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I have smoked marijuana on a regular basis for a number of

I have smoked marijuana on a regular basis for a number of years and have developped an irritated/burning sensation in my throat.JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?Customer: this sensation seems to persist, even when i don't smoke when eating heated food with oily substances. I have stopped smoking now for about 7 days, and it seems to have diminished, yet when I eat heated foods or also drink carrot/beet juice the burning sensation in my throat returns for a time. I've been dealing with the burning for sometime off and on, perhaps over a year. Other discomfort at the same time is heated sensation generally like a slight feverJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I don't believe there is anything else related. Since it was sort of off and on I figured it was just something that I could live with, but since it comes back with eating heated food, I stopped smoking completely out of concern

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I have a question about some symptoms I have been having.

Hi I have a question about some symptoms I have been having.JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?Customer: Loss of appetite, feeling full/upset stomach, heart burn, tired, and my theist was hurting but has seemed to go away, but it looks red with bumps in the back.JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: Nothing that I am aware of. And i have always had stomach issues, but this seems different than normal.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am bi sexual and have had multiple partners so I am also worried it could be an std of some sort.

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I am not sure if you will remember my question, but I had

I am not sure if you will remember my question, but I had lost my voice for 9 days and was taking antibiotics. I was on the 4th day when I messaged you that my voice was still hoarse.I finished taking the antibiotics. My voice is still hoarse. It was 12 days ago that I wrote to you.My voice seems to get worse first thing after I wake and right before I got to bed.I went back and saw the doctor about it a week ago and he said that I need to wait at least another month before I should worry. This can't be right. How can my voice still be hoarse.I am getting quite concerned that it could be some type of cancer. What is your opinion?

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My 7 year old niece had open heart surgery back in 2014.

My 7 year old niece had open heart surgery back in 2014. Lately we've noticed that she always has a cough. Could this be related to a problem with the heart?JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: There's no heart problems in the family. on my niece they found that one of the tubes which is connected to the heart had a hole which was getting larger which is why they did surgery.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I have intense recurring chest pains, I feel like it could

I have intense recurring chest pains, I feel like it could be angina. Had them for years, they occured sporadically but mostly when I'm not doing anything. They feel like tight stabbing pains and they last between 5 min to 12 hours when I'm sick. I've had x-rays before for the pain but they didn't give me any answers.

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Doc, I have never really had a problem with indigestion

Doc, I have never really had a problem with indigestion throughout my life but about a month ago I started experiencing indigestion and a full feeling in my lower abdomen. I have been on every medication possible and nothing seems to help. My doc ordered a upper GI scope which I will have on Wednesday. My question is do you think this could be a symptom of any kind of cancer? I have no other symptoms other than indigestion when I eat.

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Well several years ago I was I a air plane crash. 20 years,

Well several years ago I was I a air plane crash. 20 years, and I am not sure if this is causing the pain. It started in my right ready thru the chest plate and has since moved left breaks below the plate. I am a male 62 of age have a pacemaker single lead and 150 over weight. Anyway my mini daushound stripped on left breat and pain nearly sent me through the roof.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: About 10 years I have high tolerance for pain so I can usually ignore it.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have sever asthma, bipolar disorder, and several bran injuries

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The past few weeks I've noticed that at night when i sleep,

the past few weeks I've noticed that at night when i sleep, there is saliva that leaks out of my mouth depending what side of the body I'm sleepingg on, however its definitely more pronounced towards the laft side of my mouth even when awake, it just began happening recently. No stomach pains or type of gastritis thats mentioned..its odd and annoying.what can be the cause/ thanksJA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: a few weeks, no stomach issues at allJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: i take zofran when i do have stomach issues but i haven't taken it in over two months

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I have chest pain that wont go away and all they want to is

I have chest pain that wont go away and all they want to is up my depression medication it keeps me up at night. I have had a EKG that didn't show anything. Please help meJA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?Customer: A week or two I have went to the doctor plus the ER and nothing has happen all the gave me was naproxen which doesn't workJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have uncontrollable pain that goes through my whole body it seems like and I have depression and anxiety

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