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I got a pain on my right side near the back seen to go down

I got a pain on my right side near the back seen to go down to my groin making me want to alot and the pain goes down my legJA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: No. I put a heating pad on it and it felt good it start after i did legs lift weightJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Not that can think of

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Doctoral Degree

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I am a 56 year old male. I have diffuse achiness in my

I am a 56 year old male. I have diffuse achiness in my chest, frim my sternum to the ribs that waxes and wanes and is worse at night. I have been worked up for heart and lung issues and those are fine. I had a bad car accident over 30 years ago resulting in five cracked ribs and pneumothorax. Could the pain I feel now be from arthritis from these injuries?

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Dr.Anil

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I went to get up off the toilet and somehow hurt my knee. It

I went to get up off the toilet and somehow hurt my knee. It happened a week ago. It hurts to bend it all the way in and on the outside of the left kneecap and when I straighten the knee I hear a crack. What could this be ?

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I recently recovered from pneumonia in my lower left lobe.

I recently recovered from pneumonia in my lower left lobe. However, through the whole thing I always felt it was my right side that was affected. I still (since 4/16) have something wrong on the right side. X-rays show lungs are clear now. This is different though I have swelling on my right side above my breast to the shoulder with a tender spot 2-3 inches below my collar bone. When pressure is applied it causes me to cough and feel like I have phlegm in my throat. I still have a heavy feeling with breaths in this area especially on inhaling. I don't know if this is a muscular thing or something different. I also have had issues in the past with lymph nodes under my jaw right side. I've had 2 removed and a salivary gland leaving the largest node that is chronically inflamed. I was wondering if this could be the underlying issue having moved lower though the lymphatic system. Not sure what part of my body is truly at play - lungs, muscles or lymphatic system. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?Customer: The cough came with the pneumonia has slowed way down. Comes mostly with any pressure applied to my right side (lying on right side, crossing arms in front of my body or direct pressure). I don't know if this is related by several months leading up to the pneumonia I've had trouble with any exertion I had thought it to be just simple fatigue but looking back I don't think I've had the "lungs" for it. I don't pant or anything like that but did experience dizziness and simply stopped what I was doing and rested. I have yet to gain back the level of energy I enjoyed prior to falling ill.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No other known items I can think of.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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I am currently dealing with costochondritis. Also it started

Hello, I am currently dealing with costochondritis. Also it started yesterday shortness of breath and I could barely breathe. Now I am fine, I have a dry cough and runny nose and a little wheezing. these symptoms just came out of nowhere. I have no clue what is going on with me and I don't know what to do. I have back pain as well I am 50 years old and female.

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Dr.Anil

M.B.B.S

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I went to a Orthopedic surgeon today for the two bumps on my

I went to a Orthopedic surgeon today for the two bumps on my palm of my hand. She said it was Not cancer or Dupuytren Contracture but that is was Palmar Fibrosis. When you look up Palmar Fibrosis it says Dupuytren Contracture. So are Dupuytren Contracture and Palmar Fibrosis not the same?

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I have just been prescribed a statin anti-cholesterol drug

I have just been prescribed a statin anti-cholesterol drug by my primary care physician. My cholesterol is 331. I weigh 150 pounds, stand 6 ' 1", age 60 and have perfect blood pressure. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet with a little fish and no dairy. My doctor explained that it's hereditary; even though I feel just fine he insists that I am at risk for a stroke and a heart attack.After learning the side effects of statin drugs I don't want to start using one; would just as soon take my chances with the hobgoblins of strokes and heart attacks. In my case, I think that 331 is just my healthy level. Should I use the drug?

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Dr Josh

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B.A.M.S.

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I was progressing in recovery from piriformis syndrome and

Hello,I was progressing in recovery from piriformis syndrome and it appears that I have developed another injury.Although my foot and heel of my left leg remain slightly numb, I am no longer experiencing the sciatic pain all the way down my leg.Now I feel as though I have a bulge where the muscles insert in the outside socket of my left buttock.If I place ice on the large dimple it feels like tiny shooting pains.I also cannot touch this circular area as it is extremely sensitive.I can also trace sensitivity where I'm sore from this insertion point to my pelvic bone which is also now aching slightly.When I stand up I feel as though Im pinching something and I can feel the stiffness in this area. This makes it extremely difficult for me to walk.I can't seem to find a position for it when I can sleep and I've struggled with sleep for four nights now. I've also been taking flaxerol at night and have been on steroids since Monday.I've been told by a friend I may have developed a slight herniated disc and that my spinal root is inflamed and has put pressure on my sciatic. Apparently I cannot get this area to relax and Im still feeling the pain after taking my perkacet.I have an appointment tomorrow to With a pain specialist and I'm requesting an MRI as I feel it's best to see what is going on before I continue with chiropractic care or physical therapy that I have lined up.Do you have an idea of what I may expect tomorrow?Is there anything I can do to give myself some relief from this pain?Thank you.

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khagihara

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I have the following symptoms 1. numbness on the left thigh

I have the following symptoms1. numbness on the left thigh and sharp pain at the bottom end of the numbnous2. Pain severe across back and particular on my hip3. (and the one most bothering me) extreme heat but only on touch across the back and down the both legs to my feet ie. when I sit the heat builds up until I have to stand ... I stand for a few minutes and it goes until I sit again and builds again. When I stand the heat builds in the soles of my feet ... the heat is not in armsI'm over weight and have had the numbness for a while ... about 4 weeks ago I purchased an exercise bike which I rode pretty strenuously and regular got off with pain in my sides ... could I have inflamed my sciatica nerveI had a spinal X-Ray and the results were multiple foci of osteophytes and ossification of the anterior spinal ligaments plus Mild degenerative changes in the bilateral hipsThe heat is becoming unbearable ... any suggestion

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Dr.Anil

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