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What does phantom pain mean?

What does phantom pain mean?

Pain at amputation: Phantom pain is pain that feel like it is occurring in a body part that has been amputated and is not present anymore. The "phantom" is the limb that is missing. ...Read more

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Dr. Reid Abrams
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Phantom Limb (Definition)

Phantom limb = sensation that missing/ amputated limb is still present. It may occur in up ...Read more


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What does side pain mean?

What does side pain mean?

Provide details: I am sorry this question is too general to provide a very helpful response. Can you re-ask with pertinent details? ...Read more

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Burning pain, what does it mean?

Burning pain, what does it mean?

Pain: Burning pain means different for different locations. One can have it from indigestion or one may have it in feet from neuropathy. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain mean?

What does shoulder pain mean?

Many things : Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What does somatic pain mean?

What does  somatic pain mean?

Skin and tissues: Somatic pain is pain that comes from the skin and deep tissues. It is to be contrasted with visceral pain which comes from internal organs. ...Read more

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What exactly does gallbladder pain feels like?

What exactly does gallbladder pain feels like?

See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What does abdominal pain mean?

What does abdominal pain mean?

Too vague: The causes of abdominal pain are legion, so there's no way to answer this question. You need to define your pain, influencing factors and associated symptoms, and have a talk and exam with your health care professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does gallstone pain feel like?

What exactly does gallstone pain feel like?

See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

Not getting better: Noti mproving despite treatment. Is what intractable means. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain?

What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain?

Usually would indica: Indicate that the pain is originating from structures located in the lower half of the abdomen: for men: intestinal problems, possibly bladder problems, could be musculoskeletal problem, or a hernia. It would be less likely to be from your liver, gallbladder, stomach, or pancreas. ...Read more

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What does this bladder pain mean?

What does this bladder pain mean?

BLADDER PAIN: May mean infection, possible bladder stones or other abnormal contraction or inflammation. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when pain neuron that is showing hyperalgesia?

Increase senditivity: Hyperalgesia implies nerves are more sensitive to stimuli. Things that don't usually hurt can lead to pain, more or different pain medications may need to be used ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have lower right side pain randomly?

Not sure: Can be a lot of things. If you get persistent pain or fever or change in bowel function or habits you might want to consult a physician. Your appendix in in the right lower quadrant as is your muscles, bladder, and in the case of femals uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable back pain?

What does it mean to have intractable back pain?

Difficult to treat: Intractable means difficult or hard to control or deal with. So it doesn't mean impossible to treat, just a challenge! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

Radiculopathies: The term radiculopathy refers to a disease process that involves one or more of the spinal nerve roots. Typically there are 3 most common causes: a herniated disc, central spinal stenosis and lateral spinal stenosis. As a result of the initial insult or injury pain travels along the nerve root distribution in the body. ...Read more

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What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

PMS: Pmdd usually means premenstrual dysphoric disorder which means feeling bad just before a period starts. This can often be associated with abdominal swelling or bloating. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have growing pains?

Over use: Muscles that are over used do to a flat foot will cause many kids to have pain at night. ...Read more

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Does diebet nerve pain mean amputation?

No: But if the diabetic pain is associated with decreased foot sensation it is important to take precautions so an amputation does not happen. Protecting the feet is crucial. Always using shoes (even inside the house), checking the feet everyday and early treatment of any foot issues is the best way to prevent any problems that may eventually result in amputation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain after sex?

What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain after sex?

NOT NORMAL: It could mean many things, it most certainly means that u need to see your gyn for a good workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pelvis pain?

Somethings wrong: Pelvic pain is a body's way of "sending a message" through the nerves that something is not quite right with the system. If it is persistent, please answer "the call" and see a gyn md. ...Read more