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Multiple ways: You could start by acceptying your self. Knowing what your strenghts are and areas in life that by societal standards you believe you are challenged. Improving your strenghts will give confidence and help you manage other areas and have improve. Associating with friends and family who encourage you. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 23 years old women. I have seronegetive ra. Is it a disease which can be cured? .How many months it can take? .
When I lay on my back and raise my shoulders off the floor, I get a bulge in the middle of my midsection, that runs perpendicular to my body. It rais?
Hello Dr Brian, I Normally Don't do this kind of thing but today I got out of the shower and decided to exam my vaginal area and noticed a black spot on the inside of my vaginal lips. I have never seen it before and it does not itch, or smell, its not rais
Doc my wife is pregnant and is having recurrent UTI since beginning of second trimester...All the urine cultures from past 3 months show ecoli 10 rais?
See ID specialist: Possible causes of recurrent UTI are any kidney stones, cysts, any structural problems. Other possibilities are incompletely treated infection of if the organism is resistant to the antibiotic being used. Her obstetrician can certainly guide in the right direction but you may need to see infection diseases specialist and or urologist. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting rabies from getting cut by a dry metal shard indoors. Also is it possible that mice could've nibbled on it?
Dull pain in my shoulder when I raise it or when I move it. What condition can this be? First felt sharp pains in it when I was scrubbing my back.
Maybe: Wrapping a rash could help or make it worse. If you are putting a cream on a rash, then wrapping it in plastic wrap can help drive the cream into the skin. Other rashes can become worse with increase of moisture and heat from the wrapping. ...Read more
Would it be ok to purchase a gently used dehumidifier. Rainy season on and my son and I are asthmatic. Is there a natural way to dehumidify?
Yes it's OK: There is no problem with a used dehumidifier. There are not a lot of good ways to "naturally dehumidify". For most asthmatic people, though, it's not the actual humidity that is the problem, but increase in things like dust mites in higher humidity that are the triggers for the asthma. Work on reducing exposures to these things, such as frequent washing of bedding, dusting and vacuuming. ...Read more
On a very rare occasion, after I ejaculate, I get a very sharp pain in my rectal area that lasts for about 20 minutes. What could cause this?
Probably prostate: This gland secrets fluids into the ejaculate and is anatomically adjacent to the rectum. Your symptom is one I have never heard, and a urologist would know tha answer. Perhaps the secretory process squeezes the prostate capsule causing spasm that takes time to relax. ...Read more
My roommate was scratched (very lightly) by a stray cat the other day. Then a couple of days later I shared a drink with her. Could I get rabies from her?
When I raise my arm my shoulder pops out and when I put I put it down it pops back it. It it a sharp pain?
Shoulder: Sounds like you are having positional shoulder dislocation. It would be helpful to have evaluation with an orthopedist to determine if this is something congenital (given your young age) that can be corrected or if it is something related to your skeletal development and growth through puberty. ...Read more
Would it be ok to purchase a gently used humidifier. Rainy season on and my son and I are asthmatic. Is there a natural way to dehumidify? Low cost
I have a very sharp pain in my groin upon palpating. The object seems a little raised and I thought it was a bite but doesn't look red or anything.
There are several: Structures in the groin that can swell and cause pain. An exam is necessary to make a diagnosis. See your primary care doctor for an exam, if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have these dry, itchy, flaky raised patches over parts of my bdy. What could they be? They become worse during dry, windy weather or season changes
Psoriasis?: See a dermatologist because treatment is available. ...Read more
I stabbed my toe on a dirty metal shard in my kitchen. It might have been wet and nibbled on. Is rabies possible?
Think tetanus: Rabies is an animal based disease (zoonosis) so that is not a consideration here. Tetanus, however, is. So make sure you are up to date on tetanus vaccine. You will likely need to get that cleaned out properly, esp. If it was a puncture wound. I recommend going to an urgent care center where they can professionally clean it out and give you a tetanus booster if you're due. ...Read more
I was outside yesterday bare foot in the rain and I think I stepped on either a rock or a sharp stick it hurts when I press it and it's red?
See below: Amber blunt trauma cause a lot of pain. You sound like you did not open the skin so this is good, but you did injure the soft tissue. Just ice and let the area heel. May take a week to get all the damage healed so wear comfortable shoes or slippers so to rest the injured area ...Read more
I *just* noticed a 'scab' like spot on on the abdomen. It is slightly raised (as per a scab) and it has a 'sharp clear' end not a fuzzy edge.
Wait and see: Keep an eye on that spot for the next week. If it is not painful, there is no pus, and it is healing up normally, then you can let it keep healing. If it doesn't go away, gets larger, drains anything, or hurts, go see a doctor. You can circle it with a permanent marker if that helps you remember to check it. ...Read more
Lately I've been experiencing very short, rapid heart beats with the finally one being very painful. After this I get sharp pains in abdomen. Why?
I picked up trash that a raccoon tore apart. I cut my finger (minor, very little blood) on something sharp from the trash. Do I need rabies shots?
Raised area on the upper right side of my forehead. Size of a fifty cent piece. I have sharp headache pains for 2 straight days. What could this be?
Lump and Headache: You could have a dermoid or sebaceous cyst on the forehead. The "stretched skin" could trigger a headache. A neurofibroma - have you had these lesions before anywhere else on your body- could also be at play? Retain vascular lesions - which can also cause a headache - may also be the problem. Is the bump red and tender? Does it "pulsate? " I would consult with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Whenever I raise my eyebrows, the forehead get sharp pain. It feels like being stabbed. But I don't have headache during that time. Should I be worry?
Rapid HR, feeling of internal trembling, random sharp pains all over, & fatigue due to anxiety? I notice it gets worse as the day goes on. What is it?
Anxiety: Have you had a good physical exam in recent months? The symptoms could be anxiety. I always ask what has been happening in your life and if there is any trauma history. It could get worse as the day wears on because of cues or other factors. Please consider seeing a Psychologist expert in treating anxiety disorders, and preferably trained in EMDR Therapy ...Read more