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My astigmatism seems getting worse by every eye check up in a year.I hav to increase lens power every time.Is there any way to stop or reverse it?13 f
I have been sick almost a week no strep, no flu throat hurts , sore , hoarse now lost my voice and seems get worse at night with a dry cough. ?
New to this doc said I have benign pvcs they lasted 12 hours yesterday why are they getting worse scares me seem they get worse after I eat why?
Palpitations: Consider that some of your symptoms may also be PACs, extra beats from the upper chamber of the heart. If you notice these symptoms with meals, you should consider adjusting your diet - limit caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, etc . and also reduce your portions. Check with your doctor that your current medication dose is OK and consider having a rhythm monitor that can be reviewed by a doctor. ...Read more
My eyesight seems to get worse everyday and i had eye exam said eyes were healthy no pressure but getting worse im seeing nuerololgist wed or ER now?
Unclear?: Vision loss can range from the need for glasses to blinding disease. Visit an ophthalmologist asap for a definitive diagnosis. Neurology may or may not be indicated, but unless you have a sudden onset of visual field loss, near total blindness, severe pain or a drastic change in vision, the er visit may be wasted. Consider a toxic effect of the ibuprofen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?
Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My girlfriend moved away and i have been having sexual desires ever since i cant control them! they seem to get worse and at the wrong times help!
Puberty!: Testosterone is high at your age. Learning to manage this hormone and your sexual appetite and desires is something that is developed over time. Acknowledge the feelings and recognize your body is designed to have those feelings. Adolescents is a time to learn to behave and manage sexual feelings respectfully ans responsibly, even if embarrassing episodes occur. ...Read more
Has any dr treated klippel feil syndrome? I am in pain and it seems to get worse everyday! My dr doesn't know a lot about it and doesn't have answers
University of Iowa: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. Suggest you investigate the orthopedics and/or neurosurgery departments at U of I since as a tertiary center ther would be best able to provide advice for therapeutic options. ...Read more
I have a bad kneck pain, that gets worse when exposed to cold wind. I seems to get worse in the evening, I have applyed all kinds lotions, but seem help.
Have : Have you had a previous neck injury? If so you may be dealing with arthritis pain, which is typically exacerbated by cold weather. Although this is probably the cause there are other things that need to be ruled out such as neck strain, or even disc disease. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor, and in the meantime try Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. ...Read more
Hi Dr. Patel,
So many questions since you told me about dysautanomia. Biggest one- how do I find out what type I have? Seems some get worse and others don’t.
Dysautanomia: Please start by seeing a neurologist (your family doc can refer you). Having several specialists collaborate on the diagnosis is best, depending on the signs and symptoms you have. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have small, unraised white spots all over my back, shoulders. Seems to get worse in the summer. What is this?
Tinea versicolor: It sounds like tinea versicolor, a harmless fungus we all have on our body. It grows more readily ins ome people procucing slightly scaley white or tan spots. The fungus produces azeleic acid which causes the light spots which are more evident with tan skin. Your doctor can take a simple skin scraping to make the diagnosis. Topical and oral treatments are available. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Fell a few months ago had back pain for about two weeks, it's now returned and seems to get worse when standing?
Sarah woke up this morning with an extremely stiff neck. As the day goes on it seems to get worse. Anything we can do?
?: If Sarah has fever, or if she's drowsy or confused or has a headache, this is a medical emergency in which minutes count - take her to the closest ER right now. If she's perfectly well except that her neck hurts, a neck brace and some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will go a long way in relieving her symptoms which are muscular and will just take time to fully subside. ...Read more
Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.
Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have . This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have pain in both shoulders and have tried rehabilitating it and the pain only seemed to get worse. Xray did not show anything.
See an orthopedist: If you are still having pain despite conservative treatment with rehab and medications, then you should see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist for further evaluation. You may have true shoulder problems or may have other referred pain from somewhere else or have a rheumatologic disorder. Go seek some help. ...Read more
Can anxiety effect short term memory?Im forgetting small things like leaving something i meant to take.I get anxious about itand it seems to get worse
Yes: Since you are in therapy - this seems really good to talk about there. It's only one of the many reasons anxiety is such a pain in the... Anyway, it does create a vicious cycle and learning skills to manage a busy life really helps - check-lists, etc. Habit of stopping and collecting yourself at the door. It can even be relaxing. Be prepared and you'll win the battle. Eventually the war. ...Read more
He served in Iraq for 19 mo. Lots of pollution, since then he wakes up coughing uncontrollably it seems to get worse&worse, hrd to breath after attack?
See doc.: Probably not related to service in Iraq, but a cough like this needs explanation. Consider chest X ray, pulmonary function testing to evaluate for asthma, infection and tumors. This could also represent sins disease , allergy or even acid reflux. You will need a doc's help to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more
Im worried about my memory. I have been forgetful for awhile. I took it lite. But it seems its getting worse. I would put things away and not remember completely within 10 minutes. Today i totally blank out in my exam.
Memory issues: A good place to start is w/your family doctor. He/she will check you out and perhaps refer you to another professional such as a neurologist or a neuropsychologist. The neuropsychologist can test you thoroughly and if there are memory challenges offer ways to cope best. Stress management helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Need some advice on whats causing this reaction? Seems to get worse with sweat and heat. got a photo uploaded
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For a year I feel like I'm watching my life out of someone else's eyes. Everyday all day. Like a out of body experience it seems to get worse daily?
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