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I am a 37 yo active female. I ran miles in the brutal heat
Good afternoon. My name is ***** ***** am a 37 yo active female. I ran for 7 miles in the brutal heat yesterday (not smart, i know).After i showered when i got home i instantly had to lay down because i was feeling extremely sick to my stomach. That turned into the following 5-6 hours of terrible dizziness.Today i woke up with diarrhea and terrible fatigue. To the point where i keep falling asleep at work. When will this pass?
My bladder control at the moment is non-existent. I am
My bladder control at the moment is non-existent. I am wetting myself, my clothes, my bed, my furniture... many times each day. Especially bad when sleeping. It is like leaving a faucet on over night. I have been forced into wearing depends with an added maxi pad inside when I am out and that still doesn't get me to the toilet on time without filling my pants, socks and shoes. I have no desire to leave the house because of the accidents. My docter put me on meds two years ago to help and they had been helping me to have better control but now they do nothing. He is sending me to a urologist but the earliest appointment is November 28th. I work in an elementary school and if I can't do something about this before Sept. I am going to have to quit. Any suggestions?
My husband has a severe charlie horse type headache that has
my husband has a severe charlie horse type headache that has lasted over 12 hours. It is completely debilitating him. This isn't the first time he has had this but never lasting this long. Yesterday he went to the dr. for a bad sore throat and they told him it was a viral infection.JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you have a cough?Customer: The headaches started about 4 or 5 months, he has this type of headache about 4 or 5 times, but they have always gone away. He has no cough, sore throat is much better. The pain is horrible for him, eyes are not normal, cant turn neck to the right at all. He has a lump towards the right side of his head where the muscles attach to the skull. This is the initiating spot of the pain,JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: He has had multiple neck and back surgeries. Presently has broken screws in his neck possibly pressing on something. Dr. will not do another surgery, too risky. These headaches are a new thing and I'm wondering if it is Occipital Neuralgia or Tunderclap Headaches?? or is he having some type of anryism
I the bottom of my foot, stepping on a hot Coal meant BBQ
I burnt the bottom of my foot, stepping on a hot Coal meant for our BBQ July 2nd. It got a blister on it. Well, last Saturday night it popped and I (stupidly) pulled the blister off.The wound is on the bottom of my foot, right on the arch.For the passed week I've been applying neosporin to it and putting a nonstick pad on it and wrapping it in sports tape to keep it from getting infected.I'm trying to stay off of it as much as possible, but it's simply not always possible. When I do walk, I walk on my toes or the side of my foot. Even though I'm not putting direct pressure on the wound, it feels like it's getting stretched when I walk.It's not super red and swollen, there's no red streaks shooting from it, it's not oozing anything.But, it's still not healing like i thought it would. I was wondering if I'm taking care of it correctly, or if I should go see a doctor.
I received my pre-op diet instructions yesterday (starts
I received my pre-op diet instructions yesterday (starts tomorrow). I knew this was coming and have every intention on following it, but I'm curious: what's important about the "liquid" part in terms of shrinking the liver? Wouldn't severe calorie restrictions work whether they're liquid or solid? Is there something connected to the act of chewing that impacts the liver shrinkage? My pre-op diet contains "allowable" purees too in specifically measured quantities (e.g. applesauce, yogurt, SF pudding/jello/etc.), but those don't require chewing either. It seems like an odd connection, but the human body works in mysterious ways sometimes so I thought I'd ask. Thanks.
I have an all over the body itching condition, which no
I have an all over the body itching condition, which no doctor has been able to solve for me.Being a diabetic, I am now experiencing the hives and rashes on my legs and feet with water retention. My cardiologist put me on lasix, but I am stiff and puffy including the ankles and tops of my feet. Scratching will often bring drops of blood to the surface. Is it time to go to the emergency room?
I am asking this question on behalf of my cousin. She woke
I am asking this question on behalf of my cousin. She woke up yesterday with an acute attack of sciatica on the left side, and she is experiencing radiating pain from the buttock all the way down to the left foot. Yesterday she took two Tylenol, however, the pain was so intense she was unable to sleep for more than one or two hours. Her left knee is buckling causing her to fall several times. She is now walking with a cane. She was diagnosed with sciatica ten years ago, as a result of a fall, and it had never returned until yesterday. She just purchased a capsaicin patch and Yogi valerian tea. We read that tumeric with milk is a helpful anti-inflammatory, and she plans to try that. Since here present condition precludes a doctor's appointment at this time, what home treatments would you recommend including application of heat or cold, exercises, etc.
I have a recurring red, shiny rash with small bumps.View more medical questions
I have a recurring red, shiny rash with small bumps. Sometimes they blister, sometimes they don't. They only have light itching when irritated or touched. Only sometimes i see little scabbing. Also, this the fourth time this rash has arised in the last 5 months. After the 2nd occurence I did a full panel test. All results came back negative. After the third occurrence i did a herpes 2 only test just to make sure it wasn't that. Results were negative. IgG blood tests for both.I have no burning while urinating. This reoccurence now is the worst yet. Symtoms go away after a week or so and occur in the same two locations. Both at the base of the shaft. Never been on the shaft or head. Although the rash now has now spread to the bottom of the sack with 4 bumps in a line.My job consists of working outside and in woods all day. My theory is my hands came into contact with an organism outside then I went to pee and contracted the infection. 2 days before the first occurrence i shared an old bathroom towel to dry myself. Not sure if they are related. Ive had unprotected sex one time 14 months ago. I always use a condom.I am 20, 165lbs athletic build and very healthy. Antifungal cream seems to help a little but not enough to cure until it resolves on its own. Antibiotic ointment only inflames the rash.Any info to diagnose this would be very helpful!
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