M left hand ring finger is starting to swell and turning a
M left hand ring finger is starting to swell and turning a dark blue light black. Have I been bitten by something. I know I have not hit it with a hammer or banged it.JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: Good and activeJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am a diabetic with high blood pressure
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I stopped using a mat while designing flowers and for a week
I stopped using a mat while designing flowers and for a week had pain behind my knees and a very sore feeling at night, now I feel small electric shock in the inner thigh area next to my knees and radiating upwardJA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: i feel soreness at night when I stop moving, no swelling but my left knee "crease" feels like there is a cutJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had a double hernia surgery last fall and a colposcopy shorty before. I also had to take a small radiation pill to check my thyroids before the hernia surgery unrelated
I have some hyperpigmentation on my legs that seem to have
I have some hyperpigmentation on my legs that seem to have knots under the skin. Any idea of what that could be?JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?Customer: Honestly I've had them for a good while. I didn't notice them until after I was on blood thinners for a while. I noticed them shortly after I went off. They are on my calf muscles and thighs. They haven't changed at all. No other issues with my skin or nails lately.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I do have lupus and lupus nephritis, high blood pressure as well. I had the one blood clot but I've been clear of those for a long time.
FCPS (R) General Surgery
We were on vacation in Puerto Rico for the past 5 days, on
We were on vacation in Puerto Rico for the past 5 days, on day 2 my feet and hands started swelling and redness on. It's sides of my feet and up my ankles, by the 3rd Morning swelling g down but feet red red and even feeling bruised on top and bottom. The flight returning home was 5 hours, have been sleeping with legs elevated. By the end of the night I have no ankle bones I'm so swollen. I take hydrochlorithyazide daily 25 mg. I am 51 and take cyclobenzaprene nightly for tension in neck. It's 9:20 am and have been up since 4:30 for a 50 min flight home. Feet and ankles swollen and elevated already. Any suggestions?
Consultant Physician& Rheumatologist
I have some questions regarding lip discoloration. A few
I have some questions regarding lip discoloration. A few days ago I noticed a small grey area on my lower lip closer to the corner of my lip. It seems to have come on suddenly and it is not painful. I have had dry chapped lips lately and I noticed it when I just licked my lips and thought I felt a very tiny bump. When I looked at it, that is when I noticed the grey area on my lip. I checked the rest of my mouth and I haven't noticed any other spots like that anywhere. Since i first noticed the discoloration, the area seems to be a little smaller.I live on a farm and our family has livestock so I spend time outside working around the farm. I always wear sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen in it.I am just wondering what it could be. I don't recall injuring that area, but could it just be a broken blood vessel or a bruise? Could it be something more serious?I have a history of menopause, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and cervical herniated discs.Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
FCPS (R) General Surgery
I have a pain in my inner upper thigh. It feels like a deep
I have a pain in my inner upper thigh. It feels like a deep bruise, but I haven't done anything physical. I was on vacation and flew from Ohio to Arizona. While I was there, i threw my back out, so I've been moving kind of awkwardly. My concern is do I have a blood clot? The pain didn't start until Monday afternoon, and I last flew on Friday. Is this just a muscle pull from walking strange.JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: Other than my back, nothing unusual, except I picked up a cough while I was in Phoenix. Could I have pulled a muscle?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: i have medium high cholesterol, and my last a1c was 5.7. and I'm probably more sedentary that I should be. I work a desk job.
In Jan 2017 I had blood work done and my ALT was 109 and my
HiJA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: In Jan 2017 I had blood work done and my ALT was 109 and my AST was 62, all other liver functions were normal. I had sustained a groin injury the previous week and my groin and upper thigh were bruised and black and blue. I was given a Tylenol and advil cocktail for about a week to help with the pain and swelling.JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: I am and still currently taking testosterone cypionate 200mgs per week. I was also using Nanrolone Deconate at the time for several months prior, to help with a shoulder impingement. I take Lexapro, daily , various vitamins , essential fatty acids, and a fat burner capsules I am allergic to PenicillinJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: My lab work was otherwise normal. I was playing baseball for a week, 2 games per day for 5 days. I know that exercise can raise ALT levels . I also work out with weights several days a week.
I play a lot of soccer and periodically catch my toe in the
I play a lot of soccer and periodically catch my toe in the ground when I kick the ball. I have a pain on the top inside of my footJA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: its been a couple weeks now. It's not tender to the touch or swollen. It hurts when I run and after a soccer game. I've a compression wrap while I play with little relief.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Nothing related to this. This isn't the first time this has happened but it usually goes away after a week or two whereas this time it's sticking around