture was and how quickly your body responds to treatment. ...Read more

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Sorry meant to say 32yr old f tubes tied 7 years ago then removed 2 years ago, can't stay wet during intercourse, could the surg play a part in this?

Sorry meant to say 32yr old f tubes tied 7 years ago then removed 2 years ago, can't stay wet during intercourse, could the surg play a part in this?

Shouldn't: Only if the ovaries were removed as well. Don't be ashamed to use a personal lubricant, it can really help, as drynes is uncomfortable and can cause you to lose enjoyment and make it worse, a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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Will heavy squeezing of boobs during intercourse and fore play, will it have any adverse effects in future?

Will heavy squeezing of boobs during intercourse and fore play, will it have any adverse effects in future?

Not likely : It is very unlikely that that action would have any concerning effect in the future. It is possible you may have some contraction like activity or squeezing, menstrual like pains from vigorous stimulation of the nipples, for example. It is extremely unlikely that there would be any concern other than too vigorous squeezing that might injure or bruise the breast. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Please i need help. We didn't do intercourse. We played around. I fingered her vagina. But did not ejaculate at all but i was very close to cum.

Please i need help. We didn't do intercourse. We played around. I fingered her vagina. But did not ejaculate at all but i was very close to cum.

Question?: Hi, what is the question? If your penis has not met her vagina at all then no risk of pregnancy if that's what u r trying to ask. If ur penis has met her vagina even if you have not ejaculated there is some risk of pregnancy. Use protection next time. ...Read more

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I broke and chipped my ankle about 10 weeks ago and i had surgery and got a screw put in my ankle when can I play football again how soon ?

Ankle surgery: Your surgeon is the very best guide for that - do not rush it as you will be very sorry you did. ...Read more

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After intercourse(protected,but a malfunction at the condom worries me),is it possible to show pregnacy symptoms after 2 days?Or my mind plays tricks?

After intercourse(protected,but a malfunction at the condom worries me),is it possible to show pregnacy symptoms after 2 days?Or my mind plays tricks?

Impossible: Even if you fertilized an egg at the time of intercourse, it would take at least a week for the fertilized egg to implant into the uterus and begin secreting enough pregnancy hormone (hcg) to show signs/symptoms. Pregnancy symptoms usually begin to show at 4-6wks after the last period. If you're worried, use better contraception like an IUD, implant, or hormonal birth control pills/rings/patches. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sexual intercourse after passing your mucous plug? Does being gbs postive play a factor in this?

Is it safe to have sexual intercourse after passing your mucous plug? Does being gbs postive play a factor in this?

Sex in pregnancy: Sex in pregnancy is safe unless you were told not to by your doctor for a specific medical complication of pregnancy. GBS and passing your mucous plug do not change those guidelines. ...Read more

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3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

Possibly: I think you're saying you had screws placed for a broken ankle 3 years ago, and now you've sprained your ankle last august and it's still swollen. I actually warn my patients that after bad ankle injuries (in your case, 2 of them), the swelling may actually never go away, but as long as your ankle is functional and painless and strong, i would not worry about some persistent swelling. ...Read more

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Missed period. No full out sexual intercourse just fore played. He didn't get near my part. Now (a week later) have blood on my toilet paper ? Pregna

Missed period. No full out sexual intercourse just fore played. He didn't get near my part. Now (a week later) have blood on my toilet paper ? Pregna

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are options available to regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Had orif on my fibula the fracture was close to my ankle I have 6 screws when will I be able to run and play sports?

Had orif on my fibula the fracture was close to my ankle I have 6 screws when will I be able to run and play sports?

Ankle fractures: The goal of the surgical treatment of your ankle fracture is to reconstruct the ankle joint back to normal. As long a the bone heals in the appropriate position, you should be able to return to all activities without restrictions. It typically takes 8-12 weeks for the bone to heal fully and a total of 4-6 months to get your ankle motion/strength and overall conditioning back. ...Read more

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After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

Overuse injury: Their are several muscles that attach to that area that are involved in extending the head and reaching back at the same time. The action of hitting a spike uses muscles attached to this area. Repetitive use that injures this area can result in a type of injury similar to "tennis elbow" or "shin splints". Ice and rest is very important to prevent significant injury. See doc if not improved! ...Read more

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Twisted back awkwardly and it cracked twice, now in agony and have sharp pains all up my spine is this normal? I'm only 18 and play a lot of sport

Back pain: Being young and fit, you have unlikely caused any serious damage. The awkward twisting likely resulted in a strain/sprain type injury of the spine. A serious injury would produce persistent numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs, bowel or bladder dysfunction, or groin numbness. Recommend low impact activity, ibuprofen, heat/ice. If symptoms persist over 7-10 days, seek formal medical care ...Read more

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I just found out I have a curve in my spine at a sports physical. How will this affect me? In general and as an athlete? I play volleyball and tennis

I just found out I have a curve in my spine at a sports physical. How will this affect me? In general and as an athlete? I play volleyball and tennis

Curvature is common: Curvature of the spine is a common finding and most people compensate in their stance and posture and never really have many problems. It should not affect you dramatically in the pursuit of sports unless it is a severe curvature. Focus on stretching and strengthening of your core muscles that support the spine. You may benefit from custom orthotics in your shoes to provide maximum support. ...Read more

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more

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Playing football going to tackle a boy bigger than him and hit his head on the boys hip he has sharp spine pains , headaches, and feels sick. Help?

Playing football going to tackle a boy bigger than him and hit his head on the boys hip he has sharp spine pains , headaches, and feels sick. Help?

see a doctor: See a doctor as soon as possible. Go to the er if need be. Consider calling 911, especially if any numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, blurred or double vision, trouble staying awake. ...Read more

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I had back surgery 7 months ago spine fuison. I was playing with my daughter and fell , hitting my knee and back. I have pain. What should I do?

If symptoms: Are very concerning to you get checked out now. If not, consider taking some pain medication such as Ibuprofen (assuming there is no contraindication to taking this) for a few days and see if you feel better. Rest and periodic icing of painful areas can help too. It really comes down to how bad you feel as ultimately nobody can answer the need to see a doctor but you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor I'm 18 years old male I feel pain under my nick and down in the last of spine my if I play sport my doctor said I have tension whatshouldido?

Hi Doctor I'm 18 years old male I feel pain under my nick and down in the last of spine my if I play sport my doctor said I have tension whatshouldido?

Stretching exercises: Tight muscles cause tension. Do daily neck and back stretches for 20 to 30 minutes, not just 1 or 2 minutes. Everyone forgets, it takes a long time to loosen muscles.Touch your ears to your shoulders, your chin to your chest, bend forward to touch your toes and back to touch the ground. If that doesn't help, then you might need xrays to check your spinal alignment. ...Read more

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Could I have permanently damaged my back? I was playing soccer and as i slid for a pass i jarred my back it hasent been right for 2 weeks, my parents say its just muscle problems but I am seriously worried about my lower spine

Could I have permanently damaged my back? I was playing soccer and as i slid for a pass i jarred my back it hasent been right for 2 weeks, my parents say its just muscle problems but I am seriously worried about my lower spine

Most : Most back injuries heal up over a period of weeks to months. I would recommend assessment by your primary care doctor to rule out serious injury like spinal fracture. If no broken bones are found then the initial treatment includes rest and anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, Naproxen or Celebrex (celecoxib) unless you are unable for medical reason such as ulcers, kidney disease, etc) followed by physical therapy or chiropractic therapy. Patient who fail physical therapy may be a candidate for spinal injections. Most people will improve over time and not require surgery. ...Read more

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My back crack if I breathe and I feel pain in all spine who can advice me To stop it I have tension in muscles If I play any sport feel pain ?

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will likely yield the correct cause of your pain, and at that point treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has fractured his spine before . Unexpectedly he sometimes yells in pain that his wrist hurt . He plays sports i fear it's serious .

Maybe unrelated: Depends on what part of his spine was previously fractured, and what type of fracture he had. Was it a cervical spine fracture? If not, then the wrist pain is most likely unrelated to the prior fracture. Even if it was a cervical spine fracture, it may still be unrelated. He needs to get his wrist examined by his doctor. ...Read more

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I play football for several years but i have spina bifida occulta and the last year i feel fatigue in the spine.it is my dream to become fotbal player?

I play football for several years but i have spina bifida occulta and the last year i feel fatigue in the spine.it is my dream to become fotbal player?

Now the story: Is slightly different from your previous question. Your spina bifida occulta May or may not keep you from your dream. In the majority of cases asymptomatic spina bifida occulta has no significant impact. However, you are now reporting back issues. That changes things. Only a thorough evaluation can sort this out. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am 18 years old male.i was diagnosed with spina bifida occulta. I play football,but I feel fatigue in the spine.can continue to play footb?

Active Spina Bifida: Sounds like you are very healthy. Do you have any pain in your legs or bowel or bladder issues?

The majority of people with Spina bifida occulta will be healthy, with no restrictions. If you have been playing football for awhile, you probably can safely continue

See this for info http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8277205/ ...Read more