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I'm 27 year old male, how can I deal with a chronic degenerative disk in my lower back so I'm not in pain for a period time during and after lower body related activities like water skiing or basketball?
Tough problem: Your disc problem will not get better by itself. It will mean an appointment with a top flight orthopedic surgeon recommended by your family physician and a sports medicine physical therapist. We are talking about months of treatment. There is light at the end of the tunnel to reduce your pain & disability but I think the light is dimmed for the sports your would like to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was water skiing and i fell and water was forcibly shot up my anus which was very painful. I now have running poop and is sore. Is this okay?
Depends . . .: Sounds like infectious diarrhea if you have runny poop after (presumably) dirty water forced into you. I'm more concerned about trauma from incident. If soreness or pain gets worse or doesn't resolve in a day or two, need to get evaluated. If any fever or blood stool, also need to get evaluated. Heck, just to be on safe side, go see your doc. Too many variables to give much more advice online. ...Read more
Can TN sporatic tingling on forehead be from an old injury when I had stitches that were from a water ski deep cut that regenerated itself ?
Possibly : How long ago was that accident?Get a more detailed answer ›
I am having a warm sensation under my skin on the right side of my abdomen its not painful just annoying as it feels like a hot water bottle under ski?
Don't worry: If it just started, it will likely just go away on its own. Observe for things that make it better or worse. Give it a couple of days if it's not painful and try to distract yourself and do other things. It does not sound like a serious symptom. If it persists beyond a week or you develop any other symptoms or the sensation is worsening, see a doctor! ...Read more
Can you be infected with N. Fowleri by getting splashed in the face on a jet ski? Never went under or in, was in deep water on 82 degree lake.
Water sports common: Amebic meningoencephalitis is very rare. Only 300 cases reported worldwide in the last 50 years. Activities associated with infection include swimming, watercraft and diving. Risk of infection is about 2.6 per million exposures. You are more likely to be struck by lightening. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Hypochondriac. Now worried about N fowleri after having water splashed on my face by jet ski on the 4th. Not sure if any went in nose. Ease my mind pl?
High anxiety: Anxiety/irrational concerns are taking a toll on you. Obsessive thinking, what-if worrying is exhausting and time consuming. Check with your pcp so you know your concern is unfounded. Then see a therapist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and help. Anxiety is treatable. Hope this helps you. ...Read more
Freaked out. Can you get the brain eating amoeba just by riding on a jet ski, slower speed, and never having body or face enter water at all?
Depends: If you are in good shape and want to expand , get an excellent instructor and take it one day at a time. I encourage you to stay in shape, know your limits regarding thin air when in high elevations and enjoy it. I know of people who have learned very late in life and loved it. Using the proper equipment, clothing and getting excellent instruction make a big difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer