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Unusual Odors (Definition)

Unusual odors are strange smells. Some people with neurological problems may notice unusual odors (that don't truly exist) if the part of the brain ...Read more


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I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back . I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side ?

I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back . I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side ?

Splinting cough pain: Your coughing might have caused a stitch in your back due to strain of the muscles between the ribs as well as in the back, or even a shift of ribs/neck/vertebrae. Lungs and other internal organs can send referred pain signals to your musculoskeletal system (viscerosomatic reflexes is the term). See your primary care provider to confirm it's not pneumonia etc; then see a do/md/pt to get moving. ...Read more

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What would cause a neck to get a feeling like it was a charley horse?

What would cause a neck to get a feeling like it was a charley horse?

Cervical joints: Joint in the cervical spine are prone to arthritis and that may be causing the feeling. Try warm compresses and over the counter pain relief. If that does not help, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Many things: Many things could manifest as this type of pain such as anxiety, infection, inflammation, stomach irritation etc. Does anything make it better or worse? What are the characteristics of the pain. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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No matter what I do I can't put on weight. I am underweight but I always eat a balanced diet. I eat like a horse but can't gain weight. please help.

No matter what I do I can't put on weight. I am underweight but I always eat a balanced diet. I eat like a horse but can't gain weight. please help.

Gaining weight: Foods to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey. ...Read more

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I was sitting, then went to get up and my left side oblique area hurt like a charlie horse suddenly. it hurts worse trying to straighten up and walk.

Muscle spasm: A charlie horse is a muscle spasm, and that sounds exactly like what happened. If it is severe, or unrelenting, you should have it checked out by your primary care doctor. In the mean time, ok to treat with ice, warm compresses, or combination. Can also use massage. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I got a charley horse on my leg like 2 days ago shouldn't it have gone away right after i stretched?

I got a charley horse on my leg like 2 days ago shouldn't it have gone away right after i stretched?

Sure it's a cramp?: Cramps at times can last for quite some time, not the cramp itself, but the soreness in the calf after a particularly strong one. If there is pain without the cramping, it could possibly be a blood clot or at times a baker's cyst that ruptured behind the knee, with the fluid migrating down into the calf area. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. I've always had thick hair, like a horse's tail. For the last few months my hair haas been falling out. Its thin now, hwbc to?

My hair is falling out. I've always had thick hair, like a horse's tail.  For the last few months my hair haas been falling out. Its thin now, hwbc to?

Telogen Effluvium: In a person with telogen effluvium, some body change or shock pushes more hairs into the telogen phase. Typically in this condition, about 30% of the hairs stop growing and go into the resting phase before falling out. So if you have telogen effluvium, you may lose an average of 300 hairs a day instead of 100. Treatment is with B12 injections once a month. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a charlie horse in the front upper part of my left thigh and it just feels tense when i move at times. I'm 19 please help me?

Thigh pain: Assuming there has been no trauma, the area of charlie horse can be many things from a hernia to a strain. It is impossible to give a diagnosis on the internet without performing a full examination. Please be examined by your primary treating physician before disregarding the symptoms. ...Read more