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Squat Vs Sitting Toilet
Commom problem: Get a plastic blow up seating donut form the drug store ( they are pretty cheap) use it while sitting and wait for it to get better beyond that there is not much to do for these types of problems. ...Read more
No.: A baby won't be any healthier learning to pop while squatting vs on a training toilet. As long as the end result is that they get potty trained. Here in the us, there's a whole industry around "training products" - doesn't mean it's the only right way. Babies in other countries are "trained" in a multitude of different ways... And they do just fine. ...Read more
64 yo male hospitalized 3 months can now stand & walk but cannot urinate standing, just sitting using a pee bottle or sitting on the toilet. Ideas?
Interesting: It is usually the other way around. Has a urologist been involved? Were urodynamic studies done including post void residuals, flow measurements and bladder pressure measurements along with good neurological evaluation from the lumbar spine down including the sacral plexus nerves. I know this is medical speak, but discuss these with treating doctor. Complicated issue and needs proper eval. ...Read more
Pain in the ***: somewhat common condition - coccydynia - may be a sign of infection - pilonidal cyst. inflammation of the area can cause pain with sitting and standing - any other symptoms? - you could try warm sitz baths - or using a foam "donut" a course of OTC antiinflammatories might be useful. if these don't help - please make an appointment with your doctor. good luck ...Read more
Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?
Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more
I fell hard on bathroom tiles onto buttocks 3 days ago and have still bad pain inside buttocks/pelvis when sitting on floor / walking uphill or stairs?
Sacral pain: The fact that it hurts when you move makes me think you have sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Pain only when sitting can be due to sacral pain - too early to call it coccidynia. This is all probably bruising and muscle spasm - but only an exam by your physician can determine this. ...Read more
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more
30,M.Chronic knee pain,1yr. Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces pain.I sit long duration to study.MRI- NAD. Reason?
Yes: Reasonable if recommended by treating physicianGet a more detailed answer ›
What is HIV risk of sitting on a toilet seat with possible cuts with smeared blood on toilet seat?
Made For The Movies: For starters,there's an episode of 'American Horror Story' that might show you an answer,but short of that, all you can say is that the exposure of broken skin to blood provides a more likely route of entry of the HIV virus than intact skin.If the cuts were new,even more.If deep,even more and,the clincher,the blood has to have HIV in it in appreciable amounts and be fresh.So,unlikely, but not 100% ...Read more
30,M.BMI22Chronic knee pain1yr Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces painI sit long duration to studyMRI- NAD.Reason?
Knee pain : It sounds like you have patellofemoral syndrome given the knee pain but it could be osteoarthritis being that it is involving both of your knees. And MRI would reveal any form of ligament tear do you have the results of this? For for starters I would get x-rays to evaluate if you have osteoarthritis first. ...Read more
Lumbar puncture on 3/10/13 back still hurts when sitting or standing or lying down & fall on butt in nov.2012 no broken tailbone?
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Male 50 y.O. Intermittent stinging urination while sitting (forward sitting), standing is ok no stinging sensation. Too much masturbation?
Antibiotics: You should get a urinalysis and urine culture, as well as prostate secretion cultures, especially with burning sensation on urination, because you may have a urinary tract or prostatic infection. You can do that at your primary care physician. They will prescribe you appropriate antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?
?meralgia?: Would feel more comfortable anatomically if nerve was affecting antero-lateral thigh, but might still consider problem with lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. Alternatively, might wonder about deeper nerves traversing inguinal canal. Rarely, see involvement of ilioinguinal or genitofemoral. Did EMG directly examine lat femoral and compare side to side? Rec loose clothing, lyrica (pregabalin)? ...Read more
About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking - 59 yr. Female?
Varies: There are several possible causes, usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. The two most common causes are a sciatica (which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain down the leg) and a tendinitis of the hip (known as tensor fascia lata syndrome). Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Leg goes numb when sitting with legs straight out or sitting on toilet, can this be from sciatica?
Yes: When sitting or stretching legs while sitting the nerves can get pinched from herniated discs and result in the numbness. If it bothers you especially with pain and not just the numbness, you may want to see a spine specialist to serif there is anything that can be done. Numbness in those positions probably only need core strengthening exercise therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause rectum pain and buttock discomfort when sitting on hardwood seats. No pain or blood during bm.
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