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Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement.More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain

Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement.More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain

Trauma?: This sounds an injury( probably occurred 1-2 days earlier) which may not be noted by you since it is helped by NSAID. However if the problem fails to improve in another week, check with your doctor. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Can avascular necrosis cause severe unbearable lower back pain?

Can avascular necrosis cause severe unbearable lower back pain?

Avascular necrosis: Avascular necrosis of the hip? Can definitely cause low back pain. In fact many patients come to the doctor complaining of back pain and not hip pain. But, many other things can cause low back pain as well. Have it checked to see if due to the avn or due to something else. ...Read more

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Coughing causing severe pain, left side of vulva?

Coughing causing severe pain, left side of vulva?

Possible hernia?: Pain in the groin/vulva can be a symptom of a hernia. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have exp. Sudden severe pain on inside of left knee, cannot bend, eventually pain subsides-?

Have exp. Sudden severe pain on inside of left knee, cannot bend, eventually pain subsides-?

Poss meniscus tear: This sounds like locking of the knee and could indicate a tear of the inner shock absorber, or medial meniscus. I would recommend an mri. ...Read more

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What is causing this chronic unbearable severe pain in my lower back& Rleg? (Progressive for 2.5 yrs, sharp pain, discoloration, intermittent swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness, cramping and more)

Chronic Leg Pain: If u are experiencing chronic sharp pains originating in lower back, extending to leg with intermittent numbness, u need to rule out compression to your spine, which can be due to multiple causes, like injury to vertebra, herniated disc etc. MRI would be helpful for the diagnosis. In the mean time, take pain meds, learn lower back exercises, avoid straining your back, use firm mattress for sleep. ...Read more

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Can a strained arch left untreated lead to severe sharp knee pain?

Can a strained arch left untreated lead to severe sharp knee pain?

Possibly : When u have knee pain u may unconsciously lean heavily on other parts of ur lower extremities to balance yourself therefore straining it ...Read more

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My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

My thumb joint is very painful and swollen.  Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger.  Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.

Which thumb joint : there are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read more

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Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

See an osteopath dr: It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too. ...Read more

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Severe middle back pain diarrhea tingling limbs?

Severe middle back pain diarrhea tingling limbs?

Unable to answer: Your description of symptoms do not lead to a DX. IF this continues, you will need to be examined to get your answer ...Read more

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What would cause severe toe pain?

Pain: Unlike the other answer , there are many things to cause toe pain such as infection , dislocation , fracture to name a few. Apparently some docs think only one toe is important . Please do see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while at desk related activity or sleeping in an awkward position. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Can untreated thrush cause tailbone pain or rib pain?

Can untreated thrush cause tailbone pain or rib pain?

Typically, no: Thrush is usually limited to the mouth and esophagus. In severely immunocompromised people, infection with the yeast that causes thrush may spread anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

What is finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and sholder pain symptoms of?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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What can cause 10-30 second episodes of severe, squeezing, sharp, stabbing, tearing pain localized under left nipple?

What can cause 10-30 second episodes of severe, squeezing, sharp, stabbing, tearing pain localized under left nipple?

Nerve: The only thing i can think of is some type of nerve pain given your description. What nerve and why it's causing what you're having, cannot be explained based on the paucity of the information provided. ...Read more

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Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

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 more

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