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Severe Back Acne
Yes: It can, if coupled with c-spine or thoracic abnormalities, contribute to uncontrollable repetitive movements. You need to be seen by a good Neurosurgeon who can evaluate your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. I suspect there will be other findings beyond the scoliosis. Good information is available at http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/scoliosis/early_onset_scoliosis/tis/index.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stone?: Your symptoms sound most like a kidney stone, but with the severity of your pain, a trip to the er is in order. ...Read more
What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more
Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a qualified doctor and maybe have an MRI outlining the nerves and your lumbar spine structures.... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low estrogen labs, abdominal bloating and cramps, severe lower back pain,pain in ovary area, severe hot flashes, severe fatigue?
Menopause: I do not expect you to be menopausal at this age unless you had surgical removal of the ovaries. All your symptoms could be from other causes. Dealing with pain may make you tired, depressed and anxious. Have a physical find the reason for the back pain and abdominal bloating. You could be helped with medications ...Read more
Conservative is best: Start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy(including strengthening and stretching)& anti-inflammatory meds. Regular exercise, weight loss & smoking cessation are also helpful. Opioid pain medicines not ideal for chronic back pain as they can reset pain tolerance and lead to dependence. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: How long has this been present? Any other areas of the body involved? New clothing, laundry soap, or bedsheets? Could be contact dermatitis or allergic reaction to one of the above, or something else, but would probably involve the entire body if allergy to something taken orally, like food or medicine. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (no rx needed) can help relieve symptoms, but finding/stopping cause is better! ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) .
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Should not cause: That can cause no mperiods or break thru bleeding call your gyn who put u on it u need blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more
Sudden acne on upper back, back of neck, jaw, cheek. Resistant to natural treatments. Depression, anxiety, fatigue. Could I have a hormonal problem?
Sudden acne: likely unless you have had problem before. You need to see your local Dr. ...Read more
Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon diseases including constipation., among others. Left lower back pain suggests against kidney, but includes sprains and constipation. If the back pain persists or worsens you need to see your PCP for referral for lumbar imaging following detailed exam ...Read more
54f, chronic mod to severe spondylosis and stenosis from neck down. Having upper & mid back pain shooting into chest; can be hard to breathe.
I have severe back acne. I treated it before but now it's back. It's I thy and so painful. I forgot the medication I used help !
Benzoyl peroxide 10%: I would try a 10% benzoyl perozide wash or creme for starters on the face and back for one month, apply twice a day. Your skin may get pink and peel a bit, then your new acne should decrease in the second month. The next step would be a retin a (tretinoin) product if you are not happy within the month with your improvement. We can prescribe through a Prime Visit. ...Read more