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I am an 18 year old male, 130, 6'0. For the past 2 months I have been having strange, painful episodes in my neck area which seem to intensify by swallowing, and with movement. I call it strange because it's nothing like I've ever experi...
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Something has been happening to me lately. About 2 weeks ago, when I'd get really relaxed at the point of falling asleep, I'd wake up from a forceful gasp of breath. It was like as if someone was trying to suffocate me. This continued 5 ...
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My husband has full body bone pain for over 5 years now. He has been to 3 different Rheumatologists, all other specialists refered by his Doctor. He has had all testsing imaginable. His bone pain is so severe that he has pain if he cr...
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I am a 57 year-old woman who has been healthy and excercise regularly. (I run approximately 2 miles a day - 3 to 4 times a week.) I recently had some tightness and discomfort in my chest and mentioned it to my doctor. I thought that it...
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If I take these two together, do they cancel each other out or is it okay?
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My 7 year old son has had recurring high fevers every 3 to 5 weeks that last from 2 to 4 days. (This past fever is the 5th one that has occurred). He has been diagnosed and treated for strep and sinus infections, but nothing more. The...
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I recently had a salivary hormone assay done. I have become interested in maintaining my youthful hormonal levels into old age. I am a 35 y.o. male. I have never taken any form of hormone supplement. I only wanted to obtain a baseline fo...
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Hi Doctor, I have not been well and felt tired for past couple of days. I'm working in Manila and went to see a doctor in the area. They have done complete blood count with platelet count and urinalysis. Everything looks normal excep...
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About a year ago, I noticed that I had begun sweating more frequently from my forehead (not the rest of my body). I was in Florida on a typical vacation & my head was soaking wet. Since then, I have been very aware of the problem. The SL...
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What is the symptom
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I have been having this recurring fear that I have dvt, i have had a ultrasound and it was all clear, the pain was in my calf and once the ultrasound was clear I stopped worrying about it, I started again a few days ago with some calf ...
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Hi, I am a 26 year old male, around 5'9 and 150lbs. For the past 3-4 weeks I have been having calf pain in my right leg, which sometimes goes into my shin and behind my knee, and thigh occasionally. I have seen my family doctor who tho...
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Last week I cut myself. I grabbed the (damp) kitchen cloth to mop up the blood and tossed it in the sink as I rushed to the doctor to have the cut treated. When I returned my husband had used the cloth to wipe down the counters and dinne...
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(I'm putting this in the general health category bc I have no idea what this is) I am a 42-yr-old mom of a 3-yr old with a 60-hr/week, very stressful job. Five days ago I developed a burning pain on the right side of my neck and the to...
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Hello! I am not really sure which forum to post this in, but since my question involves the lung, I will ask here. I was being evaluated for an ongoing medical condition (not specific to lungs) and as incidental finding, there was a not...
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Over the past decade, I've had probably less than 10 episodes of this. I am always dead asleep, and get a very uncomfortable squeezing feeling in my ribs. Sometimes one side, sometimes the other, sometimes both. In my sleep I always t...
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Hello, my younger brother sustained a finger injury when he was at the gym. He had a mishap with a machine and it ended up slicing through his index finger, under the nail. The nail was ripped off and part of the upper nail bed (in the b...
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I have gone to two doctors in two different countries concerning periodic fainting spells. What normally happens is I will be doing some ordinary task either sitting down or standing up with no sudden movements and I will start to get v...
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Dear Doc, I am writting today, becuase I've been experiencing some issues with boday order consistently, since Februrary of 2011. When I am in social setting, I get weird comments like what is that smell, or is smells like crap in h...
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What eye dilation drugs are safe and keep the pupil blown for only short periods of time?
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