Post operation took stool softener Colase for 3 days. No
Post operation took stool softener Colase for 3 days. No significant result. Ate fruit daily. One week post op used dulcolox suppository. Am having runny rectal discharge and a burning sensation. Never had problems with bowels in past. How do I correct this?
I am in a terrible situation. My PCP has been prescribing
Hello. I am in a terrible situation. My PCP has been prescribing Dilaudid for me for 10 years. She just isn't comfortable nor does she want the responsibility. I have herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, chronic intractable migraines and chronic muscle spasm which never relaxes despite taking flexeril 3 times per day. I am having a hard time finding any Dr to help me with my pain issues. I am an RN and I am aware that there is always the concern regarding drug seekers, but I have documented conditions that are painful. Do you know where I can get any help?JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?Customer: The migraines can be episodic, depending on weather, smells etc. Sometimes they last for several days, even weeks whenI don't have anything to break the cycle. I take Midrin as well as Imitrex nasal spray but neither of those stop the pain.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I'm sorry, yes there is nausea and vomiting...I take compazine and/or zofran; light sensitivity also. I've had migraines since I was 12 and had a closed head injury requiring surgical intervention. I take metoprolol 50mg bid as a preventative (doesn't help). I have kidney stones, pelvic congestion syndrome, thyroid goiter. Herniated C5-C6, degenerative disc disease L5-S1. The muscle spasms in my neck, shoulder and back are in a constant state of contraction. My daughter is a licensed massage therapist and worked on me for over an hour yet I had no relief. I did try Botox injections which helps a little but my insurance doesn't cover them any more and it's $1600 every three months. As a single mother, I can't afford that.
My husband is having palpitaions. He takes Atenolol and
My husband is having palpitaions. He takes Atenolol and Lotrel for HTN. He has worn a halter and was told the arrythmias are normal and benign. Try to ignore them. Saw a Cardiologist and he said try Atenolol with out Chlorthiazide when the palps are annoying. All this hasnt helped. When he gets a lot of palps he feels pressure in his head like he is upside down. We don't know what to do. It is affecting his daily life and mine. He is also a boederline Diabetic, controlling his sugar with a Paleo diet. He lost 15 lbs, now 217 at 6'1 and his sugars are in the teens.JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: Mother with diabetes. Father died very young from an accidentJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no
I have another question. I have these small spots on my
I have another question.I have these small white spots on my legs, arms back, and chest.I heard someone say reverse freckles. I've seen lots of older people with them. I started getting them a few years ago. I assumed it was sun damage - they are becoming very noticeable.Is this vitiligo? I've also read about tinea versicolor, but I don't believe I could have this for years.Is this something that could develop into large white patches?
Love ONLY, You know that I had my lumpectomy in January
For Dr. Love ONLY,You know that I had my lumpectomy in January 2014, and they got BAD margins.Then I had chemo. I would have thought that the teeny tiny bad margins would have been completely killed by the chemo.But when I had my mastectomy in September, they still found some cancer.I had assumed it was just that lobular cancer divides slowly, and the chemo couldn't kill it, no matter how small it was.But now that I've found out chemo doesn't kill stem cells, I think that what was left over was stem cells in my breast. They could never do the ER+ or - pathology on it, because it was so small. They just know it was a bit of cancer.Do you think those were stem cells in my breast? Also I'm still really worried about the bad margins in the perinodal involvement. Do you think I have stem cells there?Help. I go to Brooklyn to help my cousin tomorrow. She has MS and is having a procedure. I need to be a whole person and I am absolutely terrified by this stem cell scare.
I played tennis on Friday for the first time in about 6
I played tennis on Friday for the first time in about 6 months. I have a fairly hard serve and have had shoulder problems in the past - generally at the back of the shoulder. I felt no problems while playing, but yesterday and today the shoulder has been clicking painfully at the front of the shoulder if I move it in certain ways.What should I do about this: ibuprofen? Ice? Any stretches or other exercises? Do I need to see a doctor ASAP?
I'm 62 years old and recently discovered a red color in my
I'm 62 years old and recently discovered a red color in my semen. I assume that this is blood. About three weeks ago I saw my primary care physician about it,did urinalysis,digital exam,psa was slightly elevated,was diagnosed with prostatitis,and prescribed an antibiotic. I finished my prescription,and the red color is actually a deeper color red. I also have atrial fibrilation,take coreg and xarelto,and have an ICD. I have been taking flomax for several years for BPE. My question to you is...what do I do next? This has me very worrried. I guess that a visit to a urologist is in order ??
I seem to always have severe constipation, I eliminated
I seem to always have severe constipation, I eliminated flour from my diet, take Align daily and use suppositories frequently. Nothing seems to help. I usually only have a bowl movement once maybe twice if I'm lucky in a two week period. Help!!!JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: Pain sometimes not often. Nausea a lot. I don't have a period anymore.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have thyroid issues since 19, take meds for it. Trouble sleeping and take fluoxatine for depression.