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Is my neck OK? Is my tummy OK?

Sudden neck pain and tummy troubles. Am I okay? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 16, 2011 - 8 answers

What's causing my joint pain?

Help me work out the cause of joint pain over the last two weeks. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Is my knee injured?

Knee problem filter: I have just started noticing a slight problem with my left knee. It feels like a dull pain in the joint and is worse when i walk and move my leg up and down. I do a lot of spinning, elliptical and walking. I am 26 years old and female. -Is this serious? Should I see a doctor? -Is there anything I could do to make it worse? Types of activities I should avoid? -Any home care remedies that would help? Thanks! I appreciate your help!
posted by Equiprimordial on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Mysterious intermittant unilateral joint pain

I never thought I'd be asking Metafilter a medical question, but after baffling two doctors, I figure it's worth a shot. Anyone ever had/heard of attacks of joint pain affecting all joints on one side of the body only? [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner on Aug 3, 2011 - 17 answers

What have I done to cause my foot to radiate pain with out a specific incident?

What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Do I force myself to feel the pain or do I let a callous grow?

Do I force myself to feel the pain or do I let a callous grow? [more inside]
posted by Submiqent on Jul 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Alexander or Acupuncture?

If you've tried Alexander technique or acupuncture for neck or back pain, did they work? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

omfg i hate peeing

I recently started getting UTIs and bladder inflammation after every weekend I go to see my boyfriend and have sex with him. I need some guidance so I know what kinds of questions to ask my doctor, 'cause I am damn tired of needing to pee in pain every 10 goddamn seconds. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jul 27, 2011 - 65 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

Help me with my inner elbow pain!

I get inner elbow pain from playing racquetball or rock climbing. What's going on and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jul 22, 2011 - 11 answers

what kind of treatment for hip pain?

Mid 30s and healthy. Who should I see for recently appearing hip pain? Orthopedist, physical therapist, rolfing, other? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Jul 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Help with back pain

I'm a 25 year old guy and quite tall (6'6). I often sit down for much of the workday. I also bike and walk everywhere (I don't drive). In recent weeks I've been experiencing some back pain. This evening, upon leaving work, I began experiencing the worst sustained back pain I've ever felt. Hard to bend over, painful to walk, or do much of anything. It has been hurting for 3 hours now. I'm going to call the doc tomorrow, but does anyone know of a good mattress to buy for such an ailment? (Mine is awful, sags in the middle, etc.) Or anything else I can do?
posted by LeonBernstein on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

I never want to find out I have three months to live.

How do you know when your "not feeling well" is an actual cause for concern? Two people I know have been diagnosed with cancer and then passed away very shortly afterwords after seemingly common/benign symptoms. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jul 19, 2011 - 20 answers

How to get water out of a ear/stop ringing

[Water + Ear + Pain + Ringing] YANMD: Jumped/cannonballed into a lake this weekend - the water went down to 10 feet. The moment I was underwater my ear had a sharp pain. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Help us fix the pain in the neck

The partner has two herniated discs in his neck C6/C7, as well as some disc bulges. Have you have success with treatment for the same problem in the same area? If so, what was it? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Bean betrayal. Is it possible?

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, but the more you eat, the more you fart. Is it true, Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 7, 2011 - 24 answers

Dog with tender inner thighs.

Why are my dog's inner thighs tender? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jul 7, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I help my friend solve her mysterious abdominal pain issue?

How do I help my friend solve her mysterious abdominal pain issue? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jul 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem?

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Or you could just stick chewing gum over it

You Are Not My Dentist-filter: Tooth filled with composite (white) filling six months ago. This week, it's started hurting when chewing or when drinking hot drinks. Why? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 30, 2011 - 14 answers

No pain no gain?

I hurt the backs of my thighs (my sciatic nerve? maybe?) in yoga class on Monday. Should I go back tonight? [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Ow.

I hate sex. Now what? Question is unfocused and NSFW. Sorry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 48 answers

What did I do to myself ?

What did I do to my lower leg last night? Denial about a potentially torn knee ligament and long recovery time have me wondering (hoping) it's not that serious. More inside. [more inside]
posted by duckus on Jun 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Why does my lower back hurt?

Why does my lower back hurt and what can I do about it? I took a trip to Asia 2 days ago, and now while laying down my lower back (and hips) is incredibly painful, but other times it doesn't hurt. It feels like it's being pulled apart when I lay down in ANY position. It seemed like the plane trip is somehow what aggravated it.
posted by Patrick Leo on Jun 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Belly pain extravaganza!

Crohn's and Endometriosis: Questions to ask my OBGYN... [more inside]
posted by ForeverDcember on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Dog panting- pain or heat?

Family Dog is a 14.5 year old Dalmatian/Blue Heeler mix. Last summer she was diagnosed with spinal stenosis- a narrowing of the spinal column- basically, she has a "bad back", which causes her pain, makes her sometimes get her back feet get crossed and mixed up. Currently, she's on 3 pain meds (Tramadol, Gabapentin and Metacam), plus glucosamine to help her mobility. I can't tell how well they're working. [more inside]
posted by Steve3 on Jun 5, 2011 - 8 answers

I feel a bit like Dr. Strangelove

YANMD, YANAD. But, do you have any idea what might be going on with my hand/arm/fingers? General description: sharp, acute pain and lack of mobility, followed by growing tingling, burning, itching sensation. WAY more details inside. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jun 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Mystery abdominal pain

(Warning - graphic details about my GI tract inside!) [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Jun 1, 2011 - 20 answers

If I knew Dr. House, I'd ask him

(medfilter) asking for my girlfriend who's beginning to think she's crazy after the 2nd emergency room visit in less than a year where she's been told there's nothing wrong. Her primary complaint is stabbing pain on her right side, right at her ribcage. Sometimes radiating into her chest. Pain can go from annoying (most of the time) to debilitating. She states that she's had some kind of pain there for most of her adult life. I know you are not her doc but I'm hoping that the symptoms might ring a bell to someone. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing on May 31, 2011 - 28 answers

On tonights episode of "ow my balls"

YANAD but any ideas why my manly areas hurt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for ideas for Thyroid Eye Disease

Anyone out there with Thyroid Eye Disease? What has worked for you? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

I love the East Coast; my feet do not.

When will my feet toughen up and stop hurting? [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on May 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Help ease my post tonsillectomy pain!

Post-Tonsillectomy Question: Any tips on making swallowing liquids/solid foods easier, sooner? [more inside]
posted by smitt on May 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

How can I cope emotionally/psychologically with chronic physical pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

How is dairy causing chest pain?

Do you have any ideas on why I have chest pain when I eat dairy? [more inside]
posted by amj on May 17, 2011 - 7 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

Can I ignore electric shock pain?

Herniated disc, doctor says it's ok to climb (can't make it worse). First week back, electric shock pain. Can I safely ignore this? [more inside]
posted by defben on May 12, 2011 - 8 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

What do you know about back injuries/treatments/etc?

Back injury = drugs, discs, and MRIs?? Oh my! [more inside]
posted by itsacover on May 12, 2011 - 23 answers

Stomach Gas

YANMD. My mother and I share a strange gastro-intenstinal issue for which I need to find an answer. If we don't eat regularly, I get what can best be described as gas. It doesn't feel like heartburn but more of a general pain in the tummy with the need to burp. It is very uncomfortable to the point that I can't do much of anything but sit and ride it out. I have always been told by my West Indian mother that there is nothing that can be done except eat small meals regularly or drink tea. I find it hard to believe that this is the means by which I have to treat this problem. [more inside]
posted by trinigirl on May 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me with my decorating issues!

Please help me find a desk chair that will help ease my lower back pain and look pretty, too! [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on May 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Why is my finger so lumpy?

Please help with any diagnostic insight you might have (or insight as to how to get a better diagnosis), as well as alternatives to treatments that I am intolerant to trying [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on May 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Help, I'm In An Abusive Relationship With My Innards

I've been a puking, painful sulfur factory for a month and a half. All my test results have been negative, and my GP is stumped. Wondering if anyone's experienced similar and can clue me in about what I have. Warning: Gross. [more inside]
posted by Gianna on May 3, 2011 - 22 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

phalange SOS

please forgive my typing. i had a crush injury to my index finger one month ago. my question involves trying to figure out a way to minimize involuntary hand movements at night which only exacerbate the pain. there has to be some clever way to do this? [more inside]
posted by futz on Apr 28, 2011 - 16 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

YANAD/YANMD – Was I mis-diagnosed?

Last Thursday and Friday I had really bad pain in my back on the right side, in the middle – just about where the ribcage ends. I had a low-grade fever on Friday evening. On Saturday morning I decided that the pain was bad enough to necessitate a trip to an Urgent Care facility, as my doctor does not have weekend hours. [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Stupid burning stupid hand

Can you help me stop stupid burning my stupid hand? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 18, 2011 - 42 answers

i hate my tonsils.

Just had my tonsils removed. The liquid Vicodin I was given keeps wearing off every two hours. I can only take it every four. Help me prolong the pain-relief (and survive the next few days). [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Apr 13, 2011 - 31 answers

Mystery stomach/pelvic pain/no energy yet tests are negative. Now what?

Doctor doctor, gimmie the news. What is wrong with me (YNMD)? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 12, 2011 - 17 answers

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