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Can anyone relate to this abdominal pain symptom?

Trying to figure out an undiagnosed and refractory pain in my tummy. [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Sep 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Painful knee joint: what is going on?

I have had a knee problem for two/three years now. If I sit with my right knee bent for a long period of time the joint starts to hurt, not much at first, but the pain can become quite uncomfortable after a while. If I fully extend my leg my knee joint clicks, just like when you crack your knuckles, and the pain goes away. What is up with my knee? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 20, 2014 - 6 answers

I have idiopathic peripheral pain, and my doctors don't know why

First, YANMD and I know this. Over the last two years, I've lost count of how many doctors and specialists I've seen to try to figure out why I have a weird chronic pain in my arms and legs. They're completely stumped, so I thought I'd query the hive-mind to see if any of you fine folk have either had or heard of a similar condition. Medical details inside. [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Mar 16, 2014 - 31 answers

I'm on warm milk and laxatives. Cherry-flavored antacids.

I've had health issues my entire life. I'm approaching my mid twenties and it's time to accept the fact that I'll likely never be 100% healthy. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Mar 11, 2014 - 21 answers

What's a good knee wrap for warmth and support? (patella tendon)

Asking for a friend: What's a good knee wrap for warmth and support? I've been treated for patella tendonosis. I'm a middle-aged man in Seattle. It doesn't get very cold here, but even below 50 degrees, my knee starts to ache. Looking for a way to keep the knee joint nice and warm, and extra support for the tendon. Thinking of buying this knee wrap. Anyone have first hand (first knee?) experience? You are not my doctor. You are not my physical therapist. My dog will be happier if I can take her for longer walks.
posted by valannc on Jan 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Sudden sore throat and lost voice. Make it not hurt!

I woke up Friday with a sore throat that quickly escalated to a painful cough and lost voice. What can I do to make the coughing, my lungs, and my ribs no hurt so much? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me cope with pain

I've been in pain every day for four years, despite physiotherapy and prescription pain medicine. How do I feel like it is worth keeping going? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Why do old people have a hump in their back?

Can someone explain why old age or bone loss causes older people to have a hump in their upper back or neck? I think its called dowager’s hump.
posted by john123357 on Feb 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Is there a healing power in the sun?

I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter. Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure. This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357 on Feb 5, 2013 - 23 answers

What do you put on vulvar abrasions to help them heal?

Embarrassing Injury Filter: I managed to scrape my vulva on a rough surface today. Now I have these little paper cut type abrasions on the very softest parts but I can't really see them and I don't know what to put on them so they heal up properly. Can I put Neosporin on them? I'm worried that if I'm not careful any ointment I use will spawn a YI or something. :( My gyno won't be open till after the New Year otherwise I'd call and ask her.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Tea Tree Filter

Should tea tree oil in bath water sting like crazy? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Should my friend go to the hospital? Symptoms inside...

YANMFD... I have a friend who, on Thursday, experienced sharp pains in his left side--he described the location as, "About an inch inside, directly aligned with my underarm". He felt it about 15 times over the course of the day and said it was "sharp and sudden" and caused him to wince and bend over. The next day, he woke up and there was blood in his right eye--not bloodshot, but blood, like a pool. It went away over the course of the day. He insists these things are not related and won't go to the doctor. As a result, I'm worried. Could these things be connected and what could they be? He's 44. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Eww-lbow

So... over the course of the day my elbow has gone weird looking - it's red and swollen and sort of squooshy feeling. The skin feels warm to the touch and it is tender. Doctor Google tells me it's probably Bursitis. So... I should probably go get it checked out. But is it a rush to the docs tonight thing or a wait to tomorrow thing?
posted by Artw on Aug 23, 2012 - 21 answers

What is this painful bump on my lip?

Fungal lip infection, cold sore/fever blister, something else?? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Aug 5, 2012 - 28 answers

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain?

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Could my birkenstocks be {causing,exacerbating} my lower-back pain?

Could my birkenstocks be {causing,exacerbating} my lower-back pain? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my medications?

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Strange Upper Back Tingling

Strange Upper Back Tingling [more inside]
posted by telsa on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Am I dying or what?

How do you know when to seek medical attention for persistent headaches? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 8, 2012 - 27 answers

anti-depression tablets for chronic pain?

It's been about six months since I last brought up depression and taking tablets with my therapist. I think I'm going to bring it up again in my next session later this week. For those dealing with chronic health and pain issues, did you find anti-depressants helped you manage and maintain a semblance of normal function? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 13 answers

The pain remains

IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91 on Nov 27, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I minimize pain during a gynecological exam?

Help me survive my upcoming gynecological exam. Special, nsfw snowflake details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 15 answers

No curry for me thanks...just pass the vaseline...

My lips are chapped. But not just, "oh, that's annoying" chapped. They're covered in red patches and the skin keeps peeling off. Nothing I try works. Halp! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Jul 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Is tender, raised "bruising" normal for a healing cyst, 3 weeks later?

A cyst that was drained on my back 3 weeks ago is still a raised, long-ish bruise (after a doctor followup and cortisone shot last week). How alarming is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim - should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test?

We are appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim. Should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test? [more inside]
posted by richb on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Incapacity insurance claim denied due to lack of objective proof of chronic pain

About to have an incapacity insurance claim denied due to lack of objective proof of chronic pain in the UK. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by richb on Feb 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Just a bad case of the vapors?

My body seems to overreact horribly to minor problems. Am I crazy or is this a documented condition? All the doctors I've seen have shrugged and asked if I was under a lot of stress. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Step = ow!

What can I do for my lower back pain while I'm traveling in a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by ManyNinjas on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

YANMD advice for the uninsured please

Dull achey pain somewhere just below my chest for over 24 hours. No insurance, YANMD, what could it be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Butterflies in my teeth?

What the hell is wrong with me? Nerve damage? Anxiety? [InsertVitamin] deficiency? Butterflies in my teeth? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Oct 31, 2010 - 18 answers

Just landed in Dublin. Where can I buy Ibuprofen (Advil) on a Sunday afternoon?

American traveller just landed in Dublin. Airline seat caused back pain. Traveller needs ibuprofen or Advil. How do we find this? It's Sunday afternoon. All we can find is panadol. Is there a way to get ibuprofen over the counter? Or even get it delivered? Our location is near = Inchicore Rd near the Kilmainham Gaol.
posted by valannc on Sep 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Looking for some ideas: What might be causing this pain?

You are not my doctor, you are not my husband's doctor, but at the same time, what might be wrong with my husband? He developed severe stomach pain (directly where his stomach is) which came on suddenly. It lasted somewhere close to six hours. Now it has changed to more generalized, gastrointestinal pain.... [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jun 12, 2010 - 29 answers

Help me compose a questionnaire for my doctor

[medical advice filter] Yes, I know, you are not my doctor, but please give me some ideas about what I need to ask the person who IS my doctor, based on my symptoms. Apologies in advance for the length and special snowflake details. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Does pain while chewing mean I need a root canal?

Pain when chewing with a composite filling. Will I need (yet another) root canal? And what's up with my teeth, anyway?! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on May 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Who to see for abdominal and groin pain?

I know you aren't a doctor, or if you are you're not my doctor, but maybe you can help me figure out what sort of doctor I should see for my abdominal and groin pain. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 - 14 answers

How to help a long-distance friend with trigeminal neuralgia?

My best friend was just diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. She initially responded to Tegretol but it was causing massive mood changes and suicidal ideations at its effective dose. Her doctor is working on figuring out what to try next. I'm 1000 miles away and can't get to her. She's single, lives alone, and is being driven crazy by the pain. I want to help -- what can I do or send that might make things a little better or easier for her? [more inside]
posted by Wisco72 on Jan 22, 2010 - 9 answers

The Subway vs. My Back

Is the subway causing my body to hurt? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Nov 20, 2009 - 17 answers

carpal tunnel and tendonitis and what to do?

Arm/wrist problems and no health insurance: what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Bo Knows . . .

Health Mystery Solved. I have been given a diagnosis of avascular necrosis. My general practitioner relayed these results to me after she saw my MRI results. On Friday I meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Please help me prepare. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

I just found out my foot pain is being caused by bunions. Now what?

I just found out my foot pain is being caused by bunions. Now what? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Jun 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I go to podiatrist?

My feet are in pain. What kind of doctor should I go to? I've heard that podiatry is sort of a dubious branch of medicine. [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on May 19, 2009 - 17 answers

4 am Abdominal Pain: How Serious?

YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: Last night I was rudely awakened in the very early morning by an intense abdominal pain. I managed to make it to my computer, only to freak myself out about all the possibilities it could be. How serious does this seem, and is it reasonable to just keep a watchful eye on it? [more inside]
posted by ThyroidBob on Apr 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Insert "pain in the neck" joke here.

Did I pinch a nerve? If so, who best to go to? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jan 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Daily headaches & migraines - how can I be free of them??

Dear MeFites, please help me find a way to live without these constant headaches. I have had chronic daily headaches, and at least 2-3 migraines a month, for the past ten years. I have tried everything I can think of short of surgery but nothing besides taking painkillers seems to help (and those only a little these days). [more inside]
posted by katala on Nov 30, 2008 - 40 answers

Possible strained armpit muscle--looking for advice on care/diagnosis/prognosis and other options

I'm a 26 yr old male and suspect I have strained my right teres major muscle. Is it worth seeing a general practitioner/family doctor first (I suspect they will just toss me painkillers and tell me about R.I.C.E.)? If not a GP, what are ways I can find somebody in sports medicine or physical therapy (do they have hundred dollar new patient processing fees, etc too?) apart from references from acquaintances? Also, any relevant suggestions on what else I can do are also greatly appreciated. I am relatively inexperienced with dealing with doctors/doctor's offices but am interested in how I can become a more informed patient. [more inside]
posted by weakcore on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Groin/Hip Strain/Sprain

YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Frequent injuries

Is it normal that I get injured so easily? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 16 answers

How can we get our eight-year-old son diagnosed and feeling better?

How can we get our eight-year-old son diagnosed and feeling better? (long) [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 11, 2008 - 16 answers

When the cure is worse....

How to wean off of tramadol? [more inside]
posted by ohdeanna on Feb 27, 2008 - 8 answers

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