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All of a sudden last night i started experiencing knee pain.I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

All of a sudden last night i started experiencing knee pain.I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Unintentional weight loss. Does that mean cancer or just the heat?

Unintentional weight loss. Does that mean cancer or just the heat?

Any one who: Has tried to lose weight knows how hard it is. Dieting, exercise; you work hard; no change in weight. So, if pounds beging to fall off effortlessly, you may want to ask why. There are benign causes, but it is cardinal sign of cancer, and >10% wt loss conveys poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness?  + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more

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After I eat sometimes my extremities emit a lot of heat. What could be wrong? I do not eat spicy food. No allergies. 30lb weight loss.

After I eat sometimes my extremities emit a lot of heat. What could be wrong? I do not eat spicy food. No allergies. 30lb weight loss.

See doctor: You did not mention whether you have flushing or not. However, if the 30 lb weight loss is unintentional, you need to see a doctor ASAP. Your thyroid status would be the first place I would consider checking followed by other tests if indicated. ...Read more

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What would you do if you have a netlike rach but you don't use heating pad or anything? What could it be

What would you do if you have a netlike rach but you don't use heating pad or anything? What could it be

Livedo reticularis: Netlike rash (livedo reticularis) could be a normal variant with cold exposure. In this case it disappears once skin is warmed up. If it is a persistent skin pattern, some investigation & possibly a skin biopsy are needed. Livedo is a vascular pattern, meaning there is some inflammation of blood vessels, which can be seen in lupus, vasculitis, certain meds & others. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Implantation: There is no credible medical evidence that heating pads help or hinder implantation. The usual advice is just to rest, but there is no credible evidence that that helps either. ...Read more

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Back/kidney pain, would using a heating pad be ok?

Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and may help with the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

Depends on the: Depth of the burn. Only a trained medical person can tell the depth. If it is a heating pad burn, it is usually superficial, second degree at the most. If it is truly only second degree, topical antibiotic ointment and occulsive dressing for a week should do it. But, more importantly, why did you not feel the burning in the first place? If it is on leg, you might have problems with nerves. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a heating pad on an inflamed appendix?

Warming up appendix: If you have inflamed appendix, it is best that you see a surgeon for removal or risk suffering disastrous consequences. ...Read more

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

SLEEPING HEATINGPAD: Yes it can be dangerous, some heating pads can cause burns.You have to read the instructions and follw them.So be caefull. ...Read more

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Why can applying a heating pad above an inflamed appendix cause the appendix to rupture?

Why can applying a heating pad above an inflamed appendix cause the appendix to rupture?

Does it?: Never heard that before. Dont think it can cause appendiceal rupture which is related to pressure and compromised blood supply. ...Read more

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Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Hydrotherapy: Surely. Just make sure that the temperature of the ice wrap is not too cold to cause hypothermia on area it's applied on. ...Read more

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Can using an electric heating pad dry my muscles out? Or in some way be damaging to the muscles?

Heat is good.: Not damaging to muscles unless heat is way too high (usually not allowed on us heating pads) or if left in place for too long. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Doe
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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more