It has been 3 1/2 weeks since I suffered a head injury, in
It has been 3 1/2 weeks since I suffered a head injury, in which I banged the top of my head very hard into the bottom of a shelf. Since then I have had scalp sensitivity. No neurological symptoms, just tension headaches when touching scalp. Dr at the time thought I may have slight concussion. I have been trying to heal from this. That brings me to present time. Yesterday I was stopped getting ready to pull out into traffic and the woman behind me rear ended me. I think she thought I was going to pull out. She was also stopped behind me and then accelerated and then rear ended my bumper. I would guess since she was close to me, she couldn't have accelerated to more than 2 mph. My bumper had some paint on it but no dents or significant damage. I wasn't wearing seat belt at the time, as I was just pulling out of the mall. I was leaning forward looking to see if any cars were coming when I felt a nice jolt from her car hitting mine. My head did not hit anything. My friend, who was the passenger said that she felt a twinge in the middle of her back. I also felt a twinge in my right hip, but I tend to have a hip issue there anyway. I immediatedly developed a tension headache and have had it for a little over 24 hours and it hasn't let up. Feels like a tight sensation around my forehead. Yesterday, I was discussing with the Dr from Just Answer about this event and he really felt like another concussion couldn't happen with this type of impact. I may have just aggravated the previous head injury or possibly have whiplash. I told him my neck felt a little stiff. I have no neck problems today. That leads me to my present question. I was surprised to wake up and still have this headache that won't let up. It isn't a severe headache but is a tension type headache that makes me not want to do much. What could be going on here? I am suppose to see a neurologist on Wed about my scalp symptoms from previous injury, but now this happened. I felt like the jolt I had was like being rammed hard by a bumper car at an amusement park.
This is rather odd, and I will be requesting a derm eval
Hi- this is rather odd, and I will be requesting a derm eval next week. The attached photos are a few days after the injury, the nails look different now, and are described below.So, my son is 18 years old and very active; he was kicked in the chest during a water polo game. Has a neck injury (whiplash) and a sternal bruise. The day after he was hit 7 of his 10 nails became purple. He had good oxygen levels, checked out fine cardiac and pulmonary wise, they did echo/ CT EKG, etc. Saw 5 physicians to theorize possibly that it was the blunt force to his chest possibly impacting the aorta, and caused increased perfusion/ overload to his digits. It was purple, some MD's wanted to puncture the nail, but we really wanted to know the cause. This is all just a theory, they also thought he wouldn't lose the nails thought it was petichea, but it appears more to have been a subungal hematoma, as if they had been smashed in a car door. (There was no trauma to his nails or hands)Anyway, now this is 2 weeks later, aside from his neck and sternal bruise- his nails are now lifting. It is apparent parts of them are no longer attached. They are dry and cracking where they aren't attached, but still pink/ attached at the perimeters of the nail - the part that was purple is now turning translucent/ yellow is growing out and lifting. The other parts look healthy. There is no pain on the nail itself, though still has some tingling in some of the fingers from the neck injury.How can we safely care for these nails? I realize this could easily take 6 months. He's very active, and we have to slow him down. He will just have to deal with the cosmetic aspect, but I want to avoid complications or infection.Advise for this care? Are there some sort of protectors, or a liquid product of some sort? Thank you.
I have had a SPN in the r lung last year .. 11mm that we did
I have had a SPN in the r lung last year .. 11mm that we did a biopsy which was inconclusive .. many CT scans later we tried a needle biopsy which also found no malignant cells and a collapsed lung... so I wanted to just wait and do another CT scan in August.JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?Customer: Yes .. I try ..but it seems like the reports and slowly losing the accuracy and detail they once provided.. My last CT showed numerous new .. two were 13 and 14 mm so they were larged and we did another bronchoscopy .. I got the results today .. the Doc said he located the biggest one and got a good sample and brush and wash.. they aging found no malignant cells .. all normal.. I don't know how long I can keep repeating this process.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: A previous CT scan provided DX of lung cancer with Metastatic lung involvement. I have asthma so I take a lot of steroids .. Last year I had pain in my hip and it was AVN .. needed THR on the right side and the left should need replacing in about 6 months.
Over the last year or so I have notices a decline in my
over the last year or so I have notices a decline in my health. Many weird things going on. Severe joint and muscle/bone pain, ringing in my left ear, visual disturbances (rx changes every year and diagnosed with macular degeneration). Now I tend to get a stomach virus a lot, 6 times this year so far. Low grade fever severe body aches and burning, left upper quad pain, nausea and vomiting and diarrhea. I have had blood work and I am vitamin D deficient and have a pos ANA. Rheumatologist dismissed me with a fibromyaligia diagnosis. I have also had to have 2 knee surgeries in be past year do to my meniscus tearing apart. I am 46, very active, eat healthy and exercise as much as possible. But lately the fatigue and body and joint pain is horrible.JA: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?Customer: yes i do have dizzy spells and fever when I have the nausea episodes. The fever is new.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Oh, I am now bruising very easily.
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I was in a vehicle crash a month ago and lump on my head
I was in a vehicle crash a month ago and lump on my head wont go downJA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?Customer: its soft and over 3 weeks nowJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I have a dark area on the base on my penile shaft left hand
Hi I have a dark area on the base on my penile shaft left hand side. At first thought it may be a bruise or damage from sex but it has been here for at least two months now. Around the patch a few smaller dark patches appear to be located around the base of hairs.
FCPS (R) General Surgery
I have extreme swelling of my lower extremities and
I have extreme swelling of my lower extremities and decreased urination. I have a hx of pyleonephritis (×12) as well as many it's ice not been able to sleep for days and my knees hurt from swelling. Went to pcp and they want bloodwork before giving me a referral to nephrologist. Should I go to the ER and if so what can they do? It feels as though my kidneys are failing. At the least ckd. I'm very worried. I've been this way for a week with off and on edema for approx 8 months. PLEASE helpJA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: Nothing really am taking 20 mgs of lasik but no effect. Much swellingJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Hx of pyleonephritis x 12 frequent utis
PGR (Internal Medicine)
My daughter has a low platelet count. They prescribed iron.
My daughter has a low platelet count. They prescribed iron. Her count went from 55 to 66, to today 40, but her iron was up. She had a bone marrow scan said not lukemia. She is 25. She ITP at 3 years of age.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes. She is seeing a urologist. They did the bone marrow scan a couple of weeks ago and the blood reading today.JA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: My health is pretty good. My daughter told me she has bruised easily, dark purple and black all her life. She has very heavy periods. She saw an OB_GYN as part of this platelet investigation. They put her on "the pill" to help.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: She is adopted. She is biologically my niece. Her father is African American. Both parents were heavy drug users- heroin and cocaine.
I have brusing on my legs and feet, not much, just if socks
I have brusing on my legs and feetJA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: not much, just if socks are tightJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: nothing I can think of have been pretty healthy