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Someone I know shoots method up their wrist is bruised but they didn't shoot up in the wrist and its numb and the pain is going up their arm. What cou?

Someone I know shoots method up their wrist is bruised but they didn't shoot up in the wrist and its numb and the pain is going up their arm. What cou?

Vessel damage.: I will assume you mean "Meth" not "Method" being "shot up". When injecting a foreign chemical in one's body, there is a tendency for the body to react negatively. If one were to inject such chemicals directly into a vessel, it is quite possible to cause damage to that vessel (artery or vein). You can also get a blood clot forming in that vessel, which can lead to an impaired blood supply to limb. ...Read more

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I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when i sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb  and fingers but when i sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms are termed a radiculopathy; they often represent pinched nerves exiting from the cervical spine. A soft collar worn at night might help. If the symptoms continue, see your doctor for an exam and possible MRI of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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What if the pain goes from the neck to toes almost all joints downward miserable! (shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, back, knees, feet, etc.?

What if the pain goes from the neck to toes  almost all joints downward miserable! (shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, back, knees, feet, etc.?

See your doctor: If you have pain in the joints - both sides all joints, it is more likely to be some type of internal cause of arthritis. Detail like how long it has been there, what the joints look like will help your doctor decide the cause. It is worth seeing your doctor for this. ...Read more

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I wake up few times through the night. Waken up to seeing things floating tin the air get frightened at these as seem real. Forgetful?

I wake up few times through the night.
Waken up to seeing things floating tin the air  get frightened at these as seem real. Forgetful?

Hypnopompic: There is an actual term for this: hypnopompic hallucinations. Because people usually wake up out of a rem (rapid eye movement) sleep, the brain is still "on" as one's cognitive processes attempt to catch up ("sleep inertia"). The individual may experiece vivid perceptual disturbances, slow reaction time, and/or impaired short-term memory. ...Read more

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My ribs stick out, at front of rib cage they go up like in an upside down V, they stick out at just before the point of the 'V' , leaving 2 lumps ?

Variant: Flaring out of the lower anterior rib cage is not rare or pathological especially if it's symmetrical involving both sides. I would consider it a normal variant. If you still have concerns, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Elbow pain: Pain on both elbows ? lateral or medial side, Swelling ? aggravated by activities or impaired range of motion? Pain, numbness spread down to fingers could be nerve entrapment( ulnar, median nerve). Fibromyalgia (FM) is possible due to bilateral symmetry of pain (usually 2 cm distal to lateral epicondyle). FM pain usually widespread plus fatigue, depression.. Consult your PCP. Thanks and good luck ...Read more

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My toes at times lock up w/ lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

My toes at times lock up w/  lot of pain. My middle &ring finger locked together &pain couldn't separate them locked together side by side not bending?

See your physician: The symptoms described could be a variety of things depending on chronicity to family history to other concurrent conditions. The localization could be from the muscle to the nerve and controlling functions from the central nervous system. Your primary care physician can help sort this out and refer you to the appropriate specialist if need be. ...Read more

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Wrist pain on one side when flexing it forward and picking things up. A few fingers are tingly too at times. Is this carpal tunnel?

Wrist pain on one side when flexing it forward and picking things up. A few fingers are tingly too at times. Is this carpal tunnel?

Nerve conductn tests: A nerve conduction test is an excellent objective way to define the presence of carpal tunnel as findings can be subtle.I agree w/Dr. Ott that a good exam will help alleviate your initial concerns as you are young to have carpal tunnel.Typically @ this point we see tendonitis that's irritating the nerve(or causing neuritis) Try Occupational/Hand therapy,splint at nite,better ergonomics,stretching. ...Read more

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In the mornings when he wakes up his hands are locked closed. the pain starts in his elbow and moves to his hands they swell and throb?

In the mornings when he wakes up his hands are locked closed. the pain starts in his elbow and moves to his hands they swell and throb?

Stiffness in joints: that is so severe it feels like locking up is usually caused by some form of arthritis. In a younger person, <40, this is possibly rheumatoid arthritis; if older, it could be osteo/degenerative arthritis. An evaluation, possibly with a Rheumatologist, should help. X-rays and laboratory tests could shed considerable light on this problem. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Wake up in the middle of sleep, body can't move but somewhat conscious. Then I involuntarily grind my teeth like crazy. Lasts about a min each time?

Wake up in the middle of sleep, body can't move but somewhat conscious. Then I involuntarily grind my teeth like crazy. Lasts about a min each time?

See: See your Dentist for a night guard to protect your teeth from wear or fracture. Then see your Physician to evaluate you for physical problems that can cause your sleep disruption and evaluate you for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have been getting charlie horses that wake me up out of my sleep, in the front of my leg (shin) & in the ankle, it Iitterally makes my big toe bend ?

I have been getting charlie horses that wake me up out of my sleep, in the front of my leg (shin) & in the ankle, it Iitterally makes my big toe bend ?

Charlie horses: Hello ULange, the quick answer is eat a banana but that is an over simplification. Cramps can be the result of electrolyte abnormalities and so you should go see your doctor to have your electrolytes checked. Bananas are good for low potassium but low calcium, sodium, magnesium or other metabolic derangement can cause those same symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Some of my teeth I only manage to floss it half way up instead of right up to the gum. Will this cause plague build up at the very top inbetween them?

Some of my teeth I only manage to floss it half way up instead of right up to the gum. Will this cause plague build up at the very top inbetween them?

Floss'em or Loose'em: YES! If you are finding it difficult to floss, have a professional dental cleaning and then consider using GumChucks dental flossers. See www.GumGhucks.com Remember you only need to floss the teeth you want to keep! ...Read more

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3 or 4 little bumps on finger that resemble dyshidrosis. Is this condition easy to manage?Scared my hands will end up looking like the pictures online

3 or 4 little bumps on finger that resemble dyshidrosis. Is this condition easy to manage?Scared my hands will end up looking like the pictures online

Relax: Pompholyx is usually mild. May require no treatment. When significant symptoms, it usually responds to prescription topical steroids. I often prescribe clobetasol gel. Sometimes it needs oral prednisone. I usually give 10 or 20mg alternate days for just a few doses.It may be worse if you smoke, if you consume too much alcohol, if you spend long periods in plastic gloves. Acne can be treated if you ...Read more

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How come my little brother wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night?

How come my little brother wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night?

Depends: It depends upon how old your little brother is, what's happening with him at home and at school, in the family, etc. Kids can have nightmares about all kinds of things, and are able to recall them. Another possibility during a deeper phase of sleep is night terrors. Child might wake up and scream out, but goes back to sleep in a few minutes or longer. There is no recall the next day. ...Read more