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I got fluid and a little bit of food down my windpipe into my lungs. Could this develop into pneumonia?

I got fluid and a little bit of food down my windpipe into my lungs. Could this develop into pneumonia?

It's possible.: It is certainly possible that you could develop pneumonia from aspiration of solid and liquid material. Try to cough out as much of it as you can. If you do start coughing up phlegm, running fevers, or becoming short of breath, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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It feels like pills are stuck in my throat or food is not going all the way down. I keep drinking water and it only helps a little bit.

It feels like pills are stuck in my throat or food is not going all the way down. I keep drinking water and it only helps a little bit.

You should see if: Your throat is swollen for some reason, as tonsils or the posterior wall of the throat itself can be swollen due to allergies or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). You may also have a polyp or infection of your throat such as thrush. You should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible if this effect does not go away within the next 3 days. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I feel down the steps and twisted my knee the pain is on the inside of my knee and it is only a little bit swollen I have been limping what is wrong?

I feel down the steps and twisted my knee the pain is on the inside of my knee and it is only a little bit swollen I have been limping what is wrong?

SPRAIN: You injured your mcl or your medial meniscus. Either way ice, ice, ice and a knee brace, see a doctor as you may need an MRI poss surgical intervention if knee is unstable, locks or continues to hurt. Baby this knee for a little while, rest it. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my back? The pain is severe and excruciating and sometimes shoots up to my neck. It worsens at night and when laying down. Sometimes it causes my knees or thighs to numb a little bit, as well as my hips. It's in the middle of my back and

What's wrong with my back? The pain is severe and excruciating and sometimes shoots up to my neck. It worsens at night and when laying down. Sometimes it causes my knees or thighs to numb a little bit, as well as my hips. It's in the middle of my back and

Back: Back pain can be debilitating and signficantly can affect a person's quality of life. The only way you will know for sure what is going on is to have a complete evaluation by your primary care provider and/or orthopedic specialist.
You could be dealing with a sprain, herniated disc, sciatica, scoliosis, lordosis, etc.
In the meantime try an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and try stretching every morning and evening. Your doctor may refer you to physical therapy and/or a pain management specialist based on his/her findings.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My bf stuck something down his urethra for sexual pleasure but now it hurts him too urinate and its bleeding slightly is burns him too urinate but no blood in his urine but there is blood just a little bit what's wrong what can I do too help him it only hu

My bf stuck something down his urethra for sexual pleasure but now it hurts him too urinate and its bleeding slightly is burns him too urinate but no blood in his urine but there is blood just a little bit what's wrong what can I do too help him it only hu

Placing: Placing objects in the urethra is dangerous. If you can imagine, the male urethra is only about three milimeters at it largest width. That is very small. There is very little room for a foriegn object in a man's urethra. With the history of bleeding and pain, it definately sounds as if your boyfriend injured his urethra. If there is swelling in that area, it would make the diameter of the urethra even smaller which can make it difficult to pass urine or even semen. The male urethra can be easily scarred. Scarring would lead to a small diameter of the urethra as well. This is called a stricture. I think it is important to get a medical evaluation.
Important lesson - placing objects in the urethra can cause long -term problems. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Why I always feel bloated whenever I eat even a little bit of food?

Why I always feel bloated whenever I eat even a little bit of food?

Bloating: This could be due to a number of reasons ranging from a virus to gallbladder disease. You need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing my daughter to feel full after only eating a little bit of food?

What is causing my daughter to feel full after only eating a little bit of food?

Ans: There are several issues here. You know this is abnormal so first you must see your doctor to rule out any medical issues voncevthst is done you and your daughter must look to mental Heath issues it is best to get going anorexia is a tough struggle to overcome. ...Read more

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What if I gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf I eat to lose a little bit of weight?

What if I gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf I eat to lose a little bit of weight?

That is too much: Discuss with your OB, your OB can refer u to a pregnancy dietician, and u need to cut down on the carbs and salt, and eat higher protein, esp at night for dinner at the max wt gain should be 4 pounds in 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Ate some extremely spicy food yesterday and today. And when I pooped today my anus burned for a little bit. Is this normal?

Ate some extremely spicy food yesterday and today. And when I pooped today my anus burned for a little bit. Is this normal?

It is probably: The same chemicals that causes sensation of spiciness that is causeing perianal irritation. If it persists, you should consult with your doctor to make sure that it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I understand a little bit of sugar is okay every now and then, but is still better than eating food that contains corn syrup?

Simple sugars: Simple sugars are simple sugars. It doesn't matter if they originate in table sugar (sucrose), or in other simple sugars contained in things like corn syrup. So while both are ok in small amounts, one is not better or worse than the other. ...Read more

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I can not digest food from past many days but from the 3, 4 days it is very worst. I eat little bit and Just sit hours to take burps. I'm constipated?

I can not digest food from past many days but from the 3, 4 days it is very worst. I eat little bit and Just sit hours to take burps. I'm constipated?

Constipation: Constipation is common and source of many abdominal symptoms. A bowel regimen to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily (water, juices up to 1.5 liters daily, fiber tablets, laxatives, stool softeners, probiotics) and walking are non-prescription tools you use to reach goal. If you have fever, vomiting, localized pain lasting over 40 minutes get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello I noticed that I have a clear tiny bump little bit up from my right tonsil. It comes usually after food and in the same day it brakes. I'm sceared?

Hello I noticed that I have a clear tiny bump little bit up from my right tonsil. It comes usually after food and in the same day it brakes. I'm sceared?

Why scared?: What you described does not seem to be a serious issue. If your tonsil increases in size by about 30%, starts bleeding or develops an ulcer, then see your doctor, otherwise you may watch and wait.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have pain and I'm still bleeding a little bit. Where my teeth were taken out feels a bit sensitive, I want to eat hot food, am I allowed to?

I have pain and I'm still bleeding a little bit. Where my teeth were taken out feels a bit sensitive, I want to eat hot food, am I allowed to?

After extractions: It's always best to ask the dentist who extracted your teeth what you can an cannot do. He\she knows you and how the surgery went the best. I would hold off on very hot food. Keep it soft and mild for now. Call your dentist. ...Read more

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I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and I'm still burping it up tonight. I have food poisoning. Is this normal? What should I do?

I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and I'm still burping it up tonight. I have food poisoning. Is this normal? What should I do?

Very mild case: Sounds like it could be from mayonnaise. If there's only burping and no vomiting or diarreha then you'll be ok. Consume clear liquids, saltine crackers no fiber. ...Read more

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Constant ULQ pain hurt worse after only little bit of water on empty stomach. Types of food (greasy spicy acidic) doesn't matter, all hurt. Help?

Constant ULQ pain hurt worse after only little bit of water on empty stomach. Types of food (greasy spicy acidic) doesn't matter, all hurt. Help?

Gastritis: Your symptoms sound like gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Try an H2 blocker (ranitidine or cimetidine), and see if it helps. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and caffeine. If you have black stools or vomiting blood, go to the ER. If your symptoms don't improve, go to your doctor, as you may need an upper endoscopy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I ate some chicken and I didn't look at my food when I was eating it but when I did I noticed the chicken (breast) was a little bit pink?

What to do if I ate some chicken and I didn't look at my food when I was eating it but when I did I noticed the chicken (breast) was a little bit pink?

Don't panic: Hopefully you stopped eating it when you noticed that it was undercooked. If you are experiencing no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea then you probably have nothing to worry about. Any concerning symptoms should prompt a call to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I ate some chicken and I didn't look at my food when I was eating it but when I did I noticed the chicken (breast) was a little bit pink?

Can you tell me what to do if I ate some chicken and I didn't look at my food when I was eating it but when I did I noticed the chicken (breast) was a little bit pink?

Not to worry: I am assuming you did some cooking of the chicken and that it was not over aged or slimy to the touch. Most organisms from chicken occur on the surface and not on the interior. And most have been processed to minimize contamination. A little pink in the center is almost certainly not a problem. ...Read more

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4 wks post cholesystectomy. Lots of Nausea, can barely eat bananas only a little bit 1x day. Hurts when my food digests, white tongue. What is it?

4 wks post cholesystectomy. Lots of Nausea, can barely eat bananas only a little bit 1x day. Hurts when my food digests, white tongue. What is it?

Antibiotics given?: Where you given antibiotics during your time in the hospital? That might explain the white tongue - thrush (a type of yeast that overgrows once bacteria are wiped out). Or the white tongue could be dehydration because postoperative nausea & vomiting has kept down fluid intake. You should see the surgeon / doctor or use HealthTap Prime to discuss & get treatment. If you need IV hydration, go 2 hosp ...Read more

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Hi, I just got one wisdom teeth pulled out on Thursday, it's been 3days, can I eat solid food now? Its still bleeding little bit

Hi, I just got one wisdom teeth pulled out on Thursday, it's been 3days, can I eat solid food now? Its still bleeding little bit

Not recommended: Avoid hard, crunchy and foods such as chips that may disturb the extraction site for at least 3-7 days. Minimal bleeding may persist for up to 48 hours. If bleeding continues, call your surgeon for further instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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My uvula is crooked, is that an issue? Swallowing is a bit painful especially when I swallow food. Usually swallowing my own saliva isn't an issue. I also have a little bit of a bump under my neck around my jawline on the left side, which is on the opposi

Hello.: Hello. I don't know how severe your swelling is. If you have progressive worsening of your sore throat and the pain and swelling is worse on one side than the other, there may be concern for a peritonsilar abcess on one side. In that situation there would be deviation of your uvula to the opposite (contralateral) side as well as swelling in the area. The tonsil is likely to be enlarged & beefy red with white purulent drainage. It sounds like you also have swollen lymph nodes. The problem with a peritonsillar abcess is that the infection can become deep and sometimes your airway can occlude. A peritonsilar abcess is a true emergency. If any of this sounds like you, I would recommend that you be evaluated at an er right away. You should not drive yourself. ...Read more

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I bit my lip while I was asleep and I have a bump on my lip. It hurts when I eat food and a little bit when I talk. What Do I Do???!!!???

I bit my lip while I was asleep and I have a bump on my lip. It hurts when I eat food and a little bit when I talk. What Do I Do???!!!???

It will get better: Don't worry it will get better without treatment. Be patient. Avoid acidic food in the meantime. If it bothers you a lot use Orajel or similar products. ...Read more

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My voice has been going on and out for the past week. The back of my throat hurts a little bit bit I can still shallow food and drink. No fever. Atm?

My voice has been going on and out for the past week. The back of my throat hurts a little bit bit I can still shallow food and drink. No fever. Atm?

Voice: It may be a virus causing an infection of your larynx. It is less likely reflux. If it has been present for longer than 10 days, particularly if you are a smoker, you should be checked and potentially have your larynx looked at with a scope. All the best. ...Read more