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I was at physical therapy today and the PT noticed that I

I was at physical therapy today and the PT noticed that I had a lump on my shoulder blade - it was soft and moved around a bit. When she pressed on it - I felt a slight sensation moving downward. She had not noticed in before - and wanted me to see my dr. It measures about 2" - any ideas?JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?Customer: soft - and today is the first that it was noticedJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had a similar size lump on my other shoulder blade several years ago and it was removed but it was hard - calcium deposit - very different than this - but that is all

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Dr. Ravoof

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I have been dealing with back pain since last May on & off

I have been dealing with back pain since last May on & off work and now on light duties (which still hurt) I have went for an MRI which showed I have a shallow L5 disk protrusion. I have been going to Physiotherapy for more than 16 weeks & my back pain feels either the same or worse depending on the day. I have been doing my core exercises at home & have only missed one appointment for Physio. Yet no one believes me that it's not helping at all. I have an appointment with my doctor this week but I'm sure I'll get the same reaction as the others (Physio & WCB). What do I do/say? Who can I talk to about this?

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Dr. D. Love

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I'm currently dealing with intermittent sharp anterior ankle

I'm currently dealing with intermittent sharp anterior ankle pain. It lasts for about 5-15 seconds and calms down. For the last 12 hours, these episodes have occurred every 10-15 minutes without exception. The last 2 days were without incident. I was in the ER twice last week. The spells were more random and much less frequent. Bloodwork good (slightly elevated BUN). CT scan from chest to feet OK. The level of pain is often 10 of 10 during episode. Sometimes rubbing it will decrease time of episode. The episodes started about 3 weeks ago. The pain intensity was lower and I might have had had 2-3 instances in first week. Pain increased greatly 9-10 days ago. Episodes had increased to several a day to once every couple hours. I rested and watched diet. No pain for 2 days. Then today pain set in again but far more often than before. I then started writing the times down when I noticed an every 10-15 minute interval. That has been going on all day and evening. I took one 325/5 Norco tonight prescribed at ER. It's the first one I've ever taken. It hardly touches the pain at all.

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Dr.Anil

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My son is 21 years old and has been to so many orthopedics

My son is 21 years old and has been to so many orthopedics Consultants about his knee and till now no one has been able to diagnose the problem exactly! He had an OCD in his right knee early 2013, made a surgery and recovered very well! A year and few months later he started experiencing anterior patellar pain in different parts of the same knee! Sometimes it's within the lateral side and sometime it's within the medial side! The doctors thought it was patellar tendinitis but it wasn't! Late 2015 he had a second surgery arthroscopy and they said there was nothing but scar tissue which they removed. He started his rehabilitation but yet the pain is there! Now they're thinking it's fat pad syndrome and told him to have physiotherapy and it'll improve, but yet the pain is still there!Can someone help!! What's the solution??

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I have been experiencing some pain and mostly numbness in my

I have been experiencing some pain and mostly numbness in my right arm. Should I be concerned? What can I do to relieve some of the numbness and pain?

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Dr Basu

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Basu - For the past several days, I'm having episodes of

Hi Dr. Basu - For the past several days, I'm having episodes of tingling along my back, arm, legs and feet, particularly along my left side. I think I may have a pinched nerve as I often sleep on my left side with my head/neck turned to the side, and sometimes I wake up with a stiff neck and some pain. The tingling comes and goes - but is particularly worse at night when I'm sitting on my couch watching TV. The couch is old and the cushions don't have a lot of support I also tend to carry a heavy purse/bags and suffer from lower back pain - I have scoliosis. Perhaps the tingling along my back is from sciatica? I bend down a lot and do housework where I lift some heavy things, etc.I have no other issues - my balance, vision, bladder etc. are all OK. No other pain or discomfort, and I don't have any health issues or conditions.I consulted my doctor and a Neuro doctor here - both agree this seems to be a pinched nerve. My doctor said to try switching to the right side when sleeping for the next few weeks.Please let me know what you think and what I can do to treat this. In particular, I'd like to see how to alleviate the tingling. Thanks.

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Dr Basu

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Im 10 weeks post 5th base metatarsal fracture. I will attach

Im 10 weeks post 5th base metatarsal fracture. I will attach my xray. I have a few questions. Am i healing? Will the notch fill in? Will it break easily? Because it wasnt pushed together the gap has filled in. Will i need surgery?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes noneJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I think I am suffering from arthritis, since my joints hurt

I think I am suffering from arthritis, since my joints hurt and get stiff. I've been taking Ibuprofen and using icyhot patches.

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Dr.Anil

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Dr Love I have taken lithium and do not like the side

Dr LoveI have taken lithium and do not like the side effect. Specifically, the dry mouth and thirtiness. How long will it take to get out of my system,

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Dr. D. Love

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