Top
30
Doctor insights on: Why Are These Conditions Accompanied By Great Deal Of Pain

Share
1

1
I have a tooth with a large hole. I have a great deal of pain today, as well as a fever and chills.

I have a tooth with a large hole. I have a great deal of pain today, as well as a fever and chills.

Infection: A tooth infection, just like any other infection, mandates immediate treatment. Fever/chills indicate your immune system is battling the infection and losing. Can cause heart, kidney, brain, liver, pancreas, damage. Can damage adjacent bone, gums teeth. You must see Dentist, Endodontist, or Oral Surgeon immediately. Your infection can be quite dangerous. ...Read more

2

2
What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

Uracheal cyst: Among many other potentially more serious diagnoses such as cancer, fistulae, ruptured umbilical hernia, etc... The most common condition causing the problem is a uracheal cyst remnant that's draining. Get it looked at. You'll need antibiotics and likely a resection of the cyst if it persists. ...Read more

3

3
I have a medtronic icd model d154vwc. It shocked me 10 times recently and caused a great deal of pain (not to mention fear) this happened while I was about to go fishing on a boat with a small outboard motor. I was rushed to the hospital and a medtronic r

I have a medtronic icd model d154vwc. It shocked me 10 times recently and caused a great deal of pain (not to mention fear) this happened while I was about to go fishing on a boat with a small outboard motor. I was rushed to the hospital and a medtronic r

Immediate attention: A shock from a defibrillator requires immediate attention by your cardiologist. It is likely inappropriate shocks you got from the clinical scenario that you described but needs immediate confirmation as it can be a sign of technical failure such as electrode fracture or a rapid arrhythmia which requires urgent attention. Call! ...Read more

4

4
I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

No not normal: There are four main signs of inflammation: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Those are signs that the immune system is activated. After a surgery there can be inflammation and it's normal for a few days. If it is present a month later it is concerning that there is either infection, or some kind of immune activation. It's worth getting it checked out right away by your surgeon. ...Read more

5

5
What's a great way to deal with superstition?

What's a great way to deal with superstition?

Query: Superstition?: Do you mean your OWN superstitions or other people's? Magical thinking is a disorder in psychiatry but is the basis of religion, so there you go. Modern brain research suggests that magical thinking is a human "cognitive default;" we're (unfortunately) programmed that way. ("Teleological thinking") We instinctively connect things even when there's no evidence for it, in fact especially when none. ...Read more

6

6
What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

What's the big deal with minocycline pills?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. ...Read more

7

7
What the heck is the big deal with diet water?

This is a hoax!: Don't waste your money. Just drink plain water and use the money you save to buy wholesome, natural foods instead of processed junk. ...Read more

8

8
I've been diagnosed with narcissistic pd, why is it a big deal? Is there something wrong with it?

I've been diagnosed with narcissistic pd, why is it a big deal? Is there something wrong with it?

It can be a big deal: I do not know the specifics of your situation, but it can cause depression and anxiety, behavior tat is toxic to others, and a failure to empathize with others that leads to unhappiness in those close to you. There is often a failure to prioritize, with the narcissist placing job and money above family. It can alienate people from you. Please get therapy as it can be helped. Empathy is key to tx. ...Read more

9

9
Why is it that doctors just dismiss concerns that your having with your body like it is no big deal? Still not feeling well so what's the next step?

Why is it that doctors just dismiss concerns that your having with your body like it is no big deal? Still not feeling well so what's the next step?

Be open: And forthright a second time with same doctor and consider a second opinion. Bring someone with you to appointment. Consider writing your symptoms out with dates/times and impact on your life. Number them. Show it to doctor. Ask them for advice on each one. Doctors have off days too. ...Read more

10

10
How do I find what's the big deal with organic and non-gmo foods?

How do I find what's the big deal with organic and non-gmo foods?

See these essays:: I eat organic foods when possible and avoid knowingly eating GMO's. Please read my essay as to why and then read an agriculture researcher's excellent summary of the science:
http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/
& http://earthweareone. Com/former-pro-gmo-scientist-speaks-out-on-the-real-dangers-of-genetically-engineered-food/ ...Read more

11

11
What should I do with a friend that has been unsupportive and said hurtful things to me about infertility with my wife and i? Should I just shut him out of my life? He lives far away from me, so it wouldn't be a big deal if I did.

What should I do with a friend that has been unsupportive and said hurtful things to me about infertility with my wife and i? Should I just shut him out of my life? He lives far away from me, so it wouldn't be a big deal if I did.

Turn the other cheek: If you care about your friend, then let him know you are hurt and then move on and talk about other things... As in the bible, turn the other cheek... My guess is that he doesn't mean to hurt you. .. If he does, he is not your friend. ...Read more

12

12
Ocd I have deals with some numbrs and right timing to do things or have done. Not everything just big events that seem importnt. How to overcome this?

Ocd I have deals with some numbrs and right timing to do things or have done. Not everything just big events that seem importnt. How to overcome this?

Get OCD treatment: You could be evaluated by a psychologist to start with -- cognitive behavioral therapy can be very helpful in ocd. Medications may also be helpful, but I would start with psychotherapy first. Getting help can lead to relief, and turning around the struggle you've been in. Good luck to you. ...Read more

14

14
Do you think my psychiatrist may hold certains medications from my treatment because she doesn't deal with certain distributors? Great dr but curious

Do you think my psychiatrist may hold certains medications from my treatment because she doesn't deal with certain distributors? Great dr but curious

Highly Unlikely: It is unethical for us to prescribe medicines just because those drug companies want us too. We are expected and almost always do treat with the most appropriate medication for each individual. Sometimes your insurance formulary may limit what you can afford to take, and there are some docs (like me) who won't use a brand new medicine unless it's been on the market a year or two, just to be safe. ...Read more

15

15
Is alcohol bad 4 all people with bi-polar? Or just some? It seems 2 cause mania & a great deal of aggression almost everytime my friend drinks!?

Is alcohol bad 4 all people with bi-polar? Or just some? It seems 2 cause mania & a great deal of aggression almost everytime my friend drinks!?

DANGEROUS: Alcohol is known to be associated with deficiency of vitamin b1 and magnesium. This affects the limbic system of the brain and reveals the "cave man" that lies within all of us. It is exceedingly dangerous and if provoked enough he can even commit a crime. ...Read more

16

16
Every morning I awake with a great deal of saliva that is mixed with blood... My gums are swollen and bleed when I brush as well! What's this?

Every morning I awake with a great deal of saliva that is mixed with blood... My gums are swollen and bleed when I brush as well! What's this?

Bleeding disorder: While I hope that dr. Bansal's assessment is correct I agree that dr. Villaplana's concerns need to be addressed. It really depends on what you mean by "every morning". If this problem has been present for years then you probably have gingivitis. If the problem began a few weeks ago I would be concerned about leukemia. Please see your doctor very soon for assessment and reassurance. ...Read more

17

17
Hi. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. How would you recommend I deal with cold sores? Is it safe to take app-valacyclovir? Any help would be great. Thanks

Hi. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. How would you recommend I deal with cold sores? Is it safe to take app-valacyclovir? Any help would be great. Thanks

Call your OB MD: It's impt to always check in with them. If it doesn't stop you from eating, perhaps just put up with the discomfort. Never take anything, even over the counter without checking w/OB. Good luck. ...Read more

18

18
Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again! ...Read more

19

19
Is it really big deal if I have cream in coffee 7 hrs before fasting blood work? I find it hard to believe that could badly mess with results.

Is it really big deal if I have cream in coffee 7 hrs before fasting blood work? I find it hard to believe that could badly mess with results.

Fasting Blood Work: Well it may or may not "mess with the results" as you say. It depends on what is being tested for. Are you waiting until afternoon to get the blood work done because that is when your appointment is? Why not go to the office as soon as they open to get your blood work? Then you can have your coffee and cream. If your fasting sugar is 125 you don't have diabetes, if 126 you do. Any difference? ...Read more

21

21
What is the big deal with metallic taste in the mouth?

What is the big deal with metallic taste in the mouth?

Might be something: Some metallic taste comes from leaking restorations. Some come from two different restorations of different materials which sets up a battery and dissolves chemicals in your mouth. Sometimes it can be related to taste buds in your mouth or neurological problems. Best have it checked out by your dentist. ...Read more

22

22
My poop is so big it tears my butt how the heck do I deal with this problem...

My poop is so big it tears my butt how the heck do I deal with this problem...

You have a: Fissure from large caliber dry hard stool. Drink 80-100oz caffeine fee alcohol free fluid daily. It will take several weeks for the stools to get less damaging. Then you must maintain the hi fluid intake ...Read more

23

23
I have got blisters on my big toes from intense soccer training, what's the best wquly to deal with them?

I have got blisters on my big toes from intense soccer training, what's the best wquly to deal with them?

Silicone to cap: Leave the blister intact if possible. Wear a silicone toe cap. Apply a thin nylon sock under a thicker cotton or wool sock to train. Make sure your shoes have enough room in the toe box. Mole skin may also help. ...Read more

25

25
How do I deal with this cracked nail on my big toe?

How do I deal with this cracked nail on my big toe?

Hard to answer: Without seeing. IS the crack horizontal or longitudinal. Does it go the length of the nail or just partial? Is it the result of trauma or a prior nail procedure? ...Read more

26

26
What is the big deal with bio identical hormone therapy vs normal prescription (beside cost)?

What is the big deal with bio identical hormone therapy vs normal prescription (beside cost)?

Natural: Bioidentical hormones are perceived by many to be less toxic than pharmaceutical manufactured hormones. " don't panic, it's organic" is the mantra of some groups.
Remember hormone supplemention
whether natural or not carry certain risks
associated with their use such as stroke and heart disease and breast and prostate cancer. ...Read more

27

27
I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

Wrist pain: Yes, check with orthopedic surgeon: possible carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, or radial tunnel syndromes. May be tendonitis: mant tendon possibilities. Possible vascular or referred cervical pain. ...Read more

28

28
Cystoscopy. Is it a big deal. Does it show disorders of Urinary tract? Is it painful when u have chronic Urethritis or stricture? Can I have it with Sedation not local topical anesthesia?

Cystoscopy. Is it a big deal. Does it show disorders of Urinary tract? Is it painful when u have chronic Urethritis or stricture? Can I have it with Sedation not local topical anesthesia?

Cystoscopy: Is usually done under sedation and is not that painful. They use IV sedation and a lidocaine gel to further numb the urethra. There may be some post op burning but it usually resolves very quickly. I have personally had it done twice and tolerated it well. ...Read more

30

30
My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

Pregnancy & Diabetes: Pregnancy has way of altering glucose metabolism and Insulin sensitivity made worse as the pregnancy progresses. You may not have gotten an "f" on the test but you may have gotten a "d" which can affect your fetus. Please heed your OB md's advice. ...Read more