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Approximately two days ago I began to experience severe leg pain. This includes the calf and knee. I had a TKR 7 years ago, have had no problems. I have Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. My glucose has been high, averaging 130. I take Metformin, Vytorin, Lisinipril, Oxybutinin, Trileptal...
2 1 14 hours ago
I leaned over a metal arm of a chair to reach something on the floor. Did this to the side not front and heard a pop noise under the rib cage. It s been a week and I m feeling more pain today. What should I do for this? Thought for a rib injury there was nothing to do but wrap it up and take it...
2 1 14 hours ago
I had a fall onto my stomach/rib area and getting spasms when trying to move especially when lying down also my bowel movements have been affected. I am feeling bloated and worried if I have a twisted bowel. I Fell onto a chair back two days ago and have tried to let it heal up but the spasms...
2 1 14 hours ago
pain swelling numbness left lower arm-hand slight color change to lt hand-swelling localized at thumb side of wrist about 2 inches long above wrist--no recent injury or bite--concerned might be blook clot--53 yo male woke up this am with considerable pain in arm-wrist -hand
2 1 18 hours ago
Hello Dr. Planning to have Right Hip replacement surgery in January and 65 years old and good health at Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge LA. Would like to know the pro & con, success of surgery. Presently have bone to bone hip contact and taking pain medication. Appreciate your professional...
2 1 18 hours ago
My left shoulder/neck area has been hurting for about 3 weeks. It feels like I ve slept on it wrong. Some of the pain feels like a tight muscle (the neck area) and some is lower in the shoulder, beneath and at the bottom of the shoulder blade. Taking ibuprofen lessens the pain, but I don t like...
6 1 18 hours ago
Hello. I fell about a week ago on my ankle. i fell off a chair and landed on my right ankle inward. I didnt roll it. I had severe swelling, clear from my mid calf all the way to my toes. The swelling has gone down but my ankle keeps bruising. My pain has not gotten any better either. My pain is...
6 1 19 hours ago
I fell backward down 8 steps 2 days ago. Most of my pain is beter but right under my left breast and under my left arm hurt severely, especially when I stand up afetr sitting. I can t even stand to buckle my seat belt because the movement hurts so bad.
6 1 19 hours ago
Dear Dr. I am 26 yrs now, and i know its not genetic reason that im not growing because my parents are taller. and i would like to know is there any way of growing at least 2 to 3 inches more. right now i am 5 feet. Your suggestion will mater me most. Please also advice if there is anything i can...
2 1 19 hours ago
I have a swollen ankles, both feet, especially in the evening. What can be the reason? I spent a lot of time working on my computer. Recently I got a high blood pressure. I also drink 2 - 3 bottles of beer daily. To ad to it, I have a spinal stenosis and pain disturbs mi with walking. Any...
6 1 19 hours ago
My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago and now has pain from his bones where it has spread into his hips and pelvis. I would like to know whether this is the beginning of the end or whether he could still live for several years to come
2 1 19 hours ago
Hi, my name is Monique. My brother called me tonight to tell me about my father this past weekend. He is 72 years old and always a very active man. He still works (barber). I learned he has been taking something called a quinie for leg cramps. Another possible name Qualaquin? I guess the drug is...
8 1 19 hours ago
Dear Doctor, I last had a bone density scan a year ago which showed Osteopenia in my spine although hips were normal. I have an 8 history of eating disorders (mostly bulimia and only slightly underweight although irregular periods, until the past 19 months when things became more anorexic and BMI...
2 1 19 hours ago
I am unable to bend my knee completely when walking giving me a twist in my gait. I have had an MRI which shows arthritis of the patella and a bone spur. My doctor says there is a weakness in the muscle but I have completed PT and the overall I did gain strength but the abrupt twist when my knee...
6 1 19 hours ago
Hi, I ran a marathon today and at around mile 7, the side of my right leg started hurting, from about the ankle to the mid calf. I ran the rest of the marathon after that, so about 19 more miles, and now I see that there is a bruise there. Was that most likely the problem all along? Or is it...
6 1 19 hours ago
Hello I started getting pain in the back part of my pelvis - and my skin right above it was red. Then the pain and the redness moved over to my backbone. The redness and pain are rising upward on my backbone. I ve had this for approximately one week. Can you tell me what the cause may be. Thank you.
2 1 19 hours ago
I thought I had a charlie horse last saturday but the pain persists. Drove for 4 hours and was playing horeshoes (about 4 hours after the drive) when it happened. It is OK if I am laying down, but once up and walking, it hurts after a few steps. There is no redness and the area is not hot to the...
2 1 19 hours ago
I have a friend who has been in a wheel chair for 15 years and incontinence really keeping her home bound. She has taken some medications that are no longer working. I have seen ads on t.v. for some kind of procedure where patients said Sorry I waited so long . I feel sorry for this lady and...
2 1 19 hours ago
70-year old woman frequently has sharp, persistent pain just below ribs on right front. Has occurred for several years. 4 10 , 165 lbs. Frequent NSAIDs for knee injury. Does not appear to be related to diet or indigestion. Aggravated by movement, not helped by heat.
2 1 19 hours ago
I have been experiencing pain in my left hip for awhile, with an occasional stab of pain shooting down my leg. But today When I woke up my leg was swelled up and has been painful all day. It hurts all the way down. Also I have had a small amount of nausea.
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