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You tell me: By common sense you will get weak and dehydrated. If overall you are in good health you will survive. Remember or watch those around the world who are starving for weeks or months. ...Read more
Assuming you are a healthy person, not much can happen with 2 days of fasting, assuming you allow yourself to drink water.
You can live without food for weeks, but only a few days without water. ...Read more
I have lower left back pains. It hurts to sit in an up right position & I can't stand up completely straight at all. It feels like an internal pain.
Back pain: This discomfort may be musculoskeletal due to strain/inflammation of lumbar muscle or ligament or spinal spurs or disc problems. It could also be due to left kidney problems including a stone. The former problems would be more affected by motions of the spine. Try rest, warm or cold applications, and,if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Exhaustion: Can impact cognition.Get a more detailed answer ›
A little bit: Yes. You are about as impaired as if you have a blood alcohol level that's illegal for driving. So don't drive. You might fall asleep at the wheel. Rest as soon as possible. Expect to feel worse after sleeping. That's normal. It will take about 3 days to recover from an all-nighter. ...Read more
Not sure.: Do you feel overly energetic, aggressive, elated, distractable, irritable or agitated? Do you have rapid thoughts moving from one idea to another or rapid speech? Are you finding that you need to be physically active? Sex drive increased? Spending more $? High risk behaviors or using poor judgment. If yes- then please prompt medical eval to rule out mania or hypomania. ...Read more
THREE DAY HEADACHES:
Should be evaluated in a "hands on" contact with a Healthcare provider!
Do this as soon as practicable ...Read more
I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?
Headaches: If this is the worst headache that you have experienced . Then you may need to see your doctor. Otherwise, most headaches are either tension type headaches or migraine headaches. If they fluctuate with your period then it may be hormonally related. If there are other symptoms like dizziness, visual problems. Weakness, speech issues, then you probably should seek out your doctor. ...Read more
If I bend down I can't straighten my back and suddnly my shoulders are hunched forword, I used to sit straight. Why is that?
I am 17 and my molars have grown in fully. They don't hurt me at all and they've grown in straight. Should i still get them removed?
No: If there are no potential problems with the 3rd molars, I see no reason to have them removed. ...Read more
Extremely heavy menstrual (when I shouldn't) I become shaky throughout my body to the point where I can't get up or think straight. Causes?
Hi, I have a terrible pain on my right side and it's especially painful in the mornings.I can't stand up straight properly and it hurts real bad.
I am having extreme difficulty get up from bed o after sitting for last one month. Surprizingly there isn't any pain when I stand straight or walk.
This isn't medical related, if I am interested in medicine what are the best undergrad schools to go to? I have straight A's in honors and ap classes.
You SURE you wanna?: Are you SURE you want to go into medicine? While grades are impressive, they do little good after 11+ YEARS (no exaggeration) of training, & the additional burdens now placed on doctors — you'll know law, business, & politics as much as medical science. Any undergrad institute that offers pre-med curriculum will suffice; an attached medical school helps, but choose based on where you feel comforta ...Read more
Have dr appt mon @ teaching hosp. Neuro. Don't feel concerns are being taken seriously. Done my research, have my facts straight. How do I approach dr?
Second Opinion: If you feel you are not being heard or listened to then it is time to get a second opinion from another expert. If you do not like the answers you are getting then a second opinion is also warranted to see if the first's answers are valid. ...Read more
Sand flea bites: Good answer by dr. Eitner. Here is a great photo of sand flea bites: http://www.Bing. Com/images/search? Q=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&qpvt=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&form=igre#view=detail&id=816775b7cc05fc43a65e94533599db2165e34731&selectedindex=1. ...Read more
Not for short period: Not for short periods but standing for prolonged periods and not moving your leg muscles could cause pooling of blood in your legs ...Read more
See a doc: Could be flu, food poisoning, a neurological problem, oation many other things. If one has persisting nausea for two days it is important to get medical evaluation asap. ...Read more
Sure: An 8-hour interval between meals is not uncommon. Most people have a longer interval from dinner to breakfast the next day. ...Read more
No such pill: Exists. But if it did, I'd own stock in the company that makes it... ...Read more
May not cause pain: Straight back syndrome is loss of the normal concavity of the thoracolumbar spine with a narrowed anteroposterior chest dimension, this can compress the heart giving the appearance of a widened heart (pancaked heart). You can have an ejection murmur. The pain may be unrelated to the straight back. ...Read more