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What Is The Best Treatment For Feeling Of Rectal Fullness
Is one-sided testicle pain, rectal fullness, urethral discomfort with a constant sore muscle feeling at base of penis likely to be prostate-related?
Possible: An evaluation by your primary care or a urologist is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Dry : Dry eye is a common medical condition that results from an inadequate tear film. The normal tear film constantly coats the surface of the eye with moisture. This moisture is needed for good vision and eye health. In dry eye, the tear film evaporates easily and allows dry areas to develop on the eye surface. This will cause red and sandy feeling eyes. Other common symptoms of dry eye are blurred vision, and watering eyes from the irritation. Fortunately, dry eye has many treatment options. Over-the-counter lubricating drops, also called artificial tears, will often help. For best effect, artificial tears should be used at least three times daily. There are many different brands of artificial tears, and it is best to try a few different brands to see which gives the most relief. Some patients also benefit from oral omega 3 fatty acid supplements, e.g., fish oil or flaxseed oil. To ensure proper diagnosis, see your ophthalmologist who can also offer more advanced dry eye treatment, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?
Takes time: Rib fractures will heal on their own over time, but they are painful. She needs to be encouraged to ambulate and to try to breathe as normally as she can. Pain meds such as Ibuprofen will make it less painful for her to breath deeply. You didn't say how old your mother is, but you want to encourage her to try to stay active. She must avoid developing pneumonia. ...Read more
I cannot open my mouth more than thumbs width. It's been like this for about a week. What is the best course of treatment to regain full use of my mouth?
Splint therapy: See an orthodontist who is proficient in TMJ problems. A splint is probably warranted along with range of motion exercises. Moist heat to the area in front of the ears will help loosen the tissues as well. It sounds like the disc has been dislocated and is swollen preventing you from translating your condyles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem
Rectal prolapse: If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth. Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out my grandmother has rectal cancer. Is it cureable? Can she get rid of it? Not real familiar with it. What is the best treatment?
Depends on stage: I need more information to answer your question. Rectal cancer that is early and has not spread is often curable. The treatment is surgical resection often preceded by radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may be necessary as well, depending upon the stage of the cancer. The important thing is to be sure she is in the hands of a good surgeon and medical and radiation oncology medical specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best foods to eat during radiation therapy? I have very little appetite since starting radiation therapy and even when I am hungry, most foods make me feel nauseated. Are there any foods i can eat without feeling sick?
Nausea and radiation: Radiation therapy is a local treatment with side effects related to the area treated. Nausea and loss of appetite are generalized symptoms. Nausea is uncommon with radiation except when the stomach is within the radiation field. Chemotherapuetic agents can cause nausea. Dehydration may also cause nausea.There are some guidelines regarding diet depending on site of radiation. Consult your rad onc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am moving to us. What is the best health care cover? I am 28, female, in full time job who needs regular physio therapy sessions. Many thanks
Ask human resources: The human resources department of the employer (or the "boss" if it's a small business) may offer several insurance plans. If only one is offered, then the employee has no other choice. If more than one is offered, then the employee can search online to see which physical therapy clinics are "in network" (contracted by the insurer to provide care). The second most important thing is the cost. ...Read more
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