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Slam. Ouch. OUCH. Faint.

I had a small but very painful accident involving a car door and a finger and need some advice - like do I need to see a doctor and what might happen if I do / don't. Warning - possibly wince-inducing details inside. [more inside]
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence on May 9, 2016 - 19 answers

How to stop my cat from play biting with a sleeping newborn?

My cat suddenly thinks I am a great toy - help? Noise makers not allowed - the baby is (finally!) sleeping. [more inside]
posted by skittlekicks on Aug 7, 2015 - 9 answers

"Hey Dad, I Didn't Know You Cared!" or How to Reply?

My biological dad suddenly emailed me out of the blue. I have only been approached by him one other time. I am not exactly sure how to proceed here. Prepare for wall of text as my family history is straight out of the Jerry Springer Show. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2015 - 59 answers

Hobbies for the one-handed

Recently, I took up knitting and guitar to keep me occupied. This week, I broke my dominant/writing hand--entire arm is completely unusable down to elbow, after surgery and splinting, and this'll continue for at least 4 weeks, if not more. Are there any hobbies that can be done one-handed in the meantime, to keep me from getting incredibly bored? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 30, 2015 - 19 answers

Help me fix my penis. Or at least help me leave it alone.

I have a friction burn on my penis. Is there anything other than time that could cure it? And if time is the only option, how does a guy who's been bookending his days with an orgasm for over a decade turn it off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2014 - 19 answers

YANMD, but...

I have separated my shoulder. Should I get surgery? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on May 1, 2014 - 15 answers

Ouchy Tooth

I have a really painfully sensitive spot on the top of one of my teeth, near the gumline. What is this? How can I mitigate the pain till I see the dentist? (Or is this a dental emergency?) [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Oct 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Ma, it hurts!

As I get older (34f) I'm finding that when I stub my toe or accidentally bump myself somewhere, it hurts so much more than it used to. I used to bounce back pretty quickly. It's not like I bruise more easily, just the immediate pain is more acute and lasts a bit longer. Got any tips on how to bring back more resilience?
posted by mooza on Sep 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Dog's post-Tightrope cruciate ligament surgery expectations?

If a dog has the Tightrope cruciate ligament repair surgery, is it possible to tear it again? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Jul 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Comfortable shoes for NYC businessman edition.

I just trudged 3/4 of a mile down 42nd street. My fancy black dress shoes (Allen Edmonds) are NOT cut out for this. My pinky toes have been replaced by blisters. What are the most comfortable shoes I can wear to work? I work in the financial industry but the dress code is business casual: slacks, button down shirt, maybe jacket or tie, rarely a full suit. Both black and brown shoes are needed, men's size 12. Must withstand walking in NYC.
posted by BigVACub on Jun 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Am I supposed to be healing this slowly? Or is this quick?

5 days ago, had general anesthesia lapropscopic surgery for salpingo oopherectomy (badly scarred right ovary and tube removed), appendectomy, D&C and exploratory surgery found massive adhesions and one intestinal cyst. Everything was cleaned up, I was sent home that afternoon with 2 days of Percocet and given basic after-care instructions. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 8, 2013 - 20 answers

I handled electrical tape and now my throat really hurts. WTF?

I was taping an ethernet cord over my doorframe with vinyl electrical tape. I can't find the label, but I remember it had a warning saying that the tape contains chemicals that the state of California recognizes to cause cancer. After maybe ten minutes of futzing with it (and breathing), I have a minor headache, my throat hurts a lot, and breathing feels weird and cold. Page 2 of this document warns about fumes from molten electrical tape, but I didn't heat it. Was the warning label accurate? I can't find any scientific info online. Should I take this stuff down from my walls, or will it be OK now that I'm no longer actively handling it?
posted by randomname25 on Feb 22, 2013 - 20 answers

Can you convince me that chiropractors are real science?

Lots of lumbar pain, limited options. Advise please! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jan 30, 2013 - 40 answers

Ouch, my chest! Advice please, Cold-Climate Mefites?

Severely painful nipples in the cold! I’m as rugged-up as I’m going to get. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 18 answers


Ouch-filter: I have a vicious plantar wart that is paining me so much that it's getting difficult to walk. 2 part question about pain management and treatment options inside. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Nov 13, 2012 - 51 answers

Help me choose a mouse that won't hurt me

Help me choose a computer mouse that won't hurt me the way the one I just bought does. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 24, 2012 - 26 answers

I ain't got time for little piggies.

Picture it: Brock "The Python" McMacho, three-time MMA middle-weight champion, retired Navy SEAL and two-time recipient of the Purple Heart, blearily stumbles to the bathroom in the middle of the night. He stubs his toe. Does it hurt? Does it hurt as much as it would hurt me, a big softie? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Mama bear's bed was tooooo soft.

Is there any hope for a too soft mattress? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

I hear 'em whispering when I walk by

What's the right way to walk in Vibram Five Fingers? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

help my neck feel better!

Sore neck, shoulder and arm from slouching in front of my computer. Any tips on making myself feel better? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Do I have a potential problem with aggressive behavior?

My adult female Rottweiler exhibited resource guarding aggression for the first time today. I am inclined to simply not give her the treat that made her growl ever again, but what else should I be doing to insure we don't have a problem? [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Help for stomach issues

Today, my SO went to the doctor about the stomach upset she's been experiencing over the last few weeks and was diagnosed with gastritis. Please help us deal. [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on May 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Ow. owie. Ouch.

YANMD being a given, I could use some advice re my thumb, of all things. Maybe a week or so ago I started having difficulty with it.... [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Doctor? Or quit whining?

Sudden, kind of horrible knee pain--wtf, body? Is this okay, or should I go see a doctor? If the latter, what kind of doctor should I see? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Apr 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Pinto Toe

Without a podiatrist, how do I fix my big toe? I do not think it is a hangnail, and it looks normal to the eye. But I could bump it on a down pillow and it will be so painful I want to chop it off. And it's a delayed pain. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 25, 2011 - 19 answers

looking for tiny earthing car accessory

I am looking for a tiny car earthing accessory I had years back. You touched the car with it before touching it with your bare hand, which would "defuse" (?) the static electricity and keep you from getting shocked by the car. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jan 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Is my trackpad hurting my finger pads?

Often my fingertips seem tender and a bit worn, which seems to have something to do with my computer usage. Is this normal!? Is this a trackpad-related injury? Any remedies?
posted by KLF on Dec 20, 2010 - 14 answers

I want to stop limping!

What I think is my Achilles Tendon or is in that area at least started hurting like crazy on my right foot when I walk. I would like to see a doctor about this but my health insurance has a super high deductible, and is mainly to keep an unforeseen emergency from bankrupting me. How can I have someone check this out where it won't cost me an arm and a leg, is there some kind of clinic I can go to? Mid 20s, located in LA.
posted by 12%juicepulp on Oct 12, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I get medical tape off a toddler?

Tape off a toddler? [more inside]
posted by staggering termagant on Aug 16, 2010 - 15 answers

I didn't know they made melon ballers that small

Eye injury? ER now, urgent care tomorrow, regular doc Monday, or relax-it'll-be-fine? [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Aug 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Exercise for the freshly hobbled

Can you suggest some exercise for the freshly hobbled? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Plz don't take my bloods, I need them.

Why am I having trouble having blood drawn? The Life Insurance Company won't sell me a policy if I can't prove I have blood running through my veins. [more inside]
posted by GodricVT on Mar 5, 2010 - 30 answers

Blister, blister, who's got the blister?

Your tried and true speedy blister recovery tips, please. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Mar 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Help my bf's junk!

Circumcision at 21. Should he? Are there different types of procedures for it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me alleviate my sore throat pain

What do you do to help your sore throat feel better? [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Oct 28, 2009 - 49 answers

Am I overreacting to a yellow jacket sting?

Is this yellow jacket sting normal? I have a doctor's appointment for later today. I'm not sure if I'm overreacting. I know my histamine response is! Pics and [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Sep 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Head Meets Wall a Little Too Enthusiastically

I just returned from the ER where I was cat-scanned and screened for a concussion. I need some help. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Jun 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Pain relief for nailbiting episode?

I snapped and bit my nails way too short after having kicked the habit for several months. Now all my fingertips are seriously painful. Is there any kind of ointment or something I can buy at a drug store to cut down on the pain? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jun 23, 2009 - 10 answers

What's going on in my stomach?

YANMD, but I have a strange pain in my gut. It's been hanging around for years and years, coming and going, and I'm curious if anyone has any idea. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Apr 20, 2009 - 7 answers

How to stop hair tangling

Is there a way to keep straight hair from tangling? [more inside]
posted by jb on Mar 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Do muscle mineral soaks work?

Do muscle mineral soaks really work? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 19, 2009 - 13 answers

Lesser of two tax burdens?

My partner and I need to pay off some debt, and unfortunately we need to dip into our retirement funds. Our tax accountant is on vacation and we can't find the answer to our question. We have two sources–either sell some stock or cash out a couple of short-term IRA CDs. Which is the lesser of two evils? [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 13, 2008 - 11 answers

DIY Dentistry: always a bad idea?

Should I pull this tooth out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 17 answers

I'm drawing a line down the middle of the bed...

How can I keep my SO from kicking me in his sleep? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Nov 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Help find an Angeleno to massage my back!

Have a slightly fickle lower back after a car wreck (have had phys therapy etc) and tweaked it moving furniture this weekend. Does anyone have a good massage therapist in the Downtown Los Angeles or East Hollywood area that specializes in massaging that kind of issue?
posted by guruguy9 on Oct 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Chapter Five: I Am Attacked By Wasps

Why did the wasps attack me? What are these wasps? And am I a marked person? Shall I seek revenge? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Aug 6, 2008 - 34 answers

Hernia in C5-6

My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Feb 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Active life with a bone bruise?

Does anyone have experience with a bone bruise? I have one, apparently, just when I wanted to get serious about exercising again. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Dec 31, 2007 - 14 answers

SF Bay Area Physical Therapist for active older person?

My 74-year-old father-in-law broke his femur skiing last week. Please recommend a physical therapist in the SF Bay Area for a very active older person. [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Dec 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Do I try to win her back?

My girlfriend broke up with me. Yeah, this is one of those questions... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2007 - 41 answers

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