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What does it mean to go on bed rest?

What does it mean to go on bed rest?

Bed rest: Bed rest simply means that the only thing you do is stay in bed. Sometimes your provider will allow you to get up and go to the bathroom, but sometimes not. The order for bed rest is given when a persons medical condition is likely to worsen by being up and around. We try not to do bed rest very often, but it is a necessary part of some patients care. This is most common in obstetrics. ...Read more

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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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What does it mean when your body is deconditioned? And what can I do to get on track again?

What does it mean when your body is deconditioned? And what can I do to get on track again?

Deconditioned : Deconditioned means you arent in shape. Maybe you lead a sedentary life style? To change it increase your physical activity. Start an exercise program and be more active. ...Read more

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What does it mean to throw your back out? Does it just mean that you hurt your back and can't move or something else?

What does it mean to throw your back out? Does it just mean that you hurt your back and can't move or something else?

When : When people say that they have 'thrown their back out, ' what they really mean is while performing a specific activity (such as gardening, twisting, sneezing, or bending) they experienced an onset of severe back pain. The fact is, 'throwing your back out' is a figure of speech. While there are several causes of this sudden back pain (for example: muscle spasm, arthritis, pinched nerve or a herniated disk), this sudden pain actually remain a mystery. The condition of back pain can be treated in many ways including chiropractic care (patients often experience rapid improvement), pain injections, physical therapy, otc medications, massage and surgical intervention. Each person's pain experience is very personal and differs from person to person. Your doctor can help you determine the specific cause of the back pain (via xray, ct, mri) and prescribe a treatment regimen that will work for you. In the meantime, some things you can do to promote back health is to work towards a healthy weight, lose excess weight, wear comfortable/supportive shoes, ensure your work area/computer is ergonomic and promotes good posture, stretch and exercise regularly and go easy on your back and use good technique when lifting (bend at knees, not the hip). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i get a red bruise should I go to the hospital

What does it mean when i get a red bruise should I go to the hospital

When : When a patient initially has an injury, the area usually appears red, or erythematous. If a superficial blood vessel breaks under the skin, the area can appear more red. The area then usually appears blue, then blackish, then brown, the green, and finally yellow. This sequence can take up to a week. Some patients are more prone to bruising then others. Patients on blood thinners can develop more significant bruising. ...Read more

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Can you feel when the lump/pimple is coming down , if so what does it feel like and how many days does it take for it to go away?

Can you feel when the lump/pimple is coming down , if so what does it feel like and how many days does it take for it to go away?

Lump: Sure you should be able to tell if its decreasing in size. How long really depends on what the pimple is and what the diagnosis is . ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you pinch your skin and it stays white for 20 seconds?

What exactly does it mean when you pinch your skin and it stays white for 20 seconds?

Interesting: Question. Generally pinching the skin is done during a capillary refill test whereby one presses the finger pad skin long enough for it to turn white and then observes how long it takes for color to return once pressure is released. This is a measure of peripheral blood perfusion. The test can be highly variable between patients. I would advise you to see your physician if you don't feel well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue starts to go numb?

What does it mean when your tongue starts to go numb?

One needs: To figure out why your tongue is going numb. There is no clear cut answer without an examination, review of your mdical history, medications etc it certainly is not normal and should be examined by your dentist or physician hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it hurts to lay on your stomach?

What does it mean when it hurts to lay on your stomach?

Too many maybes: The possibilities are not infinite, but huge. Some may be very simple and non-serious - others, not. If you are constipated - drink more water and eat more fruits/vegetables. If it's lower back pain, have causes evaluated and follow suggestions. Some breathing constrictions worsen in that position. See? Too broad a question. Try again maybe. ...Read more

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If i sit for too long my back starts to hurt. The only way it goes away is if i lie down. What could i do? And what might be the cause?

If i sit for too long my back starts to hurt. The only way it goes away is if i lie down. What could i do? And what might be the cause?

Usually a disc : Usually a disc issue due to loss of its structural integrity with sitting placing a 4 times body load on the affected disc. You may need to get into better shape to compensate for this by increasing your core strength, possibly more regular exercise & weight control if indicated, better body mechanics in terms of bending & lifting, smoking cessation if this is an issue & otc medication. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stomach is hard and it hurts to lay on it or slouch?

What does it mean when your stomach is hard and it hurts to lay on it or slouch?

You need medical exa: Your belly should be checked by your doctor. It could be something serious. Anything that hurts to touch is something abnormal and must be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad if your penis starts to look like its turning dark blue? I pull the forskin back and i start seeing dark blue or something i don't know if it will keep going up or it will stay but it looks like it going up is this an infrection or it will go aw

Is it bad if your penis starts to look like its turning dark blue? I pull the forskin back and i start seeing dark blue or something i don't know if it will keep going up or it will stay but it looks like it going up is this an infrection or it will go aw

You : You need to see a doctor right away. If you are not circumsized then you could be dealing with a condition called phimosis, which is a tightening of the foreskin. This could cause discoloration, but would cause pain as well. Also an infection needs to be ruled out. You really must see a doctor right away. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eye feels bruised and hurts when I blink. It is under the skin. What can I do to get it to go away?

What does it mean when your eye feels bruised and hurts when I blink. It is under the skin. What can I do to get it to go away?

Tough case: There are a number of possibilities. It is important to insure there is nothing physically under your lid so flushing out with an eye wash is a good place to start. This can also be a symptoms of dry eyes which over the counter tear drops can relieve. The surrounding symptoms are important. If these two simple solutions do not resolve your concern I would recommend you see an Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u stare at a computer for a long time and eyeballs start to hurt?

What does it mean when u stare at a computer for a long time and eyeballs start to hurt?

Means u need a break: Staring at a screen can cause problems (temporary) with focusing, can cause headache, eye strain/eye pain. Take a break every so often, focus on distance, close and squeeze eyes shut; don't stare; use good lighting. ...Read more