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I am only 21 years old, and I received a seasonal flu shot 2 weeks ago. Since then I have been experiencing pain in my shoulder. When I was given the shot, it was extremely painful, a pain I never felt before when receiving a shot.The sh...
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I've had the same problem wth pain after the flu shot - she hit me at the shoulder joint and the pain has been over 2 months now and I keep ice packing it. When I called she just said that it's normal for the shot to hurt for while in ...
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what happens if paint thinners get into the body also the blood stream
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I work in a manufacturing plant that uses alot of paint products containing isocyanate. The job I was doing required me to put parts on the product while it was still wet and i would then get the paint on me and my clothes. Even though...
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Ok my boyfriend and I are not having sex, but yet today when he was fingering me he went deeper then before. It felt like his finger was like going to pop out of my stomach. He would stop for a bit, but then do it again. It felt good but...
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Hi Dr. Parks, Thanks again for your responses to my original question. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Occupational-Safety--Health/asbestos-exposures/show/1568925#post_7123036 Unfortunately, I'm still thinking too much about the exp...
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I work in a refinery that is notorious for leaks and emissions. I get headaches, dizziness, ect on a regular basis. Is their any kind of blood test that will show what I am exposed to?
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Did you FILE A REPORT with the governmental agency for vaccine caused injuries at http://vaers.hhs.gov/index ? Please do because there are a lot of injuries that are unrecorded and therefore dismissed. Your injury needs to recorde...
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Hi im 24 and my job involves alot of typing mainly on the number pad. Iv worked there for 4 yrs but about 2 months ago i over did it typing and my right hand and wrist became painful and inflammed. My boss was unsympathetic so i went to ...
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Hello...had a question. A few years back I had a brief exposure to asbestos (had no idea at the time it was asbestos, only found out recently...was helping a friend w/an abandoned house which was bought...was only in for a few hours, but...
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I sand blasted and painted for 3 yrs.I have been having night sweats,chest pains,flu like symptoms for 4 months I have had ct,hrct,x rays,blood work all have been clear.I still cant find out whats wrong with been to Pulmonary dr said I h...
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We painted a couple of rooms in the house with semi gloss in April. My mother got very ill and started sleeping outside. We talked to the paint company and they told us to use Kilz and try again. We did. Still no good. The company said t...
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i was struck on the forehead heavily by a metal bar at work causing a few small cuts and 2 large ones yesterday. Since then i have found i have a numbness on the top of my head, it is on the same side as i was struck roughly 5"x5" in a c...
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My 82 yr old grandfather was in an accident last week, which most likely wasn't his fault, turning left at a green light someone blew threw the red light and side swiped him and my grandmother. To make a long and drawn out story short, g...
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I was stuck with a needle several years ago. Subsequently contacted HEP C and HIV. Since that time I have been on labor and industries and social security disability. Currently my life s ok but i am unable to function at a 100%. If ...
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Excuse me if this is not the correct forum. I am interested in learning about areas to live that are easier on folks with arthritis an FMS/Chronic. I live in Eugene Or where there is little sun,high humidity and fluctuating barometric...
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I'm not sure if this is a big concern or not, but - while rearranging items on my desk in my bedroom - I discovered a leaking alkaline battery behind some papers. It had been there for some time, as the corroded acid had crusted onto the...
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my grandson have started the apprenticeship with TAFE as painter. The paint fumes he is going to inhale on daily bases is my huge concern. He is 16 years of age! Would you kindly shed some data on this topic. ,concern grandmother,
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My fiancé has recently decided to become a medical lab tech. I have germaphobia and am having a hard time dealing with him being exposed to infectious fluids on a daily basis. What are the chances of him contracting a disease from being...
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About 6 days ago I woke up unable to breathe due to my asthma. This has never happened before but after taking my inhaler, no change. So i went and stood outside for half an hour and it quickly calmed down. When I went back to my room, i...
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