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38 yo fe gast bypass 2.5yrs ago. Putting weight back on rapidly not overeating. Always hot. Sweating hot. House thermostat 62. Jeans and sweat shirt.

38 yo fe gast bypass 2.5yrs ago. Putting weight back on rapidly not overeating. Always hot. Sweating hot. House thermostat 62. Jeans and sweat shirt.

A number of diagnose: Need to be ruled out. Standard metabolic panel should be done, including tests for diabetes and thyroid disease. The following illnesses also need to be ruled out.: low estrogens kidney disease high female testosterone dehydration liver congestion high histamine lymphatic congestion, dysautonomia, adrenal insufficiency, mercury poisoning. Good luck. ...Read more

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3 weeks old, sweats a lot during sleep only, wears only a diaper at home, kicks light blanket off since week 1, only sleeps with receiving blanket.

3 weeks old, sweats a lot during sleep only, wears only a diaper at home, kicks light blanket off since week 1, only sleeps with receiving blanket.

See Doctor Your Now: Sweating is the body's only mechanism for thermoregulation. Over-bundling is a common cause & some babies like adults just sweat more. However a 3 wk old who "sweats a lot", wears only a diaper does require a thorough evaluation. Serious medical disorders can present with sweating at this age: congenital heart defects, tumors (neuroblastoma), & more. See your child's doctor now for assessment. ...Read more

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^ chronic pn @HS. bi-lat, anterior ankle/ant foot. pn>mvt. slp with feet elev under heating pad weighed dn by heavy pillow. x6mo+. ?ankle brace?

^ chronic pn @HS. bi-lat, anterior ankle/ant foot. pn>mvt. slp with feet elev under heating pad weighed dn by heavy pillow. x6mo+.  ?ankle brace?

Go to specialist: Bilateral pain in the anterior ankle for 6 months is not normal. This needs to be examined. The anterior ankle may be the result of an injured in the bones of the ankle joint, the tendons that pass over it or an impingement of nerves and vessels. Need more history but a thorough exam is necessary - may need diagnostic testing like X-ray and/or MRI depending on findings. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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Had anterior labral focal depression operated through binocular surgery last year.Now while exercising (bench press)feel something hard in upper back?

Had anterior labral focal depression operated through binocular surgery last year.Now while exercising (bench press)feel something hard in upper back?

Prob not related: your injury and procedure are unlikely to be associated with a mass in your upper back. Could be some muscle spasm in the rhomboid or thoracic paraspinal's. Could be a lipoma, sebaceous cyst or other benign mass. Best to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?

40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?

?meralgia?: Would feel more comfortable anatomically if nerve was affecting antero-lateral thigh, but might still consider problem with lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. Alternatively, might wonder about deeper nerves traversing inguinal canal. Rarely, see involvement of ilioinguinal or genitofemoral. Did EMG directly examine lat femoral and compare side to side? Rec loose clothing, lyrica (pregabalin)? ...Read more

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26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?

26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?

Sounds like you : Answered your own question. A futon can b a fun fashion statement for a young man, but it is very seldom a proper mattress. I would suggest trying some mattresses at a bedding store to see what's right for u. Good luck! ...Read more

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When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

Common energy saver: Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow. Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback. ...Read more

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Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Sleep Disorder: This sounds like a night terror or rem related sleep disorder which absolutely requires treatment before you injure yourself or someone else further. Please see a board certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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PacificIslander, 6'1', 297lbs built like a linebacker, has no known conditions, VERY drowsy driving 20-30 mins, recently blackedout while driving.

PacificIslander, 6'1', 297lbs built like a linebacker, has no known conditions, VERY drowsy driving 20-30 mins, recently blackedout while driving.

ER: unexplained fainting is a medical emergency- you can get killoed or kill someone else while driving. I suggest immediate hospital evaluation and DON"T DRIVE AT ALL. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Yes, but at your: height, weight and age, you'll have to consider more of a lifestyle change. The major trick to losing weight is to eat less calories than you burn, eat good foods (not junk), drink plenty of water and exercise. There is considerable debate over what constitutes "good" foods, e.g., Paleo vs. low fat diets, but regardless, stick to these basics. You might need to be in a weight loss program. ...Read more

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Does carrying a cell phone and/or wearing earbuds attract lightning when I'm outside?

More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...Read more

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Concerned about GFR value 51. Very muscular, active 70 yo male. Using other formula w/ weight, GFR is 70 and scale said 70 was average for age 70. ?

Concerned about GFR value 51. Very muscular, active 70 yo male. Using other  formula w/ weight, GFR is 70 and scale said 70 was average for age 70.

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EGFR: E is for estimated. There are many ways to estimate gfr. Best validated is the mdrd available at national kidney foundation. http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/gfr.cfm. Egfr declines with age and indeed 70 is about normal for age 70. You sound very muscular so you are not normal. 50 is probably your normal. Avoid medications that could hurt your kidneys and do not become dehydrated. ...Read more

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During sleep background activity consist of symmetrically bisynchonous, fairly developed medium voltage 4-5 Hertz theta waves seen best posteriorly. ?

During sleep background activity consist of symmetrically bisynchonous, fairly developed medium voltage 4-5 Hertz theta waves seen best posteriorly. 	?

Normal for age: I suspect you've left out some additional information but this appears to be normal for his age to me. The posterior rhythm they mention may be a tad slow but then, again this is during sleep with eyes closed so it's fine. Are they looking for seizures or is he very lethargic? Looks like pneumonia is under condition so I'm wondering if he's battling with that now or that's a previous condition ...Read more

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I'm 21, 6ft 2 inches tall and I only weigh 156 pounds. I eat fatty foods often & exercise casually (biking). But I can't seem to put on any weight...?

I'm 21, 6ft 2 inches tall and I only weigh 156 pounds. I eat fatty foods often & exercise casually (biking). But I can't seem to put on any weight...?

See family members: You're thin most likely from genetics. Have you always been thin? Check out others related to you by blood, see if they were thin in young adulthood, too. If you were heavier and lost weight down to this level, then there may be a medical reason. ...Read more

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My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?

My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?

Boy with O2: Without knowing all the facts, but assuming your boy can carry the 4 pound m6 tank in a backpack inside the house with a problem, then it would seem to be a very good idea to let him play outdoors in a safe place. He should however always be supervised to keep him out of trouble. ...Read more

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