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2 1 3 days ago
what could it be if a 62 year old man has the following symptons : A large yellow spot over his eye running into his hairline, somtimes has blurred vision, loses sense of surroundings and people he knows, headaches, and stuttering that comes and goes.
3 2 6 days ago
I am 72 years old. Yesterday I had TURP - prostate surgery as outpatient. After the surgery nurse bombarded with Oxycodone to relieve the pain. Now I have big constipation and when I push blood comes outside of Foley catheter. How do I relieve constipation ?
2 1 6 days ago
My hands and fingers have gotten very sore and stiff just in the last 2 to 3 months. I am 69 years old with fibromyalgia (sp?) My right hand middle finger has just started catching and doesn t want to straighten up. Worse in the mornings. Hands go numb and tingly a lot. Feet / toes starting to...
2 1 6 days ago
Thank you. My MRI showed I have A 9 mm cyst in the left liver and 12 mm cyst in the inferior right liver. The portal and hepatic veils are patent? Am I suppose to be worried? I am 72 years old and female. A 9 mm cyst is noted at the upper pole of the left kidney.
2 1 Mon, 5 Nov 2018
I was prescribed Methylprednisolone in the ER by a doctor I who admitted he could not really identify my spinal pain. Several years ago I was hit by a car on my right hip. Last year I had several surgeries on my lumbar spinal column. I am 70 years old and had a stent put in one of my heart...
2 1 Mon, 5 Nov 2018
I am a massage therapist and my client has had the same pain for months when I massage his back. His pain is mostly on his left side at the base of his ribs but he also experiences a less painful version on the right side as well. He says his doesn t bother him until I start really prodding that...
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
I m a 66-year-old male. I m 50 lbs overweight, but don t smoke. Diet is healthy, other than quantity. I ve been taking several medications for heart-related issues for 10-15 years, but generally feel well. BP and heart rhythm well controlled. I ve developed tenderness in my lower legs, just below...
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
86 YEAR OLD MALE FEELING DIZZY, FEELS PRESSURE ON HEART, FACE A LITTLE SWOLLEN AND ALITTLE RED, SNEEZED A COUPLE A TIMES AND CONFUSED. BLOOD PRESSURE 144 OVER 74. NO MEDS TAKEN NOW ONLY VITAMINS. IN PAST YEARS WAS ON HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE. BLOOD WORK LAST WEEK GREAT BUT DR SAID ONLY A...
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
my 82 yr old husband has blood pressure too low and has been taking atenolol for several years ...he takes half a 25mg pill every day, can he safely cut back to every other day … has never had a heart attack this med s taken because of stent several years ago ?
3 2 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
My 85-year-old father was just in a car accident and the hospital took x-rays and did not find any broken bones. They released him but he is now complaining about shortness of breath. I’m concerned because he is having trouble breathing. What should I do?
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
I am a 61 year old female. I have had the following symptoms for approx a month. It started with pain in the right hip then progressed to the upper thigh to include spasms. Knee pain and stabbing pain in the right foot and toes. The foot is also swollen. I do have M.S. And rheumatoid arthritis.
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
Hello! I am 61 and have consitipation. This has been going on for approximately 2-3 wks. I have used Miralax every other day with little results. I am so bloated, pain in my back and pain of the left side. I had a resection of my colon in 2010 remving about 9 of colon. I have stage 1 Kidney...
2 1 Sat, 3 Nov 2018
I M A 76 YEAR OLD WOMAN AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A ECTACTIC OF THE RIGHT EXTERNAL JUGULAR VEIN. THE VEIN PROTRUDES WHEN BREATHING OUT AND/OR BEARING DOWN AND RETRACTS TO NORMAL WHEN AT REST. FIRST OFFICE VISIT TO A THORASIC DOCTOR WAS IN JAN. 2018. HE MEASURED IT BY SONOGRAM. RECENTLY I RETURNED TO...
2 1 Fri, 2 Nov 2018
My mother, who is 81, has been experiencing blood pressure spikes with systolic ranging from 135 to 168, as well as vertigo and nausea. She went to the ER a week ago and came home after her BP went down to 135, but I am concerned because her mother experienced many strokes. She is very thin, but...
3 2 Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I am concerned about blood in my urine when I go to the bathroom I am 67 year old female. Could not go to the bathroom for awhile when traveling when I did go I found pink like blood on the tissue I wear between my v and panty area Urine is dark like tea and light blood very small blood clots...
2 1 Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I am an 80-year-old Caucasian male in good health. I normally drink 3 or 4 beers of beer after dinner and before going to bed. Recently I discovered blood in my urine; I stopped drink beer and drank several glasses of water. By morning there was no more visible blood in my urine. Will beer alone...
2 1 Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I saw a small amount of blood in my urine yesterday and again today. I m 68 years old and in good shape. Worked hard yesterday shoveling snow. Had a physical 13 months ago. Checked out good. My email YYYY@YYYY . Should I have anything to worry about?
2 1 Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I am an 80 year old female taking an antibiotic for what may be a urinarary tract infection. The urine sample test results are not back. The preliminary test showed some blood in the urine. I have some lower back pain, bloating, gas and pain the the lower abdomen. I started the antibiotic about...
2 1 Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I am a 70 year old woman, in good health. I took a fall down the basement stairs last week and broke my arm. I was taking hydrocodone for a day or two but have not had to take anything more for pain. In the last two days I have noticed my stools are dark, almost black. Should I be worried?
2 1 Tue, 16 Oct 2018
I ve severe headaches 24/7 for the last 3 months. My eyesight is light sensitive and my eyes hurt. Also I am not steady on my feet and if I sit for awhile, i.e. my grandson s football I have trouble standing up, stagger and have to hold on to railing. I am a 69 year old female. I do not have...