This might be worth looking into! Some comments above talked about looking into his mouth to see if there are tonsil stones, but from personal experience, I know that many times the stones are too small to be seen just looking & even sometimes when you try to prod/pry with a finger. Also, I have never coughed one up, but I know that is a common experience. I just wanted to add that in just in case you ruled it out if he never has either.
The link above is a m a z i n g. It sounds so stupid but once you learn about tonsil stones, I feel like it’s SO hard to get rid of them. This kit has a light attached to a small stick with detachable heads (think- screwdrivers with removable tips but rubbery & soft) so that you can use a mirror to look and try to pop those bad boys out. If you can afford it, it is awesome!!
Not a doctor... but my husband would get some red itchy rash kind of skin in that area, he stopped wearing boxers and got this brand off amazon called “good brief” and he says they are much less irritating and very comfortable! Not sure if that’s helpful, but good luck anyways!!
IANA physician (at least not yet lmao), but from your description and your pictures, this looks much more like folliculitis caused by recurring staph infections. The color of your of your blood goes from dark red when it is deoxygenated to bright red when it is oxygenated. The reason you didn’t taste the iron in the blood when you licked it was probably because it was mixed with pus, which would also affect it’s viscosity and color. Also, most staph bacteria produce a protein called coagulase. This protein causes blood to clot. If you do have folliculitis from staph, this could also maybe explain the viscosity of your blood. The picture where you show what you think is a parasite looks more like a blood clot than a parasite to me. You should consult a dermatologist and let them perform the diagnosis, they are more than qualified to help you. I am not licensed to perform diagnoses, nor to give any kind of medical advice other than “go to the doctor”, but I am 99% sure that you do not have any kind of skin parasite.
I had an episode a few years back where i experienced skin issues and open wounds. I used the below product as a body wash on a loofa or a cloth and it kept my wounds clean and helped to heal. Hope your student finds some relief.
Hibiclens Antimicrobial/Antiseptic Skin Cleanser 32 Fluid Ounce Bottle for Antimicrobial Skin Cleansing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EV1D79A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZnrSDb03AXDDP
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Not a doctor nor a psychiatrist, but I've had to deal with mental illness in my family. The inability to recognize clinically evident symptoms is called anosognosia and treating for it is difficult and unintuitive.
I want to mention a book for OP and any others dealing with potential anosognosia in their life:
I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help by Xavier Amador--written by a psychiatrist whose brother developed schizophrenia. He gives excellent advice to those wanting to advocate on behalf of family with no insight into their illness.
The answer to all of his (and your) problems:
I got one a few months ago. It's amazing. I kept reading about how in most Eastern countries, all toilets come with a bidet. As an American, I'm like wtf am I doing using wet wipes when I can actually get clean?
So I bought it. Super affordable, easy install. No regrets.
You will have to talk to your husband about his habits though. I can't believe you've been dealing with that for years! He probably doesn't understand how nasty that is. It might be hard to bring up, but it's in both of your best interests. It just isn't sanitary to have shitty pants all the time. Good luck!
Febrile seizures don't have a clear cause beyond the obvious: some children's brains respond to fevers by seizing. It can run in families but doesn't always, and they can happen with subsequent fevers but also often don't. Febrile seizures aren't epilepsy, aren't dangerous, and even when they're recurrent stop when the child grows more. There's no need to do anything, and hopefully this was a one-time or few-times problem.
You can read more from the Mayo Clinic.
I had keloids removed surgically, and they injected steroids into the incision. I was told there were no guarantees, but it did work for me.
Not sure if injection directly into the keloids would help flatten them out.
One idea to cover the arms is a tattoo sleeve. Not a real tattoo ... these are cloth (nylon) that you wear on your arm. Some are very realistic. Just a thought.
There are also temporary tattoo stickers
Can confirm. I'm a pretty hairy guy and wiping was always a hassle, but a couple seconds with the bidet now and I'm as clean as a whistle. This is the one I have:
NAD - I worked for a podiatrist for two years though. I agree with the antifungal suggestion. The doctor I worked for would suggest Tineacide after gently filing down some of the dead skin. Using a pumice stone in the shower is fine. Then after the shower, pat dry your feet, and apply the anti-fungal. Then apply a diabetic foot lotion to penetrate deeply and wear cotton socks to help maintain the moisture. Diabetic creams will have urea in the ingredients list. So between the anti-fungal and the foot cream, with gentle exfoliating in the shower, you should notice a HUGE difference in weeks.
Carry one of these in your hand. I take mine running with me. It wouldn’t take much, those spikes are sharp! One strike to the face, throat, or balls are going to stop someone in their tracks.
Black Steel Kubaton Key Ring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00323EMRY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_7ttNi1OK7hK3d
Male, 26, smoker, 250lbs, no underlying issues same as you, and I take a daily supplement as well.
I’ve had this issue my whole life, and it also runs in my family. We’ve found that this stuff works very well. It’s an antiperspirant and deodorant. I’ve found that it works best whenever you get out of the shower and immediately apply it after drying your pits really well. Let it sit there and soak in for a bit before putting a shirt on or something that will rub it off. Works wonders and everyone I’ve recommended it to have had positive results. Hope it helps!
Edit: just to be clear, the product I linked is the Mitchum roll on stuff. The spray and the stick I’ve found aren’t as effective as the roller.
It's from marijuana. You basically had vasovagal syncope related to marijuana smoking.
You can read about it here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/symptoms-causes/syc-20350527
It can be triggered by marijuana which lowers BP. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305703000868?via%3Dihub
This answer assumes you didn't have chest pain, palpitations, and you don't have a significant family history. Lose weight and smoke less.
If your primary care is telling you that you have chronic yeast infection, i recommend finding a new PCP.
Or if you're inclined, you can do your own research or ask this community. For your own research, stick to reliable sources like mayo or nih.gov. Never trust blog or opinion sites.
Your dietician shouldn't be giving you diagnoses. They should be giving diet advice.
By the way, "detoxing" doesn't exist either.
IANAD but I am in Nursing school.
Look into the possibility that this is a staph infection. It's very common, especially since you had an open blister on your foot, and your feet tend to be wet and warm with your socks and shoes on, essentially the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. The impetigo type of staph infection usually appears on the faces of young children, but it's a baceria. It can occur anywhere.
I’m no doctor, but a lot of your symptoms sound almost exactly like what I was dealing with before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, causing hypothyroidism. I gained soooo much weight, was very depressed and anxious, and even if I got plenty of sleep I found myself constantly napping. Not sure about the constant sickness part though. Ask your doctor to take a blood test and check your TSH and T4 levels. Here is a link for more info on Hashimoto’s. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351855)
As per the Mayo Clinic, if your lymph nodes are swollen, there is something wrong. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swollen-lymph-nodes/symptoms-causes/dxc-20258981
Even if it isn't mastitis, it is something. Go to a walk-in clinic. Please.
I listened to a podcast with Matthew Walker, the author of Why We Sleep which then lead me to buy the audiobook. One of the first things he talks about in the book is that whether we’re a night owl or morning lark is largely determined by genetics. So, the fact that you have a hard time waking up early is likely going to be hard to change, unfortunately.
The podcast was with Joe Rogan. . It’s quite a good listen!
Less common in general pediatrics but everyone should learn it in medical school/residency, 100% used every day in pediatric endocrinology. You can even buy an orchidometer on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prader-Orchidometer/dp/B00BUOTJ16
It's literally the first page on a random search of male genital exam in Australia: https://andrologyaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/clinical-summary-guide-01.pdf
I'm in the US.
Your description sounds like cold urticaria...suggest avoiding the cold as much as possible, and using anti-histamines (preferably non-sediating) such as loratadine
(claritin/zyrtec etc). Read: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/definition/con-20034524
You need to work on your posture. If you keep tensing your shoulders then you'll just keep making new knots. Check your desk and chair: are they on the right height? Most people have their desk too high and compensate with their chair, but also the computer screens tend to be too high.
You can read about it here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169
Apart from that, you can use the exercises the other users here suggested to consciously relax your muscles.
I’m not a doctor, but I have a sibling and a best friend who both sleep walk. You already said you’ll sleep in another room and see a doctor so, I won’t reiterate.
In the meantime- it’s extremely important that no one tries to physically wake you up, with touch, while you’re in the midst of a nightmare or sleep walking in the future. I’m definitely not blaming your wife in anyway, she was just in the bed which is why it’s important that no one tries to wake you with touch. If she feels comfortable with it, there are other ways to wake a person while sleep walking, but she should talk with someone about these strategies beforehand. I would encourage her to also see a therapist/counselor, if she isn’t already.
There are also alarms that you can get for your doors and bed like this one (just an example) for this exact reason. I really suggest that and encourage you to buy some kind of very loud alarm for your bedroom door and your front door. You need to at least try to be woken up if you try to go back to your bedroom in the middle of the night or leave the house. If nothing else, it will give your wife a heads up. I’m not trying to freak you out or scare you, but you need to try and implement some different coping strategies because what you’re doing now is not working.
So it is true that gum doesn't digest in your stomach, but overall is fairly harmless. In most cases the gum passes completely undigested and the person is never the wiser.
As for your situation, more than likely you have nothing to worry about. Based on your other comments, you have passed stool since eating the gum, which means you don't have a blockage. Assuming you are still passing gas and going to the bathroom normally, then most likely the gum is already out of your system.
The stomach pain, that you describe as acid-reflux, is probably exactly that, acid reflux. Try taking some TUMS or other Antacids to see if that helps.
Stop stressing and go about your normal life. If any of your bathroom habits change, or you become constipated, then consider seeing your doctor. Outside of that, relax.
Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic forum site with someone asking a similar question and one of the Mayo Clinic doctors answering: https://www.mayoclinic.org/digestive-system/expert-answers/faq-20058446
Sounds like potentially a Bartholin's cyst. It's not recommended to be put under general anesthesia unless necessary, as there are inherent risks. I would ask your NP or MD in advance if you could be prescribed some anti-anxiety meds (benzos should work) to take before the procedure.
I thought I’d suggest a powder called bozak it works for my boyfriend I originally bought it for him because has a labor intensive job and sweats everyday. The powder is talc free and has a anti fungal in it and other great ingredients. You can use it on other places on your body as well I’ll link it
That sounds like vasovagal syncope, which is a common cause of brief loss of consciousness. The triggers you describe in particular are the classic ones. There are a few things you can do about it, but mostly it's just something to be aware of.
I’m not a doctor, but your symptoms put me in mind of a brachial plexus injury; the nerves start at the cervical spine, run under the pec muscles, and down the arm. Sometimes very tight pecs can impinge the nerve and hinder its function. It may also result from issues with the vertebra where the nerve starts.
My mom had some less severe sounding finger tingling. She went to her chiropractor and got decompression, which is kind of like getting put on a rack, but it moves just a tiny bit, creating space between the vertebrae of whatever area is being treated and can alleviate the pressure exerted on nerves from bulging discs.
Best of luck, I hope you get some answers soon.
He probably wants to be wearing a respirator if the chemical is creating vapours. His work needs to supply it, they probably wont since they didn’t even train him on what an SDS is.
OP you should refuse to use this chemical in the way you’ve been asked to use it. Until given a respirator or a better safer way to clean.
You can care for this at home.
Apply triple antibiotic ointment or Silvadene cream twice or three times daily.
Keep it covered with a nonstick dressing. Consider over wrapping that with a small diameter ACE wrap.
Keep it clean and dry.
If blisters form allow them to rupture spontaneously rather than popping them.
yes, this is my first thought as well. You might be having a UTI. But it is nothing to be worried about. Just drink lots of water and take some D-Mannose, which by the way is just a natural sugar that attaches itself to the bacteria causing the UTI, helping you to flash it out when you urinate. Also eat some probiotics like yogurts and kefir. These also fight E.coli bacteria. Another thing that helps too is Hibiscus Extracts. You can get this in Harmony by Eu Natural. https://www.amazon.com/HARMONY-D-Mannose-Fast-acting-Protection-Impurities/dp/B016CCG256
Try to avoid fast foods, processed, frozen foods, alcohol as much as possible. Normally your doctor is gonna prescribe some antibiotics, but in my opinion this is not the best as UTIs are often recurring and continuous use of anti-biotics is really quite harmful
Is the area soft and squishy? It doesn’t look like a spinal deformity as others have suggested. If it’s soft and squishy and getting bigger, this might be a lipoma, in which case you want to get this take care of sooner than later because it will probably continue to grow. I’d see a primary care provider about it first to have someone physically assess it.
Edit: Here’s more info.
Usually they occur in people older than you, but it’s not impossible. Based on the photo and little history, this would be high up there on my differential diagnosis list...unless you have some sort of honey prominence you can feel underneath. Also, IANAD...but I am an NP.
Straw manning someone is a bad way to argue, it's a good way to end up isolated.
You should instead look for the most charitable interpretation of what they are saying and try to argue against that, people will be more willing to talk with you and you'll actually get better at critically thinking and arguing. I never said that you have to pretend you don't know anything, I said: Start the conversation with your symptoms. I also said nothing about symptom severity, and I think most people are good judges about the severity of their symptoms.
I think most people are able to see through a straw man argument, so unless you're just trying to prove it to yourself, you should probably think about what your objectives are.
The general process is called "steelmanning" as opposed to "strawmanning", here's an overview:
I'm not a medical professional, but I think its mucocele. My daughter had issues with this for years. You should go to a doctor or dentist to check for diagnosis.
/u/Inittornit is right on.
Additional useful info: Bipolar 2 is different from Bipolar 1. In type 1 the person has periods of major depression and periods of being manic (incredibly hyper, insomniac, grandiose, with complete loss of common sense). In type 2, the person has periods of major
depression and periods of being hypomanic (revved up, energetic, unusually happy and optimistic, but not inappropriate and Not lacking in common sense). Calling someone's state of mind hypomanic is way more of a judgment call than identifying someone's state as manic. Additionally, not all clinician's agree that depression and bipolar are separate illnesses requiring separate treatment. For example, people who are depressed and have never shown the slightest sign of mania or hypomanic are sometimes given lithium for their depression and are helped by it.
Here's a link to Mayo Clinic's info about Bipolar 2:
So count yourself lucky that you have emerged from depression, and think of lithium as your friend, but don't get too hung up on the idea that you have a Diagnosed Bipolar Disorder.
I’m not a doctor.
It’s called TMJ or TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). I had it in middle and early high school until it eventually went away on its own. It was extremely annoying. Every time I opened my mouth the left side of my jaw would pop. By the end of the day my jaw would ache and I’d always get a headache from it.
What helped for me was regularly massaging my jaw right where the joints are and stretching it gently and slowly a few times a day. You should just overall start paying attention to the position of your jaw especially when you sleep. Also try to get in the habit of chewing your food on the opposite side of the clicking. Hope this helps.
In addition to walking (or if it's not possible), a mini-bike could be really useful. Since the goal is just to have more leg movement, a basic model like this one should be fine. She can pedal while watching TV or something.
Staph is killed by chlorhexidine (Hibiclens). Purchasing a Hibiclens body wash, say from Amazon, and washing your armpits and other parts of your body with it may kill the bacteria and get rid of your symptoms.
Best of wishes!
I'm not a doctor, but this sound like an autoimmune disease. You are the right demographic and experiencing pretty typical symptoms (rashes, fever, fatigue, joint pain). Along with Hashimoto's, I would get checked for a connective tissue disease - have your doctor start with an ANA (antinuclear antibody test, to see if your body is making antibodies against itself).
I was having similar symptoms and I was recently diagnosed with lupus (SLE), an autoimmune connective tissue disease.
Not knowing sucks and I'm sorry you are going through this. I hope you find answers soon.
If you are in the US you should be able to get medicaid insurance at no cost to you. Most community health centers will have enrollment specialists that can help you apply. Insurance claims can be backdated to the first of the month that you apply for medicaid.
This website will also help you sign up.
There's a syndrome called Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, which is similar to PMS but much more intense. I struggled with it for years.
This might be a good resource for you: PMDD
There is one thing you could try: https://lifehacker.com/this-weird-trick-might-give-you-brief-relief-from-your-1794093023
I'ts not a cure, but it can possibly temporarily give relief to some people.
Generally tinnitus is permanent. There's nothing you can really do about it. I've had it since i was like 8 years old. Since i developed it at such a young age i'm totally used to it. Doesn't bother me at all. Your brain will probably get used to it too, considering you're so young.
First of all, I am sorry your parents dont provide the proper medical attention you need. Secondly naturopaths are notorious for worsening or neglecting illness; they do not use evidence based medicine and should generally not be trusted.
What you really need is a full work up. Complete blood, hormone, electrolyte, hemato, profiles. First call a general practitioner's office in your area. You can google around to find one. When you call, tell the nurse or receptionist your situation as calmly as you can (if youre frantic about it they are more likely to want to get your parents involved). Once the general practioner gives you a general work up he can refer you to specialists.
So for financing you may be eligible for medicaid; please check https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/
or call 1-800-318-2596 to inquire
The ER is gunna be expensive, and unless you are in a real life threatening crisis, I would avoid.
I can't speak to the pains and the memory, etc. But your last 2 paragraphs sound like it could be a thyroid problem. (I'm not a medical professional, but one of my best friends was just recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism/ Grave's disease.) Rapid weight loss and sensitivity to temperature are often linked to hyperthyroidism. Here's more symptoms listed on the Mayo clinic site.
At any rate, it definitely sounds like it's something that he should see a doctor about. They could do some bloodwork and at the very least they could rule out some things, but hopefully the diagnosis won't be too difficult. Good luck!!
He had 820mg of caffeine is his system. Which is more than double the safe amount as recommended by the mayo clinic.
He needs to see his primary care doctor and cut his caffeine way down.
I'd avoid natural remedies. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/expert-answers/gallbladder-cleanse/faq-20058134
There are non-surgical treatments available, but they're not as definitive and do require a doctor visit. If you want to skate by under the radar for 7 weeks, then avoid eating fats as much as you can. Those will make things worse. Lots of soluble fiber, stay hydrated, graduate. I don't know how long you can put it off, but staying away from fat, eating good amounts of soluble fiber (veggies), and staying hydrated will help extend that.
I gave the diagnosis a more than fair shake. It is not a real disease and not recognized by any medical organization. Mayo summary. I'll side with my education, experience and all the medical organizations. I linked the most robust paper I could find in my comment. I don't appreciate you saying I was misleading. Also, why post with a throwaway?
This is a good explanation: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/candida-cleanse/faq-20058174
If your girlfriend is concerned about her health, she needs to see a doctor that deals with internal medicine.
You broke a blood vessel. Even though it looks gnarly, no big deal as long as your eyesight isn't impacted:
> A subconjunctival hemorrhage often occurs without any obvious harm to your eye. Even a strong sneeze or cough can cause a blood vessel to break in the eye. You don't need to treat it. Your symptoms may worry you. But a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually a harmless condition that disappears within two weeks or so.
6 years with a psychiatrist and little improvement shows it is time to move on. I second u/murpahurp's suggestions: CBT, mindfulness and helpful books plus motivation to change - and what do you have to lose at this point. You are an adult dependent on your parents, dependent on benzos and your day to day life revolves around anxiety issues. That's no way to be and you can slowly change it. I'm not saying it will be easy but to have hope that things can get better. Be courageous. Set some goals and make sure your time and activities aline with your goals. You can start by improving your health since it is a source of great anxiety for you. Walk, slowly at first but everyday. Work up to 30 minutes twice a day. Your heart will get stronger, your lungs will work better, you will lose weight and your risks for serious health consequences will plummet. A book that uses CBT strategies is "The Feeling Good Handbook". Info on health anxiety here.
Are you flexible? Can you do these things? link
FYI, in the US, the mandate of the Affordable Care Act that requires minimum coverage for all insurance policies is still in effect. That means that if you have insurance, all vaccines must be covered and covered without copay or deductible.
So if you are within the FDA approved guidelines and have insurance, it is free. This aspect of the ACA was ruled legal and has not yet been repealed:
edit: Provinces eh. Disregard for Canadians. ;-)
Community Health Center or Low Income Health Clinic. Typically a sliding scale based on income. Try the link below or Google "uninsured medical clinic" + your location.
Also depending on his income he may qualify for Medicaid. Check out the income limits and encourage him to apply. You can apply for Medicaid at any time; there is no "open enrollment" period.
Also diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency and if he has symptoms of DKA he needs to go to an ER for insulin and fluids. The ER is obligated to treat him and he can work out a payment plan later. They typically have payment forgiveness for people below a certain income level, especially if you go to a larger hospital.
You don't have to wait for open enrollment or a qualifying event to apply for Medicaid. Simply visit your state's Medicaid website or get started on Healthcare.gov.
The lack of sleep could possibly be related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) because of increased pressure on your chest/throat created by the 50 pounds you've gained. This may even cause the headache/dry throat you've been experiencing.
Your potassium levels are on the high end of normal and it is extremely important to get those trending down. That could be cause some of your tiredness, difficulty breathing, and chest pains.
I personally would say your absolute #1 goal needs to be hydrating.
After that I would try sleeping on your side if you dont already, which will relieve some of the pressure from your airway, if you do have OSA. Probably stay away from alcohol near bedtime and the Trazodone, because these can make the symptoms worse. In fact, it may be helpful to bring up the idea of OSA to your physician and see if they can do a sleep study for you.... and they may need to put you on a CPAP. Sleep hygiene related: try to get a normal bed time and wake time set up and follow it as closely as possible. It may even help to Google sleep hygiene and see what you can do to improve your quality of sleep besides a sleep schedule (i.e. dark, quiet room, relaxation exercises before bed)
Eating better is going to be very difficult if you dont get good sleep, these two things are very closely related and lack of sleep causes cravings/extreme hunger. As others have said, with your family history, it is really important for you to lose weight, so that should be your goal once you get some of the other problems under control.
Note: I am not a doctor, I'm a Registered Nurse.
Well, if she's not a lush, how about auto-brewery syndrome? It's a yeast infection that generates ethanol in the gut.
Different neurotoxins last different amounts of time, and most people do not know which agent was injected (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin...). In any case, 3 to 6 months duration is a good rule of thumb. See https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-botox
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Possibly symptomatic of snow blindness. The page linked to says full color vision should return with time.
Has anyone mentioned hidradenitis suppurativa? That's exactly what it sounds like to me, but it has nothing do to with your hygiene.
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There is no evidence that topical triamcinolone is safe long term on any body area.
>are lot of STDs or STIs antibiotic resistant?
A lot? Not really. But even some of the most common infections can have antibiotic resistance. Like take gonorrhea for example. Just the other day I was reading this. This is super scary!
Others sexual transmitted infections can also sometime be resistant but not to this extent though.
So, in my opinion, this sounds like a tortuous or dilated vein in the shaft of your penis.
Here’s why: a dilated vein is also sometimes referred to as a varicose vein. Sound familiar? They often occur in the legs of those of an older age, and it occurs when blood gets stuck inside a vein. Your veins have the important duty of shunting blood back to the heart, but sometimes the force of the circulatory system works against the vein, preventing the blood from exiting veins. Instead, the varicose veins bulge with blood. It is often painless, and if it does produce pain, it is usually a dull, achy pain. They occur in the penile shaft because in order to be erect, the shaft has to raise the blood pressure and trap blood. I think that when you get erect, this one vein on your shaft bulges out from the blood, causing that curd-like appearance. Then, as your erection goes down and the blood pressure lowers, the vein is restored to it’s normal size and you can no longer see it.
It’s fairly common for this to occur. It usually is a benign issue and doesn’t have a serious impact on your health. However, keep an eye out for these symptoms: heat on the shaft, increased pain, difficulty urinating, swelling or heat of the testes, and blood in your urine.
If you are worried about how your dilated downstairs friend might look, there is a cosmetic treatment available. It involves sclerotherapy, or scarring of the vein. A needle is inserted into the vein, and a caustic agent is flooded through it, causing the vein to close itself off to blood flow. Since the vein is closed, you would no longer see it when erect.
Since we are on the topic, I am gonna slip in a reminder to be on top of testicular self-examination, so that if something changes in the future, you would sense it. Here’s a link to get you started, in case you are unfamiliar with it!
No issues, most likely vasovagal and no, it doesn't mean any further problems. And blood donation is a noble act- keep up the good work!
Okay i have no idea where to start, but from what I understand, there are two options. it’s either all related and only gonna get worse, or most of these are unrelated at all.
Sleep issues is probably from anxiety caused by other mentioned problems, i would highly recommend talking to psychiatrist as soon as you can, no one can help you better.
As i said, all the symptoms could be related, and caused by an autoimmune disease(autoimmune means your body defense cells attack your other normal body cells as if they are pathogens or cancerous), or at least most of them? i don’t remember studying about an autoimmune disease the causes all these symptoms but that’s the thing, some of them are so rare that they might be ignored/forgotten by the doctors. Hyperthyroidism most common cause is an autoimmune disease called grave’s disease, please read this:
As you can see, it develops around your age, triggered by stress.
Also can cause sexual hormones issues for both males and females, and your case of changing gender didnt help( im judging or anything, just saying this from a medical perspective) also the hormones you take and the operation you had could’ve made these things much worse.
This my diagnosis and if it was right you should get treated as soon as possible, and ofc could be any other autoimmune disease, as they share a lot of symptoms.
Second option is everything mentioned is unrelated? and everything is just exaggerated by your daily stress/anxiety?
and finally I’d recommend what we’d recommend for anyone, stay away from anything that stresses you, seek a psychiatric help, do some exercise, eat healthier food, try to hang out with friends, get a better social life, these simple things can help a lot
And I really hope you get well soon.
The reason I ask is because this sounds a lot like when I had a spinal headache. I felt like I was dying. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-headaches/symptoms-causes/syc-20377913. Without knowing exact onset of headaches period(because they can start put mild and get worse) but it's just a thought.
Well, you may already know this, but chiropractors are not really "spine doctors" in the same sense that cardiologists are "heart doctors". They're better described as alternative medicine. For that reason, I worry that your chiropractor may have missed something on the x-ray. If you still have it, it may be helpful to show your doctor. If your doctor didn't do much testing beyond looking at range of motion, it may be the case that you're not formally diagnosed with arthritis or bone degeneration - does this sound about right? In that case, he was probably saying that the pain is most likely due to osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc disease.
Now, this is getting beyond my scope of knowlege, but I'm looking through the modern research to answer your question about getting a corticosteroid shot to help with your neck pain. You may want to have a conversation with your doctor about other kinds of medications for pain control, if you're not keen on steroids. There is not much good data out there, but the most recent meta-analysis found that the injections do help with pain, in the short-term. Broadly speaking, they function by decreasing inflammation. I would defer to the experience of your doctor on this one, however.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any total cure for this. Surgery might be the most direct approach, and that's far out of my field.
Here's a website with some information about degenerative spine conditions. What you have doesn't sound like cervical disc herniation
With a reconstructed pan, you're creating a curved slice which is usually just wide enough to include the maxillary alveolar bone and the mandible (20mm wide is the norm I believe). It'll look very clean because there are no structures behind it. Even with very wide slices, you probably wouldn't see the esophagus without weird overlap distortion.
On a traditional pan, the x-rays pass behind the head and land in the sensor, similar to a CBCT, except it just shows exactly what the sensor sees, without computation, just like a regular x-ray of the head (just stretched out). It's going to show the maxilla and mandible, but also all the structures that are behind it.
This is a pretty good slideshow explaining the extra oral anatomy on panoramic x-rays if you're interested.
Hope that helps!
There are games in the "Relaxing" section, nothing to do with racing, shooting, or anything that may make his heart beat faster than usual.
The real sad truth is that ER's are still operated primarily for emergencies. Therefore, once it is determined that you are not there for an emergency, you'll get some effort to attempt to address your problem that is largely focused on getting you out of the ER and fully proving that you are NOT experiencing an emergency...and a giant bill a month later. There are much better ways.
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What you felt was likely brief pain of ovulation. Some women feel it often, some women never feel it, most are somewhere in between.
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If all these tests have been done then you haven't been brushed off. The problem is that is ridiculously hard to diagnose long term vague symptoms like yours.
As your symptoms are related to food, it does sound a bit like dumping syndrome. https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/dumping-syndrome-causes-foods-treatments
Usually people only get this after bariatric surgery, but sometimes people who are otherwise healthy can also experience it. Changing diet usually helps.
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I prefer not to treat and I often make mothers mad at me. You now are beginning to understand why I feel that sometimes docs do more harm than good by aggressive treatment. Many use cantharadin, and I do also on a very selective and limited basis.
That's out of my area (maybe an urologist can weigh in), but the only bandage that came to mind are those net tubular bandages often used for fingers. They are pretty stretchy, but I don't know how well they would hold up on a penis, which is floppier than a digit. Maybe worth a try though?
Have you asked your doctor? Maybe there is some simple trick like applying vaseline or another slightly blocking substance to the unaffected area before applying the topical tacrolismus?
Try this it’s a spray for dry mouth, I work in dentistry and it sounds like when your throat is so dry it causes the tissues to stick together, which can cause a bad or overactive gag reflex. When you sneeze your uvula or back of throat could touch or stick together, triggering a gag reflex. Water won’t help unless you’re drinking 3-4L a day. Try that specific spray, stay away from biotene as there is no active ingredient that promotes salivary flow. The spray is also nice because you won’t disrupt your sleep cycle much if you wake up with dry mouth. Try this avenue, as it’s worked for my patients :) crossing my fingers for you!
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I suspect pressure palsy affecting the palmar nerves. Excessive pressure to a nerve can damage the myelin sheath surrounding it, making it vulnerable to additional minor trauma.
I disagree with my colleagues regarding PT and OT. What you need is rest. There is no muscle imbalance or inflexibility or entrapment to address. This can take months to heal and is delayed or even exacerbated with activity. Don't do anything that causes pain; if you keep doing things that cause pain you will eventually cause irreversible nerve damage. Buy a wrist brace that guards the palm and wear it at night. After you recover, guard that specific palm from future trauma, as multiple compressive insults can lead to irreversible damage.
General overview of compressive neuropathies below. Note that while your symptoms are in the ulnar nerve distribution, you do not have the typical ulnar nerve syndromes which are caused by entrapment at the elbow or wrist, so PT/OT that is widely recommended for those conditions is not useful for you.
If keeping the fingers straight feels better, get this one. It's goofy but it will help.
Hey, when you bring up these concerns to the surgeon (or new surgeon!) maybe you can suggest wearing these ?
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They seem pretty out of the way.
As someone who also has a history of s. Assault, panic attacks, and “irrational” fears, I hope you are able to find a solution that works for you. For me the anticipation is the worst part.
Apologies, I think I misinterpreted the way you were using "camp"! I understand. Then I'd look into Stop the Bleed for yourself. And consider a large bandage like this (obviously you don't need to buy that many) and some Coban which you can use to make a tightly wrapped pressure dressing.
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Here’s a comment on another post about POTS that I posted. I hope this helps you.
Not a doctor here but
Look up Dr.Derrick Lonsdale and read some of his books he goes in depth about the autonomic nervous system, POTS and dysautonomia.
Look at some of his studies posted on the NIH.
You came at the right time haha.
You can read the first 80 pages of that book free and probably will give you some insight.
If you want to get started, the type of thiamin he uses for b1 deficiency is TTFD which is a disulfide derivative of thiamin and has he ability to cross the blood brain barrier. You can grab it off amazon and the company that makes is called ecological formulas.
Take it with magnesium and your choice of B-Complex and your choice of multi vitamin.
I ain’t tryna sell nothin. I’m just trying to give some information that helped me.
By the way the paradox reaction is real, the first two days I stood up and almost blacked out twice but after a few days I felt amazing. Consider it a type of “re-feeding” Syndrome.
Before I started my blood pressure was 135/55 and the next day after I started it went to 110/65 but let me tell you even though that was a good blood pressure, it dropping 25 points in a day isn’t a nice feeling
It’s generally safe, but be careful. Always consult your physician, and show him the information and book.
Another thing to add POTS can be triggered by head injury and bad diet. Your body needs vitamin B1 badly during times of intense stress.
In the context of normal hemoglobin and hematocrit, a ferritin of 23 is fine. To diagnose iron deficiency anemia, it helps to have MCV (probably done with your CBC) and "iron studies", serum iron, tsat%, TIBC.
Have you considered seasonal affective disorder ? If you live north of parallel 38 this may be contributing to your problems. Some think vit D helps but don't take more than 1-2,000 IU daily. Final suggestion is to look into CBT and The Feeling Good Handbook. Sorry you are having such a hard time.
Blue light filters make screen-time more bearable. I use f.lux for my computer. There are a variety of blue light filter apps for mobile devices, too, if yours doesn't have the capability built in.
IANAD Here is a comprehensive list of possible triggers. Although my migraines have decreased (only two in the past year, the last one only a few days ago), I was never able to definitively find the cause, besides dehydration. I also have a connective tissue disorder which I’m positive contributes.
If they’ve started up again I’d suggest looking at your stress levels, any change in diet and your overall physiology (any neck/back problems). I’d also request an MRI just in case.
I actually found Botox beneficial in reducing the number of migraines I was experiencing.
Good luck - I know how horrible and debilitating migraines can be.
I’m glad you recognize that you need some help to better yourself, and want to take the next step. Most studies show a combination of both medication and psychotherapy combination has the best results for managing depression and anxiety. The hope would be that you could eventually wean off the medications, but it just depends on the person. Unfortunately, your question is fairly broad and would take a great length of time to explain. This website actually has a descent overview of the different medications. I would at least start there. SSRIs are the most common starting class of medications used to treat depression.
Do you currently receive any benefits? I would check this out: https://www.healthcare.gov/people-with-disabilities/coverage-options/
I don't have much else to offer - but I just wanted to let you know that I have kyphoscoliosis and very familiar with the "failure to thrive" and being unable to do the normal things that everyone does with a normal energy level (not that I ever let that stop me - I am so incredibly stubborn).
In terms of the inefficient breathing pattern that we develop - try doing breathing exercises; maybe even pick up a cheap inspiratory muscle trainer - they use levels of resistance and they help strengthen your diaphragm (part of your breathing muscles) which eases the work of breathing and gives your accessory muscles a rest.
I agree with u/LatrodectusGeometric, that's not how diabetes presents.
Here's some info about anal itching.
Also, you might want to add some fibre to your diet/ a stool softener.
Serotonin syndrome can include many of the symptoms you are describing. So, likely, the OD caused irregular heart beat and seizures (and feeling cold), and the other symptoms are sort of side effects of the side effects. You may have been given charcoal instead of a "stomach pump" and just not remember it. You may have some residual muscle weakness if serotonin syndrome is the cause. I don't believe there are any tests to confirm that diagnosis. On the positive side, once serotonin levels go back to normal, so should you- so to speak. Have you been having any lingering problems since the suicide attempt? Heres some info on serotonin syndrome, you can see if it fits your experience.
According to the mayo clinic medical site, having 4 or more drinks in one day for a man is considered "heavy drinking". While I don't know why you are puking now when you didnt before, the facts are that you are drinking more than is medically healthy.
Could be pleurisy or something like it. I have the same pain from time to time. Especially when I am really active and might have a compromised immune system.
Inflammation of the tissues that line the lungs and chest cavity.
This is a big sleep schedule shift that won't feel right for a while. Your body will continuously fight you on this for several weeks.
From what I gather you have a lifestyle problem which many people get when their circadian rhythm goes out of whack, it starts to cause obsessions over schedule and sleep.
Zopiclone is useful for short-term insomnia management
You may find it useful to try an antidepressant, it can regulate your mood and help you get to sleep, and help break you out of the cycle you're in.
I would recommend a stimulant to encourage you to get out of bed and into the bright sunlight at 10AM. One of the most powerful things you can do for sleep disorders is exercise in the morning and sunlight at the proper time. Then combine this will medications that will help rethink your obsessive thoughts. It will start to be a virtuous cycle when you feel secure that you can fall asleep when you want to.
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