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What Does It Feel Like To Be Bloated
RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT: The classic presentation of appendicitis is a vague discomfort that starts about the navel, which then locates into the right lower quadrant over 10-16 hrs .Nausea, loss of appetite, and fever are also associated. Diarrhea is usually not associated with appendicitis. A good exam, white cell count, and, sometimes , cat scan help make the diagnosis. Surgery is then needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("pleura") is irritated or infected. The pain comes from movement of the lung surface against the inside lining of the chest, so taking tiny breaths will cause less pain than taking big deep breaths. ...Read more
Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dissociated: The effect of ketamine depends on the dose. It is used for general anesthesia and at these doses you would not feel anything and would be unconscious. Ketamine is also used to treat pain and at these lower doses, ketamine creates a state in which the person is dissociated from the body and external reality, it is often given with sedatives with amnesia properties to prevent possible hallucinations ...Read more
Pain med: Percocet is a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone available by prescription only. it is available with 2.5, 5, 7.5,or 10 mg of oxycodone. It is used for moderate to severe pain on a temporary basis. Oxycodone is an opioid and is frequently abused or misused. Taking too much can lead to severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen ...Read more
Smallpox: has approx. 12 day incubation period. Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Physiologically, penile erection results from temporary blood inflow >outflow of penile corporeal bodies as regulated through inherent complex automation with its ultimate goal of copulation for procreation. As to how and what a man may feel, it widely varies reflecting personal momentary mental and physical combined composure to capture the sense of comfort and control of living at the moment. ...Read more
Many characteristics: Fibrocystic breast can have different characteristics- you can feel something that feels like a small "bb", a rock, a pea or just an area of irregular thickness and tenderness. However any new breast finding or change in breast warrants eval by your doctor and possibly mammogram and/or ultrasound. It is important to be assessed- so make an appointment. ...Read more
Stomach burning.: There can be many reasons to feel as though the stomach is burning. The most common, if the burning is in the midline above the bellybutton, would involve either acid reflux or gastritis or ulcer disease. I would discontinue any spicy foods or other foods that seem to aggravate it. If over-the-counter ant acids do not take care of the problem, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Digestive mixing: Many consider the stomach a big bag that collects the food. It is really a specialized pouch that has muscles within the wall that squeeze periodically to help mix the food with the stomach juices. If you are in tune with your body you may notice when this is happening. ...Read more
Lousy.: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. This causes the intestinal contents to back up, leading to cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and, most tellingly, the absence of passage of stool or gas--we call this obstipation. Management requires hospitalization and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more
Mildly uncomfortable: Endovaginal ultrasound is performed with a long but narrow probe that is slowly inserted after lubrication and barrier protection is applied. It is invaluable for assess early pregnancy and pelvic pathology in a minimally invasive, safe, cost-effective and reproducible way that has transformed obstetrics and gynecology. It should not hurt, nor last more than a few minutes. ...Read more
Overactive bladder: It can be an overactive bladder problem where the bladder muscle contracts abnormally giving the sensation of urcency but the bladder if empty so nothing comes out. Or this can be due obstruction of the bladder outlet. You might benefit from a urology consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No symptoms: If your tubal ligation failed (fortunately highly unlikely) there are no symptoms except pregnancy to tell you! if you are concerned you can see your gynecologist about getting an hsg (hysterosalpingogram). This is an x-ray study done by injection of dye into the uterus to see if it flows backwards into the tubes. ...Read more
Clinical Depression?: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. This is in contrast to a depressed mood which just means that you feel low. ...Read more
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