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I have a pain in the right front subcostal area (around 10

I have a pain in the right front subcostal area (around 10 cm below the right breast). Started 1 year ago.My age - 31; gender - male.Syptomps:- no pain in the normal supine position- feeling pain in standing or sitting position. Especially when doing some sport exersices or lifting heavy stuff.- feeling pain in all position when I am stretching the right front part of body.I did following tests 1 year ago:1. ultrasound diagnostics - no major issues. Around 10-20% lowering of right kidney.2. X-ray with barium - no major issues. Showed small lowering of intestine.3. urinalysis - no issues.4. probe-free testing of internal organs - no issues.Based on tests #1 and #2, Doctor diagnosed intestinal omission (lowering) caused by very fast loosing of weight. She prescribed to use bandage and gain weight. With bandage I don't feel the pain in standing or sititing position so I assumed that diagnosis was correct. But I already use bandage for 1 year, I gained 5+ kilos and still feel the same pain when I am standing without bandage.I did ultrasound diagnostics again 3 weeks ago. No issues at all. Even small lowering of right kidney which was observed 1 year ago - disapeared.Doctor who did ultrasound diagnostics told me that it looks like my pain is caused not by internal organs like liver, kidney or intestine. Taking into account that bandage is helping me he assumed that pain could be casued by some issues with spine. I did MRI of vertebrae. MRI result: "Moderate intensity decrease and lowering of MR signal from Th-intervertebral discs in T2-scan mode. The initial stage of osteochondrosis".Is it possible that osteochondrosis in the early stage could cause the pain in only one place in right front subcostal area for more than a year? And no pain in spine or any other body parts.What could be other causes of my syptomps?

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Recent trauma injury in ankle resulting in an avulsion

Recent trauma injury in ankle resulting in an avulsion fracture in the bifurcate ligament and full tear of ATFL. I was put in a Moon Boot for 7 weeks and fully healed those injuries, however;Still experiencing pain on the side of the big toe around the First Metatarsal. There is a lot of swelling and loss of mobility. X- rays show no fracture and MRI shows no signs of damage. Every doctor I see just tells me to rest but I have been resting for the last 2 months and feel absolutely no sign of improvement.

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My 86 year old father has a very painful arthritic thumb,

my 86 year old father has a very painful arthritic thumb, and his doctor told him there is not much that can be done for it except for a complicated operation.Do you have any suggestions?

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I sometimes can't sleep on my back, so I sleep on my side (I

I sometimes can't sleep on my back, so I sleep on my side (I don't want to sleep on my front for my neck). But whenever I sleep on my side, my shoulder/arm ends up hurting when I wake up. I tried several pillows, and they were great for my neck, but not for my shoulder/arm. Is there any solution to this?

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My legs have been hurting me lately. They have been hurting

Hi my legs have been hurting me lately. They have been hurting for the past 4 days all of a sudden. No swelling, No redness, No tenderness. Not taking any meds 50 years old female. O am using compression sleeves to walk aroind and warm copression heating pads these seems to help. I have not beendrinking water lately not sure if this is a reason why. Little scared..... What could this be.

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I am looking for a second opinion on a recent lumbar/spine

I am looking for a second opinion on a recent lumbar/spine MRI. I'd like someone to look at the MRI itself and not the written report. I've had significant lower back pain for 6 months. 7 years ago I had a disectomy of L4 L5 and continuing nerve pain in the left leg even after the operation. Recently the pain has changed to increased back pain and less nerve pain. If any I'd say the nerve pain is more in the right leg now.

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After a trip to Bali i contracted a severe stomach infection

after a trip to Bali i contracted a severe stomach infection which has now been treated however i am left with a bowel leakage which it seems can only be treated by 3 lomotil and 2 endep per day have you any idea of the cause of my problem

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Im 41 I slipped in the bathroom landed on my left knee two

Im 41 I slipped in the bathroom landed on my left knee two weeks ago and went to two orthopedics did X-ray bones are fine I did MRI they said I have medial miniscus and I have internal bruising on the inside of my thigh and arthritis little on the knee cap .. Ok so pain is persistent I'm doing physiotherapy and taking Advil painkiller twice a day the thing is the knee is not stable even after taping and I can't stand properly without a cane and I keep tipping over in bathtub and walking from room to room even .. Can't get anything in the house done do I need a wheelchair ?!? I live with my parents I'm divorced .. Parents are also old and with diabetes It would be a crime to ask to Iean on them as well !!Please helpFirst pic is first week taping , second week tapingThanx

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I have severe pain on my left side which seems to get worse

I have severe pain on my left side which seems to get worse at night. I went to the ER buJA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: It started on Saturday night. It wasn't too bad. It got worse Sunday night. I was up all night. On Monday I went to the Er and got a shot of morphine. It helped some. Monday night the pain seemed to have moved closer to the front left side closer to the stomachJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Not sure. On Saturday afternoon, I picked up two reams of paper stock and put it in the car. (30 lbs. each)There is one bruised place on the left side near the bone but the pain seems to be radiating in the front and back of that.

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